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How to Renew Philippine Passport in Bahrain (for Minor Applicants)

One of the standard requirements for traveling abroad is a passport with at least six (6) months’ validity. So every now and then, we need to have our Philippine passports renewed. This applies to adult passport holders as well as minors (i.e. 17 years old and below). ALSO READ: No More Red Ribbon on Authentication Certificates For passport [...]

Here are What You Need to Know about Teaching English in Bahrain

English is generally part of the national curriculum followed by schools in the Kingdom. Despite this, it’s quite rare to find native English-speakers in the state education system, cultural differences accounting for this. Because of this, there is a significant number of openings for English teachers coming from other places such as Egypt, Syria, Jordan, [...]

Bahrain Labour Law - Worker's Duties & Accountability

Bahrain is one of the most popular destinations in the world for expats, and there are millions of foreign workers living in the Kingdom. Of course, every worker has certain duties to accomplish, as stated in his/her work contract. ALSO READ: Bahrain Labour Law – Working Hours & Rest Periods That being said, a worker’s duties and [...]

List of Catholic Churches in Bahrain

Although Bahrain is a Muslim country, people here have the freedom to practice their own religion. That being said, about 14.5 percent of the population are Christians, including Roman Catholics. ALSO READ: Living in Manama, Bahrain: A Basic Guide Records show that Christians have been residing in Bahrain since the 12th century. Between 1930 and 1950, [...]

Bahrain Labour Law Employees' Official Leaves

In a previous post, we’ve talked about the official working hours and rest periods of workers, as stipulated by the Bahrain Labour Law. Today, we’re going to discuss about official leaves. ALSO READ: Policies on Wages Just like in other countries, workers in Bahrain are entitled to annual leaves, sick leaves, and other official leaves. So before your [...]

How to Transfer to a New Employer

When foreign employees plan to transfer to another employer, they usually have to cancel their existing work permits and exit the country. However, did you know that it is possible to do this without canceling your work permit or traveling outside the Kingdom of Bahrain? ALSO READ: How to Check Your Work & Legal Status in Bahrain You [...]

How to File a Complaint as a Worker in Bahrain

Many expats, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), work in Bahrain to support their families back home. Just like others around the world, however, some employees encounter problems at work — concerns that may need to be filed with legal authorities. ALSO READ: Things to Know about your Work Contract One such problem is to be reported “absent” by [...]

Places to Visit in bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an island country — 33 islands to be exact — nestled between the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Its capital city is Manama, and latest statistics show that there are about 1.38 million people in Bahrain, including citizens and residents. In recent years, the Kingdom has rapidly transformed into [...]

Emergency Numbers & Hotlines in Bahrain 3

If you are a newcomer to Bahrain, then it’s important that you know the emergency numbers and hotlines in the Kingdom. Just like in any other country, you never know when you might need to call an ambulance, report an incident to the police, or seek urgent household repairs. ALSO READ: Guide to Health and Medical [...]

How to Apply for Electricity & Water Services in Bahrain 4

Whether you are renting or moving into your own place in Bahrain, you will need access to electricity and water services, of course! Part of moving into a new place involves applying for a connection or re-connection of the electricity and water bill under your name. ALSO READ: How to Adapt to a New Culture or [...]