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Bahrain Tourist Visa Information

The Bahrain eVisa is an online visa, implemented in 2016, which allows eligible citizens to travel to Bahrain for short stays for tourism or business purposes.

The Bahrain General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence (NPRA) created the Bahrain eVisa application to make it easier for visitors to get a visa in advance and save time waiting for a visa on arrival.

The quick online process means you can apply for the Bahrain online visa from the comfort of your own home, avoiding any unnecessary trip to an embassy.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to apply for the following types of Bahrain visa online:

  • Single-entry Visit eVisa (2 weeks)
  • Single-entry Visit eVisa (3 months)
  • Multiple-entry Visit eVisa
  • GCC Visitor eVisa (multiple-entry)

The Bahrain tourist online visa is valid to enter the country for 90 days from the date of approval.

Travelers can choose between a single-entry eVisa for Bahrain that allows a maximum 2-week stay or one that allows stays of up to 3 months.

The multiple-entry Bahrain online visa allows the holder multiple entries for a maximum stay of 1 month per visit.

Eligible citizens can complete the simple  Bahrain visa application form online with personal and passport information to receive an approved eVisa.

You can use the electronic visa for Bahrain to enter the country by air via Bahrain International Airport, or by land, via the King Fahd Causeway. It is not possible to enter Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway using the GCC visa.

Citizens traveling to Bahrain for other purposes, such as to work, cannot use the online Bahrain tourist visa. In these situations, you should contact a Bahrain Embassy or Consulate.

Highlights
Single entry or multiple entry eVisa
Permits stays of up to 2 weeks, 1 month, or 3 months
Valid to enter Bahrain for 90 days from approval
Travel for tourism or business
Allows entry at Bahrain International Airport
What is Necessary?

Valid passport

Image of passport information page

Valid return flight tickets

Debit/credit card

Current email address

Bahrain eVisa Requirements

It is quick and easy to submit a Bahrain online visa application. You must meet the following basic Bahrain online visa requirements:

  • Passport valid for the length of time the traveler will stay in Bahrain, or the validity period of the eVisa, whichever is longer
  • Image of the biographical page of the applicant’s passport
  • Image of the last page of the passport (Indian passports only)
  • A valid credit/debit card to pay the visa fee
  • A copy of a return air ticket

Depending on the applicant’s nationality and the type of eVisa requested, it may also be necessary to meet some further Bahrain visa requirements for documents:

  • Proof of hotel reservations in Bahrain. Those staying with relatives must provide a copy of a relative’s CPR Reader’s printout
  • Copy of a stamped bank statement under the visitor’s name covering the last three (3) months, with a final balance of no less than the equivalent of BD300.

Once approved, the eVisa is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport, and the  traveler must print a copy of the Bahrain eVisa to present upon arrival at border control in Bahrain.

Upon arrival at Bahrain border control, it is necessary to present the same passport used to complete the eVisa application to gain entry to the country. Travelers with dual nationality should take care to bring the correct passport when preparing for their trip.

Countries Eligible for Bahrain

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Bahrain

Countries Eligible for Bahrain

  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

Bahrain eVisa Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Complete the Bahrain eVisa online application

You can fill in a Bahrain eVisa application exclusively online in just a few minutes. You simply need to provide personal data such as full name, nationality, and date of birth, passport information such as document number and issue/expiry date, and basic travel details.

 

You should also take care to carefully double-check all of the information before submitting your application. This will allow you to avoid any unnecessary processing delays which can occur when small errors are present on the form.

Confirm the Bahrain eVisa payment

To submit your Bahrain eVisa application form, you will also need to confirm payment for the visa fee. The cost of the eVisa must be paid using a valid debit or credit card authorized for online payments. You can enter your credit and card details and securely pay the fee before submitting your form for approval.

Receive the approved Bahrain Online Visa

A Bahrain eVisa is usually processed between 5 and 8 business days. Once approved, the visa is electronically linked to your passport.

 

You will also receive a copy of the approved eVisa in the email inbox that you provided on the online form. You can then make a printout of this copy to present on arrival in Bahrain alongside the same passport you used to complete the electronic application.

Covid Update for Bahrain

Last update: 01/09/2022

Foreign nationals can now visit Bahrain if they have obtained an approved Bahrain eVisa. All COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Bahrain Visa FAQ

  • What is the Bahrain eVisa?

    The Bahrain eVisa is an electronic visa which allows eligible citizens to travel to Bahrain for short stays for tourism and business purposes.

  • Who is eligible for the eVisa for Bahrain?

    Travelers are able to check who needs an eVisa for Bahrain using the visa checker at the bottom of this page.

    The top visitors to Bahrain with the eVisa come from the following countries:

    • India
    • Pakistan
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
    • Egypt
    • Jordan
    • Canada
    • Germany

    Citizens of all countries with a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Residence Card are also eligible for a Bahrain eVisa.

  • How long can I stay in Bahrain with an eVisa?

    The approved Bahrain eVisa allows stays from between 2 weeks up to 3 months, depending on each applicant’s individual needs. It is necessary to select the desired length of stay at the moment of application.

  • How long is my Bahrain eVisa valid?

    The approved Bahrain eVisa is valid for 90 days from the date of approval. It can be used to enter the country during this time.

    It authorizes stays ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months, depending on the traveler’s nationality and the category of eVisa requested.

  • How much is an electronic visa to Bahrain?

    Travelers must pay a processing fee to get their Bahrain visa, and the online option is no exception. Applicants will be prompted to pay this small cost before submitting the form. The price depends on the type of Bahrain eVisa selected, but all rates are very affordable. All transactions are processed by secure servers to protect client data.

  • How long is the Bahrain eVisa valid for?

    The Bahrain eVisa is valid for 90 days to enter Bahrain from the moment of approval. Depending on the type of eVisa selected, it may be valid for either a single entry or multiple entries to the country within this 90-day period.

    The maximum length of stay varies between 2 weeks and 3 months, depending on the type of visa.

  • How many entries do I get with the Bahrain eVisa?

    The Bahrain eVisa is available as both a single and multiple entry online visa. The single-entry eVisa allows the holder to enter Bahrain once for a stay of up to 2 weeks or 3 months. The multiple-entry Bahrain e-Visa allows the holder multiple entries for a maximum stay of 1 month per visit.

  • How can I get an eVisa for Bahrain?

    Eligible citizens must complete the simple Bahrain visa application form in order to receive an approved eVisa for Bahrain.

  • How long does it take to get a Bahrain eVisa?

    The standard processing time for the Bahrain eVisa is 5-8 business days.

  • When can I apply for a visa?

    Applicants are able to submit a Bahrain eVisa application up to 90 business days before the intended date of arrival in Bahrain. The applicant has 90 days to enter Bahrain from the date of eVisa approval.

  • What is the procedure to apply for a Bahrain visa online?

    In order to apply for the Bahrain visa online, it is necessary to complete a simple application form with personal and passport information and details of the trip, and pay a small visa fee to receive an approved eVisa via email.

  • Do I need to apply for a visa at the same time as I book my tickets?

    Applicants should book travel tickets before completing the Bahrain visa application form, as it is necessary to present a return flight ticket as an obligatory requirement in order to obtain an approved eVisa.

  • My passport is expiring soon, can I still get an eVisa for Bahrain?

    In order to apply for the eVisa for Bahrain, the applicant’s passport must be valid for at least the stay in Bahrain or the validity length of the visa, whichever is longer.

  • Do children or infants need an eVisa to Bahrain?

    Children with their own independent passport should have their own eVisa to Bahrain if they are from one of the eligible countries. Parents or legal guardians can complete the application on behalf of their dependents.

    Parents traveling with their children endorsed on their passport are advised to obtain a visa on arrival in Bahrain. For further information about traveling with a minor on the same passport, travelers should contact the nearest Bahrain Embassy or Consulate.

  • What documents do I need to apply for the eVisa?

    In order to apply for the Bahrain online visa, it is necessary to have the following:

    • Passport valid for the length of time the traveler will stay in Bahrain, or the validity period of the visa, whichever is longer
    • Image of the biographical page of the applicant’s passport
    • Image of the last page of the passport (Indian passports only)
    • A valid credit/debit card to pay the visa fee
    • A copy of a return air ticket.

    Depending on the applicant’s nationality, it may also be necessary to supply:

    • Proof of hotel reservations in Bahrain. Those staying with relatives must provide a copy of a relative’s CPR Reader’s printout.
    • Copy of a stamped bank statement under the visitor’s name covering the last three months, with an ending balance of no less than the equivalent of BD300.
  • How will I receive my electronic visa?

    Applicants are able to complete the simple Bahrain visa application to receive an approved eVisa for Bahrain at a current email address provided on the form.

  • How can I track the status of my Bahrain online visa application?

    You are able to check status of the Bahrain online visa application using the OnlineVisa Manager if you applied through this site. You will also receive updates on the progress of your application by email.

  • Is it safe to visit Bahrain?

    In general, Bahrain is considered safe to visit, as crime rates are low and violent crime is rare. As with any trip abroad, travelers are advised to exercise caution with their belongings, as petty theft can happen anywhere.

    There are sometimes demonstrations and protests in Bahrain. Travelers are advised to be vigilant, avoid large crowds, and immediately leave the area if a protest is taking place.

  • What can I do if my electronic visa is rejected?

    If the Bahrain visa form is rejected, the applicant can submit a new eVisa application. It is essential to make sure all of the information entered on the form matches the traveler’s passport, as even small errors can result in the rejection of the application.

  • Will my visa fees be refunded if my application is rejected?

    If the Bahrain eVisa application is rejected or canceled, the visa fees will be refunded but the processing fees are not refundable.

  • Can I extend my stay in Bahrain with my eVisa?

    In some cases, it may be possible to extend an eVisa for Bahrain when already in the country by visiting the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence (NPRA). However, it is generally quicker and easier to simply leave the country and apply for a new eVisa to re-enter.

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