Visa on arrival

Bahrain allows visa on arrival at the airport to visitors from selected countries. Such visitors are required to possess a valid passport and an onward or return ticket. This facility is available to the citizens of:

  • The European Union (EU)
  • Australia, Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • The USA

Such visas are issued for a period of two weeks.

Multiple-entry visit visa

The citizens of the below mentioned countries are allowed to apply for multiple-entry visit visas directly at their respective Bahrain embassy without the need for a sponsor:

  • Brunei
  • China
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

Visitors from all other countries are required to pre-arrange for a visa through a sponsor before they can enter the kingdom of Bahrain.

Generally sponsorship can be offered by a travel agency, a registered hotel in Bahrain, the visitor’s embassy or the Directorate of Tourism at the Ministry of Information in Bahrain. Such visas are applied for a period of one month and are normally issued for a single visit.

Eligibility Criteria for Bahrain Tourist Visa

You are eligible for Bahrain tourist visa if you fulfil the following conditions:

  • You must have a valid passport with a validity for at least 6 months (Passport must be signed)
  • You must possess one completed visa application form / e-visa application form
  • You must have a copy your travel ticket or round trip travel itinerary
  • You must have one passport-size photo taken within the last six months
  • You must have proof of financial resources required to pay for your expenses while in Bahrain (such as recent bank statement, traveller’s cheque, etc.)
  • You plan to remain in Bahrain for a specific and limited period of time
  • You intend to leave Bahrain at the end of your visit
  • You have no intention to seek or undertake employment while in Bahrain
  • You must possess a letter explaining the reason for your visit and duration of stay
  • You must possess a letter from your sponsor