Bahrain eVisa for South African Citizens

Bahrain e-Visa for South African citizens is an online alternative to a traditional visa required to travel to Bahrain. Nowadays, embassy visits can be replaced with an online short application process to receive an obligatory travel permit.

e-Visa is issued exclusively for tourist, business, or transit trips. You should know that it doesn't cover a permit for taking up a job within the territory of Bahrain.

South African citizens can choose from three types of electronic visas: a 14-day single-entry, 30-day multiple-entry, and a 90-day multiple-entry. 

You can submit your request from South Africa by simply filling out the application form using any electronic device and get your Bahrain online visa.

The approved online visa should arrive in your inbox maximally within 5 business days, while the application process can be completed within a couple of minutes.

How to apply for an online visa to Bahrain from South Africa?

It's time to fill out your application! Prepare your passport and supporting documents, and start filing your request. Forget about the complicated and time-consuming applications. When choosing the services of Evisa Express, you need only about 15 minutes to submit your e-visa request. You should simply follow a few following steps:

  1. Go to the application form on our website and choose one type of online visa you wish to apply for.
  2. Start filling out the online form by entering your personal details and travel information.
  3. Make an online payment for your e-Visa fee.
  4. Download your approved e-Visa that will be emailed to your inbox in PDF form. It's recommended to carry a printout copy of your e-visa along with its electronic version.

Bahrain e-Visa processing time and fees for South Africans


e-Visa processing time depends entirely on the decision of the Immigration Department of the Kingdom of Bahrain. However, the average time our customers need to wait for their online visas is 46 hours. Your e-Visa shouldn't reach you later than within 5 business days from the day you submitted your application.


The cost varies according to the type of e-Visa and the length of your stay:

  • 69 EUR - for one entry (up to 14 days)
  • 109 EUR - for numerous entries (up to 30 days each)
  • 249 EUR - for numerous entries (up to 90 days each)

How long can the South African citizens stay in Bahrain with e-Visa?

There are 3 Bahrain e-Visa types that you can choose from. Each of them allows staying in the country for different time periods:

  • Single-entry: its holder can stay in Bahrain for up to 14 days; this e-visa type is a permit for only one entry;
  • Multiple-entry (1): its holder is allowed to stay in Bahrain for up to 30 days entering and leaving the country numerous times; it stays valid for 3 months after you enter the country;
  • Multiple-entry (2): its holder may stay in Bahrain for up to 90 days entering and exiting the country multiple times; it stays valid for 365 days from the arrival date.

All the above e-Visa types need to be used within 30 days from the issuance date and function as tourist, business, or transit visas.

Bahrain e-Visa requirements for the South African nationals


All South African nationals need to gather the following required documents to complete the application:

  • scan or a digital photograph of your South African passport (bio-data page);
  • copy of your return ticket or a ticket confirming your further travel;
  • confirmation of your hotel booking in Bahrain;
  • if you are staying in Bahrain with a relative, you will need to submit a printout copy from the CPR reader of that person.

Note: Please remember to submit a separate e-visa request for every child you're going to travel with!

Is it safe to use Evisa Express to get a Bahrain e-Visa?

Applying with us, you are guaranteed:

  • the professional assistance of a team of experts ready to analyze your e-visa request and make corrections (if needed) without any additional costs;
  • your money reimbursement in case of your e-visa request rejection (in compliance with our Terms of Service);
  • support at every stage of your online application;
  • the application using the services of a company with long-standing experience in the electronic visa field;
  • the best protection of your data confirmed by an SSL certificate;
  • the most updated information on visa regulations verified by our travel experts with official governmental sources.

Should you encounter any difficulties throughout the application process, don't hesitate to contact us.

Get your e-Visa to Bahrain from South Africa, and make an itinerary of your visit to Bahrain! Your trip is closer than you may think!

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