Visa for Bahrain
eVisa to Bahrain: Basic Information
An E-visa is an electronic document that allows you to enter Bahrain. The electronic visa system is available to all citizens of visa-free countries. This means that anyone with a valid passport from an eligible country can apply for an e-visa by completing an online application form. The entire process can be done online so you don’t have to visit the embassy.
The cost of eVisa for Bahrain depends on the type of entry and length of stay:
- 69 Euro for a single 14-day stay
- 109 Euro for a 30-day stay with the possibility of multiple entries
- 249 Euro for a multiple-entry allowing a 90-day stay, valid for one year from the date of issue of the document.
Types of eVisa
There are three types of eVisa to Bahrain:
Single Entry eVisa – may be used for both tourism and business purposes. Good for stays of up to 14 consecutive days. The eVisa owner must start using the eVisa within 30 days of the issue date. After the eVisa has been used for the first time, it remains valid for the 30 days following the date of first entry.
Multiple Entry eVisa (1) – may be used for both tourism and business purposes. Good for stays of up to 30 consecutive days. The eVisa owner must start using the eVisa within 30 days of the issue date. After the eVisa has been used for the first time, it remains valid for the 90 days following the date of first entry.
Multiple Entry eVisa (2) – may be used for both tourism and business purposes. Good for stays of up to 90 consecutive days. The eVisa owner must start using the eVisa within 30 days of the issue date. After the eVisa has been used for the first time, it remains valid for the 365 days following the date of first entry.
List of eligible countries
Citizens from the countries listed below must apply for an eVisa in order to travel to Bahrain:
- Anguilla (UK)**
- Antigua and Barbuda**
- Aruba (NL)**
- British Virgin Islands (UK)
- Caribbean Netherlands (NL)**
- Cayman Islands (UK)**
- Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)**
- Curaçao (NL)**
- Czech Republic*
- Dominican Republic**
- Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (UK)**
- Faroe Islands (DK)**
- French Guiana (FR)**
- Guadeloupe (FR)**
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man (UK)**
- Isle of Wight (UK)**
- Korea, South
- Martinique (FR)**
- Montserrat (UK)**
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico (US)**
- Russian Federation
- Saint Barthelemy (FR)**
- Saint Kitts and Nevis**
- Saint Lucia**
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines**
- San Marino
- Sint Maarten (FR/NL)**
- South Africa**
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)**
- U.S. Virgin Islands (US)**
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Vatican City (Holy See)
Foreign nationals (citizens of non-GCC countries) residing in GCC countries (Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) may apply for an eVisa by uploading a copy of their GCC visa in addition to the basic application documents listed on this page.
If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Bahrain.
eVisa to Bahrain Application Form
We would like to inform you that both, the visa process and processing time depend on the decision of the Immigration Office in Bahrain.
An approved visa will be sent to your email address. After receiving the email, please print your e-visa and show it at the airport upon arrival in Bahrain.
To complete the application, use the panel on the left. Choose the type of your trip: single or multiple entries (30 or 90 days), and enter your citizenship. Click "Apply online" and fill out the application form.
eVisa Validity Period
The validity of an electronic visa depends on the type of visa you have chosen:
Single Entry eVisa – It is valid for 1 month. You can stay up to 14 days which means that you must use the e-visa within 30 days of its issue.
Multiple Entry eVisa (1) - also, valid for 1 month. You can stay up to 30 days, which means that you must use the e-visa within 30 days of its issue. Upon arrival, it will be valid for 3 months, of which the maximum length of stay for each journey is 30 days.
Multiple Entry eVisa (2) - It is valid for entry for one month with a stay of up to 90 days. This means that you must use the e-visa within 30 days of its issue. Upon arrival, it will be valid for 1 year, of which the maximum length of stay for each journey is 90 days.
To be able to apply for an e-visa online, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Bahrain.
eVisa Transit Information
Citizens of all countries except Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates must apply for a visa to travel to Bahrain. If you have a passport issued by the office of an eligible country, apply for an e-visa online.
Requirements on Arrival
To travel to Bahrain you need a valid passport issued by a country that is eligible for an e-visa. There is no need to print the issued visa, but the Bahrain Authority recommends making a copy just in case - it can be an electronic copy of the visa stored on your phone or a printout.
Citizens of all eligible countries (please find the list above) have to provide:
- Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
(Travelers from India will be asked to provide: Copy of the photo page of the applicant's passport, plus a copy of the passport last page for Indian passports.)
- Copy of return/onward ticket
Citizens of certain countries (specified in the “eligible countries” list) may need additional documents, such as:
- Proof of a hotel booking in Bahrain. If the traveler is staying with a relative, it may be necessary to provide a copy of the relative’s CPR Reader’s printout
- Copy of a stamped bank statement under the visitor's name covering the last three months with a current balance of not less than the equivalent of BD300 (about USD800).
All foreign nationals residing in GCC countries (GCC Visa)
- Scan or digital photo of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport
- Copy of return/onward ticket
- Copy of a resident card from one of the GCC countries
- The e-visa is valid for a certain period depending on the type of visa chosen. The visa expiry date determines the time when we can enter Bahrain. This means that we can enter the visa to enter the country even on the last day of the document's validity
- Applicants must stay outside Bahrain during the entire visa process
- To apply for a new visa to Bahrain it is necessary that your current visa is expired. The Bahrain Immigration Office allows one procedure at a time only.
- If you change your passport or if it expires, you must apply for a new e-visa. The visa is assigned directly to the passport number, therefore it is not possible to use the document with another or new passport.
- The e-visa can be used for tourist, business and transit purposes.
- You are not allowed to work on the e-visa basis. To be able to start work, you will need a different type of visa and visit the embassy.
Benefits of Evisa Express
- Easy application process
- Qualified team of experts
- Guarantee of service
Learn more about tourism in Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain is, in fact, an archipelago, which consists of 33 separate islands. This country is one of the youngest and yet the richest one in the world. There are plenty of luxurious hotels, state of the art construction, and supercars casually driving the streets of the country capital, Manama. This city has the largest population in the country that equals approximately 157,000 residents. Bahrain might not be the largest nor the most populated country, but it surely is exceptional. Laws in this country differ significantly from laws in neighboring countries. In Bahrain, alcohol is legal and easily accessible for both residents and its visitors. Over 70% of residents are Islamic; however, the government guarantees freedom of religion. That is why you will get the chance to see not only mosques but also churches, synagogues, and plenty of other temples. Bahrain is also one of the first countries in this region that have decided to grant suffrage to women.
This country is commonly considered to be an inhabited desert. This statement is not far from the truth. 92% of the Archipelago consists of a desert. Such conditions guarantee sunny weather almost all year long. While planning your vacation to Bahrain, you have to keep in mind that the average temperature in January is 14 degrees, and in July and August, the temperatures can reach over 45 Celcius degrees. While planning your stay, remember that the majority of beaches are private. If you are planning to spend your holidays on the shores of the Persian Gulf, book a room in a hotel with beach access.
- Visa requirements for an Evisa to Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain has recently invested over 13 billion USD in the tourism sector of its economy. With such measures undertakes, they have prepared themselves for a significant increase in business and tourism visitors. There has been an entirely new system introduced that allows applying for a Bahraini visa online. It is no longer necessary to visit the Embassy. There is no need for you to provide any hard to get documents. You will only be requested for your passports biodata page and a return ticket from Bahrain. To complete an application for an eVisa to Bahrain, you only need a couple of minutes and a device with Internet access. A complete list of nationalities eligible to apply for an eVisa, as well as a simplified application process, are available for your reference at this website.
Food American valley (over 50% of residents are not Bahraini nationals) sushi, Japanese Thai Arabic cuisine.
5 reasons why you should visit Bahrain
- 1. Best organized Grand Prix in the world
Amongst Arab community supercars and car-related sports are one of the few entertainment activities not frowned upon regardless of the country. Grand Prix, formula one championship race, sponsored by Gulf Air, took place in 2004. It was the first time that an Arab country has held such an event. In the first year, it was given the award for the best organized Grand Prix. This massive event is being organized annually in Bahrain ever since. Even if you are not an enormous fan of automotive, for three days, in the same place as Grand Prix, there are plenty of concerts, events for various age groups, art displays, and digital exhibitions. It's impossible not to be able to find something enjoyable for you.
- 2. It's an excellent place for families
The residents of Bahrain often emphasize that their homeland is one of the safest countries in the world. The crime rate is almost non-existent, and it's as safe during the night as it is during the day. While planning holidays with family, each parent also seeks for activities that the entire family will enjoy. Those who are looking for an adrenaline rush should visit Adhari Park. It consists of 39 rides in total, 17 indoor ones, and 22 outdoor ones. The entire park covers the area of 165 000 meters square, so surely a family can spend there a whole day on making memories for a lifetime. Another ideal place an entire family can enjoy is Al Areen. It is a wildlife park, a zoo, and a breeding center for endangered species. It is a great place to see animals that previously were too distant and available only on television.
In Bahrain, there are also two exceptional waterparks. One of them is located in the City Center in the country's capital. Wahooo! Waterpark consists of a set of indoor pools, plenty of water rides, and a water playground for children. The place in which you will be able to spend a whole day is without a shadow of doubt Lost Paradise of Dilmun. It is an outdoor waterpark with tons of attractions, thousands of square kilometers of pools, and plenty of water rides. It's a place for the entire family to enjoy water activities in the middle of the dessert.
- 3. The most diverse architecture
In Arab society, there are plenty of countries that have gone through extreme changes in the past couple of years. The changes not only include the social sector but, first and foremost, the increase of investments in the architecture area. The Bahraini is known for building the most modern and breathtaking skyscrapers, while still preserving their monuments. World Trade Center, located in the country capital, is the first structure that uses wind turbines to produce electricity. It has received multiple awards for combining science and ecology into architecture. Bahrain also has places like Al Areen palace, which might be the most beautiful places to get a SPA treatment in this region or even the entire world.
On the other hand, there are plenty of monuments tourists can explore during their stay. The most relevant one is undoubtedly the Qal' at al-Bahrain, also known as the Fort of Bahrain. This over 5000-year structure is available for tourists for the entire year. Apart from the state of the art mosques built recently by the wealthiest residents of Bahrain, there is also Khamis mosque. It was built in the 7th century, and its remains are still available for tourists.
- 4. Chilling watersports
While you are in Bahrain, you will most likely experience scorching weather and cloudless sky. There are plenty of ways you can escape the sun for at least a couple of minutes. Every building has an air conditioning system and can always get a bottle of refreshing cold water. The most pleasant and vacation-worthy method would be to try learning at least one of the water sports. For fans of the action movies, the best one of them is unquestionably trying to use a flyboard. But there are also quite a lot of activities suitable for those scared of heights. Begging with paddle boarding, windsurfing, or kitesurfing, and ending up on spending time on a launch with a group of friends.
- 5. A miracle in the middle of the desert
The Kingdom of Bahrain, by many, is considered to be a place where the sacred Garden of Eden once was. No one has proved the historical value of such myths; however, some locals tend to spread this theory to tourists. Even though now there is not much flora on the Bahraini Archipelago, there is undoubtedly one extraordinary tree. In the middle of the desert, where there is absolutely none source of water, grows a gigantic Tree of Life. There are plenty of theories contemplating plants' ability to adjusts to such harsh conditions; however, none of them have been proven to be accurate.
Scientists have discovered an underground stream of water located 2 miles away from the miraculous tree. It's said that the plant might have grown root system long enough to reach it over the years. The other theory claims that the tree might have learned to absorb water from the breeze blowing from the Persian Gulf. If you find those theories unplausible, there may be the last one that will be the most convincing to you. Some groups believe that this tree prooves the opinion of the sacred Garden of Eden being located in Bahrain to be accurate. In this scenario, this remarkable plant would be receiving the essential hydration from a mystic source. No matter which theory will turn out to be the true one in the future, this phenomenon is drawing over 15000 tourists on average, annually.
Three easy steps to get your eVisa
- Apply online
- Fill out remaining required information and make online payment
- Check your email