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Dependants Residency Permit (Wife/Husband/Children)

Through this service, employers can request the issuance of residence permits for their employees' dependents (spouse and children up to the age of 24).

Service Conditions

Required Documents

Dependants Residency Permit Required Documents
No. Document Document Type
1 Dependant's passport Copy
The passport should have all the information and alterations or updates and First Name in addition to Father or Family must be written on the 1st page of the passport in all Employment/Dependant Applications. As well as the page that states the father or spouse’s name (for Indian and Pakistani nationalities) and the page that contains the old passport number.
The passport must be valid for at least 6 months, but it is highly recommended to have it valid for at least 2 years before applying.
2 Dependants' birth certificate (in Arabic or English) Copy
Certificate should be attested by the embassy of the employee's country in the Kingdom of Bahrain and by the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain (MOFA).
3 Passport of the expatriate employee wife/Husband Copy
4 Dependants Identity Card, if available Copy
5 Marriage certificate in Arabic or English Copy
The certificate should be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) (applicable to Arab nationalities; this includes non-Arab nationals if the husband's/Wife's name in the husband's/Wife's passport is not mentioned) Excluding Indian and Pakistani passport Husband/Wife name must be written in the passport.
  • For children accompanying their working mother/ Father: No objection letter from the dependant's father/mother.
  • If the parents are divorced, then a divorce certificate and a verdict proving custody of the dependant’s is required.
  • Death certificate if one of the spouses’ is dead.
The letter or certificate should be attested Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bahraini Embassy in the native country of the expatriate employee.
7 For private sector: Latest paid electricity bill
  • If the electricity is not your responsibility (for example: shops in Malls, or electricity paid by the landlord), you will need to attach the lease contract as proof.
  • 3 months should not have elapsed from the electricity bill’s issue date.
  • Supply address in the bill must match the CR’s address.
  • Should not be a disconnection notice.

Process Description

  1. Click here to log in to the LMRA EMS system and start the process of applying for a new residency permit for the employees' dependents.
  2. Click on New Work Permit folder, and then click on New Expatriate Permit.
    Choose the Work Visa Type and enter the required data in the designated fields.
  3. Once you submit the application, an application ID will be issued and a notification will appear (Application has been successfully submitted, kindly pay the admin fees, as the application will be cancelled if the fees are not paid before the invoice due date).
  4. Kindly pay the admin fees either via the Expat Management System (EMS) or by visiting one of the accredited banks.
  5. Upon completion of the admin fees payment, the application will automatically be transferred for verification.
  6. You can check the application status by:
  7. After receiving the approval on the new work permit, pay the fees via the Expat Management System (EMS) or by visiting one of the accredited banks.
  8. Print the work permit from the EMS system.
  9. If the expatriate employee you applied for is out of the Kingdom of Bahrain then the Residence Permit should be printed by the employer via Kingdom of Bahrain's National Portal once the expatriate arrives.
  10. If the expatriate employee you applied for is residing in the Kingdom of Bahrain, then you will need to print the Residence Permit via Kingdom of Bahrain's National Portal or you can contact 8000 8001.

Legal Regulations


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Service Access

Dependants Residency Permit Service Access
Service Counter Headquarters, Executive Services, 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
LMRA Main Office - Sanabis Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mina Salman Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Al Muharraq - Seef Mall Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Riffa - Buhair Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Last Update: 02-04-2024.