Visa - Passport
Holders of Israeli passports may have restricted entry.
A passport valid for at least 6 months from date
of departure is required by all except nationals of Qatar, Oman,
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates holding a valid
national ID card.
Visas are required by all except nationals of Oman,
Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Transit passengers who continue their trip by the 1st connecting
flight, present confirmed tickets and necessary travel documents
and have remained within the transit area are not required to carry
The following countries may get visas on arrival
at Bahrain International Airport or King Fahad Causeway holding
valid passports and possibly return/onward tickets for tourist or
business stays of up to 2 weeks.
United States of America
The Vatican City
of EU countries (except nationals of Cyprus, the Czech Republic,
Latvia, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, the Slovak
Republic and Slovenia)
Visa fee is about US $13. For those working for
a media company (for example a newspaper or TV company), a special
invitation from the Bahrain authorities is required.
cost of different types of visa
Single entry Tourist 2 week: £20 (renewable
for 2 further weeks once in Bahrain, at the General Directorate
of Immigration and Passports, Manama)
Multiple entry Business 4 week: £40 (only applicable
to British, Canadian and United States nationals)
Conversions for the cost of visas:
£ 10 : US $18
£ 20 : US $36
£ 30 : US $55
£ 40 : US $73
£ 50 : US $91
£ 60 : US $109
£ 70 : US $127
£ 80 : US $146
£ 90 : US $164
£ 100 : US $182
£ 110 : US $200
£ 120 : US $218
£ 130 : US $236
£ 140 : US $255
£ 150 : US $273
Tourist: 3 months from issued date.
Business: 5 years.
Consulate (or Consular Section at Embassy), please see Addresses
- Contact section.
(1) No Objection Certificates are available through
several hotels, travel agencies and other organisations licensed
to carry out tourist activities in Bahrain.
Organised groups will normally be charged at BD 5 per person
(about US $13). Non British students should acquire and confirm
an NOC from a Bahraini resident (Relative, friend or hotel spokesperson)
and also present a letter from university stating the student status
to accompany it.
Long-term business visas ought to be prepared by Bahraini
(2) Some travellers are currently able to apply for an electronic visa in Bahrain via the website.
This has the added benefit of being 24 hour and enabling secure
online credit payment and numerous applications, if necessary.
A Visitor must have:
A valid passport.
A passport sized photo.
A completed application form.
Self addressed, registered envelope and a cheque for £3 to
cover the return of the passport if applying by post.
Fee (in cash or company cheques only).
No Objection Certificate obtained by agent in Bahrain from the Ministry
of Interior (this only applies to certain nationals)
All of which a visitor must have and a letter stating the purpose
and length of the visit, and the applicant's responsibility for
all travel expenses.
All of which
a visitor must have and a company letter which states the purpose
and duration of of the visit and the applicant's responsibility
for all travel expenses.
Working days required
2 working days may be required.