Requirements to Apply for Work Permits as CR Owner is Changed

This service is provided by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority to Businesses requesting to issue new work permits for expatriate employees in case of changing ownership of the CR. 

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Mobile Applications

Service Location

   Service Terms

  • Age:
There is no age limit
  • Experience:
Qualifications are not required
  • Target User Group:
  • Business , Government , Individuals , Visitors ,

   Required Documents

1.       Work Load alert Form(Original).

2.       Old and new Commercial registration(Copy)

3.       Letter containing the required number of work permits(Original)

4.       Recent bank statement of the establishment (last 3 months)( Copy)

5.       Latest electricity bill(Copy)

6.       Photos from the interior and the exterior of the establishment premises (Copy)

7.       Proof of work volume (example: awarded project's contracts supported with construction permits if the company is working in the construction sector, or invoices of imported products from outside Bahrain, supported by the customs invoices if the company is working in the retail import and export sector, or copies of vehicles ownership owned by the company if the company is working in the transport sector, or customs papers verifying the shipment of goods if the company is working in loading and unloading activities) (Copy)

   Important notes

  • Others:
  • If the employee has a previous entry permit, this permit must be cancelled prior to submitting the application (whether the employee is in Kingdom of Bahrain or abroad)
  • The business owner must process the deportation of the employee immediately, if the employee had failed to pass the medical examination
  • In case the employee existed in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the employer should attach the employee’s passport copy 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 the Kingdom of Bahrain previously and was issued an Identity Card, the same Identity Card must be used to apply for him/ her when applying through the Expat Management System


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

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