Bahrain expats can renew residency, work permits online

Bahrain has introduced a new online system that allows expatriates to renew their residency and work permits while they are outside the country. The service is available for expatriates employed in both the commercial and government sectors, including registered labourers and domestic workers. The National Portal of Bahrain can be used to renew residency permits, while work permits can be renewed through the Expatriate Management System or official LMRA channels. Employers can renew their employees’ work permits online from outside Bahrain, provided that the renewal is initiated before the permits expire. The CEO of LMRA, Nibras Talib, emphasised the strong partnership between LMRA and NPRA, and their commitment to providing convenient solutions to strengthen the working environment. This new service is part of an initiative aimed at expediting work processes and meeting the demands of business owners and investors who rely on expatriate workers.