Whether you are visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain, for tourism or business purposes, you can easily find out your eligibility to receive an entry visa through the eVisa platform provided be the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA). The platform also enables you to check the status of your visa, pay for the application, correct your visa application, and even extend your visa if you choose to extend your visit. For more information, visit the website.

All visitors to the Kingdom of Bahrain need a visa, except citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). If you are a citizen of any other country, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest Kingdom of Bahrain embassy or by visiting the eVisa platform.

On-arrival visas

Visitors from 69 countries can receive visas upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport. The visa is issued for a specific fee, and covers the issuance of a first time visa or an extension (if eligible). Visitors from the following countries are eligible for on-arrival visas.

eVisa application

eVisas are available for visitors from 209 countries. If you are from a country that is not eligible for an on-arrival visa, an entry visa must be issued in advance via a Bahrain embassy in your country of residence, a Bahraini sponsor, or a travel agency. To learn which nationalities are required to obtain eVisas prior to arrival in the Kingdom, click here.

Tourist visas

The Kingdom welcomes tourists from around the world to enjoy its warm hospitality and many attractions. To visit the Kingdom, you must have one of the following visas issued depending on the duration of your stay:

  • Visit visas: issued for individuals invited by companies in Bahrain
  • Transit visas: issued at the request of licensed companies such as hotels or other authorised commercial entities

For more information, visit the eVisa platform.

Work visas

If you are not a Bahraini citizen and plan to work in Bahrain, your sponsor can submit a work visa application for you via the LMRA.

If you are coming to Bahrain for a new job, head to LMRA’s offices at Bahrain International Airport for fingerprint scanning and visa issuance.


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Content Last Updated: 26 Feb, 2023

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