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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 and in LMRA website).
  2. Copies for both sides of ID cards for the applicant and 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 Other business categories: 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. 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.
  6. GCC nationals applicant should provide proof of residency for himself and his family members in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  7. In case of change of any of the above mentioned information, please contact LMRA to declare it.


  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 - 7:00 PM
Mina Salman (For Clearing offices) Mina Salman Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Seef Mall (Al Muharraq) Al Muharraq Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Post Offices Isa Town Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Post Offices Riffa Saturday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

List of (Manpower) Employment Offices

Please check the following link: List of (Manpower) Employment Offices


Tripartite Domestic Contract

Domestic Expatriate - Work Permit Request Form

Authorization Letter for Domestic Applications

Domestic Expatriate Absence from Work Notification

For inquiries call 17506055.

Last Update: Sunday 28 October 2018