Visa Requirements for Bahrain

Instant Visa policy lookup 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 On Arrival

Visa to travel in Bahrain can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 4 countries.

eVisa

Passport holders for 44 countries can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to Bahrain.

eVisa / On Arrival

On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / authorization is available to passport holders of 117 countries to travel to Bahrain.

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    Visa on arrival for Gulf Cooperation Council residents with a validity of more than 3 months and occupation should not be labourers.
    Visa on arrival for holders of valid visit visa to UAE, UK, US, KSA (excluding Hajj & Umrah visa), Schengen or US Green Card for 2 weeks Single Entry or Three months Multiple Entry.
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  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysRemarks updated .Visa on arrival is single entry, subject to a fee.
    Multiple entry visa available on arrival for 1 month stay.
    Irish citizens can also apply for e-Visas as an alternative.
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivaleVISA: 14/30/90 days Visa on arrival: 14/30 daysRemarks updated .Visitors must hold proof of sufficient funds and provide an address in Bahrain.
    Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.
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  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysRemarks updated .Holders 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.
    e-Visa applicants must supply scanned copies of their air tickets, passports and hotel bookings and are valid for 30 days from the date of approval.
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    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.
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  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysRemarks updated .Visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for those who hold a valid residency permit to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, who have already stayed for more than 6 months in their country of residence.
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  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 daysRemarks updated .Passengers with a resident permit issued by Saudi Arabia can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 month if:
    the residence permit is at least 3 months old and valid for at least another 3 months when entering Bahrain; and
    having a re-entry visa issued by the country of residency; and
    having a hotel reservation confirmation; and
    having a return/onward ticket for next destination and sufficient funds to cover their stay.
    Passengers with a visa issued by Saudi Arabia, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 month. They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 2 weeks.
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Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at Bahrain, passport holders of 59 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Bahrain. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

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