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Bahrain eVisa Requirements for Citizens of the United States

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US passport holders can visit Bahrain with an online visa. The Government of Bahrain introduced the eVisa in 2016 to facilitate the application process to obtain a valid travel permit for American passport holders.

The Bahrain eVisa is available to Americans via an online form. They can request it from the comfort of their homes without requiring an appointment at an embassy or consulate.

What Type of Bahrain eVisa are Available for Americans?

The visa policy for Bahrain outlines the different types of Bahrain eVisa options US applicants can choose from to suit their travel needs (lengths of stay or number of entries).

Below are the main Bahrain online visa options for American citizens:

  • Single-entry visit eVisa for 14 days – valid for 90 days for first entry and grants a single entry in Bahrain for 2 weeks
  • Multiple-entry visit eVisa for 30 days – valid for 90 days for first entry and grants multiple entries in Bahrain for 30 days per visit
  • Multiple-entry visit eVisa for 30 days (GCC) – US citizens currently based in any of the GCC states can also opt for the GCC Visitor Visa which grants them multiple entries during a month in Bahrain.

American travelers can use the different eVisas to visit Bahrain for both tourism and business purposes.

If US citizens need to stay longer in Bahrain or are interested in a relocation to the country, they must schedule an appointment at the Bahraini Embassy in Washington DC for further information. They can also visit the Consular offices in San Diego or New York City based on their location.

Requirements for United States Citizens for the Bahrain eVisa

Before initiating their plans for Bahrain, we recommend reading the visa conditions for United States citizens. They detail the countries they can visit with an online visa and what requirements they must meet.

Americans used to frequent international travel will find the eVisa requisites easy to meet.

The main requirements for the Bahrain eVisa include the following:

  • Have an American passport valid for 6 months on their arrival date in Bahrain
  • Provide a digital photograph of the passport’s biographical page
  • Use a valid bank card to pay the Bahrain eVisa processing fee
  • Register their eVisa petition with an email address
  • Share proof of onward travel such as a return air ticket

US visitors with a passport set to expire in 180 days or less should submit it for renewal with their local authorities before requesting their eVisa. They must also ensure their bank card has been activated for online payments.

They should also share some further details such as proof of onward travel. Since the petition process for the eVisa is online, we recommend using an email address they frequently access.

Application for the Bahraini eVisa for Americans

Citizens from the United States who confirm the eVisa suits their travel needs and comply with the minimum requirements can proceed to the eVisa form. It is available through an online questionnaire that usually takes 15 to 20 minutes to fill in.

US applicants will be required to share some personal information along with their passport details:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Present occupation
  • Purpose of visit
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Passport expiry date

After answering these questions, American applicants will be required to upload the necessary documentation, such as their passport’s biographical page, and confirm their travel itinerary.

It is very important to ensure the application form’s information is accurate and matches their passport. Any minor mistake could delay their approval or lead to rejection.

eVisa for Bahrain for underage travelers from the US

Americans planning a family vacation with children in Bahrain must note that each arrival must have their own eVisa previously approved.

The only exception is if any group includes children under 7 years of age and they share the same passport with one of their parents or guardians. In that case, they can be included in a joint eVisa request.

Evaluation Process of the Bahrain eVisas for US Petitioners

Once US citizens have submitted their requests, the Government of Bahrain evaluates them. The processing period usually takes from 7 to 30 business days.

In busy tourist periods, the process could lead up to a week. Therefore, we recommend American citizens submit their eVisa petition at least days before their arrival.

If the application form has been correctly filled in, US citizens will be issued a confirmation email informing them of their eVisa approval. The online platform facilitates saving the eVisa as a PDF or printing it directly for their convenience.

Nationals of the United States must note the approved Bahrain eVisa is linked directly to their passport. This is especially important for Americans with dual citizenship or if they have had to replace their passport after their eVisa petition.

If they travel to Bahrain with a different passport to the one they applied for their eVisa, they will not be able to use it and will have to request another one.

Travel to Bahrain from United States with the eVisa

US travelers must note they can only use the eVisa at Bahrain International Airport. Once they land, they must head straight to the queues exclusive for eVisa holders to save time.

They must submit their passport and approved eVisa to border officials for inspection and be granted entry.

It is essential to abide by the authorized dates on the type of eVisa granted. Overstaying their permitted days is not allowed.

If American visitors need to prolong their stay more than initially planned, they must apply for a Visitor Visa at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs office (NPRA) and pay the subsequent fee.

Visa on arrival for American travelers reaching Bahrain

Although US nationals are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival, this option entails having to queue for long hours, carrying paper documents and paying in cash.

Therefore, we recommend the Bahrain eVisa as the most convenient and time-saving travel option for American citizens.

Application Steps

Complete online application
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