The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) said 45,000 new applications for work permits for domestic workers and their equivalents had been processed by the LMRA in the period from September 2014 to September 2015. Instantaneous processing of applications accomplishment has reached at 54%.
The LMRA intends to shutdown its external services in the post offices of Budaiya and Hamad Town starting November in view of fewness of applications there and to boost the efficacy of other LMRA offices.
One year after taking over the dossier of work permits for domestic workers and their equivalents, the LMRA received 65,243 applications, including 44,952 new applications, of which 33,146 have been approved. Meanwhile 20,291 applications for renewal of work permits were processed, and 146 referred to complaints panels.
LMRA's CEO, Ausamah bin Abdullah Al-Absi said the Authority has always been keen on the provision of all possible facilitations to promptly and efficiently process the customers' transactions since it has taken over the dossier of issuance of work permits for domestic workers and their equivalents and the beginning of provision of LMRA services through the five external offices all over the Kingdom's governorates in addition to the Authority's head-offices.