Employers can now apply for new work visas for non-resident employees. However, the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has implemented a new mechanism for the employment of expatriate workers.
As lockdowns ease around the world, authorities in Bahrain have also allowed private employers to hire employees from abroad. Employers can now apply for new work permits as The Labor Market Regulatory Authority will start accepting applications for new employees from 9th August 2020 after a five-month suspension.
Bahrain’s Crown Prince has given instructions to prepare draft legislation which will allow the foreign investors to have a self-sponsored residency permit for 10 years. It is vital for the country to advance in the tourism, ICT, manufacturing, and financial services, oil & gas sectors. With the advancement in these sectors, the foreign investors will be more attracted, and it will also increase employment opportunities in Bahrain.