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Bahrain: New temporary worker visas by size of establishment (Q3 2009 – Q2 2014)

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  Sector / Number of Employees
  Commercial Government Non Commercial Non Government
  0 -5 6 – 9 10 – 19 20 – 99 100 – 499 500+ Total 0 -5 6 – 9 10 – 19 20 – 99 100 – 499 500+ Total 0 -5 6 – 9 10 – 19 20 – 99 100 – 499 500+ Total
2009 Q3 68 8 111 86 122 143 538 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 44 36 45 263 100 344 832 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Q1 226 36 176 224 485 501 1,648 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 35 5 61 118 94 204 517 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 61 2 56 76 110 134 439 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 25 10 8 179 267 143 632 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Q1 48 27 7 174 454 590 1,300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 3 45 78 105 75 254 560 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 6 7 26 93 181 280 593 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 13 34 24 101 191 287 650 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Q1 12 20 29 364 181 257 863 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 7 23 5 361 278 520 1,194 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 7 18 51 228 295 357 956 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 295 18 95 110 493 536 1,547 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Q1 11 2 40 225 290 674 1,242 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 9 34 92 101 150 386 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 5 8 8 79 95 225 420 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 2 4 27 126 152 164 475 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Q1 205 15 32 116 395 101 864 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 36 0 17 59 54 99 265 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Expatriate Management System (EMS)
ANNEXED NOTE

1. Technical Notes and Definitions

This table shows the flow of new permits (or visas) that are given to temporary workers by the LMRA by the size of establishment as per the number of their employees.
The LMRA Expatriate Management System (EMS) stores information and past history of sponsors and workers, and their dependents, within the scope of Law No. 19/2006 on regulating the labour market. The scope of the system covers regular, temporary and investor work visas for foreign workers, their dependents, in the commercial sector, the government sector and the non-commercial, non-government sector. It presently excludes domestic workers, and work visas for artists and certain other categories of workers in non-civilian organizations. It distinguishes four types of visas for operational purposes: regular work visas for workers with 24-month validity; temporary work visas issued for workers with 6-month validity; investor work visas issued for investors investing up to BD 100,000; and dependent visas issued for dependent members of eligible foreign workers.The system tracks visa applications, renewals, mobility of workers between employers and from one occupation to another as well as notification of termination and runaway workers, and in general all operations of LMRA including inspection and offence management. The system is updated continuously and linked with other labour-related databases of the Kingdom, including CIO, GDNPR, GOSI, PFC, CSB, Ministry of Labour (MoL), and Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC).
Size of establishment is the number of persons engaged in an establishment at a given period, including, in principle, all employees and unpaid family workers as well as any working proprietor. In practice, it refers to the total number of employees registered by anemployer at the responsible administrative agency.
Temporary Worker is a worker engaged to work in an enterprise for a short period of time, i.e. for less than two years and usually six months.
Work Visa is a legal certificate to allow a foreign worker to enter the country for working purposes for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal.
Worker is a generic term that refers to an employed person in general, or to an employee, a self-employed, or a particular category of worker, such as full-time or part-time worker, depending on the context in which the term is used. Four major categories of workers in terms of their status in employment are employees, employers, own-account workers, and unpaid family workers.

2. Institution which provides data

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).

3. Data availability

The LMRA publishes these data under its Bahrain Labour Market Indicators (BLMI) section. The BLMI dashboard can be found in: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/mi_dashboard.xml). The general BLMI data with other non-LMRA sources can be found: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/mi_data.xml)
Figures and results are often reported in tables in both PDF and Excel formats.
Data for this LMRA table for 2009 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2009/09/data/lmr/Table_35b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2009/12/data/lmr/Table_35b.pdf).
Data for 2010 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/03/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/06/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/09/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/12/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf).
Data for 2011 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/03/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/06/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/09/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/12/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf).
Data for 2012 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/03/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/06/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/09/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/12/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf).
Data for 2013 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/03/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/06/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/09/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/12/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf).
Data for 2014 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/data/ems/Table_35b.pdf).
The definitions that the LMRA adopts for its data can be found in the Glossary section: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/mi_glossary.xml).

Date of access: September 2014

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