The system of eVisa Bahrain was introduced in the year 2014 by the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior. So, the eVisa can be described as an electronic document providing authorization to enter and leave Bahrain. It will be electronically linked to your passport allowing citizens from over 100 countries to visit Bahrain. In 2016, around 11 African countries were added to the existing list.
The whole process of application and approval of visa can be done via the internet from the comfort of your home even before arriving in Bahrain. The payment procedure is also an easy, secure and quick process. Every detail about the process will be provided via email; the eVisa will be sent to your official email address as well.
Every foreign national from over 100 countries are eligible to apply for eVisa to Bahrain. Citizens of GCC countries like Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (regardless of the citizenship) are required to get eVisa. The purpose of visit should be business or investment and tourism. The General Directorate of NPRA (Nationality, Passport & Residence) is the official authority that takes on the responsibility of managing the entry of foreign citizens to Bahrain by processing and deciding on the e-applications. If you are eligible and if the e-form is filled out accurately with all the necessary documents and photos attached, then whole process will be hassle-free.
First off, you have to fill out the form and submit relevant documents like a photocopy of your valid passport along with a photocopy of the return ticket. Here it should be mentioned that some extra/additional document may be required depending on the nationality and/or length of stay of the traveller. A photocopy of the hotel booking in Bahrain or document proving your stay with a friend or relative living in Bahrain (photocopy of their CPR Reader’s printout) is needed in such cases which you can provide on a later date. Similarly, a photocopy of a bank statement (stamped) of the visitor covering the last three months along with opening and closing balance of no less than the equivalent of 800USD may be required.
Once the application form is filled, proper payment should be made via PayPal or Credit Card. The process usually takes about 5 business days to complete. After which, the eVisa to Bahrain will be sent to your official email address well before entering Bahrain (around 30 days prior).
It will be valid for 1 month from the issue date. However, in certain cases, you can extend it.
How long can you stay in Bahrain?
A traveller can stay up to 14 days (single entry) or up to 30 or 90 days (Single/Multiple entry). Here it should be mentioned that, a visitor cannot stay more than 30 days per entry. This is the same for Irish and British nationals as well.
What’s the entry type?
The entry type in Bahrain are the Single entry (14/30 days) and Multiple entry (30/90 days).
When you have to apply for eVisa to Bahrain?
Depending on the type of visit and/or nationality of the visitor, the process may be delayed and may take more than 5 days. Hence, you should fill out the form and make the necessary payment online 30 days prior of your arrival in Bahrain.
The eVisa to Bahrain will be electronically linked to your passport. So, there is no need to print it.
How long your passport has to be valid?
Your passport should be valid through the whole process of acquiring of eVisa to your arrival and departure. It is recommended that your passport is valid for at least 6 months.
If you can arrange an eVisa on arrival?
For some visitors, eVisa to Bahrain on arrival can be arranged and the visitor will be allowed for 14/30 days only. However, eVisa on arrival is not available for GCC residents.
If Overstay is possible this country?
Overstay in Bahrain is possible for another 2 weeks. However, you have to visit NPRA office there in order to get approval for the overstay.
Benefits of using our eVisa to Bahrain and our online service
We provided the needed help to make sure that you can fill out the form online accurately and effectively, allowing the whole process to quick and easy. Over many years now, we have helped out many of our customers by providing a hassle-free and secure payment system. Furthermore, we offer our services at a very reasonable rate as well. We are here to help your save your time, energy and money and make the trip to Bahrain a success!