Bahrain Visa FAQs

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Bahrain?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Bahrain:

How do I get an Bahrain Evisa?

A Bahrain Evisa can be obtained by using a trusted visa service like ours to guide you through the process, review documents and swifly complete your application.  Learn more about our Bahrain Evisa services

Who is eligible for an Bahrain Evisa?

Over 100 countries can apply for an Evisa.  All persons who wish to enter Bahrain need a visa except citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates).

How long does it take to get a Bahrain visa?

It takes approximately 5 days to process the eVisa.

An eVisa is an electronic visa so there will be no visa stamped in your passport prior to your arrival in Bahrain. Simply show your passport to the passport control officer on arrival in Bahrain and your visa will be issued.

Note that it is important for you to use the same passport for entry into Bahrain as you used to apply for the eVisa on-line.

How much does an Evisa to Bahrain cost?

The application or government fee starts at $24 and goes up to $237.  If you use a service like ours, a service fee applies as an additional cost to handle the process on your behalf.  Check here fo the latest Bahrain eVisa fees.

What does an Bahrain evisa look like?

An Bahrain evisa looks like a one-sheet document with your personal information, the visa validity information, and the visa conditions.

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Bahrain visa FAQ's

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How long does it take to obtain a Bahrain visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15+ days to process in the Bahrain Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion. Please refer to our service selection page for the most up-to-date processing times for Bahrain visas:

What is the difference between a passport and a Bahrain visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.
A Bahrain visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Bahrain visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Bahrain Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

Do I need a Bahrain visa?

All US Citizens require a visa and a US passport to travel to Bahrain, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa as well as a US passport.

What is a Bahrain Visa?

A Bahrain visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Bahrain on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Bahrain.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Bahrain for your visit.  "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.

Do you need a Visa for you trip to Bahrain?

Answer the two questions here and we'll show you if a visa or passport is required for your trip to Bahrain: