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Bahrain: Terminated temporary worker visas by size of establishment (Q2 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 Total
2009 Q1 38 13 58 495 396 755 1,755 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 16 31 36 120 182 271 656 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Q3 5 9 20 135 291 356 816 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 6 3 45 165 230 494 943 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Q1 9 4 102 163 434 304 1,016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 1 8 26 76 107 331 549 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 22 17 15 148 125 93 420 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 8 10 14 168 37 140 377 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Q1 19 3 17 136 143 398 716 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 9 11 21 74 235 347 697 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 14 4 13 34 126 120 311 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 5 0 5 55 128 117 310 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Q1 1 7 12 36 46 124 226 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 2 7 7 78 46 188 328 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 2 4 18 184 117 257 582 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 7 35 23 372 472 601 1,510 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Q1 27 1 33 266 341 789 1,457 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 6 4 27 176 255 245 713 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q3 9 12 23 65 128 238 475 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q4 2 6 14 72 172 178 444 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Q1 11 1 7 68 118 206 411 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Q2 192 0 21 134 391 163 901 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 renewed permits (or visas) that are given to foreigners by the LMRA. These renwed visas combine those given for regular and temporary workers, investors and dependents.
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).
Termination refers to an employer’s application to the LMRA announcing the end of employment of a foraign worker in theeconomic unit (CR/Branch)
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.
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.

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/2009/03/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2009/06/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2009/09/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2009/12/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf).
Data for 2010 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/03/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/06/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/09/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2010/12/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf)
Data for 2011 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/03/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/06/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/09/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2011/12/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf)
Data for 2012 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/03/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/06/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/09/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2012/12/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf).
Data for 2013 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/03/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/06/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf), (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/09/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2013/12/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf).
Data for 2014 can be found here: (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/03/data/ems/Table_37b.pdf) and (http://blmi.lmra.bh/2014/06/data/ems/Table_37b.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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