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Bahrain Visa Types

VisaHQ is the go-to online platform to submit your application for Bahrain e-visa options. You can apply for a Bahrain tourist e visa, Bahrain transit e visa, Bahrain family e visa, the Bahrain business e visa. Each visa is unique and has a list of requirements you must meet, so take your time to read our review of each of the E-visa on offer to know more.

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Bahrain Tourist e Visa

The Bahrain e-tourist visa is issued to nationals from e-visa eligible countries who want to spend their holidays or tour the historic and fun spots in the Kingdom. This visa is available online and allows the holder to stay for some time, depending on their nationality, which may be between 14 days or up to 6 months (for Canadian citizens). The e-tourist visa may be single or multiple entries based on the validity. This visa does not allow you to work throughout your stay as it Is solely for leisure, and you must leave the Kingdom on or before the last day of grace.

If you wish to stay for a little longer than your visa will allow, you must apply for an extension before your current visa expires. The immigration office in charge of your case at the Nationality, Passport & Residence Affairs (NPRA) office will decide how many extra days to offer.

Note: Once the e-visa is approved, it will be forwarded to your verified email address.

The e-visa is linked to your passport, but you should print it out and travel with it to Bahrain.

Port of Entry

You can use the tourist e-visa to enter Bahrain through any of these routes

  • King Fahd Causeway
  • Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain Business e Visa

The business e-visa is an online visa designed for business persons, investors, and professionals coming to Bahrain for noncommercial engagements. This visa is issued for short-term purposes and should be distinct from a work visa. Holders of business e-visas are not allowed to work or engage in any economic activity that will earn them direct remuneration in Bahrain. To get the visa, the applicant has to submit an invitation letter forwarded to them by the host in Bahrain, who may be an individual or business entity. The letter must be printed on the company letterhead and clearly explain the visit's purpose.

They must also provide documents to validate their economic situation as self-employed or employees of an establishment. Business visas can be issued as single or multiple-entry visas.

Port Of Entry

You can enter Bahrain using an e-visa through any of these routes

  • King Fahd Causeway
  • Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain Transit e Visa

If your final destination is not Bahrain but another country, but you plan to make a brief stop there before continuing your journey, you should apply for a transit e visa if you are from a e-visa eligible country. Transit visas are optional for travelers who plan to remain in the airport's transit area awaiting their next flight. However, those who wish to spend a day or two in Manama before returning to the airport to board flights for their next destination will need this visa.

Port Of Entry

  • King Fahd Causeway
  • Bahrain International Airport

It is advised to apply at least 10 days before the intended entry date.

It is advised to apply at least 10 days before the intended entry date.

It is advised to apply at least 10 days before the intended entry date.

It is advised to apply at least 10 days before the intended entry date.

Fill out Bahrain Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel booking in Kingdom of Bahrain. Alternately, in case you are staying with a relative/friend, please provide a copy of their ID reader's print out.

  • Valid visa. Copy of a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card

  • Company bank statement. Copy of a bank statement under the visitor's name covering the last three months with an ending balance of not less than the equivalent of USD 1000.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel booking in Kingdom of Bahrain. Alternately, in case you are staying with a relative/friend, please provide a copy of their ID reader's print out.

  • Valid visa. Copy of a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel booking in Kingdom of Bahrain. Alternately, in case you are staying with a relative/friend, please provide a copy of their ID reader's print out.

  • Valid visa. Copy of a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel booking in Kingdom of Bahrain. Alternately, in case you are staying with a relative/friend, please provide a copy of their ID reader's print out.

  • Valid visa. Copy of a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel booking in Kingdom of Bahrain. Alternately, in case you are staying with a relative/friend, please provide a copy of their ID reader's print out.

  • Valid visa. Copy of a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport with at least 6 months remaining validity.

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of hotel booking in Kingdom of Bahrain. Alternately, in case you are staying with a relative/friend, please provide a copy of their ID reader's print out.

  • Valid visa. Copy of a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • The following copies of documents may optionally be submitted to support the application:
    Copy of hotel booking in Bahrain.
  • The following copies of documents may optionally be submitted to support the application:
    Copy of hotel booking in Bahrain.

Bahrain Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of India

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
Single entry (14 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5 business days
Embassy fee:2002.91 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:7813.01 INR
7813.01 INR
Single entry (14 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5 business days
Embassy fee:2002.91 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:10767.30 INR
10767.30 INR
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5 business days
Embassy fee:3588.54 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:9398.64 INR
9398.64 INR
Multiple entry (30 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5 business days
Embassy fee:3588.54 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:12352.93 INR
12352.93 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5 business days
Embassy fee:9764.17 INR
Service fee:4923.81 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.29 INR
Total cost:15574.27 INR
15574.27 INR
Multiple entry (90 days stay)
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
5 business days
Embassy fee:9764.17 INR
Service fee:7427.45 INR
GSTIN (18%):1336.94 INR
Total cost:18528.56 INR
18528.56 INR
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Visa Policy of Bahrain

Bahrain has an updated visa policy guided by its (Immigration & Residence) Act 1965. This law stipulates that foreigners coming to Bahrain must hold valid visas unless they are from a visa-on-arrival or visa-exempt country. Visitors from visa-on-arrival countries can travel to Bahrain without visas but will be issued visas at the port of entry before they are allowed in, while vise exempt visitors don't need visas to enter Bahrain. Travelers in both categories must have a valid passport that will remain valid beyond their departure dates and an onward or return flight ticket.

Another law that regulates the visa policy of the Kingdom of Bahrain is the Nationality Law. This law is important because it clearly defines who a Bahraini citizen is. The Nationality Law of 1963 did not recognize dual citizenship, so persons with Bahraini mothers or those who renounced their citizenship were not considered citizens. However, this law was updated in 2016 to allow dual nationality under strict guidelines. Furthermore, the King of Bahrain was granted discretionary powers to grant citizenship to persons not qualified under normal law.

Furthermore, the Immigration and Residence Act of 1964 formed the backbone of the new visa policy implemented in 2014, which allowed travelers from visa-free countries to apply for e-visas online before arriving in Bahrain. In light of this new policy, many more visas have been issued online than ever in the country's history. Then in 2016, Bahrain adopted a new policy of single and multiple entry visas that allowed eligible visitors up to 2 weeks – 90 days for single and multiple entry online visas.

Lastly, the visa policy of Bahrain does not require a visa from citizens of fellow Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Citizens from GCC countries may enter the Kingdom of Bahrain using valid national ID cards. The GCC countries are

  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Countries Eligible For e Visas:

There are two categories of e-Visa eligible countries. One group can enter Bahrain and stay for up to 30 days or 90 days, while the other category can stay for up to 14 days. Before you apply for a Bahraini e visa make sure your country is on the eligibility list.

Key Information About Bahrain e Visa

Apart from the key details espoused above for each visa, there are a few vital details you must have in mind before submitting our application for an electronic visa. Here are some of them.

Documentary Proof: Every e visa type has its own unique set of documents the applicant must submit before they can be cleared for a visit and issued the visa. Without tendering these documents, approval is near impossible. For instance, persons applying for a family e visa must show proof that they are related by blood to the Bahrani resident. In the case of married couples the visiting spouse must tender a marriage certificate to prove that they are married to the person they are visiting in the country.

Respect The Local Laws: Bahrain is a deeply Islamic and conservative society with the local laws heavily influencing the daily lives of the people. If you have decided to visit Bahrain, make sure you do your due diligence before you go. Obey your local laws of the land especially when you are in public.

Go With A Printed Copy: Before traveling, lay hold of a printed copy of your e visa and go with it. Although the e-visa can be generated at the airport using biometric screening, you should have a copy with you anytime you go out in case law enforcement officers ask you for your legal documents.

Not For Work: It is important to note that electronic visas are not for work but for leisure, business and transit. Even the busiest visa should not be confused for a work visa because it is not. If you must work in Bahrain make sure you apply for a work visa instead. Your employer can help you secure a work visa by liaising with the Bahraini authorities.

Leave Early: Avoid the temptation to stay beyond your e visa validity. Doing so will be a violation and you will be fined for every single day your overstay. For serious violations you may be deported and not allowed back into the country for a few years. To avoid such violations, set a timer on your phone to notify you when your visa expiration date is fast approaching.

Bahrain Visa Online – Get your Bahrain e-Visa with VisaHQ

Have you ever wondered how you can get an online visa for Bahrain in a stress-free way? You are in the right place, as VisaHQ has got you covered. Traveling to Bahrain is possible, but you must meet the travel requirements enshrined in their visa policy.

How To obtain a visa with VisaHQ?

The e-visa application process on VisaHQ is very easy, and you only need to follow these simple steps to apply for any available online visas successfully.

Fill out The Application Form: The first step is correctly filling out the application form. Ensure you only enter accurate information so your application will not be rejected.

Attach The Necessary Documents: The second step is to upload the necessary documents. Make sure each one is valid and meets the requirements. Then submit for approval.

Get Your Visa: The application form will take up to3 days to process, and if you are successful, the e-visa will be forwarded to your email address.

Why Use VisaHQ?

If you are still unsure whether to use VisaHQ for your e-visa application, here are some reasons why you should use this platform

  • More than 20 years in the business
  • Global offices in 6 different countries
  • Provide 24/7 technical support should you need any help
  • Fast and simple visa application process
  • Transparent pricing
  • Save your documents for future applications
  • Apply for multiple visas at once
  • Track your visa application with your device

We make the visa application process seamless and are a trusted brand for international online visa applications. Visit the online application portal to apply for a Bahrain e-visa today.

Bahrain COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is partially open
    Bahrain International Airport remains open, including for transit and transfer passengers. The King Fahd Causeway is also open for travel between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

    Passengers who are eligible for entry include the following:

    • Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

    • Passengers with a residence permit issued by Bahrain

    • Passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure

    • Passengers who can obtain a visa on arrival

    • Military personnel

    • Passengers who meet certain vaccine requirements
    Prior to arrival restrictions
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    📝Health form is required is required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. The form must be completed before departure.
    Upon arrival requirements
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bahrain visa

  • What is a sponsored visa?
    A sponsored visa for the Kingdom of Bahrain is a visa that you can only obtain through an individual or company in Bahrain who acts as the sponsor. Work visas in Bahrain always require a sponsor, and so do visit visas for many nationalities. If you wish to visit a resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and do not qualify for an unsponsored visa, you may be sponsored by the resident (or by the employer of this person).
  • The Visit eVisa and GCC eVisa are unsponsored. What does this mean?
    In contrast to a sponsored visa, an unsponsored visa is a visa that you can obtain yourself without the need for a sponsor. The Visit eVisa is an example of an unsponsored visa, but not every person is eligible for one of these.
  • What happens if my application is not approved?
    In a small percentage of cases, we may not be able to evaluate and approve an application. In these cases, you should apply through the nearest Bahrain embassy.
  • If my e-Visa application is denied, will my fees be refunded?
    The processing fee will not be refunded if the application is unsuccessful.
  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
    Once an application has been submitted and processed, and the card payment has been processed, if the application is rejected or cancelled, the visa fees will be refunded but the processing fees are not refundable. It is important that you are very careful when you type in your personal details.
  • How long is a visa valid for?
    The eVisa is valid for 30 days from the approval date. Note that it is not possible to have more than one visa issued for a passport at a time. You must have used your eVisa, or it should have expired, before you can apply for another eVisa.
  • Can i extend my stay in destination country?
    On a Visit eVisa you can stay in Bahrain for 14 days (but British and Irish nationals can stay up to 3 months). On a GCC eVisa you can stay for either 3 days or 7 days, depending on which eVisa you purchased.
  • How long can I stay in the destination country?
    On a Visit eVisa you can stay for 14 days.

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    Bahrain Customs

    Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
    Allowed
    • Tobacco products400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco
    • Alcoholic beverages1 litre alcoholic liquor or 6 cans of beer - valid for non Muslim travellers only.
    • Perfume 8ozs of perfume
    • Gifts
    • Personal gifts not exceeding BD 250 and which are not subject to regular customs duty
    • Goods for personal use
    • Electronic devicesVideo and still cameras with appropriate accessories and film; CD and DVD players within agreeable non-commercial quantities; telescopes; mobile phones within agreeable non-commercial quantities; computers including laptops within agreeable non-commercial quantities; portable music equipment.
    • Sports equipment
    • Baby products
    • Disabled wheelchairs
    Restricted
    • Pets and animalsBirds being imported will need a permit from the Veterinary Quarantine in Bahrain. Cats and dogs will also need a permit from the Veterinary authorities inside the country alongside a rabies inoculation certificate proving the animal’s vaccination against the disease.
    • Arms and ammunitionAll arms, ammunition and explosives being imported into the country will require a No Objection Certificate from Ministry of the Interior.
    • Food productsThe following items will require a No Objection Certificate from Ministry of Municipalities & Agriculture Affairs - Animal or vegetable fertilizers, Meat and meat products, Fish and Seafood products, Fruit and Vegetables, plants and soil. Other food products and required medicines will need special permission from the Ministry of Health.
    • AntiquesAll antiques will need a no objection certificate from the Ministry of Information in order to leave the country.
    • Radios and broadcasting equipmentRadios and broadcasting equipment entering the country will need a no objections certificate to be issued by the Telecom Regulation Authority.
    Prohibited
    • Firearms and military ammunitions
    • Drugs
    • Hunting weaponsKnives and deadly weapons
    • PlantsIndian Paan and Derivatives.
    • Counterfeit money
    • Pornographic material
    • Anti-religion materialsPrinted publications, photographs, pictures, books, magazines sculptures and mannequins which contradict Islamic teachings, decency, or immorality.
    • Pets and animalsAnimals; cats, dogs and other animals without a valid permit
    • AntiquesRaw ivory, ivory articles and rhinoceros horn
    • Toy guns
    • Advertisement materialAdvertisement material for all types of cigarettes
    • Israeli related goodsGoods of Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos
    Allowed
    • No information available
    Restricted
    • Arms and ammunitionAll arms, ammunition and explosives being imported into the country will require a No Objection Certificate from Ministry of the Interior.
    • Food productsThe following items will require a No Objection Certificate from Ministry of Municipalities & Agriculture Affairs - Animal or vegetable fertilizers, Meat and meat products, Fish and Seafood products, Fruit and Vegetables, plants and soil. Other food products and required medicines will need special permission from the Ministry of Health.Description
    • Pets and animalsBirds being imported will need a permit from the Veterinary Quarantine in Bahrain. Cats and dogs will also need a permit from the Veterinary authorities inside the country alongside a rabies inoculation certificate proving the animal’s vaccination against the disease.
    • Radios and broadcasting equipmentRadios and broadcasting equipment entering the country will need a no objections certificate to be issued by the Telecom Regulation Authority.
    • AntiquesAll antiques will need a no objection certificate from the Ministry of Information in order to leave the country.
    Prohibited
    • Antiques Raw ivory, ivory articles and rhinoceros horn
    • Drugs
    • Firearms and military ammunitions
    • Hunting weaponsKnives and deadly weapons
    • Plant and plant productsIndian Paan and Derivatives
    • Counterfeit money
    • Pornographic material
    • Anti-religion materialsPrinted publications, photographs, pictures, books, magazines sculptures and mannequins which contradict Islamic teachings, decency, or immorality
    • Pets and animalsAnimals; cats, dogs and other animals without a valid permit
    • Advertisement materialAdvertisement material for all types of cigarettes
    • Toy guns
    • Israeli related goodsGoods of Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos
    Basic health information for travelers to Bahrain
    • The general precaution is required; however there is no outstanding disease threat in the country.
    • All travellers should seek medical advice before travelling to the country and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
    • It is always recommended to keep a certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever when one has travelled to countries with infected areas.
    Basic security information for travelers to Bahrain
    • Owing to the continued state of political unrest throughout the entire region since the start of 2011, all travellers are strongly advised to take great care throughout their visit and should monitor the current social and political situation inside the country for potential dangers to their safety.
    Bahraini Customs contact information
    For further assistance please contact the Bahraini Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.

    • Address Office#2, Building No:702, Road 1510 , Hidd 115, Muharraq Governorate
    • Phone +97317359999
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    For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Bahraini Embassy.

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