Memo 1/41 Reception of pre-approval requests

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This Memo of the Ministry of Labour requests the concerned units in the central administration and the regional departments of the ministry of labour to re-receive applications for prior work approvals for all categories, and decide on them with respect to the deadlines and rules and procedures, and that is to be effective starting from the date of the Memo adoption.

Memo 2/15

Date Adopted / Created / Concluded
This Memo informs that the departments concerned with receiving work permits for foreigners are required, when the applications are attached with the approval of the Minister for the last time, to request the concerned parties to fill in the attached form, confirmed to inform them of the decision, and to include it in the file upon signature. As for applications received through Omt and Liban Post, the completed licenses shall be attached to the above form. Provided that it is returned to be kept in the department or added to the transaction if possible.

Resolution No. (1) of 2020 Exempting the most affected commercial activities by the repercussions of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from some of the fees charged by the Labor Market Regulatory Authority

Date Adopted / Created / Concluded

Employers who have had to stop their commercial activities in whole or in part as a precaution due to the repercussions of the emerging coronavirus (19-COVID) until the issuance of this decision, are exempted from the fees for issuing or renewing work permits for the first year of the permit’s validity, and they are also exempted from the monthly fees due to them for a period of three months, starting from the first of July 2020.

Change in work permit management for domestic workers

Date Adopted / Created / Concluded
LMRA announced that the management of work permits for migrants in the domestic workers category will be conducted through the Expatriate Management System (EMS) as of 17 March 2019, to support the provision of a transparent, efficient, one-stop-shop service. The EMS is an electronic system that allows employers or persons authorized on their behalf to undertake the transactions of issuing and renewing work permits and other LMRA related transactions.