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Updated November 2023

Tucked away in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain has long been a destination of interest for Pakistani travelers. This jewel in the Gulf region, Bahrain, continues to stand as a shining beacon of opportunity, extending an open invitation to the citizens of Pakistan, urging them to delve into the heart of its vibrant culture and explore the myriad business prospects it has to offer.

In this article, Wego will provide you with a comprehensive guide that will serve as a roadmap to access Bahrain, offering crucial information on the various types of Bahrain visas available for Pakistani citizens.

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Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, Nationality, Passport, and Residence Affairs (NPRA) has streamlined the visa application process for Pakistani citizens, offering them a user-friendly online system. This system presents three distinct categories of visit visas to enhance the experience of Pakistani tourists and business travelers in Bahrain, accommodating both short vacations and extended stays.

For Pakistani individuals seeking to explore Bahrain’s tourism and business opportunities, there are the following visit visa options to choose from:

  • visit visa valid for a two-week stay with a single entry
  • visit visa valid for three months with multiple entries
  • visit visa valid for one year with multiple entries

Do Pakistani residents need a Bahrain visa?

Yes, Pakistani residents must obtain a Bahrain visa for their visit to the country. Fortunately, the process has been streamlined, eliminating the requirement to apply for a physical visa at the embassy. Instead, applicants have the option to conveniently apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) online before their planned trip.

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Bahrain visa for Pakistan types

The following are some of the types of Bahrain visas available for Pakistani residents:

Visit visa/eVisa

The Bahrain eVisa is a digital visa for entry into the Kingdom of Bahrain, which can be conveniently acquired online through the official website of the Ministry of Interior Nationality, Passports, and Residence Affairs.

This eVisa option is available to many travelers, with eligibility extended to 209 nationalities, including Pakistani citizens. The specific documents required for your eVisa application may vary depending on the type of eVisa you intend to apply for.

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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.

Requirements

The documents required for a single-entry eVisa 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 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.

Requirements

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 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.

If the visa expires before entry to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the applicant must reapply and is subject to the required fees.

Requirements

The documents required for a one-year multiple-entry eVisa 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.

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.

Please note that 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.

Visa on arrival

Visa on arrival in Bahrain is a convenient option for eligible travelers, allowing them to enter the country without the need for a prior visa application. Instead, they can acquire the visa upon arrival at any of Bahrain’s entry points by fulfilling specific requirements and paying the prescribed fee.

Eligible applicants can be granted either a 14-day or 30-day visa, and extensions are possible through the Nationality, Passport, and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Department within Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior.

Requirements

The visa on arrival is issued promptly upon arrival at any entry point in the Kingdom of Bahrain. To apply, travelers are required to present the following documents:

  • a passport valid for at least six months from the intended arrival date in Bahrain
  • a scanned copy of the passport’s cover page
  • proof of return airline tickets
  • evidence of accommodation, which can be a hotel reservation or proof of a place to stay
  • if staying with a relative, the applicant must provide a copy of their relative’s CPR Reader printout
  • bank statements covering the last three months with a balance of no less than USD 800 or its equivalent in BD 300

For further details and a comprehensive guide on the application process, please refer to our detailed article below.

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How to apply for a Bahrain visa from Pakistan?

The Bahrain eVisa from Pakistan can be applied by following the steps given below:

Conditions before applying

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

  • you must be outside Bahrain (visas cannot be applied for by those travelers already in the Kingdom).
  • you must have a passport (not any other type of travel document), which should be valid for 6 months from arrival in Bahrain. 
  • you must have a valid confirmed onward travel ticket to leave Bahrain. 
  • you must be capable of supporting yourself (and your dependents if traveling with you) during the visit. 
  • your entry must not violate the security and national welfare of Bahrain. 
  • 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). 
  • you must have used your visa, or it should have expired before you can apply for another visa. (It is impossible to have more than one visa issued for a passport at a time).
  • you must have a copy of the bank statement under the visitor’s name covering the last three months with an ending balance of not less than the equivalent of USD 1000.

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 and attach the required documents
  • pay the fees and complete your application
  • you will receive a notification email and PIN upon approval of your application.
  • once your application is approved, you can retrieve the application by going to the “Pay for Application” option on the Visa homepage and entering the required information along with the PIN.

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 eVisa will be accessible to the passport officer who greets you.

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

Bahrain visa from Pakistan fee

The Bahrain eVisa fee from Pakistan is as follows:

  • single entry eVisa: BD 9,000 (PKR 23,348)
  • multiple entry eVisa: BD 24,000 (PKR 62,262)
  • one-year multiple entry eVisa: BD 44,000 (PKR 11,41,46)

Please make sure to consult the visa officials regarding the accurate Bahrain eVisa fees.

 

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