Valid passport for at least 6 months required by all.
Visas Required by all except the following:
(a) nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates;
(b) transit passengers continuing
their journey by the first connecting flight provided holding
confirmed tickets and appropriate travel documents and remaining
within the transit area.
1. Nationals of EU countries, Australia, Canada, Japan,
New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and USA may obtain visas
on arrival for touristic or business stays of up to 2 weeks.
The fee is approximately US$13. If working for a media company
(eg, a newspaper or TV company) a special invitation from
the Bahrain authorities is required.
Types of visa and cost
Entry (single-entry) and Business. Both types cost £20.
Length of visa granted depends on individual application
and granting of non-objection certificate. Holders of British
and Irish passports and American and Canadian visitors can
apply for a multiple-entry visa (for business only) for
4-week stays which is valid for up to 5 years, cost: £40.
3 months from date of issue (Entry Visa).
Consulate (or Consular Section at Embassy); see Contact
Note: (a) Entry Visas are obtainable through various hotels,
travel agencies and other companies licensed to carry out
touristic activities in Bahrain. Organized groups are charged
a fee of BD5 per person (approximately US$13). Long-term
business visas should be arranged by the employing company
in Bahrain. (b) All nationalities who have previously traveled
to Bahrain and have a stamped passport should have very
few problems obtaining a visa to return. (ac) Some visitors
can now apply for an electronic visa in Bahrain, through
the website www.evisa.gov.bh. This has the added benefit
of being 24-hour and enabling secure online credit payment
and multiple applications, if necessary.
Entry visa: (a) Valid passport. (b) One passport-size photo.
(c) One completed application form. (d) One registered,
self-addressed envelope and cheque for £3 to cover
return of passport if applying by post. (e) Fee. (f) No
Objection Certificate obtained by agent in Bahrain from
the Ministry of Interior (only applies to certain nationals).
Business visa: (a)-(e) and, (f) Letter from employer or
letter of invitation from Bahrain.
Working days required
2 working days.
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