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Dependants Residency Permit (Wife/Husband/Children)

Through this service, employers can request for the issuance of residence permits for their employees' dependants.

Process Description

  1. Click here to log in to the LMRA EMS system and start the process of applying for a new residency permit for the employees' dependants.
  2. Print the application confirmation.
  3. Check the application status by:
    • Logging to the EMS system and using the application ID.
    • Visiting the Express Services section on LMRA's website using the application ID, or the expat's passport number/ personal number.
    • Calling LMRA's Contact Centre on +973 17506055 and giving the application ID to the service agents.
  4. After receiving the approval on the residency permits, pay the fees through the EMS system or visit one of the accredited banks.
  5. Print the Resident permit by visiting the website or by contacting NPRA.

Required Documents

Required document Special Considerations
Dependant's passport Copy
The passport should have all the information and alterations or updates and First Name in addition to Father or Family must be written in 1st page of the passport in all Employment/Dependant Application. As well as the page that states the father or spouse's name (for Indian, Pakistani and Bengali nationalities) and the page that contains the old passport number. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months, but it is highly recommended to have it valid for at least 2 years before applying.
Dependants' birth certificate (in Arabic or English) Copy
Certificate should be ratified by the embassy of the employee's country in Bahrain and by the Ministry of foreign affairs of Bahrain (MOFA)
Passport of the employee wife/Husband Copy
Dependants Identity Card, if available Copy
Marriage certificate in Arabic or English Copy
The certificate should be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the employee's country and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the employee's country (applicable to Arab nationalities; this includes non-Arab nationals if the husband's/Wife's name in the husband's/Wife's passport is not mentioned) Excluding Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi passport Husband/Wife name must be written in the passport.
For children accompanying their working mother/ Father: No objection letter from the dependant's father/mother or divorce certificate and a statement proving the mother's/ Father custody of the dependants or death certificate if the father/Mother is dead Copy
The letter or certificate should be ratified by the employee's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kingdom's Embassy in the native country, where applicable
For private sector: Latest paid electricity bill
  • If a new CR is not yet billed, you need to upload a print-out from the electricity and water authority showing that the account had been opened or transferred to that specific CR
  • If electricity is not your responsibility (for example: shops in Malls, or electricity paid by the landlord), you will need to upload a proof, like the lease contract
  • The bill should not be older than 2 months.
  • Supply address in the bill must match the CR's address.
  • It should not be a disconnection notice.
  • Current account guarantee deposit bonds are not accepted.

Special Conditions

Service Access

Service Counter Headquarters, Mina Salman, Seef Mall - Al Muharraq and Riffa - Buhair
EMS system
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

Last Update: Wednesday 12 October 2022