Businesses in Bahrain that close within three months of starting operations should face tougher penalties as part of a crackdown on the illegal visa black market, according to a foreign diplomat.
Bangladesh Ambassador K M Mominur
A website popular amongst job seekers is illegally listing visas to Bahrain for sale at a cost of up to BD1,500 ($3,950), a report said.
The issue of illegal work visas being sold on expatriates.com was first exposed by the Gulf Daily N
The illegal visa market was still hindering the employment of Bahrainis, said a senior government official.
"The Labour Market Regulatory Authority has managed to bring the cost of Bahraini and expatriate labourers to similar rates, but th