Our Bahrain Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Bahrain visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Bahrain.
Entry into Bahrain
- The King Fahd Causeway between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain does not require PCR testing or quarantine for arrivals.
- Before visiting Bahrain, visitors should verify with their airline about PCR testing requirements.
- Travelers can check Bahrain’s current COVID-19 judgments on the Ministry of Health Covid-19 Protocols page and the Bahrain News Agency for updates.
- Masks are optional indoors and outdoors.
- Those who test positive for COVID-19 in Bahrain must self-isolate at home or in a hotel for 7 days (if fully vaccinated) or 10 days (if unvaccinated).
Eligibility to apply for a Bahrain visa
GCC Visas are available to everyone with a GCC Resident Permit in their passport. At the Bahrain border, the Resident Permit must be at least six months old and valid for six more months.
Passports must be valid for 6 months after arrival in Bahrain.
Leave Bahrain with a confirmed onward ticket.
You must be able to sustain yourself and any dependents while visiting.
Processing time for Bahrain visas
Applications can take 72 hours. A decision will be emailed to you. Do not assume your Visa will be issued if you plan to travel within 3 days of applying.
Appointment waiting timesApplications take 72 hours. A decision will be emailed to you. Do not assume your Visa will be issued if you plan to travel within 3 days of applying.
Normal appointment wait periods are two to three weeks.
Who can visit Bahrain without a visa?
GCC citizens (Kuwait, Oman, UAE, and Saudi Arabia) can enter Bahrain visa-free. Visitors to Bahrain must have lived in a GCC country for at least three months and have a return visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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|What if my visa is refused?|
Bahrain visa types
The types of visas Bahrain offers are:
- Tourist Visa
- Visitor Visa
- 72-Hour & Seven-Day Visa
- Business Visa
- Work Visa
- Family Visa
What to do if your Bahrain visa is refused
If the applicant discovers an error in their application, they should contact the NPRA or reapply and pay the full Visa price. Reapplying requires a new application form, cost, and interview.
People also asked...
Below are some examples of questions travellers wanting to go to Bahrain have asked which you may find useful:
Citizenship, Passports, and Residence (NPRA). It manages Bahrain’s borders. This involves processing Bahraini visas.
Yes, you can extend your visa in Bahrain by contacting the NPRA main office (Manama, Exhibitions Avenue, Building One, ground floor) or Muharraq at the MOI service centre (378 Sheikh Hamad Street Complex 211) and paying an extension fee.
If you lose your application Reference Number and cannot check its status on this site, contact NPRA with your name, nationality, and passport number. Please provide the details using the same email as your visa application.