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Getting a Visa for the Kingdom of Bahrain

Getting a Visa to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain

Getting a visa to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain is relatively simple and hassle-free if all documents are in order, then the visa is issued within 3 to 5 working days. In urgent cases, visas are also issued within a day based on the policy of the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs .

Visa on Arrival

​There are 67 countries (PDF, 505KB, 2 pages) eligible to receive Visa on arrival to the Bahrain International Airport . All visas require a fee to be paid  for the initial grant, and then for subsequent extensions (if any extension is permitted).

Visa for other Nationalities

Visa is available online for 114 countries (PDF, 8.0MB, 1 page), a visa must be applied before the visitor enters the country either through their respective embassy , a local Bahraini sponsor or an organization on their behalf.

The following visas for tourists are issued depending on the duration of stay requested:

  • Single entry visa valid for 2 weeks per stay (can be extended for 2 weeks)
  • Multiple entry visa which is valid for 3 months, 1 month for each stay (can be extended for 2 weeks).
  • Multiple entry visa which is valid for 1 year, 3 month for each stay (can be extended for 2 weeks).
  • Sponsored visa (Single entry) valid for 1 week per stay (can be extended for 1 week).
  • Sponsored visa (Single entry) valid for 2 weeks per stay (can be extended for 2 weeks).
  • Sponsored visa (Single entry) valid for 1 month per stay (can be extended for 1 month).
  • Sponsored visa (Multiple entry) valid for 1 month and 2 weeks per stay (can be extended for 2 weeks).

Visitors Resident in GCC Countries

All GCC nationals (Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia) do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain. However visitors who have been resident in the GCC for a minimum of three months, and who possess a return visa for the country of GCC residency valid for at least 3 months can enter and this varies between different nationalities. Regulations should be checked before travelling.

You can know more about your eligibility for a visa and apply for it  via:

Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs .

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Page Last Updated on: 11 April, 2017