Bahrain eVisa Online

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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) implemented the Bahrain eVisa application in order to allow travelers to easily get a visa in advance and save time waiting for a visa on arrival.

The approved Bahrain visa online allows stays from between fourteen (14) days up to ninety (90) days, depending on each applicant’s individual needs. It is necessary to select the desired length of stay at the moment of application.

The eVisa for Bahrain is available as both a single and multiple entry online visa depending on nationality. The single entry eVisa allows the holder to enter Bahrain once for a stay of up to 2 weeks (3 months for UK citizens only). The multiple entry Bahrain online visa allows the holder multiple entries for a maximum stay of 30 days per visit.

The validity of the Bahrain tourist online visa begins the moment the traveler enters Bahrain. Applicants have 30 days to enter Bahrain from the date of approval of the eVisa. It is necessary to apply for the Bahrain online visa at least five (5) business days before the intended date of arrival.

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

Holders of the electronic visa for Bahrain are required to enter the country through Bahrain International Airport. It is not possible to enter Bahrain via the King Fahad Causeway using the online Bahrain tourist visa.

Citizens traveling to Bahrain for other purposes such as to work are required to contact a Bahrain Embassy or Consulate.

Bahrain eVisa Requirements

In order to submit a Bahrain online visa application, it is necessary to meet the following 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, 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 $800.

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.

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 top 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 authorizes stays ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months, depending on the traveler’s nationality and individual needs. The validity of the Bahrain eVisa begins the moment the traveler enters Bahrain, and applicants have 30 days to enter Bahrain from the date of approval of the eVisa.

  • How much is an electronic visa to Bahrain?

    The government price of the Bahrain eVisa varies depending on the duration of the stay required by the traveler. The cost of the Visit Single Entry (2 weeks) is $24 (9BD), while the Visit eVisa (1 month multiple entry) and Visit eVisa (3 months single entry for UK citizens only) cost $77 (29BD).

  • How long is the Bahrain eVisa valid for?

    The Bahrain eVisa is valid for 30 days to enter Bahrain from the moment of approval. Upon entry to the country, the validity period of the stay depends on the applicant’s nationality and their individual needs. It is necessary to select the desired time of stay during the application process.

    If this 30-day admission period has passed, or if the applicant’s passport has expired, it will be necessary to apply for a new eVisa before traveling to Bahrain.

  • 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 for UK citizens only). The multiple entry Bahrain e-Visa allows the holder multiple entries for a maximum stay of 30 days per visit.

  • How can I get an eVisa for Bahrain?

    Eligible citizens are able to 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 stand processing time for the Bahrain eVisa is 3-5 business days.

  • When can I apply for a visa?

    Applicants are able to submit a Bahrain eVisa application up to five (5) business days before the intended date of arrival in Bahrain. The applicant has 30 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 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 6 months from the intended date of arrival.

  • Do children or infants need an eVisa to Bahrain?

    Children with their own independent passport should apply online for the eVisa to Bahrain if they are from one of the eligible countries.

    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 $800.
  • 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?

    Applicants are able to check status of the Bahrain online visa application directly on the Bahrain government website. It is necessary to enter the applicant’s passport number, nationality, date of birth, and application reference number to view the status of the eVisa.

  • Is it safe to visit Bahrain?

    In general, Bahrain is considered safe to visit, as crime rates are low and violent crime is rare. However, travelers are advised to exercise caution with their belongings as petty theft is known to be a problem.

    Demonstrations and protests also regularly take place in Bahrain, and can turn violent. 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 is possible to extend an eVisa for Bahrain when already in the country by visiting the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence (NPRA).