A Visit Visa 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 Visa has the following fee structure:
Fee for Visit Visa BD 25 (approximately USD 66)
Processing fee for Visit Visa BD 4 (approximately USD 11)
Total fee BD 29 (approximately USD 77)
Note that if an Visa application is not approved, the visit Visa fee will be refunded but there will be no refund of the processing fee.
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 Visa allows you to stay in Bahrain for 1 month. An extension can be obtained for another 2 weeks by visiting NPRA in Bahrain. (Some nationalities can stay longer). The Visit Visa is able to be used for multiple entry.
Who can apply?
eVisa eligibility has now been extended to 116 nationalities from the previous list of 38. For further details, including a complete list of eligible nationalities, follow this link.
If you do not meet the criteria for a Visit Visa, or if you hold a travel document other than a passport, you may still be eligible for a Visa on arrival, a sponsored Visa or you may be eligible to Apply for a Visa through a Bahraini embassy. Check your eligibility by pressing the Apply for Visa button, and note the methods available for obtaining a Visa for Bahrain.
What are the conditions?
The Visit Visa is issued with the following conditions:
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. Processing applications will take approximately 3-5 working days. We will advise you by email when a decision has been made.
How do I apply?
Press the button Apply for Visa 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 a Visa. Instead, if you are eligible for an Visa, 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 Visa are there?
This site also offers a Visit Visa for certain nationalities. To find out more information on this Visa please click here.