Places in Bahrain

Bahrain Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Bahrain, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

A visa is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above wishing to enter Bahrain, except transit passengers continuing their journey by the first connecting flight - providing they hold confirmed tickets and appropriate travel documents, and remain within the transit area.

All nationals listed in the chart above can obtain a visa on arrival. Alternatively, you can apply for an eVisa online in advance (www.evisa.gov.bh).

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Types and cost

Single-entry visit visa at port of entry: BHD25; single-entry visit eVisa: BHD29; five-year multiple-entry visa: BHD20 (available to certain nationalities); Formula 1 visa: free to ticketholders.

Validity

Single-entry visa: two weeks to three months depending on nationality.

Multiple-entry visas: up to five years with a maximum stay of four weeks per visit.

eVisas: two weeks to three months depending on nationality and must be used within 30 days of approval.

Application to

On arrival or online at www.evisa.gov.bh. Some nationalities not listed in the chart must apply via the embassy and may require a sponsor for travel to Bahrain.

Working days

Up to 72 hours online, but can vary depending on nationality.

Extension of stay

You can extend an eVisa once in Bahrain via the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs office.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the USA
Telephone: (202) 342 1111. Website: http://www.bahrainembassy.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1300.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7201 9170. Website: http://www.mofa.gov.bh/london/Home.aspx Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1200 (applications).

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