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Expatriate Employee Absence From Work Notification

Through this service, employers can notify LMRA if any of their employees has been absent from work for a period of 15 days or more without any justifiable reason.

Process Description

  1. Download the Employee Absence from Work Notification in Violation of the Terms in the Work Permit (Except Domestic Employees) PDF(1.23 MB) form and fill in the required information.
  2. Visit the Client Services Counter at LMRA, and fill out the Absent from Work form. The form should be filled by the CR owner and the responsible or authorized person for the company, such as a human resources manager, holding an authorization letter signed by the responsible person.

Required Documents

Required document Special Considerations
Applicant ID card Copy
Employee ID card or proof of his CPR number or his passport Copy
Proof of the employee last working days (attendance for the last 3 months) Copy
Proof of salary payment (salary slip for the last 3 months) Copy
Employment contract of the reported employee Copy
Electricity bill (except for farms, sailors, vehicles, and stalls where it is optional to submit it) Copy

Special Conditions

  • The work permit must be valid for at least 30 days.
  • The establishment must be active.
  • The establishment's CR (Commercial Register) must be valid.
  • The employee must have been absent for 15 days or more without any justifiable reason or notice to the employer.
  • The establishment should not have an offence registered at LMRA or any official entities.
  • The reported employee will be recorded in the Bahrainisation record of the employer until he leaves the country or is being transferred to another employer.
  • The reported employee is not allowed to be transferred to another employer or employed again to work with the same employer after formally approving the notification by the LMRA.
  • The notice cannot be cancelled after one month of the submission date.
  • If the expatriate runs away upon arrival at the airport, you will need to first report it to the airport police station and attach proof of the runaway card.

Service Access

Service Counter Client services directorate: Headquarters, Mina Salman, Seef Mall - Al Muharraq and Riffa - Buhair
EMS system https://www.lmra.gov.bh/EMS_Web/
e-Support https://esupport.lmra.gov.bh/
Contact Centre +973 17506055

Working Hours

Centre Area Day Service Counter Hours
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 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Riffa - Buhair Riffa - Buhair Saturday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Phone Service Hours: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Downloads

Employee Absence from Work Notification in Violation of the Terms in the Work Permit (Except Domestic Employees) PDF(1.23 MB)

Last Update: Wednesday 15 June 2022