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Updated January 2023

Bahrain is the Arabian archipelago tucked away in the Persian Gulf, known for its multicultural hospitality. Tourists flock to the Kingdom of Bahrain every year to visit its vast expanse of monuments, from mosques to forts and other places of importance. As an important business hub, professionals also visit the country often. 

For the convenience of visitors to the country, Bahrain offers multiple types of visa services easily available online and foreigners looking to enter the Kingdom can easily apply for a Bahrain eVisa hassle-free. Keep reading to know more about the Bahrain eVisa. 

Bahrain eVisa 

Bahrain eVisa is an electronic Visa to the Kingdom of Bahrain that can be obtained online through the website of the Ministry of Interior Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs.

Bahrain eVisa-eligible countries 

Bahrain eVisa eligibility has now been extended to 209 nationalities. Please visit Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior website to check your eligibility for different types of visit eVisas.

If you do not meet the criteria for an eVisit Visa, or if you hold a travel document other than a passport, you may still be eligible for a Visa on arrival, a sponsored Visa, or you may be eligible to apply for a visa through a Bahraini embassy. Check out our article Bahrain Visit Visa 2022 to learn more about applying for the different kinds of Bahrain visas. 

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Bahrain eVisa types

Single-entry eVisa

The visit single-entry visit visa is issued to eligible visitors or tourists online from Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior website, provided they meet some of the conditions. The documents required are as follows:

  • photocopy of the photo page of the applicant’s current valid passport.
  • copy of the return air ticket.
  • copy of hotel booking in Bahrain (optional)

Multiple-entry eVisa

The multiple-entry eVisa is issued to eligible visitors and tourists by Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior website, provided travellers are able to meet some of the conditions. Additionally, the applicant must be outside the Kingdom of Bahrain when applying for this visa.

The documents required are as follows:

  • photocopy of the photo page of the applicant’s current valid passport
  • copy of the return air ticket
  • copy of hotel booking in Bahrain

One-year multiple-entry eVisa

The visit one year is a type of multiple-entry eVisa issued to eligible visitors and tourists online by Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior.

The documents required are as follows:

  • photocopy of the photo page of the applicant’s current valid passport.
  • copy of the return air ticket.
  • copy of hotel booking in Bahrain.

Five-year multiple-entry eVisa

The five-year multiple entry visa is issued to eligible visitors and tourists by Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior.

The documents required are as follows:

  • photocopy of the photo page of the applicant’s current valid passport
  • copy of the return air ticket
  • copy of a stamped bank statement under the visitor’s name covering the last three months with an ending balance of not less than the equivalent of BD 300 (UD 796)
  • copy of hotel booking in Bahrain

GCC residents eVisa

Alien residents of GCC countries (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE) are eligible for an eVisa. Please make sure to check your eligibility for the GCC eVisa by visiting the Ministry of Interior website.

Bahrain eVisa validity

Single-entry eVisa

The visa can be used only once for a single entry, and the length of stay allowed is 2 weeks.

The validity for this type of visa is 90 days, and it must be used within 90 days of approval. If the visa expires before entry to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the applicant must apply again, and another fee must be paid. It can, however, be extended at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs office (NPRA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain on payment of a fee.

Multiple-entry eVisa

The length of stay allowed in this type of visa is 1 month, and the visa can be used for multiple entries and will be valid for 3 months from the time of entry.

The validity for this type of visa is 90 days and must be used within 90 days of approval. If the visa expires before entry to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the applicant must reapply and is subject to the required fees.

One-year multiple-entry eVisa

The length of stay allowed is 90 days (per visit), and the visa can be used for multiple entries and will be valid for 1 year from the time of entry.

The validity for this type of visa is 90 days, and it must be used within 90 days of approval. If the visa expires before entry to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the applicant must reapply and is subject to the required fees.

Five-year multiple-entry eVisa

The length of stay allowed in this type of visa is 90 days (per visit).

The validity of the visa is 5 years. This means the visa can be used for multiple entries during this period. It can, however, be extended at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs office (NPRA) in the kingdom of Bahrain on payment of a fee.

GCC residents eVisa

The GCC eVisa allows you to stay in Bahrain for either 3 days or 7 days, depending on the eVisa purchased. However, an extension can be obtained for the same period by visiting NPRA in Bahrain. (Some nationalities can stay longer). The GCC eVisa is able to be used only once for a single entry.

Bahrain eVisa fee

Single-entry eVisa

The total fee for the multiple entry on-arrival visit visa is BD 9 (USD 23), including the application fee of BD 4 (USD 11) and the visa fee of BD 5 (USD 13). Please note that the application fee and visa fee are both non-refundable under any circumstances.

Multiple-entry eVisa

The total fee for the multiple entry on-arrival visit visa is BD 29 (USD 76), including the application fee of BD 4 (USD 11) and the visa fee of BD 25 (USD 66). Please note that the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. However, the visa fee might be refundable under some circumstances.

One-year multiple-entry eVisa

The total fee for the multiple entry on-arrival visit visa is BD 44 (USD 116), including the application fee of BD 4 (USD 11) and the visa fee of BD 40 (USD 106). Please note that the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. However, the visa fee might be refundable under some circumstances.

Five-year multiple-entry eVisa

The total fee for the multiple entry on-arrival visit visa is BD 64 (USD 169), including the application fee of BD 4 (USD 11) and the visa fee of BD 60 (USD 159). Please note that the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. However, the visa fee might be refundable under some circumstances.

GCC residents eVisa

3-day eVisa

Fee for GCC eVisa – BD 10 (USD 27)
Processing fee for GCC eVisa – BD 2 (USD 5)
Total fee – BD 12 (USD 32)

7 -day stay period

Fee for GCC eVisa – BD 15 (USD 40)
Processing fee for GCC eVisa – BD 2 (USD 5)

Bahrain eVisa application 

Conditions before applying

The Bahrain eVisa (for both GCC and non-GCC residents) is issued with the following conditions:

  1. You must be outside Bahrain (visas cannot be applied for by those travellers already in the Kingdom).
  2. You must have a passport (not any other type of travel document), and it should be valid for 6 months from arrival in Bahrain. 
  3. You must have a valid confirmed onward travel ticket to leave Bahrain. 
  4. You must be capable of supporting yourself (and your dependents if travelling with you) during the visit. 
  5. Your entry must not violate the security and national welfare of Bahrain. 
  6. You must use the visit visa within 30 days of its approval. (After this time, the visa will expire, and you will have to apply again and pay another fee). 
  7. You must have used your visa, or it should have expired before you can apply for another visa. (It is not possible to have more than one visa issued for a passport at a time).

Online application

Once you have all the necessary documents ready:

  • visit evisa.gov.bh
  • select “Apply and Eligibility”
  • enter your country of residence, nationality and purpose of visit to Bahrain
  • after entering the captcha code, you will be redirected to the type of visa you should apply for, depending on your purpose of visit
  • in the following pages, enter your personal information
  • pay the fees and complete your application

Once your application is approved, you can print a copy of the approval to carry with you when you travel, but this is optional. When you arrive in Bahrain, your electronic Visa will be accessible to the passport officer who greets you.

If your application is not approved, contact NPRA or the nearest Bahrain embassy. Please note that if an eVisa application is not approved, the visa fee will be refunded, but there will be no refund of the processing fee.

Bahrain eVisa check

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To check the status of your eVisa or permits issued by Bahrain: 

  • check out the Ministry of Interior Affairs here
  • enter your passport number, nationality and date of birth
  • enter the Application Reference Number you were given when you applied for your visa or permit
  • click “Submit” and view the status of your visa application

To learn more about the visa-checking procedure for different kinds of visas, check out our article Bahrain Visa Check 2022. 

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