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Domestic Expatriate Employees and Their Equivalents

Domestic expatriate employees and their equivalents work permit tasks has been transmitted completely to EMS, starting from 17/03/2019. LMRA aim to provide efficient services that excel in transparency, resilience and are dynamic while taking into account reinforcing the concept of "one-stop shop".

Required document

Domestic Expatriate Work Permit Application

Issuing work permit through employment offices:

  1. Fill in the form with all required data from both sides.
  2. A copy of the employer's identity card from both sides.
  3. The source of income, which should be proved by a certified salary statement.
  4. For Business Owners: A mobile bank statement showing the applicant's income during the past three months at least and a copy of the record - for taxi drivers: something to prove the ownership of the car and the driving license for the first work permit and accompanied by an account statement in case of applying for other work permits - for sailors: something to prove the ownership of the boat and the fishing license for the first work permit and accompanied by an account statement in case of applying for other work permits - for real-estate and apartment owner, attach address cards and rent leases.
  5. A printout of the applicant's ID card information, and a copy of the clearance record (for the clearing agents).
  6. The tripartite contract in case of submitting via employment offices.
  7. A Medical examination issued by the Gulf Approved Medical centers Association "GAMCA".
  8. If there are no accredited medical centers in the country of the foreign worker, a unified medical examination certificate must be attached for the countries that do not fall under the umbrella of the Gulf Approved Medical centers Association "GAMCA".
  9. No Objection Certificate from National Health Regulatory Authority in case of applying for a nurse permit.
  10. The foreign employer shall have a copy of the passport with the residency provided, with the condition that the residency is valid for a period not less than 6 months.

Direct Issuing of work permit through the Authority:

  1. A copy of the domestic worker's passport.
  2. A copy of the domestic worker's ID card (if available).
  3. A copy of the grace period / visit permit (if the domestic worker is in the Kingdom).
  4. A Pledge of the employer's obligations towards the domestic worker in case of direct application by the employer.
  5. A Medical examination issued by the Gulf Approved Medical centers Association "GAMCA".
  6. If there are no accredited medical centers in the country of the foreign worker, a unified medical examination certificate must be attached for the countries that do not fall under the umbrella of the Gulf Approved Medical centers Association "GAMCA".

Ceiling Increase Request for Domestic Workers

  1. Fill the form with required data from both sides.
  2. Copies for both sides of ID card for all family members( Husbands-Wife-Children).
  3. Source of income certified by: salary slip.
  4. 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. Non Bahraini the employer should have a residency permit valid for at least 6 months period upon approval to issue the permit.
  6. Provide ID card data for applicant, and copy of clearance CR (agents).
  7. GCC nationals applicant should provide proof of residency for himself and his family members in the kingdom of Bahrain.

*Attach proof’s of need as per above requirements.

In case of change of any of the above mentioned data, please contact LMRA to declare about it.

Categories

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

Domestic Expatriate Employee Application Centers

Centre Area Day Time
LMRA Front Offices Manama Sunday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mina Salman (For Clearing offices) Mina Salman Sunday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Seef Mall (Al Muharraq) (Temporarily closed) Al Muharraq Sunday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Riffa - Buhair (Client services branch in Riffa is temporarily closed) Riffa - Buhair Sunday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fees

Domestic NWP Fees

Collected on behalf Description 24 months fees 12 months fees
LMRA LMRA - Work Permit issuance fee BHD 30 BHD 15
LMRA - Admin fee BHD 5 BHD 5
NPRA Entry Visa Fee BHD 24 BHD 24
Entry Visa credence Fee BHD 5 BHD 5
Residence and Return Visa BHD 34 BHD 17
MOH Health Check fee BHD 10 BHD 10
IGA Identity Card issuance fee BHD 10 BHD 10
Total Amount BHD 118 BHD 86

Total Fees for Domestic Renewal

Collected on behalf Description 6 months 12 months fees 24 months fees
LMRA Work Permit issuance fee BHD 10 BHD 20 BHD 40
LMRA - Admin fee BHD 5 BHD 5 BHD 5
NPRA Residency permit fee BHD 8.5 BHD 17 BHD 34
Total Amount BHD 23.5 BHD 42 BHD 79

Other Fees

Collected on behalf Description Amount
LMRA Termination Admin fees BHD 5
Change Of occupation fee BHD 10
Runaway Admin fee BHD 5

List of (Manpower) Employment Offices

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

List of Manpower Agencies (Supplying Domestic Workers)

Please check the following link: List of Manpower Agencies (Supplying Domestic Workers)

Downloads

Tripartite Domestic Contract PDF (1.17 MB)

Domestic Expatriate Work Permit Application / Cancellation Form PDF (1.42 MB)

Ceiling Increase Request for Domestic Workers PDF (862 KB)

Employer Undertaking Towards The Domestic Employee PDF (1.18 MB)

Authorization Letter for Domestic Applications PDF (1.09 MB)

Domestic Employee Absence from Work Form in Violation of the Terms of the Work Permit PDF (1.36 MB)

Cancellation of Absence from work Notification for Domestic Employees' Form PDF (722 KB)

Employment Office License Application Form PDF (1.33 MB)

Agency Supply License Application Form PDF (1.28 MB)

For more information, please contact +973 17506055

Last Update: Wednesday 26 May 2021