Bahrain eVisa Requirements for Citizens of Canada

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Canadians can travel to Bahrain with an electronic visa. The Government of Bahrain introduced the eVisa in 2016 to facilitate the process to obtain a valid entry permit for international visitors to reach their country.

The eVisa for Bahrain is available to over 120 nationalities. Canadian travelers can apply for it online from the comfort of their home without needing to schedule an appointment at an embassy.

Types of eVisas for Canadian Citizens Available to Visit Bahrain

The visa policy of Bahrain defines which nationalities can apply for the online visas and what options each one has. Travelers from Canada are among the top visitors in Bahrain and can choose different options for their eVisa.

Canadians interested in a quick and brief visit to Bahrain can apply for a single-entry eVisa that grants a stay for 2 weeks. They have up to 3 months to use this online visa to enter Bahrain.

If they require multiple entries or a more prolonged stay, Canadians can choose between the following eVisa options:

  • Multiple-entry eVisa for 1 month – multiple entries for up to 30 days each time and valid for a total of 90 days.
  • GCC multiple-entry eVisa for 1 month – multiple entries for up to 30 days during each stay and valid for a total of 90 days. This option is only available to those Canadians who hold a legal residence in any of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

These three options are available to Canadian visitors, how should choose the best Bahrain electronic visa option based on their travel needs.

Activities Allowed with the Bahrain eVisa for Canadians

Canadian applicants can use the eVisa for Bahrain for any of the following activities:

  • Tourism
  • Business meetings
  • Trade activities

It is important that Canadian citizens remember that the Bahrain eVisa cannot be used for employment (paid or unpaid).

Applicants from Canada who are interested in professional opportunities or wishing to relocate to Bahrain should organize a visit to the Consulate of Bahrain in Montreal to enquire about further visa options.

Requirements for Canadian Passport Holders to Obtain the Bahraini eVisa

Before nationals of Canada commence application form for the eVisa, we recommend reading through the visa requirements for Canadian travelers. These conditions detail which countries they can visit with an electronic visa and what requisites they must meet.

The conditions to apply for the Bahrain eVisa are standard, and Canadians used to travel abroad will find them very straightforward. Below are the main requirements they must meet:

  • Possess a Canadian passport, which will be valid for 6 months or more on their arrival in Bahrain
  • Take a digital photograph of their passport’s biographical page
  • Provide a bank card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Use an active email address for their application form
  • Share their itinerary, including proof of onward travel or accommodation booking

Canadian citizens with a passport set to expire shortly before their intended arrival (180 days or less) should renew it before they begin their petition.

Passengers from Canada must also confirm the debit or credit card they will use to pay the eVisa fee has been previously authorized for international online payments.

The Bahraini authorities also require some travel details to process all applications successfully. This means showing their airline tickets and accommodation bookings.

Do Canadian children need the Bahraini eVisa?

As a general rule, all Canadian visitors need a Bahrain eVisa to enter the country. However, if there are underage travelers aged 7 or less, they are allowed to present a joint eVisa request via their parents’ or legal guardians’ passports.

In the case of minors from Canada who have their individual passport or are above this age group, they will have to obtain their own eVisa to be allowed in the country.

How To Apply for a Bahrain eVisa as a Canadian Nationa

Once Canadian travelers confirm they meet the Bahrain eVisa requirements, they can initiate their online visa application. They will access an online questionnaire that usually takes 15 to 20 minutes, and they will have to share some personal information such as the following:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Profession
  • Reason for travel
  • Email account
  • Contact telephone number

Then, Canadian travelers need to fill in passport details such as their passport number, expiration date, and issuing country.

Lastly, applicants must complete the electronic payment of the Bahrain eVisa fee by using a debit or credit card.

Nationals of Canada should carefully review all the information they are sharing since any mistake or typo could lead to a rejection of their applications.

Bahrain eVisa’s processing times for Canadian applicants

Once Canadian citizens have submitted their eVisas forms, the Bahraini authorities examine them. This process takes approximately 7 to 30 business days if all the submitted information is correct and requirements have been met.

Once the electronic visa to Bahrain is approved, Canadian nationals will receive the document in PDF format in their email accounts. The eVisa will be electronically linked to their passports.

Applicants from Canada must note that during periods of high touristic demand, the approval of the online visa could take up to 30 days, however, it is usually a straightforward and swift process.

Upon confirmation, we recommend they print out a copy of their approved eVisa at the link provided in the email.

Traveling to Bahrain with the eVisa From Canada

Upon receipt of the eVisa, Canadian citizens must take into account the validity of the eVisa. This is displayed on their approved eVisa for their benefit.

They should also remember this document can only be used to enter the country via Bahrain International Airport.

Once Canadians land in Bahrain, they can head straight to the waiting lines reserved for eVisa holders to save time. They must hand in their passport and approved eVisa to border officials for inspection and be granted entry.

Visa on arrival for Canadians traveling to Bahrain

Before the introduction of the eVisa, travelers could apply for a Bahrain visa on arrival. However, nowadays the best, most convenient option to gain entry to the country is by applying online.

Instead of carrying paper documents, the processing fee in cash, and waiting in line at arrival, citizens of Canada can easily obtain their visa to Bahrain beforehand and via the internet.

Application Steps

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