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Expatriate Employee Absence From Work Notification

Through this service, employers can notify LMRA if any of their employees has been absent from work for a period of 15 days or more without any justifiable reason.

Service Conditions

Required Documents

Expatriate Employee Absence From Work Notification Required Documents
No. Document Document Type
1 Employee Absence from Work Notification Form PDF (1.23 MB) Copy
  • All fields in the form must be filled and signed (Both Sides).
  • All questions mentioned in the form must be answered.
2 Proof of the employee last working days (attendance for the last 3 months) and proof of salary payment (salary slip for the last 3 months) Original
If they are not available, you will need to attach a signed letter stating that you do not have the attendance report and proof of payment
3 Employment contract of the reported employee Copy

Process Description

Physical Location

  1. Download the Employee Absence from Work Notification in Violation of the Terms in the Work Permit (Except Domestic Employees) PDF (1.23 MB) form and fill in the required information.
  2. Visit the client services counter at LMRA, and fill out the Absence from Work form, the form should be filled in by the commercial registration owner and the responsible or authorized person for the company, such as a human resources manager (holding an authorization letter signed by the responsible person).
  3. Once the absence from work application is submitted, the service employee will inform the client that he/ she will need to pay the admin fees (Either by using the Point of Sale (POS) machine or the client can pay via his/ her E-Key on Expat Management System (EMS), or by visiting one of the accredited banks).
  4. Upon completion of the admin fees payment, the application will automatically be transferred for verification.
  5. The application will be verified within 10 working days.
  6. You can check the application status by:
  7. If the application was approved, the responsible person must visit the client services counters to receive the absence from work notification.

eService (eSupport function) on the Expat Management System (EMS)

  1. Download the Employee Absence from Work Notification in Violation of the Terms in the Work Permit (Except Domestic Employees) PDF (1.23 MB) form and fill in the required information.
  2. Submit the application via the eSupport function on the Expat Management System (EMS) by attaching the form and the required documents all in 1 file in PDF format (Does not exceed 3000 KB).
  3. Once the application is applied, you will be informed via the e-ticket that the absence from work notification application has been submitted, and you must pay the admin fees via the Expat Management System (EMS) or by visiting one of the accredited banks.
  4. Upon completion of the admin fees payment, the application will automatically be transferred for verification.
  5. The application will be verified within 10 working days.
  6. You can check the application status by:
  7. If the application was approved, the responsible person must visit the client services counters to receive the absence from work notification.

Legal Regulations

Fees

Processing Time

Service Access

Expatriate Employee Absence From Work Notification Service Access
Service Counter Client services directorate: Headquarters, Mina Salman, Seef Mall - Al Muharraq and Riffa - Buhair
EMS system https://www.lmra.gov.bh/EMS_Web/
Contact Centre +973 17506055

We are Happy to Serve you in Any of the Following Branches:

Branches
Branches Working Days Working Times Service Access (Appointment/ Walk in)
LMRA Main Office - Sanabis Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Book an Appointment*
Mina Salman Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Book an Appointment*
Al Muharraq - Seef Mall Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Book an Appointment*
Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Riffa - Buhair Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Book an Appointment*
Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

* For commercial services only.

Phone Service Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Application Forms/ Useful Documents

Employee Absence from Work Notification in Violation of the Terms in the Work Permit (Except Domestic Employees) PDF(1.23 MB)

Last Update: 19-05-2024.

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