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Bahrain Visa

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  • Processing time: 3 WORKING DAYS
  • Validity : 30 DAYS
  • Fees: 350 SAUDI RIYAL
  • Processing time: 3 WORKING DAYS
  • Validity : 60 DAYS
  • Fees: 700 SAUDI RIYAL
  • Processing time: 3 WORKING DAYS
  • Validity : 60 DAYS
  • Fees: 800 SAUDI RIYAL
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Bahrain Visa FAQs for Visitors from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • add Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bahrain from Saudi Arabia?

    Unless you possess a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) passport, you will need a visa to enter Bahrain.

  • add What Types of Visas Are Available for Saudi Nationals to Visit Bahrain?

    Saudi citizens and residents can choose from various visa types depending on the purpose of their visit. The most common choices include tourist visa for sightseeing, recreational activities, or family visits, and business visas for attending meetings with Bahraini enterprises.

  • add How Can I Apply for a Bahrain Visa Online from Saudi Arabia?

    Obtaining a Bahrain visa from Saudi Arabia is hassle-free with Akbar Travels. Follow these steps:

    1. Select the appropriate Bahrain visa type for your purpose.
    2. Make an online payment.
    3. Submit your required documents via email or WhatsApp.
    4. Receive your approved visa electronically; there's no physical stamping of your passport.
  • add Is Physical Passport Submission Required for Bahrain Visa Stamping?

    No, you are not required to submit physical documents for visa stamping. All necessary documents can be sent via email or WhatsApp, and the electronic Bahrain visa will be delivered to your email.

  • add When Can I Apply Online for a Bahrain Tourist Visa from Saudi Arabia?

    You can apply for a tourist visa online up to one month before your intended departure date.

  • add How Long Does It Take to Process a Bahraini Visa for Saudi Residents?

    The processing time for a Bahrain visa from Saudi Arabia typically takes 10 to 12 working days.

  • add What Are the Entry Conditions for a Bahrain Visa for Saudi Nationals?

    When visiting Bahrain from Saudi Arabia, please adhere to the following conditions:

    1. No paid employment during your stay.
    2. Ability to financially support yourself and any dependents.
    3. Passport validity for the duration of your Bahrain stay or the visa validity, whichever is longer.
    4. Possession of a valid confirmed onward ticket to leave Bahrain.
  • add When Can I Apply for a Bahrain Visa Online from Saudi Arabia?

    The earliest you can apply for a Bahrain visa is three months before your planned travel date. It is recommended to submit your visa application at least two weeks before your travel date for smooth processing. For applications submitted at the Bahraini Embassy in India, allow a minimum of four weeks before departure.

  • add What Are the Eligibility Criteria for a Bahrain Visa Application from Saudi Arabia?

    Ensure you provide clear information in your application:

    1. Purpose of your visit to Bahrain.
    2. Planned duration of stay in Bahrain.
    3. Financial means to support yourself during your stay.
    4. Details about your passport, including its validity.
    5. Post-Bahrain travel plans, if any.
    6. Possession of necessary permits for your next destination.
    7. Meet all Bahrain visa requirements.

  • add What Is the Required Photo Size for a Bahrain Visa Application?

    Bahrain visa photos must meet specific requirements to avoid delays:

    • Photo size: 45 mm X 35 mm.
    • Face covering 70-80% of the photo.
    • In color (black and white photos are not accepted).
    • Taken against a plain white background.
    • Taken within the last three months.
    • Face directly towards the camera with no tilting or turning.
    • Eyes must be clearly visible if you wear glasses.
  • add Can My Bahrain Visa Application Be Rejected?

    Yes, Bahrain visa applications can be rejected for various reasons, including errors in the application, blurred photographs, criminal records, prior employment visa issues, and unused Dubai visas, among others.

  • add How Can I Prevent Bahrain Visa Rejection?

    To increase your chances of approval::

    1. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months when applying visa online.
    2. Double-check and fill out all fields accurately.
    3. Ensure your photo meets Bahrain visa specifications.
    4. Submit genuine documents.
    5. Verify the validity of your current visa.

  • add How Many Times Can I Use My Bahrain Visa?

    Most Bahrain visas are single-entry. However, if you opt for a multiple-entry visa, you can visit Bahrain multiple times while the visa services remains valid.

  • add What Is the Validity Period of a Bahrain Visa?

    A Bahrain visa is typically valid for one month from the date of issuance. Ensure you enter Bahrain within this timeframe.

  • add Can I Extend My Bahrain Visa While in Bahrain?

    Yes, you can extend your Bahrain visa for an additional 14 days by paying a fee at the Nationality, Passports, and Residence Affairs office (NPRA) in Bahrain.

  • add Can I Get a Bahraini Visa Upon Arrival?

    Non-GCC citizens, including Saudi nationals, cannot obtain a visa on arrival and must apply for a Bahrain visa in advance of their trip.

  • add Can I Work in Bahrain on a Business Visa?

    To engage in paid employment in Bahrain, you need a Bahrain work visa, not a business visa.

  • add Are Discounts Available for Bahrain Visas?

    Yes, you can save money, time, and effort with our special discounts and offers on Bahrain visas.

  • add Is Travel Insurance Necessary?

    It is strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance to safeguard your trip against unforeseen events like medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delays, and loss.

  • add What's the Quickest Way to Get a Tourist Visa for Bahrain?

    Contact our visa specialists for a fast and convenient Bahrain visa application process with minimal paperwork and costs. No need to visit our office; we handle everything for you.

  • add Have More Questions About Bahrain Visas?

    Feel free to reach out to us for any queries regarding Bahrain visas. We are here to assist you throughout the process.

  • add Can I book a complete travel package, including visa, flights, accommodation, and transportation, through Akbar Travels?

    Yes, Akbar Travels offers comprehensive travel packages that can include visa, cheap flights, Affordable hotels, and transportation. Explore the various package options on the website to find a convenient and cost-effective solution for your travel


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Travel Checklist

  • Passport that is valid for at least six months
  • Depending on your visit's goal and length of stay, a valid Bahraini visa Read more
  • Valid return or onward tickets
  • Information on accommodations
  • Travel schedule
  • Foreign currencies
  • Any further documentation to substantiate the reason for your stay, particularly for those with business visa
  • Before leaving, have all documents verified.
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Things to do when you arrive in Bahrain

  • Keep all of your travel documents on hand and prepared to be shown to the immigration agents for verification.
  • Be sure you don't have any prohibited materials with you, such as "any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace" such novels, audiobooks, audio and video tapes, that won't pass through customs. Read more
  • Always have a copy of your passport on you when you are travelling within Bahrain.
  • Write down the country's emergency hotlines.
  • Understand the etiquette requirements for public settings.
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Bahrain travel information

The kingdom of Bahrain has a long history of trade and has developed into a contemporary cosmopolitan today. Bahrain, the smallest Arab nation, is essentially an archipelago made up of 33 islands. The nation's rich culture and history have been bringing in a sizable number of visitors each year. Read more

  • The nation's capital, Manama, exudes all the pleasures of a contemporary metropolis. There are also quaint, old-world settlements where ancient Bedouin artefacts can still be found.
  • Many yearly festivals are organised by the Ministry of Culture and may be ideal times to visit the nation. Some of these popular fests are Spring of Culture, Bahrain Summer Festival, and Bahrain International Music Festival which features musical and theatrical performances and much more.
  • Bahrain's weather, like that of the majority of Middle Eastern nations, is typically hot and dry. From November through March, the nation experiences a pleasant to cold climate, with daytime highs of 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. It is bright and warm from April to October, with highs of 37 to 40 degrees Celsius.
  • The majority of the cities are thought to be safe for travellers, and the country has a low crime rate. It is hardly unexpected that pickpocketing has increased in frequency in Bahrain given that it is a popular tourist destination with more than 10 million tourists each year.
  • Visitors are urged to exercise caution when in crowded public spaces, especially in the historic market districts. Bahrain's official language is Arabic, but English is commonly used in the urban areas.
  • All of the major international cities and Bahrain are regularly serviced by the majority of Middle Eastern carriers, including Gulf Air, Etihad Airways, Oman Air, and others. The public transportation network in the Kingdom of Bahrain is effective and comprises cabs, ferries, and buses. For local transportation, it is also typical to have access to private taxis and rented cars.
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Where should one go in Bahrain?

  • Bahrain has a long list of tourist attractions and is well known for its stunning mosques, historic forts, and traditional markets. One of the main tourist destinations in Bahrain is the National Museum of Bahrain, which has some of the best historical exhibits. Al- Fateh Mosque is a work of architectural beauty that can accommodate up to 7000 worshippers at once.
  • The Riffa region, which is conveniently located, has a number of historic gems to discover. One of these is the Riffa Fort, a 19th-century structure constructed of clay in the manner of traditional Bahraini architecture. The Bukuwara Street Market and the Riffa Bazaar are also great locations to find one-of-a-kind items. Read more
  • Muharraq, an island city that once served as Bahrain's capital, is worth seeing. Several kinds of regional foods and crafts can be found in the city's traditional market, or souq.
  • Sites like Arad Fort and Bahrain Fort offer a glimpse into the nation's illustrious past. In 2005, UNESCO designated the Bahrain fort as a world historic monument.
  • The Bab Al Bahrain neighbourhood, often known as the "Gate of Bahrain," is in the heart of Manama. It was constructed by the Brits in the 1940s and then held government offices. Currently, the majority of visitors favour the region for its Arab-style dining and shopping.
  • Tourists frequently visit this Souq to purchase a wide variety of spices, fabrics, kaftans, handicrafts, souvenirs, dry fruits, and nuts. One can also find plenty of quaint eateries in the area.
  • With so much gold on exhibit, the renowned Gold Souq is definitely worth a visit. Here, only the purest gold jewellery with purity certifications are offered for sale. The only natural pearls in existence today are the highly sought-after Bahraini pearls, which are for sale.
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Bahrain Facts and Figures

Kingdom of Bahrain
Time in Bahrain :
GMT 3 hours Read more
Major Cities:
Manama, Riffa, Hamad Town
765.3 km2
10 million
Bahraini Dinar
Main Airline:
Gulf Air
National Day:
16 Dec
Indepedence Day :
Jul 10
International Airports:
Bahrain International Airport, BAH
Best time to visit Bahrain :
November to February
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