The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) called on all expatriate workers in the Kingdom of Bahrain to have their legal status verified, to preserve their rights and avoid legal accountability.
It stressed the need for workers to observe all applicable laws and regulations in the Kingdom, including the LMRA and Residency Laws.
The LMRA highlighted that based on the regulatory processes adopted in the Kingdom, an expatriate worker must obtain an official work permit from an employer in the Kingdom before arrival.
It stressed that the law prohibits an expatriate from illegally engaging in employment on a visit visa, and violators will be prosecuted through fines and deportation.
The LMRA stressed the need for expatriate workers to complete all legal procedures related to the work permit, including providing the Authority with biometric data within one month upon entering the Kingdom for the first time.
It also noted the need for expatriates with working permits to work at places indicated in the permit, or in other branches of the same employer that engage in the same activity.