Dubai: Bahrain has raised the minimum monthly salary requirement for expatriates wishing to sponsor their family members, local media reported.
Earlier, the minimum monthly salary was BD250 and it has now been raised to BD400, according to a decision issued by Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
As per the decision, it is stipulated that the monthly income of an expatriate should not be less than BD400 when sponsoring a husband, wife or children.
In order to sponsor children who are over the age of 24 or parents, the expatriates’ minimum monthly income must be not less than BD1,000.
They must also have valid health insurance in Bahrain. The new decision stipulated that the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) may exclude some cases as per their discretion.