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Bahrain e-Visa Application

Bahrain e-Visa: Basic information

The Bahrain eVisa is an electronic visa introduced by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2014 to allow citizens of eligible countries to visit the country for tourism and business purposes.
Bahrain eVisa is available as single and multiple entry online visas and allows stays from 14 to 90 days depending on type.
The eVisa is electronically linked to the applicant's passport, so visitors no longer need to go to the Bahrain embassy to apply for a regular visa.
The cost of eVisa Bahrain depends on the type of entry chosen:
69 euros for a 14-day stay
109 euros for a 30-day stay with the possibility of multiple entries
249 euros for multiple entry, allowing a stay of 90 days, valid for one year from the date of issuance of the document.
Continue reading for more information about eVisa types, prices, and application requirements.
There are three types of eVisa for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
All three types can be used for both tourism and commercial purposes.
eVisa single entry:
allows its holder to stay in Bahrain for up to 14 days.
To enter the country, apply for a new entry permit.
69 euros.eVisa multiple entries within 30 days of stay.
Once entered, the validity of your e-visa lasts for 3 months (90 days) and during this period you can enter and exit the Kingdom of Bahrain as many times as you like.
109 euros.eVisa multiple entries within 90 days of stay.
This type of visa permit allows multiple entries.
Each stay can last up to 90 days.
Visas are valid for one year from entry into Bahrain.
Its holder must enter Bahrain within 90 days from the date of issue.
249 euros.You must enter Bahrain within 90 days from the date of issuance of the e-visa!
  • Get started. First begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  • If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  • Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  • Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  • Finally, submit the completed form.
  • Fill out the application form. Next, you’ll be asked to fill out the application form with some basic personal and travel details.
  • Cover the fees. Our secure system offers numerous online payment methods to choose from.
  • Receive your eVisa
Now all you have to do is check your email!
Your e-visa will be sent directly to your inbox as a PDF.
Average processing time is just 46 hours, less than 2 business days!
The validity period varies depending on the type of entry permit you have chosen:
  • Single-entry eVisa you can stay in Bahrain for up to 14 days.Once you leave, you cannot re-enter without a new visa online.This type of entry permit is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
  • eVisa multiple entry (1) remains valid for 90 days from the first entry.You can come in and out as often as you like, staying up to a month (30 days) at a time.
  • eVisa multiple entry (2) expires one year from the first entry.Multiple visits to Bahrain are allowed, each stay can be for up to 3 months at a time.
All three types of Bahrain e-visas require you to cross the country’s borders within 30 days of receiving your entry permit.
You may be wondering whether you need an online visa just to travel through Bahrain before going elsewhere.
The answer is yes!
If you are from a country other than Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or the United Arab Emirates, you will need a Bahrain e-Visa to enter the country, even if just to board the plane fly to another country.
So you’ve got your Bahrain eVisa now what?
The answer is: just pack your backpack and go!
Now you just need to bring a valid passport when entering the country.
The e-visa is linked directly to your passport.
However, it is recommended that you print a copy or have an additional copy saved on your phone, in case border guards need to see it.
  • See below the Bahrain eVisa sample to get more information on how the approved entry permit looks like!

    Bahrain eVisa

Why Is the Bahrain e-Visa Issued?

Bahrain e-visas are issued for tourism, visiting friends, family and business purposes.
Visas are not issued for any other purpose.
Additionally, to register, you must be outside the country.

Which Countries Can Apply for Bahrain e-Visa?

List of eligible countries

Take a look at the list below to see whether your country is eligible for an e-Visa to Bahrain:

  • Andorra
  • Anguilla (UK)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba (NL)
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Netherlands (NL)
  • Cayman Islands (UK)
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao (NL)
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (UK)
  • Faroe Islands (DK)
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana (FR)
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe (FR)
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man (UK)
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, South
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Martinique (FR)
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montserrat (UK)
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (US)
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy (FR)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten (FR/NL)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (US)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Venezuela

All GCC residents can apply by uploading a copy of their GCC visa in addition to the basic application documents listed on this page.

Q: What if my country of citizenship is not listed above?

A: Citizens of ineligible countries must apply for a standard visa at their nearest Bahrain Embassy.

Required documents for e-Visa

It's time to apply!
Citizens of all eligible countries (listed above) can apply online with the following documents:
  • Biographical data page of your valid passport, in electronic form (digital photo)
  • a photo of the return ticket
  • Accommodation details. You must provide proof of accommodation
  • Financial sources.You must provide evidence that you can support yourself and your dependents during your stay in Bahrain.This may be in the form of bank statement.
  • Yellow fever vaccination records.You should only submit it if you are from a high-risk country

For most visitors, that's it!

However, visitors from India and some other countries must provide additional documents.
PLEASE READ if you are an Indian citizen or a citizen of one of the countries marked *** or ** on the “Bahrain e-Visa:
Am I eligible?
”, above.
Please provide a copy of the applicant's passport photo page, as well as a copy of the last page of the passport for Indian passports.
IF YOUR COUNTRY IS MARKED *** in “eVisa for Bahrain:
Am I eligible?
» above, please provide:
Proof of hotel booking in Bahrain.
If travelers are staying with relatives, it may be necessary to provide a printout of the parent's CPR reader.
Am I eligible?
» above, please provide:
Copy of bank statement stamped with the applicant's name, for the most recent three months, with a current balance of at least the equivalent of 300 BD (approximately 800 USD).
ALL FOREIGN CITIZENS residing in GCC countries (CCG visa) must provide the following information:
  • Scan or digitally photograph the applicant's passport data page
  • Copy of return/ongoing ticket
  • Copy of residence card from one of the GCC countries

Do I Have to Print Out the Bahrain e-Visa When I Travel?

Yes, that's right.
You should print the approval you receive in your email address.
However, this is not necessary.
When you arrive in Bahrain, border control officers will have access to your e-visa.

How Much Does the Bahrain e-Visa Cost?

When applying for a Bahrain e-Visa, in addition to the visa fee, you must pay an application fee.
Visit Visa Type Visa Fee Processing fee
Visit Visa – Two weeks (single entry) BD 5.000 BD 4.000
Visit Visa – Three months (multiple entry) BD 12.000 BD 4.000
Visit Visa – One year (multiple entry) BD 40.000 BD 4.000
Visit Visa – Five years (multiple entry) BD 60.000 BD 4.000

You can pay the fee using a credit card.

Can the Bahrain e-Visa Be Extended?

Yes, you can extend your Bahrain e-Visa.
You can request a further two-week extension by visiting the NPRA (Citizenship, Passport and Residence) in Bahrain.

Is the Bahrain e-Visa Multiple Entry?

Yes, you can extend your Bahrain e-Visa.
Yes, that's right.
Bahrain multiple entry visa allows you to enter the country multiple times within its validity period.

Can I Work in Bahrain with An e-Visa?

No you can not.
You are not allowed to work or volunteer (including with NGOs) while in Bahrain on an e-Visa.
You should also not take unpaid jobs.
Electronic visa holders in Bahrain are not allowed to do any of the above.
If you want to work in the country, you must apply for the corresponding visa.

Can I Get a Refund if My e-Visa to Bahrain Is Not Approved?

Yes.The application fee will be refunded but the processing fee will not be refunded.


Do I Need to Obtain a Separate e-Visa for Persons Accompanying Me on My Trip to Bahrain?

If you want to bring dependents with you, you do not need to apply for an electronic visa.
Instead, you should go to Bahrain and apply for a visa on arrival.Your dependents will be included in this visa at no additional cost.
However, before traveling, make sure you are eligible for a visa on arrival.This page has a list of countries eligible for visa on arrival.

Important Information

  • The type of Bahrain eVisa you choose will determine the validity period.
  • All eVisa applicants must be outside Bahrain when applying!
  • You cannot extend your stay by reapplying from within the country.
  • Additionally, Bahrain's eVisa requirements state that only one entry permit is allowed at a time.
  • If you want to reapply, your current Bahrain e-Visa must expire.
  • If your passport expires or your passport information changes, you must apply for a new Bahrain e-Visa.
  • Your eVisa does not authorize travel to Bahrain for the purpose of taking up employment in the Kingdom.
  • You can engage in tourism, public transportation and business.
  • Contact your nearest Bahrain embassy for more information about work permits.

FAQ about the Bahrain e-Visa

Citizens of certain countries are allowed to travel to Bahrain using an electronic document called an eVisa.
This entry permit comes in three different types and can be issued 100% online following a simple 3-step process.
If you are from one of the countries listed above and are planning to travel for travel, business or transit through Bahrain to another country, then yes!
You need an electronic visa.
Just fill out the application form by providing some basic information.
Pay the fee using the secure online payment method of your choice and wait for the approved e-visa to arrive to your email address as a PDF.

To travel to Bahrain on an eVisa, the applicant must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries and have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended date of arrival.

A single-entry visa costs 69 euros.
The fee for a type 1 multiple-entry electronic visa is 109 euros.
The cost of a type 2 multiple entry permit is 249 euros.
If you have a valid passport and can pay online, Evisa Express’s secure application form is the only tool you need.
Once approved, you will receive your Bahrain eVisa in 3 business days or less.
You can receive your e-visa to enter Bahrain in less than 3 business days.
Our average approval time is 46 hours.
Ensure all data provided in the form is accurate to avoid delays.
Obtaining a visa on arrival in Bahrain is impossible for citizens of most countries.
Be sure to check carefully before purchasing your tickets.
It is much safer if you get your eVisa online a few days before your trip.

There are three types of electronic visas to Bahrain:
a single-entry permit for a 14-day stay
a multiple-entry permit for 30-day visits
a multiple-entry permit for 90-day trips

Your approved e-visa will be sent directly to your email inbox.
95% of applications using Evisa Express are positively approved!

Yes! Children from the eligible countries need an eVisa for Bahrain, just like adults. However, underage travelers cannot submit the form themselves. Applications for all children should be made by their parents or guardians.

The length of the permitted stay with an online visa depends on the type of entry permit you have selected. See Types of Bahrain eVisa, above to get more detailed information.

You cannot extend your stay in Bahrain. To re-enter the country and have a longer stay, you must apply for a new visa online upon returning home. Do not overstay to avoid issues with traveling to Bahrain in the future.

The length of validity for your electronic visa for Bahrain depends on what kind of entry permit have you apply for. It can be either 30, 90, or 365 days from issuing. For more information, see Types of Bahrain eVisa, above.

Every traveler who needs more information about the Bahrain eVisa can visit this websitehttps://www.evisa.gov.bh/. If you prefer to contact our support team, click the ‘Contact‘ button located at the top of the page to access our email address and phone number.

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