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Bahrain: Issuances of domestic work visas by status (new, renewed) (2002 -2017)

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Domestic workers
New visas Renewal
2002 21,459 9,624
2003 25,607 10,188
2004 29,731 10,390
2005 30,562 11,904
2006 31,876 13,029
2007 33,393 14,324
2008 36,319 15,060
2009 35,683 16,222
2010 26,821 13,949
2011 33,205 18,712
2012 39,803 17,919
2013 39,235 17,537
2014 37,173 19,882
2015 38,618 19,835
2016 39,070 20,259
2017 38,130 20,538

Source: Ministry of Labour (MOL) and LMRA Domestic Workers System (DMS). 
 
ANNEXED NOTE
 
1. Technical Notes and Definitions

Until September 2014, visas were issued by the Ministry of Labour.
Figures refer to active domestic workers holding a labour permit, for which a residency permit has been issued.
A Domestic worker is an employee who works, and often also lives, within the employer’s household.

2. Institution which provides data 

Ministry of Labour (MOL).
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).

3. Data availability 

The LMRA publishes these data under its Bahrain Labour Market Indicators (http://www.lmra.bh/blmi), dashboard section (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2018/06/mi_dashboard.xml).
Tables are in PDF format.
http://blmi.lmra.bh/2018/06/data/ems/Table_80.pdf

Date of access: December 2018

 

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