New labour registration programme begins today in Bahrain
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) yesterday announced the launch of the new Labour Registration Programme, starting today.
The new programme will correct workers’ legal status following the launch of the labour market reforms that replaced Flexi Permits.
The programme, launched in cooperation with the private sector, will streamline registering process for an occupation.
The new measures will link work permits to vocational and occupational standards to increase safety and protections in places of work.
The Authority stated that workers residing in Bahrain, or Flexi Permits holders, will be eligible for registration.
Those with criminal offences and those who violated the terms of their current permit will not be allowed to register.
Holders of visitor visas are also not eligible.
The LMRA called on all workers wishing to register in the programme to visit www.lmra. bh and use the “Eligibility to Apply Through Registration” service to verify their eligibility.
Applicants must register directly through accredited registration centres announced by the Authority.
Applicants may also text from their number to 33150150, or contact the call centre on 17103103, for more information about their status.
The Authority explained that the accredited centres will register and follow up on workers wishing to obtain a permit and will also work to include and update the data of workers in the Authority’s system.
Additionally, the Authority will verify the availability of relevant required qualifications or certifications while ensuring grievances services are made available for said workers.
The LMRA added that registered workers could work in specialised occupations after obtaining a license.
Registered workers will receive a work permit card with a QR Code that includes the worker’s updated data, including the type of permit, the occupation the worker is authorised to practice, the validity of the permit, health insurance details, and the name of the registration centre.
Registered workers should pay the set fees at approved payment centres to process the registration.