Wed, 29 April 2020
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority(LMRA) has further provided expatriate workers holding various work permits, such as the flexible work permit, the employer work permit (employment category), enrolled (family of an expatriate worker), and domestic workers, a grace period from April 1 to December 31, 2020, to correct their permit status.
LMRA Chief Executive, HE Ausamah bin Abdullah Al Absi, highlighted that in April, in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the LMRA is supporting the private sector by suspended monthly work fees, as well as fees for issuing and renewing work permits for a period of three months.
“Between April 1 and April 26, a total of 13284 permit statuses have been corrected, leading to a decrease in the number of incorrectly registered or undocumented workers within the Kingdom,” stated HE Al Absi.
This was stated at a press conference held by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) yesterday at the Crown Prince Centre for Training and Medical Research at the Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, to highlight COVID-19 related measures established within the Kingdom and to provide an update on mitigation efforts.
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