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Domestic Expatriate Employees and Their Equivalents

Domestic expatriate employees and their equivalents work permit tasks has been transmitted to the LMRA, starting from September 1st, 2014, without a change in the Process and applicable fees for them.

Required document

  1. Fill in the details on the required form (Application forms are available at LMRA and the Post offices where this service is being provided).
  2. Copies for both sides of ID cards for all family members (Husbands-Wife-Children).
  3. Source of income certified by salary slip for both (Government & Private) sectors excluding retired people as LMRA will be receiving their data electronically from SIO.
  4. For Business men: 3 months banks statement, car ownership, driving license (First work permit application)- Sailor: sail boat ownership - fishing license (First work permit application), bank statement, Real-estate owners: address cards and rent contracts.
  5. In case of presence of a domestic employee absent from work under applicant sponsorship, copy of official report acknowledging their absence from work.
  6. Non Bahraini (excluding GCC) the employer should have a residency permit valid for at least 6 months period, it will be necessary to make a cash deposit to LMRA upon approval to issue the permit.
  7. GCC nationals applicant should provide proof of residency for himself and his family members in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  8. In case of change of any of the above mentioned information, please contact LMRA to declare it.
    • Please Attach supporting documents as required.

Categories

  1. Domestic expatriate employees
  2. Gardeners
  3. House guards.
  4. Babysitters.
  5. Drivers.
  6. Cooks.

Domestic Expatriate Employee Application Centres

Centre Area Day Time
LMRA Front Offices Manama Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Mina Salman (For Clearing offices) Mina Salman Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Seef Mall (Al Muharraq) Al Muharraq Sunday - Wednesday
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Post Offices Isa Town Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Post Offices Riffa Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

For inquiries call 17506055.

Last Update: Tuesday 3 May 2016