In 2016 the Bahraini government implemented an online application program that allows around 120 nationalities to apply for a Bahrain eVisa. This system permits eligible travelers to obtain a visa through a quick and easy electronic form before departure.
An eVisa for Bahrain can be issued for tourism or business purposes. Depending on the applicants nationality, it may be approved as a single or multiple entry entry permit.
The single entry eVisa permits a stay that can vary between 14 to 90 days, depending on the traveler’s individual needs. Applicants are required to select the desired length of stay while completing the online form.
The Bahrain eVisa for multiple entries permits the holder to stay up to 30 days per entry to the country.
A Bahrain electronic visa is valid from the moment it is approved and travelers have a total of 30 days to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain from the date of issue. Once they enter the country they cannot overstay the allowed period of time they previously selected.
Applicants must apply for the eVisa at least 5 business day before the expected date of arrival in the country, keeping in mind that Friday and Saturday are not considered business days in Bahrain.
Once approved, the eVisa isl be automatically linked to the applicant’s passport. The eVisa holder is also recommended to print a paper copy to present, alongside the same passport used to complete the application form, upon arrival in Bahrain.
Citizens that need to travel to Bahrain for longer period of time or for purposes other than tourism or business, are required to submit for a consular visa.
See below a complete list of the nationalities eligible for the Bahrain electronic visa.