A Visit eVisa is an electronic visa obtained from
this site. There is no need to have a visa stamped in your passport
prior to your arrival in Bahrain.
How much does it cost?
The Visit eVisa has the following fee structure:
|Fee for Visit eVisa
||BD 5 (approximately USD 14)
|Processing fee for Visit eVisa
||BD 2 (approximately USD 5)
||BD 7 (approximately USD 19)
Note that if an eVisa application is not approved,
the visit visa fee will be refunded but there will be no refund of the
How do I pay?
On this website you can pay the required fee using a credit card
(through a secure session with a payment gateway).
How long can I stay?
The Visit eVisa allows you to stay in Bahrain for 2 weeks. An extension
can be obtained for another 2 weeks by visiting NPRA in Bahrain. (Some
nationalities can stay longer). The Visit eVisa is able to be used only
once, for a single entry.
Who can apply?
Travellers holding the following passports may apply for a Visit eVisa
through this site:
- Hong Kong SAR
- Kazakhstan New!
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- United States Of America
- Vatican City
If you do not meet the criteria for a Visit eVisa, or if you hold a
travel document other than a passport, you may still be eligible for a
visa on arrival, or a sponsored visa. Check your eligibility by
pressing the Apply for eVisa
button, and note the methods available for obtaining a visa for Bahrain.
What are the conditions?
The Visit eVisa is issued with the following conditions:
- You must be outside Bahrain. (Visas cannot be
applied for by those travellers already in the Kingdom)
- You must have a passport (not any another type
of travel document) and it should be valid for 6 months from arrival in
- You must have a valid confirmed onward travel
ticket to leave Bahrain.
- You must be capable of supporting yourself (and
dependents if travelling with you) during the visit.
- Your entry must not violate the security and
national welfare of Bahrain.
- You must use a Visit eVisa within 30 days of
its approval. (After this time the eVisa will expire and you will have
to apply again and pay another fee).
- You must have used your visa, or it should have
expired, before you can apply for another visa. (It is not possible to
have more than one visa issued for a passport at a time).
If you are in doubt about the conditions you should contact NPRA
or your nearest Bahrain embassy
How long does it take?
Approval of an application is not given immediately. Applications take
up to 72 hours to process. We will advise you by email when a decision
has been made.
How do I apply?
Press the button Apply for eVisa
and follow the instructions.
Do I have to print anything?
Once your application is approved, you can print a copy of the approval
to carry with you when you travel, but this is not strictly necessary.
When you arrive in Bahrain, your electronic visa will be accessible to
the passport officer who greets you.
What if my application is not approved?
If your application is not approved, please contact NPRA
or the nearest Bahrain embassy
Dependents endorsed in your passport?
If you intend to travel to Bahrain with dependents who are endorsed in
your passport, you should not
apply for an eVisa. Instead, if
you are eligible for an eVisa, you should travel to Bahrain, and obtain
a visa on arrival. Your dependents will be included on this visa with
no additional charge.
What other types of eVisa are there?
This site also offers a Visit eVisa for certain nationalities. To find
out more information on this visa please click here