The Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs (NPRA). It is the organization responsible for managing the borders of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Part of this responsibility includes processing Visas and Visas that grant travelers access to the Kingdom of Bahrain. A more detailed description of NPRA's roles and structure can be found on the NPRA website.
If you wish to visit the Kingdom of Bahrain, and do not qualify for a Visa without a guarantor, then a Visa can be obtained through a local company or an organization or a citizen in the Kingdom of Bahrain that can act as a guarantor.
The Visa help desk can assist you by answering all queries related to the electronic visit Visas specifically. For general inquiries please follow the below link according to your preferred language:
If that seems to be the case then we apologize that there are no Visas that can be obtained directly. You must have a guarantor who can apply for a Visa on your behalf. Contact one of the below mentioned for assistance:
Payments are processed via a credit card transaction through the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Internet payment gateway. BBK is a leader in the provision of online payment services and provides a secure method for authorizing credit card transactions over the Internet.
On the eligibility page you may view a list of applicable Visas. You can view the conditions for each Visa by clicking on the See conditions link.
A notification will be sent to your email and it will specify who to contact (either NPRA or the embassy) in the case that your application was not approved.
The processing fee will not be refunded if the application was not approved.
If you lose your application Reference Number and cannot check the status of your application through this site, please Contact NPRA and provide your name, nationality and passport number. Please note that you should send the details using the same email which was used when applying for Visa.
Please view the conditions, validity and period of stay for each Visa type by clicking on the See conditions link after completing the eligibility page.
Yes, you can extend your Visa once you are in Bahrain by visiting NPRA main office (Manama, Exhibitions Avenue, Building One, on the ground floor) or Muharraq at The MOI service center (Building: 378 Sheikh Hamad Street Complex 211) and paying an extension fee. Link to map.
Simply click on "Check your Visa", fill the required information then print out your Visa.
Note: There will be no Visa stamped in your passport prior to your arrival in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Also, please ensure to use the same passport for entry as you used to apply for the Visa online.
In case that your stay in the airport will not exceed 8 hours, then you do not need a Visa and you should not leave the airport. However, if 8 hours are exceeds than a Visa could be granted.
Please check the eligibility on the Visa homepage, fill in the required information and see if you qualify to get a Visa on arrival. Kindly note that entry is not guaranteed into the Kingdom of Bahrain. The traveler must meet all the conditions on arrival to be granted the entry, at the discretion of an Immigration Officer.
Processing applications will take approximately 3-5 working days. We will advise you by email when a decision has been made. Please note that there will be exceptional cases that might take longer than previously stated.
In order to apply for Visa, each applicant must provide his/her own passport.
You can submit a new application.
This message appears when the applicant has a valid Visa, Visa in process or location related issue. Please contact NPRA at [email protected] and provide your passport number for assistance.
Please ensure that you have the CR pre-approval (Commercial Registration Certificate) from Ministry of industry, commerce & tourism prior to applying. Otherwise, please contact NPRA at [email protected]
Please send a Visa cancelation request using your registered email and include your Visa reference number and you will receive a notification once your Visa has been canceled.
You need to select all the requested files categories in order to activate the Next button.
We apologize, Visa applications cannot be edited. A Visa cancelation request needs to be sent using your registered email including your Visa reference number. Once you receive a notification that your Visa has been canceled you can apply again for a new application.
To check your eligibility and the conditions for the Visa types. Please visit the following link Click here
Our administration is located on Exhibitions Avenue, opposite to Bait Al Quran Museum, please find the address below:
Nationality, Passport & Residence Affairs (NPRA)
Road 1802, Building 4, Main Building, 3rd floor
PO Box 331
Manama - 319
Kingdom of Bahrain
According to your occupation and reason of visit, please apply through Information Affairs Authority on www.iaa.bh or send an email for inquiry.
According to your reason of visit, please contact the Ministry of Labor & Social Development link: via http://www.mlsd.gov.bh/ and apply for a Visa through the respective department.
We apologize, there might be an error but rest assured that we are working to resolve any issue ASAP. You might try to use another web browser or another device to access the site. If this does not solve the problem then you can contact NPRA at [email protected]