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How long would LMRA take to process and issue my work permit or my dependants permit? and what are the fees?

LMRA's total processing time is between 1 and 10 business days, provided that all the submitted information and documents were correct and clear and that the requirements were fulfilled at the time of submission.

Please note that in accordance to the Decision of the Council of Minsters, in its meeting held on 18th January 2021, for expatriates outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, LMRA will postpone processing their applications for 21 days, during which a classified advertisement for the vacancy will be published in local newspapers over a period of 7 days.

Furthermore, the primary expatriate employee outside the Kingdom of Bahrain can apply for dependant residency permit after issuing and printing its permit.

For more information about the fees and the procedure for issuing a work permit for dependants, please check the following services:

New Work Permit

Work Permit Renewal

Dependents Residency New Work Permit

Last Update: Sunday 16 October 2022