Visa Requirements for Bahrain
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Freedom of Travel
Passport holders of 5 countries have freedom of travel to Bahrain. This often means there will be no limitation on the duration of stay, and no restrictions on activities such as volunteering, employment, or conducting business.
Visa Not Required
Passport holders of 1 country can travel to Bahrain without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.
Visa On Arrival
Visa to travel in Bahrain can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 5 countries.
Passport holders for 49 countries can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to Bahrain.
- eVisaup to 90 days More information will be available soon due to the Israel-Bahrain peace agreement known as Abraham Accord.
Visitors must hold proof of sufficient funds and provide an address in Bahrain.
Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.
- eVisa14 daysHolders of diplomatic passports or official/service passports can obtain a visa on arrival.
Holders of a pre-arranged Stopover Paid by Carrier (STPC) issued to those in transit for a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 24 hours are permitted to leave the Airport and proceed to their hotel, if holding passports valid for at least 3 months and subject to immigration approval.
Passengers with a visa issued by Saudi Arabia and permitted entry by land can obtain a 24-hour transit visa on arrival if continuing their journey by land using the King Fahd Causeway.
Visitors may also apply for a multiple entry visa valid for one year for an allowed stay of 90 days or a multiple entry visa valid for three months for an allowed stay of one month.
Residents of Gulf Cooperation Council countries who have already stayed for more than six months in their country of residence and their professions are in an approved list are eligible for either a 72-hour or a 7-day visa upon their arrival at the airport.
eVisa applicants must supply scanned copies of their air tickets, passports and hotel bookings and are valid for 30 days from the date of approval.
eVisa / On Arrival
On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / authorization is available to passport holders of 69 countries to travel to Bahrain.
Pre-arranged Visa Required
Prior to arrival at Bahrain, passport holders of 100 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Bahrain. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.
- Visa RequiredObtainable online ONLY for those who hold a valid visit visa to UAE, UK, USA, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or USA Green Card
Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
Visa not required for a maximum stay of 1 day for valid visa holders or residents of Saudi Arabia providing hey continue their journey by land using the Causeway to Saudi Arabia.
Visa on arrival for holders of Diplomatic, Service, and Official passports
Multiple-entry Visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 3 months within 6 months for a maximum stay of 2 weeks per visit for residents of the GCC member states
Passengers must hold proof of sufficient funds and provide an address or place of stay in Bahrain
- Visa RequiredeVisa can be obtained for holders of a Residence Permit issued by a GCC member state (through Bahrain International Airport only) under the following conditions:
To be 18 years old and over.
To have had a current residence permit of a GCC state for at least 3 months.
The residence permit for a GCC state must be valid for at least another 3 months.
To be accompanied by the sponsor of the residence permit if the sponsor is an individual.
Does not apply to holders of a GCC Student Visa and Non-Skilled Worker Visa.
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