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NPRA and LMRA to renew residency permits for expats when they are outside Bahrain

Sep 03, 2023

Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA), Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, announced the launch of a service for renewing residency and work permits for expatriates when they are outside Bahrain. The service covered expats working in the commercial and government sectors, registered labourers and domestic workers. The service is in coordination with the Labour Market Regularly Authority (LMRA). The service would be obtained via the National Portal of Bahrain if the residency permit is renewed. The work permit could be renewed through the Expatriate Management System or official LMRA channels. 

The NPRA Undersecretary asserted that the development and modernisation proceed in cooperation with the government and private organisations, hailing cooperation with the LMRA to provide many facilities. 

Meanwhile, the LMRA CEO, Nibras Mohammed Talib, hailed the strong partnership and cooperation between LMRA and the NPRA for the best of the nation, highlighting dedication to providing all facilities to reinforce the work environment. 

He said that the service would allow employers to renew their employees' work permits outside Bahrain online, while the renewing process should be before the expiry date. 

He pointed out that this step comes within the framework of accelerating the pace of work and meeting the needs of business owners and investors for expatriate workers. 

The employer will also be able to renew the work permit through the Expatriate Management System by choosing the duration of the work permit and completing the payment process, in addition to the employer’s ability to complete the renewal process and pay the fees determined by visiting one of the banks licensed by the LMRA.