Alien residents of GCC countries (Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) are
eligible for an eVisa for 2 weeks, if travelling through Bahrain
Similar to the Visit eVisa, it 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 GCC eVisa has the following fee structure:
|2 weeks stay period
|Fee for GCC eVisa
||BD 25 (approximately USD 66)
|Processing fee for GCC eVisa
||BD 4 (approximately USD 10)
||BD 29 (approximately USD 77)
Note that if an eVisa application is not approved, the 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 or
debit card (through a secure session with a payment gateway).
How long can I stay?
The GCC eVisa allows you to stay in Bahrain for 2 weeks.
An extension can be obtained for the same period by visiting
NPRA in Bahrain. (Some nationalities can stay longer). The GCC eVisa
is able to be used for multiple entry.
Who can apply?
A person of any nationality who has a Resident Permit for a GCC country
in their passport is eligible for a GCC eVisa. This permit will be checked
at the border in Bahrain and on the date of arrival the Resident Permit must be
at least 6 months old, and should be valid for at least another 6 months.
If you do not meet the criteria for a GCC eVisa, or if you hold a travel
document other than a passport, you may still be eligible for a visa on arrival,
or a sponsored visa. Check your eligibility by pressing the
Apply for eVisa button,
and note the methods available for obtaining a visa for Bahrain.
What are the conditions?
The GCC eVisa is issued with the following conditions:
- You must be outside Bahrain. (Visas cannot be applied for by
those travellers already in the Kingdom)
- You must travel through Bahrain International Airport. This eVisa cannot be
used for travel through the King Fahad Causeway.
- You must have a passport (not any another type of travel document) and
it should be valid for 6 months from arrival in Bahrain.
- You must be capable of supporting yourself (and dependents if
travelling with you) during the visit.
- Your entry must not violate the security and national welfare of Bahrain.
- You must use a GCC eVisa within 30 days of its approval.
(After this time the eVisa will expire and you will have to apply
again and pay another fee).
- You must have used your visa, or it should have expired,
before you can apply for another visa. (It is not possible to
have more than one visa issued for a passport at a time).
If you are in doubt about the conditions you should contact
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 eVisa
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
or the nearest
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 an eVisa. Instead,
if you are eligible for an eVisa, you should travel to Bahrain, and obtain
a visa on arrival. Your dependents will be included on this visa with no
What other types of eVisa are there?
This site also offers a Visit eVisa for certain nationalities. To find out more
information on this visa please click here