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Change of Occupation

Through this service, employers can change the occupation of their expatriate employees without cancelling their work permits.

Service Conditions

Required Documents

Change of Occupation Required Documents
No. Document Document Type
1 New employment contract Copy
  • The contract should be in Arabic (or a bilingual contract that includes Arabic) on the company’s letterhead or on a government paper.
  • It must include the commercial registration's name and number, the duration of the contract be it 1 year or 2 years, name of the expatriate employee as per passport, passport number, nationality, occupation, salary, employment, and notice periods.
  • It should be signed by the employer and the expatriate employee and should bear the seal/ stamp of the employer on the company’s letterhead.
2 Approval from the concerned authorities for medical, educational, and engineering occupations Original

Process Description

  1. Click here to login to the LMRA Expat Management System (EMS) and start the process of applying for change of occupation of the expatriate employee.
  2. Click on Change Occupation folder, and then click on Change Expatriate Occupation.
  3. Fill out the required details in the designated fields and upload the required documents in JPEG Format (each document should not exceed 200 KB).
  4. Once you submit the application, an application ID will be issued, and it will be sent for verification.
  5. You can check the application status by:
  6. If approved, the expatriate employee’s occupation will be changed in LMRA’s system.
  7. You will need to print the residence permit containing the new occupation via the Kingdom of Bahrain's National Portal or you can contact 8000 8001.

Legal Regulations


Processing Time

Service Access

Change of Occupation Service Access
Service Counter Headquarters, Mina Salman, Seef Mall - Al Muharraq and Riffa - Buhair
EMS system
Contact Centre +973 17506055

We are Happy to Serve you in Any of the Following 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

Last Update: 25-04-2024.