Bahrain visa types are depending on the purpose of your visit. All GCC countries have visa-free regimes with Bahrain, except for Qatar. There are also E-visa Bahrain, Bahrain Visa on Arrival and Bahrain Tourist Visa for short term purposes.
For long term purposes, there are Bahrain Work Visa, Bahrain Family Visa and Bahrain Student visa.
E visa Bahrain is an online way to get a visa to Bahrain. All nationals except North Korea and Iran are available to get E visa Bahrain. After completing the application form and payment, you will receive your electronic visa by email. Usually, the processing time is 3-days, and the validity of a visa is 30 days.
The requirements for obtaining a visa to Bahrain depend on the type of visa and the country you are applying for. However, there are essential documents that need to be presented regardless the type of visa:
In case if applicant is not available for Bahrain E visa or for visa on Arrival, you will apply for visa through an embassy. The Bahrain Embassy visa is a multiple-entry visa, valid for 30 days, which can be used within three months.
Tourist visas are provided to citizens of the European Union (EU), Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States for a stay of up to two weeks.
Bahrain Work visa is permission to get a long-term Bahrain visa to stay in Bahrain for a long time to work. Before the arrival, applicants need to gather all Labour Bahrain Market Regulatory Authority documents before entering the country. If the Labour Market Regulatory Authority approves an application, applicants get the right to work and live in Bahrain for two years. Applicants can also bring their family members with Bahrain Family Visa. However, this visa allows only residing in the country, not work.
Bahrain Visa cost depends on the type of visa you are applying for. Most popular visa is Bahrain E visa which costs 19-77 USD. Bahrain on Arrival Visa fee is 65-80 USD. All other fees you can check on our website in the Visa Policy section.
Most of the nationalities are eligible for Bahrain E visa, which is possible to obtain online. All other nationalities need to apply through the nearest embassy. If there is no embassy in the country, then applicants need to approach the nearest embassy in the region.
Processing time of the visa differs depending on the type of visa.
Bahrain E visa - 3-5 working days.
Bahrain Tourist visa - 3-7 working days.
Bahrain Work visa - 3-14 working days.
Bahrain Family visa (Residence Permit) - 1-10 working days.
Bahrain Student visa - 2 months.
Note that it also depends on the nationality you are applying from.