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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 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, 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

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