ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Sep 2013In September 2013, the government of Bahrain announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Over 78% SMEs will benefit from reduced LMRA levy
New Monthly Fee to Employ Foreign National
Bahrain Migration Profile
Effective 1 September 2013, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), the main immigration authority in Bahrain, charges a monthly fee of five Bahraini Dinar (approximately US$13) for each of the first five foreign nationals hired by a company and ten Dinar for each additional foreign worker. This fee will increase the operating expenses of the companies who wish to hire foreign individuals.