BAHRAIN VISA ARE REQUIRED BY ALL EXCEPT:
Passport holders of AGCC (Arabian Gulf Cooperation
Council) States, (i.e. nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).
Citizens of the UK for a maximum of 4 weeks(providing
they hold a passport with at least 6 months validity).
Those continuing their onward journey within 72 hours,
hold confirmed tickets, and appropriate travel documents
and on condition they remain within the transit area.
Visas for the Kingdom of
Bahrain are classified according to several different
- Purpose of visit
- "Standard" or "eVisa"
- Multiple or single
- Place of issue
These concepts are
||This is the reason
you have for needing a visa (eg. general tourism,
business, work, visit family, etc).
||Most visas for
Bahrain must be sponsored (ie. obtained for
you by a Bahrain company, hotel, or travel agent,
etc). Unsponsored visas exist, but only for
certain nationality groups, and certain purposes.
If you require a sponsored
visa, your sponsor (eg. your employer, if it is for
work) will arrange this.
Standard or eVisa
||Some visas are
"standard" because they are visible in the passport
as a stamp or label. The term "eVisa" is used to
refer to a visa where there is no visible
stamp or label. In this case the visa is
electronic, and the validity of the visa will be
recognised at the border when you enter Bahrain. An
example of this is the Visit eVisa, which is an
electronic visa which can be obtained from this
the number of visits you may make. Most visas are
single entry, but multiple entry visas
exist for certain nationality groups.
Place of issue
||Some visas are
available on arrival in Bahrain, but
otherwise visas must be pre-arranged, either
through a sponsor, or an embassy.
Foreign nationals may enter Bahrain with a tourist visa (for
individuals or groups), 72 - hour visa, 7 - day visa, visit
visa, business visa, family visa, dependent visa, or an
employment visa. Generally all types of visas (except
certain categories of tourist visas which can be obtained
from Consulates abroad) are to be applied for by local
sponsor in Bahrain.
1. Tourist Visa
Tourist visas can be obtained at the Bahrain International
Airport or at the King Fahad Causeway for :
Citizens of the European Community, USA, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, Japan or Hong Kong.
Visitors who have been resident in the GCC for a minimum of
six months, and who posses a return visa for the country of
the above must have a valid passport and return ticket, they
must have no criminal record or involvememt in activities
that could threaten public order or national security.
Visitors must not seek employment while in Bahrain.
who wish to visit Bahrain are advised to contact a Tourist
Company to make the necessary visa arrangements. Groups may
obtain visa to Bahrain for a duration of up to 2 weeks which
is renewable once a for a similar period. Entry visas are
obtained through hotels, travel and tourist agencies and
other firms, licensed to carry out tourist activities in
2. 72-Hour Visa / 7-Day visa
obtained on arrival at the Bahrain International Airport or
at the King Fahad Causeway. These visas are mainly intended
for business visits, trade delegations, attending
exhibitions and seminars. Apart from the passport, the
passenger must possess a confirmed return or onward journey
ticket for his/her visa application to be processed. Foreign
nationals who have lived for six months in a GCC State are
automatically granted a 72-hour visa on arrival.
4. Business Visa
type of visa is a similar to that of a visit visa, except
that the purpose of the visit is business.
What is the Visit eVisa?
A Visit eVisa is an electronic visa
obtained from this site. There is no need to have a visa
stamped in your passport prior to your arrival in
How much does it
The Visit eVisa has the following fee structure:
|Fee for Visit
||BD 5 (approximately USD 14)
for Visit eVisa
||BD 2 (approximately USD 5)
(approximately USD 19)
Note that if an eVisa application is
not approved, the visit visa fee will be refunded but
there will be no refund of the processing fee.
How do I pay?
On this website you can pay the required fee using a
credit or debit card (through a secure session with a
How long can I stay?
The Visit eVisa allows you to stay in Bahrain for 2
weeks. An extension can be obtained for another 2 weeks
by visiting GDNPR in Bahrain. (Some nationalities can
stay longer). The Visit eVisa is able to be used only
once, for a single entry.
Who can apply?
Travellers holding the following passports may apply for
a Visit eVisa through this site:
- Hong Kong SAR
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- United States Of America
- Vatican City