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Updated February 2024

All Bahrain’s residents, both Bahraini and long-term expatriates, need to acquire the Central Population Registry (CPR) as their identity card. The card carries all the essential personal data required to access governmental services. However, the card will only be valid for a certain period. Once the card has reached its expiration date, you must renew it to resume its original functionality.

In this article, Wego provides an overview of the information you need to know to renew the Bahrain CPR.

Bahrain CPR renewal

The validity of the Bahrain CPR is 5 years from the date of issuance. Additionally, for people above 70 years old, the CPR has a more extended validity period of 10 years. It is required for you to renew your CPR once it has reached the end of its valid duration.

Please note that the CPR validity period is unrelated to other documents, such as a passport or driving license. However, your passport must be valid when you renew your CPR card or apply for a replacement if your CPR card is lost/damaged.

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Bahrain CPR renewal requirements

The requirements to renew the CPR are simple. You only need to prepare the following documents:

  • personal Number
  • phone Number
  • e-mail
  • recent and colored personal photos attached in the following formats: (.gif,.png,.jpeg,.jpg).
  • address

Bahrain CPR renewal photo guidelines

For the photo that will be submitted, you need to follow the guidelines below:

  • the size of the photo must be 3 x 4 (width x height)
  • the photo must have a grey color background
  • the photo must be no more than 6 months old.
  • the photo must show a close-up of the head and the top of the shoulder. The face should take up 70-80% of the
  • the applicant must face forward and look directly at the camera
  • red eyes & flash reflection must be avoided in the photo
  • for those who wear head coverings, the applicants’ full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on the face.
  • applicants are allowed to wear glasses, but the eyes must be clearly recognizable

Bahrain CPR renewal appointment

The Information & eGovernment Authority provides an online service to book an appointment for issuing, renewing, or replacing the Identity Card. To book your renewal appointments, here are the steps you need to follow:

After you complete the process, the request for your appointment will be processed within one business day.

Bahrain CPR renewal location

You can renew your CPR at several branches of ID Card Centres. Following are the branches you can visit. to renew your CPR:

Isa Town

  • location: Building 1088, Road 4025, Block 840, Isa Town P.O. Box 33305
  • phone number: +973 17878000
  • service offered to: Bahrainis, Non-Bahraini dependents, Non-Bahrainis (registered in LMRA), Non-Bahrainis (not registered in LMRA), Fast Track for Bahrainis and Non-Bahraini
  • working hours: Sunday – Thursday
    • Bahraini & GCC customers: 07:30 AM – 05:30 PM
    • Non-Bahrainies: 07:30 AM – 02:00 PM
    • fast track: 07:30 AM – 02:00 PM

Seef Mall Branch – Muharraq

  • location: Building 154, Shop No. 1107 Road 29, Block 240, Muharraq
  • phone number: +973 17878000
  • service offered to: Bahrainis, Fast Track for Bahrainis and Non-Bahrainis
  • working hours: Sunday – Thursday
    • Bahraini: 07:30 AM – 05:30 PM
    • fast track: 07:30 AM – 02:00 PM

Bahrain CPR renewal fees

The fees for the CPR renewal vary based on the citizenship status. For Bahrainis, the renewal fee is BD 2. However, if the owner of the identity card is 60 years or above, they only need to pay BD 1. As for the non-Bahrainis, the renewal fee is more expensive, which is BD 10.

Meanwhile, domestic workers do not need to pay the renewal fee if the sponsor and the working permit are changed. If both the sponsor and the working permit are not changed, they need to pay BD 10. For further information about the renewal fees, you can visit the official website of Bahrain’s government.

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