Controversy in Bahrain because of the certificate of good conduct of expatriates

Bahraini Shura Council insisted today in its session, to reject a proposal when bringing any expatriate, it must obtain a certificate of good conduct in the town before coming to the Kingdom.

The Bahraini Shura Council's Services Committee has stated its adherence to its previous decision to reject a draft law on the necessity for a foreign worker to obtain a certificate of good conduct.

The certificate indicated that the proposed amendment would raise some practical difficulties in implementation and hinder the investors' business.

Accordingly, the Services Committee clarified that the number of Bahraini embassies abroad and their geographical distribution does not cover the countries that constitute the total number of labor coming to the Kingdom.

Controversy in Bahrain because of the certificate of good conduct of expatriates

This will increase the financial burden of recruitment incurred by the employer in the event that the worker's place of residence is far from the location of the embassy or consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain in his home country.The approval of the draft law carries significant technical and financial burdens in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In turn, she pointed out that there is joint cooperation between the security services in all the GCC countries, and a unified circular on all names that are not desirable to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain or any of the GCC countries.

These agencies follow up the nationalities who commit the crimes and take the necessary measures to limit the recruitment of nationals of these nationalities, in accordance with the requirements of the public interest. According to the newspaper "Al-Ayyam Bahrain".

For its part, the committee pointed out that the draft law contradicts the general policy of the state and its economic vision that encourages and attracts investments to the Kingdom, creating an attractive environment for them, and simplifying the procedures of recruiting foreign workers. Therefore, approval of this project will have a negative impact on the national economy.

The Committee has pointed out that foreign workers residing in Bahrain, when they wish to renew their work permit, are required to present this certificate each time employers request renewal of the permit. Is this certificate submitted from the country of the foreign worker or obtained from the Criminal Investigation Department in the Kingdom of Bahrain The bill did not regulate it.

The Committee also stated that the imposition of a certificate of good conduct on foreigners working in the Kingdom of Bahrain would prompt other countries to take similar action for Bahrainis, especially students studying abroad, making the project negative for Bahraini nationals.