New Work Permit

Through this service, employers can request for issuing a new work permit for their employees.

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   Service Terms

  • Target User Group:
  • Business ,

   Required Documents

1- Copy of employee’s passport:

· The passport should have all the information and alterations or updates 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.

2-  Copy of valid license from the competent authority for non-commercial institutions and non-governmental organizations.

3- Copy of latest paid electricity bill for private sector:

· 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 final notification to cut the electricity supply.

· Current account guarantee deposit bonds are not accepted.

4- Copy of employee ID card, if available.

5- Copy of offer letter or work contract template between the employer and the foreign employee (one or two pages max):

· The letter should be on the company’s letterhead or a government official paper.

· It must include the name of the employer and the establishment address, the name of the foreign employee, passport number, nationality, job role (occupation) of the employee, salary, employment and notice periods.

· It should be signed by the employer and the employee and (should bear the seal/ stamp of the employer on the company letterhead).

· It should state that the offer is subject to successful application of the work permit.

6- Copy of medical check-up report for the foreign employee, done in his/her home or current residence country (or the nearest place to it) showing that he/she is fit to work:

· The report or certificate should not be older than three months from the issue date.

· It must be issued by one of the centers accredited by the Ministry of Health as published on LMRA’s website “ Authorized Health Centers".

· In the absence of an accredited center in the residential city or country of the foreign employee, a Non GAMCA medical checkup form on LMRA’s website must be filled and stamped from any official medical center.

· Certificate of medical examination is not required if the employee is already in Bahrain except for Ethiopian & Eritrean nationalities.

· Medical check-up is not required for dependents.

7- Copy of RP is required if the employee works in any of GCC or in non-home country.

8- Copy of intention to transfer form (terminated Work Permit) from LMRA website:

· From Intention to transfer form (terminated Work Permit) for All in Bahrain with terminated Work permit.

9- Original Bangladesh Embassy Certificate:

· Bangladesh embassy certificate for all out of Bahrain Bangladeshi Employees valid for 6 months from issue date.

10- Copy of approval letter/ no-objection certificate from the relevant authority for certain specialized occupations.

11- Copy of extending the cancellation period of residence receipt issued from NPRA (Grace period).

   Important notes

  • Others:

· In the case of an expat having a multiple entry permit, this permit must be cancelled prior to submitting the application (whether the expat is in Bahrain or Abroad).

· The employer must process the deportation of the foreign employee immediately, if the employee had failed to pass the required medical examination.

· In case the employee is in Bahrain and the employer wants to employ him, a passport copy should be attached with the application and should be the same as the passport that he entered the kingdom with (especially for people with more than one nationality).

· If the employee was in Bahrain previously and was issued a personal number, the same number must be used to apply for him/ her again when filling in the application form.


  • Payment Methods:
  • Cash , Credit Card , Debit Card ,
  • Service Fees:

344 dinars for two years inclusive of work permit and health insurance fees.

172 dinars for one year inclusive of work permit and health insurance fees.

86 dinars for 6 months inclusive of work permit and health insurance fees.

5 dinars administrative fees for any transaction submitted in the LMRA system.