International Placement

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  • Startup businesses can benefit greatly from international exposure and experience as it can help increase their productivity and improve their procedures. The International Placement Program provides financial support for Startup businesses to develop their employees/business owners through international work placements. Employees can gain valuable international exposure and experience which will reflect positively on the Startup. The duration of the placements must be between 2 to 12 months.


  • The support from Tamkeen will be covering 80% of the following costs:

  • 1. Monthly Salary
    2. Flights (limited to economy class)
    3. VISA Costs
    4. Settlement Costs
    5. Medical Insurance that covers the basic needs for the individual for the duration of their stay
    6. Language Courses (100% coverage)
    The Startup will be responsible for arranging the placement for their employees and Tamkeen shall reimburse the costs of the placement after completion

    Eligibility Criteria:
    Any Startup with an active commercial registration in Bahrain that wishes to send their full-time Bahraini employees to work abroad.

Steps to apply:
1. Create an account for your company by registering through our portal and activate it by visiting any of our branches.
2. Review your company profile to make sure that all the information is updated.
3. Fill in and submit the Application(s)
4. Tamkeen will assess the application and issue the approval
5. The Employee travels abroad to work in the partner company
6. Submit payment request through the online portal after the employee completes the placement

Documents required:
1. Acceptance Letter from host
2. Employee Smart Card copy
3. Employee Passport copy
4. Employee Salary Certificate
5. Employee SIO slip




Application Process 

1. The applying entity must have an active Commercial Registration or License
2. The applying entity must be based in Bahrain
3. The applying entity must have no offenses with LMRA and possess records of monthly payments
4. The applying entity employees must be registered under the Social Insurance Organization
5. The applying entity will contract duration per applying entity is up to 2 years
6. The applying entity must provide an acceptance letter from the host company
7. The applying entity must obtain approval before the employee travels to work at the host company.

Assessment Process

1. Tamkeen reserves the right to disapprove any application that does not meet the program’s requirements
2. If deemed necessary, the applying entity must submit any supporting documents requested
3. Tamkeen shall provide the approval after verifying the eligibility of the applicant entity and the employee as well as finalizing the required training courses.

Payment Process

1. The applying entity must submit the payment request through the portal.
2. Tamkeen shall reimburse the expenses as per the cap set for each item.
3. Tamkeen shall reimburse the expenses after the completion of the placement.
4. The applying entity must provide the required proof of payment documents in order to obtain the reimbursement.

1.WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT?
2.WHO CAN APPLY?
3. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS SERVICE?
4.WHAT DO WE MEAN BY HOST ORGANIZATION?
5. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM / MAXIMUM DURATION OF THE PLACEMENT?
6.WHAT IS TAMKEEN COVERING?
7.WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN?
8. IS TAMKEEN COVERING THE MONTHLY SALARY?
9.WHAT IS THE ENTERPRISE COMMITMENT?
10. WHAT IS THE PAYMENT STRUCTURE?
11.HOW FREQUENTLY CAN I APPLY TO THIS SERVICE?
12.HOW MANY EMPLOYEES CAN AN ENTERPRISE ENROLL AT A TIME?
13.CAN I STUDY A FOREIGN LANGUAGE DURING THE PLACEMENT ABROAD?
14. WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT CAP PROVIDED FOR THE LANGUAGE TRAINING COURSE?
15. ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING THE TIMING OF THE TRAINING COURSE?
16.WHEN SHOULD THE TRAINING COURSE TAKE PLACE?
17.WHERE CAN ONE ENROLL IN THE LANGUAGE COURSE?