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Worker Registration Mechanism in Labour Registration Centres

Service Description

The service of issuing a permit to practice a professional activity (Registered Worker) and obtaining a work permit card by submitting the application through the approved Labour Registration Centres.

Registration Process

  1. Worker applies for an application to obtain the permit at the approved Labour Registration Centres.
  2. The Labour Registration Centre submits a permit application to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.
  3. Labour Market Regulatory Authority evaluates and audits the applications.
  4. The application is transferred to the Information and eGovernment Authority and Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) for verification.
  5. An SMS regarding your application status will be sent to your phone number registered in our records.
  6. Payment may be made by the Registered Worker for the prescribed fees at:
    Registered Worker Payment Methods
    Payment Method
    SADAD online payment and all Kiosks in various areas, the Kiosks are also available in: SADAD
    Cash payment: BFC Payments
    luLu International Exchange
    Online payment channels:

Required Documents

How to verify the Eligibility of Worker to Join the Labour Registration Centre

  1. Through the Verification of Eligibility to Join Labour Registration Centres page on the Labour Market Regulatory Authority's website.
  2. Sending a text message containing your ID (CPR) number to +973 33150150
  3. Calling the Expatriate Services Call Centre +973 17103103

Registered Worker Permit Renewal

The registered worker can renew for 6 months before the permit expires and has the option to renew for one or two years.

Registered Worker Permit Fees

Fees for registered worker services provided by LMRA are collected as follows:

Registered Worker Total Permit Fees
Serial No. Period Total Initial Registration Total Renewal
No. Six Months BHD 256 BHD 91
1 Permit Issuance BHD 50 BHD 50
2 Health Insurance BHD 36 BHD 36
3 Residency Extension* BHD 15 0
4 Ticket Insurance* BHD 150 0
5 Permit Card BHD 5 BHD 5
No. One Year BHD 342 BHD 177
1 Permit Issuance BHD 100 BHD 100
2 Health Insurance BHD 72 BHD 72
3 Residency Extension* BHD 15 0
4 Ticket Insurance* BHD 150 0
5 Permit Card BHD 5 BHD 5
No. Two Years BHD 514 BHD 349
1 Permit Issuance BHD 200 BHD 200
2 Health Insurance BHD 144 BHD 144
3 Residency Extension* BHD 15 0
4 Ticket Insurance* BHD 150 0
5 Permit Card BHD 5 BHD 5

*One-time payment upon issuance

Other Fees

Other Fees
No. Period Monthly Fees Admin Fees
1 Six Months BHD 15 BHD 5
2 One Year
3 Two Years

Additional Information

  1. Monthly fees late payment fines: BHD 5 for each month for which the monthly fee is not paid, with a maximum of BHD 15.

Application Forms/ Useful Documents

Registered Worker Permit Service Form PDF (1.33 MB)

Last Update: 13-06-2024.