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Bahrain Visa

Unless you are a passport holder of one of the GCC States, you need a visa in order to enter Bahrain. Visas for the Kingdom of Bahrain fall into several different categories, depending on the purpose of the applicant's visit, the sponsorship requirements, the place of issue and the number of visits required.

Types of Bahrain Visa:

  • Visa Sponsorship
  • Tourist Visas
  • E-Visa
  • Work Visas

Visa Sponsorship

When dealing with visas for Bahrain, you will undoubtedly encounter the concept of sponsorship. Visa sponsorship is effectively a method of immigration control used by many Gulf States. With only a few exceptions, a sponsor is vital to the success of your visa application – in fact, the sponsor usually applies for a visa on your behalf. The relationship between sponsor and foreigner is one of mutual good will, as both parties share an obvious interest in things working out. If they don’t, the reputation of the sponsor is damaged and the foreigner has to leave the country.

The sponsor can be an individual, a company or an institution. In most cases, your employer will act as your sponsor. If you don’t have an employer in Bahrain, contact your country’s chamber of commerce in Bahrain. They may be able to either sponsor you or provide you with contact details of trustworthy individuals or companies in your field of employment who may be willing to act as your sponsor.

Tourist Visas

If you are planning a short fact-finding trip to Bahrain prior to your assignment, a tourist or visit visa should be sufficient. Depending on your nationality, you may be able to obtain your visa upon arrival at the airport in Bahrain, provided you are in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. This arrangement applies to nationals from the following countries only: Australia,   Canada, Hong Kong,  Japan, the USA, and all countries of the EU/EEA. Passport holders of the above countries, plus Brunei, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, can also apply for a multiple-entry visit visa directly at their respective Bahrain embassy without the need for a sponsor.

Visitors from all other countries need to pre-arrange their visa through their sponsor – in this case usually a travel agency, the visitor’s embassy or the Directorate of Tourism at the Ministry of Information in You need to provide one passport-size photograph and a completed application form.

E- Visa

What is the Visit eVisa?

A Visit eVisa is an electronic visa which can be obtained online. There is no need to have a visa stamped in your passport prior to your arrival in Bahrain. Applications take up to 72 hours to process

Who can apply?

Who can apply? Travelers holding the following passports may apply for a Visit eVisa online:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Of America
  • Vatican City

If you do not meet the criteria for a Visit eVisa, or if you hold a travel document other than a passport, you may still be eligible for a visa on arrival, or a sponsored visa. Check your eligibility by pressing the Apply for eVisa button, and note the methods available for obtaining a visa for Bahrain.

What are the conditions?

The Visit eVisa is issued with the following conditions:

  • You must be outside Bahrain. (Visas cannot be applied for by those travellers already in the Kingdom)
  • You must have a passport (not any another type of travel document) and it should be valid for 6 months from arrival in Bahrain.
  • You must have a valid confirmed onward travel ticket to leave Bahrain.
  • You must be capable of supporting yourself (and dependents if travelling with you) during the visit.
  • Your entry must not violate the security and national welfare of Bahrain.
  • You must use a Visit eVisa within 30 days of its approval. (After this time the eVisa will expire and you will have to apply again and pay another fee).
  • You must have used your visa, or it should have expired, before you can apply for another visa. (It is not possible to have more than one visa issued for a passport at a time).

If you are in doubt about the conditions you should contact NPRA or your nearest Bahrain embassy.

eVisas for GCC alien residents

Alien residents of GCC countries (Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) are eligible for an eVisa for either 3 days or 7 days, if travelling through Bahrain International Airport.

Work Visa

There are two types of visas which allow you to pursue an economic activity in Bahrain: a Business Visa and a Work Visa. The former is issued to company representatives on business visits to Bahrain. It is valid for a period of 3 months. In order to qualify for a Business Visa, you need a letter of guardianship from your company, a completed application form, your valid passport and one additional passport photograph. For more information, contact your nearest Bahraini Embassy or Consulate.

If you plan on working for a Bahraini or a foreign company in Bahrain, your employer will need to arrange for a valid Work Visa prior to your arrival. This means they need to get a Non-Objection Certificate from the Bahrain Immigration Bureau, provide a copy of your work contract and issue a sponsorship letter stating the particulars of the work contract and the employee’s personal details. In addition, you need to submit the following documentation: your valid passport, one additional passport photograph, and a recent health certificate (incl. HIV test) from an authorized doctor or hospital.

Work Visas are issued by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority. Please note that it is not possible to apply for a Work Visa without a confirmed job offer in Bahrain.

Bahrain Embassies

AlgeriaBahraini Embassy in Algiers, Algeria

Bahraini Embassy in Algiers, Algeria

24 Street Abdulkadir Qaduc, Hydra, Algiers, Algeria

  • City: Algiers
  • Phone: (+213) 21 691197 / (+213) 21 691168
  • Fax: (+213) 21 692449
  • Email: algiers.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: 09:00 am - 15:00 pm
BelarusBahraini Consulate in Minsk, Belarus

Bahraini Consulate in Minsk, Belarus

Pr. Gazety 'Pravda', 9, Office 4, 220116 Minsk, Belarus

BelgiumBahraini Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Bahraini Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Louizalaan 250, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

ChinaBahraini Consulate in Hong Kong, China

Bahraini Consulate in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

22/F, Chevalier Commercial Centre, 8 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

ChinaBahraini Embassy in Beijing, China

Bahraini Embassy in Beijing, China

10-06, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Residence Compound, No. 22, Dong Fang Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600, China

EgyptBahraini Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

Bahraini Embassy in Cairo, Egypt

15 El Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

  • City: Cairo
  • Phone: (+20) 2 27366 605 / (+20) 2 27357 996
  • Fax: (+20) 2 27366 609
  • Email: cairo.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: 09:00 am - 15:00 pm
FranceBahraini Embassy in Paris, France

Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Paris, France

3 bis, Place des Etats - Unis, 75016 Paris, France

GermanyBahraini Embassy in Berlin, Germany

Bahraini Embassy in Berlin, Germany

Klingelhöfer Strasse 7, 10785 Berlin, Germany

IndiaBahraini Embassy in New Delhi, India

Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in New Delhi, India

A-4 Palam Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057, India

IndiaBahraini Consulate in Mumbai, India

Bahraini Consulate General in Mumbai, India

53, Maker Tower F, 5th floor, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005, India

  • City: Mumbai
  • Phone: (+91) 22-2218 5856 / 7 / 8
  • Fax: (+91) 22-2218 8817
  • Email: mumbai.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: 09.00-15.30
IranBahraini Embassy in Tehran, Iran

Bahraini Embassy in Tehran, Iran

No. 13 (ex-248) Africa Avenue, Corner Zoubin Alley, before Jahan-e koudak Intersection, Postal Code: 15186-33111, Tehran, Iran

  • City: Tehran
  • Phone: (+98) 21 8877 3383 / (+98) 21 8877 2847
  • Fax: (+98) 21 8877 9112 / (+98) 21 8888 0276
  • Email: tehran.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: 08.30 - 15.30
IraqBahraini Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

Bahraini Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

Al-Mansour District, Locality (605) Alley (6) House (41), Al Rashid Hotel, Baghdad, Iraq

JapanBahraini Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

Bahraini Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

Residence Viscountess # 710, 1-11-36, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan

JordanBahraini Embassy in Amman, Jordan

Bahraini Embassy in Amman, Jordan

Faris Al-Khoury Street, Shmeisani, P.O. Box: 5220, Amman 11183, Jordan

  • City: Amman
  • Phone: (+962) (6) 5664148 / 9
  • Fax: (+962) (6) 5664190
  • Email: amman.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Sun-Thu: 08.00-14.30
KuwaitBahraini Embassy in Kuwait, Kuwait

Bahraini Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Al-Surrah, Plot 5 Al-Surrah Road, Villa 27 Kuwait City, Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • City: Kuwait
  • Phone: (+965) 2 531 8530 / 1 / 2 / 3
  • Fax: (+965) 2 533 0882
  • Email: kuwait.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Sun-Thu: 08.00 - 14.00
MoroccoBahraini Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

Bahraini Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

Km. 6.7 Route des Zaers, Rue Beni Hassan Villa 318, Quartier des Ambassadeurs, Souissi, Rabat, Morocco

  • City: Rabat
  • Phone: (+212) (537) 63 35 00
  • Fax: (+212) (537) 63 07 32
  • Email: rabat.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 08:30 am - 14:30 pm
OmanBahraini Embassy in Muscat, Oman

Bahraini Embassy in Muscat, Oman

Qurum Beach Railway No. 3030, Villa No. 2421, P.O. Box 66, Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos R.B 115, Muscat, Oman

  • City: Muscat
  • Phone: (+968) 24 605 074 / 133
  • Fax: (+968) 24 605 072
  • Email: muscat.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Sun - Thurs: 08:00 am - 14:30 pm
PakistanBahraini Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

Bahraini Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan

House no 5, Street no 83, G6 / 4 Islamabad, Pakistan

  • City: Islamabad
  • Phone: (+92) (51) 2831117 / (+92) (51) 2831115
  • Fax: (+92) (51) 2831060
  • Email: islamabad.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Mon-Thu: 08.30-15.30 Fri: 08.30-13.30
PakistanBahraini Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan

Bahraini Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan

Bungalow No.51, Khayabane Shahbaz, Phase-VI, D.H.A Karachi, Pakistan

  • City: Karachi
  • Phone: (+92) 21 3534 2971 / (+92) 21 3534 2972 / (+92) 21 3534 2973
  • Fax: (+92) 21 3534 2974
  • Email: karachi.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 08:30 am - 15:00pm, Friday 08:30 am - 13:00 pm
PhilippinesBahraini Consulate in Manila, Philippines

Bahraini Consulate in Manila, the Philippines

Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City, Manila, Philippines

QatarBahraini Embassy in Doha, Qatar

Bahraini Embassy in Doha, Qatar

Al Dafna, Anaizah Street, Section 66, P.O.Box: 24888, Doha, Qatar

  • City: Doha
  • Phone: (+974) 4483 9360 / 1 / (+974) 4483 9370
  • Fax: (+974) 4483 1018
  • Email: doha.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: 08:00 am - 14:15 pm Thursday 08:00 am - 13:00 pm
RussiaBahraini Embassy in Moscow, Russia

Bahraini Embassy in Moscow, Russia

Bolshaya Ordinka Street 18/1, Moscow 119017, Russia

Saudi ArabiaBahraini Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Bahraini Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

P.O. Box 55549, Jeddah 21544, Saudi Arabia

Saudi ArabiaBahraini Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bahraini Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic Quarter, next to Saudi Airlines offices, P. O. Box 94371, Riyadh 11693, Saudi Arabia

SwitzerlandBahraini Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland

Bahraini Consulate General in Geneva, Switzerland

B.P. 39, 1292 Chambésy, Switzerland

SyriaBahraini Embassy in Damascus, Syria

Bahraini Embassy in Damascus, Syria

Sharquiya Villas, Al-Farabi Street, El-Mezzeh, Damascus, Syria

ThailandBahraini Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

Bahraini Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

100/66-67 Sathorn Nakorn Tower, 31st Floor, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

TunisiaBahraini Embassy in Tunisia, Tunisia

Bahraini Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia

72 Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan Avenue, Almanzah Althamen 2037, Tunis, Tunisia

  • City: Tunisia
  • Phone: (+216) 71 231 811 / (+216) 71 750 865
  • Fax: (+216) 71 766 549
  • Email: tunis.mission@mofa.gov.bh
  • Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 08:00 am - 15:00 pm
TurkeyBahraini Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

Bahraini Embassy in Ankara, Turkey

Likbahar Mah. 612 No.10 Oran, Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey

TurkeyBahraini Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey

Bahraini Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey

Fahrettin Kerim Gökay Cad. No:34, Altunizade 34662 Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey

  • City: Istanbul
  • Phone: (+90) 216 544 24 62 / (+90) 216 544 24 00
  • Fax: (+90) 216 544 24 18
  • Email: abdullah@eksim.com
United Arab EmiratesBahraini Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bahraini Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates

P.O. Box 3367, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United KingdomBahraini Embassy in London, United Kingdom

Bahraini Embassy in London, United Kingdom

30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB, United Kingdom

United StatesBahraini Consulate in New York, United States

Bahraini Consulate General in New York, the United States

866 2nd Ave 14 Floor, New York, New York 10017, United States

United StatesBahraini Embassy in Washington DC, United States

Bahraini Embassy in Washington, the United States

3502 International Drive NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, United States

United StatesBahraini Consulate in San Diego, United States

Bahraini Consulate General in San Diego, the United States

1101 First Street, Suite 302, Coronado, California 92118, United States

  • City: San Diego
  • Phone: (+1) (619) 437-0044
  • Fax: (+1) (619) 437-0066
  • Email: hostler@san.rr.com

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