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Bahrain eVisa Requirements for Citizens of United Kingdom

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British nationals visiting Bahrain require a visa to be allowed entry into the country. They are eligible to apply online for a Bahrain eVisa saving time on personal appointments at an embassy.

It is important to note the eVisa grants entry only for temporary visits to the Kingdom of Bahrain and for specific purposes.

The Kingdom of Bahrain introduced the eVisa In 2016. It is available to over 120 nationalities, including those from the United Kingdom. The application process is quick and easy and, as it takes place online, it can be done entirely from the comfort of your home.

Types of Bahrain eVisas for British Travelers

The visa policy for Bahrain defines the nationalities eligible to obtain this online visa and the options each country has.

UK nationals are amongst the top visitors in the Kingdom of Bahrain. They can choose different types of eVisas that suit their varying travel needs (purpose of visit, number of entries, length of stay desired).

If Britons only need a single entry into Bahrain, they can choose between an eVisa for 2 weeks stay meant for tourism or business purposes, or a 3-month Visit eVisa.

On the other hand, if UK nationals require multiple entries, they can choose between the following options:

  • Visit eVisa for multiple stays of 1 month during 90d days
  • GCC Visitor eVisa for multiple stays of 1 month.

This last option is available for UK citizens who hold legal residence in one of neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Activities British Visitors can Carry out With the eVisa in Bahrain

British citizens can apply for the Bahrain eVisa for any of the following reasons for travel:

  • Tourism
  • Business activities

UK nationals must note the eVisa forbids them from carrying out any professional activity (paid or otherwise). If they wish to pursue long-term employment or relocate to Bahrain, they must visit the Bahrain Embassy in London to obtain a visa.

Requirements for British Citizens for the Bahrain eVisa

Before initiating the application process to obtain the eVisa, we recommend reading through the visa requirements for Britons to travel to Bahrain.

The conditions for the Bahrain eVisa are simple to meet and standard for most international destinations. Applicants from the UK must confirm they comply with the following:

  • Have a British passport valid for 180 days on their arrival date in Bahrain
  • Supply a digital image of the passport’s biographical page
  • Possess a bank card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Share proof of onward travel (return or onwards ticket)
  • Provide an active email address for their eVisa request

The validity of the passport is essential for the eVisa approval. If this condition is not met, we request British applicants to submit it for renewal with their local authorities before initiating their petition. They must also provide a readable digital image of their passport’s biographical page.

Since the application process is completely online, it is important to ensure the debit or credit card that will be used to pay the eVisa fee has been activated for online transactions, and the email address provided is one that is frequently used.

How to Apply for a Bahrain eVisa as a British National

The application process for the eVisa for Bahrain is available via an online questionnaire that usually takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Britons will be required to share the following personal information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Country of Birth
  • Job title
  • Purpose of visit
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

They will also have to provide the following passport details:

  • Passport number
  • Passport issuing country
  • Passport expiration date

They can continue with the eVisa petition by confirming their travel itinerary and uploading the passport’s biographical page. It is essential to ensure that the information they are providing is true and accurate. Any mistake or missing details could result in a denial of their eVisa request.

eVisa for British minors visiting Bahrain

British citizens planning a family holiday must note that any visitor over 7 years of age must reach the country with an approved eVisa.

However, if any traveling party includes children under 7 years of age and who share their passport with one of their parents or legal guardians, then they can be included in a joint application.

Processing Times for the Bahrain eVisa for Britons

Once travelers from the UK have submitted their eVisa petition, they will receive a confirmation email that it has been received by the Bahraini authorities, who will evaluate their request. This process can take up to 7 business days.

It is important to note that the evaluations can take up to a month during high demand periods. Therefore it is recommendable for British applicants to submit their eVisa form at least 6 weeks before their travel.

If the application process has been correctly filled in, petitioners from the United Kingdom will receive a reply with a confirmation email, and the eVisa will be electronically linked to their passport. Upon receipt of the email, they will find a link to download as a PDF or print their eVisa.

We recommend printing out a copy of the approved eVisa and keeping it next to the travel documents before reaching Bahrain since it will be required for inspection upon reaching the country.

Traveling to Bahrain with the eVisa from the UK

Once British passport holders have received their approved eVisa, they must ensure their arrival complies with their specific visa’s validity period. They will find this date visible on their approved eVisa. If they reach Bahrain after this date, the eVisa will not be valid.

Britons must ensure they arrive in the country at Bahrain International Airport, where the eVisa is allowed.

Upon landing, we recommend that they head straight to the queues for international visitors holding the eVisa for a more comfortable wait at border controls. They will be required to show their passports and display their eVisa to be allowed entry into the country.

Travelers from the United Kingdom must take care not to overstay their allowed dates on their eVisa since it cannot be extended.

If they must prolong their stay, they should request a Visit Visa at the NPRA (Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs office) before their current eVisa expires.

Application Steps

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Receive approved Visa

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