BAHRAIN

VISA REQUIRED

YOUR INFORMATION*

Nationality: United States of America
State of residence: New York
Destination: Bahrain
Purpose of trip: Business

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CONSULAR JURISDICTION

NEW YORK

Your application will be processed and submitted online by our team in Manhattan, New York.

COUNTRY INFORMATION

(INCLUDING CONSULAR CLOSURES AND BUSINESS VISITOR ACTIVITIES)
TBC.

IMPORTANT / E-VISA APPLICATION

– 3 months, single entry (MAXIMUM STAY OF 14 DAYS)
– 3 months, multiple entry (MAXIMUM STAY OF 30 DAYS)
– 1 year, multiple entry (MAXIMUM STAY OF 90 DAYS)

AN EXTENSION CAN BE OBTAINED BY VISITING THE NPRA MAIN OFFICE IN 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. HOWEVER ISSUANCE IS SUBJECT TO IN-COUNTRY VISA OFFICER DISCRESTION.

YOU MUST ALSO USE A BAHRAIN EVISA WITHIN 90 DAYS OF ITS APPROVAL.

All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion.

The Bahrain E-Visa is issued electronically, therefore you will not receive a vignette / visa sticker endorsement in your passport. Once approved, Global Visas will email you a copy of the E-Visa confirmation with all final instructions.

Please note that copies of all documents for upload to the online Bahrain E-Visa system must be in the following format:

– BMP, JPG or PDF
– Maximum file size of 2MB

IMPORTANT: The Bahrain Ministry of Interior / NPRA reserves the right to request additional documentation in support of an application, and can amend / increase E-Visa fees without prior notice. Before starting the request form, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

NEXT STEPS

Review document list below, select visa type (see 'PROCESSING TIMES / FEES' below) and complete request form / payment.

Prepare documentation / complete Global Visas E-Visa questionnaire.

Access the DRAG N’ DROP email (supported by Dropbox Inc.), where you can securely upload scans of all documentation for our review. This additional email will be sent to you within 1 – 2 business hours of completing the request form. You may also find further information on the DRAG N’ DROP process via the menu above. YOU MUST ALLOW OUR TEAM 1 BUSINESS DAY TO COMPLETE THE REVIEW PROCESS.

Your visa specialist UPON REVIEW OF YOUR DOCUMENTATION will ensure the online E-Visa application is submitted, in line with your travel plans.

BAHRAIN BUSINESS E-VISA REQUIREMENTS

PASSPORT

Clear COLOR COPY of your passport (the biodata page / photo page only). This must:

  • be valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date
  • have at least one blank visa page

GLOBAL VISAS E-VISA QUESTIONNAIRE

Signed, dated and fully completed Global Visas E-Visa questionnaire. Please see attached: Bahrain – E-Visa questionnaire (BUSINESS).

LETTER OF INTRODUCTION

Clear COLOR COPY of signed and completed letter of support from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

Please see template attached: Bahrain – Business support letter. Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the “Bahrain Ministry of Interior”
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper and dated within the last month
  • Letter need to be signed by authorized signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organization to be visited, with contact phone numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Bahrain
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable)

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Clear COLOR COPY of valid flight booking / travel itinerary mentioning:

  • applicant’s name
  • travel dates to Bahrain

This must show a CONFIRMED round-trip or onward travel. If the latter, the traveler must also provide all documentation / immigration approvals (if applicable) for the onward travel.

PROOF OF ACCOMMODATION

Clear COLOR COPY of CONFIRMED accommodation (hotel, apartment, hostel, etc) booking mentioning:

  • applicant’s name
  • dates of stay in Bahrain
  • accommodation address details

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All fees are charged per individual traveler. Please click here to see the Global Visas service fees pricing structure, for canceled cases.

All E-Visa fees however are non-refundable once the application has been submitted; including if the application is then rejected or if you are issued a different visa validity to that requested.

Please also be aware that Bahrain E-Visa fees are set in Bahrain Dinar (BHD), therefore based on the exchange rate at the time of making the payment, the below Visa fees can vary.

Finally, and further to the fees outlined below, ADDITIONAL STATE TAXES MAY APPLY.

PLEASE READ: ALL COLLECTION OF FEES ARE SUBJECT TO A 3% CHARGE FOR PAYMENTS MADE VIA CREDIT CARD.

TO START THE REQUEST, PLEASE CLICK ON THE SELECT BUTTON, DEPENDING ON WHICH VISA COMBINATION YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR.

3 MONTHS, SINGLE ENTRY
Global Visas service fees:  $120.00
E-Visa fees:  $24.00

Global Visas service fees:
$120.00

E-Visa fees:
$24.00

3 MONTHS, MULTIPLE ENTRY
Global Visas service fees:  $120.00
Consular fees:  $77.00

Global Visas service fees:
$120.00

Consular fees:
$77.00

1 YEAR, MULTIPLE ENTRY
Global Visas service fees:
 $120.00
Consular fees: $117.00

Global Visas service fees:
$120.00

Consular fees:
$117.00

VISA TIPS

Be proactive. Review the whole application process and makes notes on anything you require clarity on. By addressing this with your visa agent will make the process easier and more efficient.
Be mindful that each document has its own requirements (i.e. passport validity / photo sizes / form signing / originals / information required for support letters etc). It is important that each requirement is adhered to.
Personal information must be accurate and consistent across all your documentation. Passport information, employment details, travel dates, postal addresses, points of contact etc. You must paint a consistent and accurate picture of your trip.
Always remember timescales. Some documents may take longer to obtain (i.e. documents from abroad / from official govt bodies / may require official certification or legalization). Taking this into consideration along with processing times is very important.
Taking a practical approach to immigration is very important. Being considerate of consular closures, travel plans, processing times, delivery timeframes, receiving original supporting documents etc. You must be mindful and plan for such considerations.