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Bahrain eVisa Requirements for Citizens of United Kingdom

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British nationals visiting Bahrain can take full advantage of the benefits of the electronic visa (eVisa) system and authorize their trip online.

UK passport holders are eligible to apply online for a Bahrain eVisa for British citizens, saving time on personal appointments at an embassy.

The Bahrain eVisa for citizens of the UK is regarded as the quickest and easiest way to obtain a visa to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain for tourism or business.

Applicants must simply meet a few basic Bahrain eVisa requirements for Brits.

Do British Citizens Need a Visa for Bahrain?

Yes, passengers traveling on a UK passport must have a valid Bahrain visa to enter the Kingdom.

The most convenient way to get a Bahrain visa for UK citizens is to apply online for the eVisa.

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

According to the visa policy for Bahrain, citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are eligible to use the simply online system to apply for a few different types of eVisa, depending on their 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 the following options:

  • 2-week Visit eVisa
  • 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 up to 1 month each, over a validity period of 90 days
  • GCC Visitor eVisa for multiple stays of up to 1 month

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

Activities British Visitors can Carry Out with the eVisa in Bahrain

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

  • Tourism
  • Business activities

UK nationals must note the eVisa does not allow them to carry 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 the relevant visa and permits.

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 valid British passport
  • 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. The UK passport must be valid for at least the total length of the visa’s validity and the length of the stay in Bahrain to ensure that the traveler can leave the country on the same passport.

It is advisable to have a passport that will be valid for at least 180 days from the arrival date in Bahrain. If your passport is due to expire sooner, you should renew it before applying for the Bahrain online visa for UK citizens.

For some types of eVisas, Brits must also provide accommodation reservations and proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (stamped bank statement with a balance of at least BD300).

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

Applicants will also have to provide the following passport details:

  • Passport number
  • Passport issuing country
  • Passport expiration date

You can continue with the eVisa application by confirming your travel itinerary and uploading your passport’s biographical page. It is essential to ensure that the information you have provided is true and accurate. Any mistake or missing details could result in issues processing the 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.

How Long Does It Take to Get the Bahrain eVisa from the UK?

British applicants usually receive their Bahrain eVisa within 5-8 business days. It is advisable to apply in good time before the trip to allow for busy periods.

All correspondence regarding the eVisa application, including confirmation of the approved visa, will be delivered to the email address provided by the British traveler.

You should print out a copy of the approved eVisa and keep 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

The easiest way to travel from the UK to Bahrain with the eVisa is by air. All types of eVisa may be used to enter the country at Bahrain International Airport.

All eVisas except GCC eVisas may also be used to enter Bahrain by land via the King Fahd Causeway.

Travelers from the United Kingdom must abide by the terms of their visa, including the date by which they must leave Bahrain. To spend longer in the country, simply leave temporarily, apply for a new eVisa, and then re-enter the Kingdom.

Can UK citizens get visa on arrival in Bahrain? 

British travelers who make an impromptu journey to Bahrain and do not have time to apply for the eVisa may instead apply for a visa on arrival.

The Bahrain visa on arrival is not recommended for British nationals who have the opportunity to apply in advance. This is because you have to wait in an extra queue to apply at the border and this means spending a lot of unnecessary time waiting at immigration.

If the visa on arrival application is not approved because of missing paperwork or any other reason, you will not be allowed to enter Bahrain and will have to return home.

If you apply for the eVisa in advance, there is time to sort out any issues with the application and ensure you have an approved visa when you arrive. Brits with eVisas can clear immigration much faster than those applying for a visa on arrival. This is why the online visa is generally the preferred option.

Application Steps

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

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