Bahrain Electronic Visa Services
Online Bahrain eVisa Information

About the Bahrain eVisa Online

The Bahrain eVisa, or Visit eVisa was introduced towards the end of 2016 as an alternative to the embassy or consulate visa. The immigration and border authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain have implemented the Bahrain eVisa Online to enable travelers to easily and quickly apply for a visa to visit the country for tourism or business purposes. If a foreign citizen from one of the eligible countries wishes to visit Bahrain, it is possible for them to apply for an eVisa online before departure. Without the Visit eVisa for Bahrain, travelers may be denied access to the country.

The eVisa for Bahrain for tourism or business can provide access to the country for eligible citizens for periods of 2 weeks, 1 month or 3 months depending on their needs and eligibility. The application will ask travelers their length of stay, nationality and the number of times they wish to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain in order to allocate the corresponding visa.

Online eVisa for Bahrain

The online eVisa for Bahrain is available to citizens from countries all over the world. Eligible citizens are able to apply and obtain their eVisa for entry into Bahrain via the Internet. All eligible foreign nationals can request the Visit eVisa by applying online. The approved online eVisa for Bahrain will be sent to the applicant via e-mail.

Travelers can apply for the Visit eVisa anytime before their trip to Bahrain. If the departure date is within the following month, the approved Visit eVisa will be sent within 7 to 30 business day(s). If the departure date is later than a month, the approved eVisa will be sent thirty (30) days prior to traveling.

In order to submit a Bahrain eVisa application online, candidates must have a valid passport, e-mail address and a credit or debit card.

eVisa General Conditions for Bahrain

The Bahrain eVisa allows the applicant to enter Bahrain for a period of between 2 weeks and 3 months, depending on their individual needs and nationality. When completing the eVisa application, the traveler will be able to indicate the length of his or her stay, nationality and respond to other questions regarding qualifying aspects. The system will then select the appropriate eVisa.

The eVisa for Bahrain is available for single or multiple entries, something that also depends on the eligibility of the applicant and his/her needs. This will be determined at the moment of application.

The following are some of the general conditions for the Bahrain eVisa:

  • Travelers must be outside the Kingdom of Bahrain when applying for their eVisa.
  • Admission of the applicant cannot violate security or national welfare; therefore the final decision to grant permission to enter Bahrain will be granted by border control upon arrival.
  • Payment must be completed online using credit or debit cards.
  • All major cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard etc.
  • No receipt will be emitted, but a confirmation e-mail will be sent.
  • The Bahrain eVisa cannot be used to enter Bahrain to accept or search for employment.

Entry Requirements for Bahrain eVisa

This electronic travel authorization permits the holder to travel to Bahrain if he/she meets the correct eligibility requirements:

  • Must hold a passport from one of the eligible countries.
  • The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
  • The entry into Bahrain can only be made through Bahrain International Airport.
  • The length of the stay must not exceed the validity of the visa.
  • Must be able to provide evidence for sufficient funds for self and any dependents throughout their stay in Bahrain.
  • Must have an onward or return journey and provide a copy of the confirmed flight.
  • Some applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their accommodation reservation.
  • In some cases, applicants are required to provide their bank statements for the previous three (3) months.

Eligible Citizens for Bahrain eVisa

Citizens possessing a valid passport from any of the list of eligible countries can apply online for a Bahrain eVisa here. All citizens from the above list are eligible to access eVisas for Bahrain for periods of 2 weeks to 3 months, with either a single or multiple entry. The type of visa will be determined from the application, according to individual needs and eligibility requirements.

Citizens of all countries with a Gulf Cooperation Council (Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE) GCC Residence Card are eligible for an Bahrain eVisa.

Supporting Documents for Bahrain eVisa Application

Travelers will need to provide the following supporting documents with their Bahrain eVisa application. However, these documents can be uploaded at a later date if the applicant does not have them available at the moment of the application. By accessing his/her application via the link in the confirmation e-mail, the applicant will be able to return to the application to add the supporting documents.

  • A copy of the biographical page of their passport.
  • A copy of their return or onward travel ticket.

In some cases, depending on the length of stay and nationality of the traveler, the applicant will need to supply extra documentation; these documents can be uploaded at a later date too:

  • A copy of their accommodation booking confirmation, with the address indicated clearly; or, if the tourist is staying with relatives, a copy of the homeowner’s CPR Reader.
  • A copy of the bank statement of the eVisa holder covering the last three (3) months with an opening and closing balance of no less than BD300.

Check eVisa Status

Once the application process is complete, applicants will be sent updates and notifications regarding their eVisa application via e-mail. The approved eVisa will also be emailed to the applicant.

To verify the status of a completed online Bahrain eVisa application, please click here.

Application for the Kingdom of Bahrain eVisa

The eVisa for traveling to Bahrain can be easily and quickly obtained within 30 business day(s) through the online application system. This avoids the need to pay a visit to the embassy or consulate of Bahrain or to send an application with passport and other documentation. The process is quick and simple and can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Please note that sensitive biographical information - such as first and last names, gender, date and place of birth, address, passport number and nationality - must appear exactly as they do on the traveler’s passport.

Travelers can process their Bahrain eVisa application here.

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