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Bahrain Visa

Type of Bahrain Visas

14 Days Tourist eVisa
  • Processing time: 10-12 days
  • Stay period: 14 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 8,499/-
30 Days Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 10-12 days
  • Stay period : 30 days
  • Validity: 1 month
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 15,999/-
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Documents required for Bahrain Visa

  • Must have Documents for Bahrain Visa:
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      • Scanned copy of first and last page of your passport
      • Scanned recent colour photograph. ( Photo Specification);
      • Confirmed return flight ticket
      • Invitation letter, Smart Card & Visa copy of Invitee (If visiting relative or friend in Bahrain)
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Bahrain Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa to enter the country of Bahrain?

    You will need a visa to enter Bahrain unless you are a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) passport holder.

  • add What are the different kinds of Bahrain visas for Indians?

    There are different types of visa categories depending on the purpose of your visit, sponsorship requirements, place of issue, and the number of planned visits. Travelers from India usually opt for touristor business visas. Tourist visas are for Indian citizens traveling to Bahrain for sightseeing, leisure activities or family visits. Whereas business visas are ideal for Indian citizens wishing to attend business meetings with Bahraini companies.

  • add How can I apply for a Bahrain Visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Bahrain Visa online is smooth and seamless. The steps are:
    1. Choose your preferred type of Bahrain visa based on your travel type
    2. Pay online
    3. Submit your documents via email or whatsapp
    4. Receive your visa when approved

  • add Do I have to submit my passport for stamping of the Bahrain visa?

    No, there is no need to submit physical documents for visa processing. You must share the documents with us via WhatsApp or Email. The Bahrain visa for Indians is an electronic visa and issued over email. There is no stamp affixed on your passport.

  • add How early can I apply for a Bahrain Tourist visa online?

    You can apply for your visa one month before your travel date.

  • add You can apply for your visa one month before your travel date.

    Bahrain visa processing time is approximately 10 to 12 working days.

  • add What are the entry conditions of a Bahrain Visa for Indians?

    • You must not take up paid employment during your visit to Bahrain.
    • You must be able to support yourself (and any dependents) during the visit.
    • Passport must be valid for length of time you will be in Bahrain, or the length of the visa, whichever is longer.If your passport validity is in doubt, you may be denied entry to Bahrain.
    • Visitor must have a valid confirmed onward ticket to leave the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • add How early can I apply for a Bahrain visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Bahrain visa is three months before the date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted at least two weeks, prior to travelling.
    Applicants applying for a visa at a British Embassy in India must submit the application at least four weeks prior to travel.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for Bahrain Visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    • why are you visiting Bahrain
    • how long you intend to stay in Bahrain
    • how will you support yourself during your time in Bahrain
    • what is the purpose of your visit to Bahrain
    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • where do you intend to travel following your visit to Bahrain
    • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Bahrain
    • Meet all the Bahrain visa requirements

  • add What is the Bahrain visa photo size requirement?

    The Bahrain visa photo must meet the requirements described below. If not, the application will be delayed until you provide correct photos:

    • Photo must be 45 mm X 35 mm in size
    • The face should cover 70-80% of the photo
    • In colour white and black photo won’t be accepted
    • Taken against a plain white background
    • Taken within the last 3 months
    • Your head should face the camera directly. It should not be tilted or turned, even slightly
    • The head must be centred in the image. You must look directly at the camera and show your full face
    • Do not wear sunglasses or tinted/coloured glasses.
      If you normally wear glasses, your eyes must be clearly visible in the photo

  • add Can my Bahrain Visa get rejected?

    Yes. Like other country visas, your visa application for Bahrain can be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common Bahrain visa rejections are:

    • Errors in the Visa Application
    • Blurred Photograph
    • Criminal Record (past or current)
    • Prior Employment Visa
    • Previous Dubai Visa unused
    • Profession in the Passport

  • add How can I avoid a Bahrain Visa Rejection?

    There may be other factors that could result in a Bahrain visa refusal, but many fall within the parameters of the above mentioned. If you want to have any hope of getting that refusal overturned, or a second application approved, here are some of the things that you can do to avoid rejection:

    • Make sure your passport has at least 6 months validity while applying for Dubai visa online.
    • Ensure that all the fields are filled correctly. Avoid any kind of factual or spelling mistakes.
    • Dubai visa photo size should be as per the Dubai Immigration requirement.
    • All the documents that you submit should be valid.
    • Make sure that your previous visa is not valid before applying for a new Bahrain visa.
    The final decision about approval and rejection of your Bahrain visa rests with the Bahrain Embassy. If you are unsure about the visa application process, it would be best to rely on a travel agent to do the needful. They are professionals who have the right training and knowledge to guide you correctly.

  • add How many times can my Bahrain visa be used?

    In most cases, the visa is a single-entry type. However, if you opt for a multiple entry visa, you can visit the country multiple times within the validity period of your visa.

  • add Does the visa have an expiry date?

    Yes. The Bahrain Visa for Indians has an expiry date of 1 month from the date issued. You should enter the country within this time period.

  • add Is it possible to extend my visa while in Bahrain?

    This visa can be extended one time for 14 days at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs office (NPRA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain on payment of a fee.

  • add Can I get a visa on arrival in Bahrain?

    Indian citizens cannot get visa on arrival and must apply for the Bahrain Visa before travel

  • add If I am traveling on a business visa to Bahrain, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country unless you have a Bahrain work visa.

  • add Can I get the best Bahrain Visa offers and discounts?

    Yes. Save money, time and energy with our attractive discounts, offers and deals on Bahrain visas.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Bahrain Tourist Visa?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Bahrain visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office, no need to submit physical documents and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Bahrain Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Bahrain Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

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Simple steps to get a Bahrain Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Bahrain visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Bahrain visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Bahrain Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Bahrain visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Bahrain Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Bahrain

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Bahrain Visa;
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  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Bahrain Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Bahrain ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Bahrain
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Bahrain travel guide

With a rich trading history, the kingdom of Bahrain has evolved into a modern cosmopolitan today. The smallest among Arab countries, Bahrain is actually an archipelago consisting of 33 islands. The country's rich tradition and heritage have been drawing a fair number of tourists every year. Read more

  • Manama is the capital city of the country and has all the charms of a modern and bustling city. Also, there are laidback and old world villages which still houses remnants of the ancient Bedouin culture.
  • The Ministry of Culture organizes a number of annual festivals which might be a good time to visit the country. Some of these popular fests are Spring of Culture, The Bahrain Summer Festival, and the Bahrain International Music Festival which features musical and theatrical performances and much more.
  • Like most Middle Eastern countries, the weather in Bahrain is also hot and dry mostly. The country has a pleasant to cool climate from November until March, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius. From April to October, it is sunny and hot, with temperatures reaching 37 to 40 degrees Celsius.
  • The crime rate is low in the country and most of the cities are considered safe for travelers. As a tourist destination with more than 10 million visitors yearly, it is not surprising that pick-pocketing has become quite common in Bahrain.
  • Tourists are advised to be vigilant in crowded public places, particularly in the old market areas. Though Arabic is the official language of Bahrain, English is widely spoken in the cities. India and Bahrain have a time difference of 2 hours and 30 minutes, with India being ahead.
  • Most of the Middle Eastern airlines like Gulf Air, Etihad, Oman Air, etc among others run regular services between all major Indian cities and Bahrain. The Kingdom of Bahrain has an efficient public transport system which includes buses, ferry services, and taxis. Private taxis and rental cars are also commonly available for local travel.
  • What to see in Bahrain?

  • Known for its beautiful mosques, ancient forts, and traditional markets, Bahrain is sure to keep the tourists engaged with its list of tourist attractions. Bahrain National Museum, which has some of the finest exhibits of Bahrain history is one of the top attractions of the country. Al- Fatih Mosque which can hold up to 7000 worshippers at a time, is an architectural splendor worth visiting.
  • Located centrally, the Riffa region has several historic jewels to explore. One of them is the Riffa Fort, from the 19th century built in typical Bahraini architecture style, out of clay. The Riffa Bazaar and the Bukuwara Street Market are good places to pick up some unique souvenirs.
  • The old capital of Bahrain, Muhurraq is an island city worth visiting. The city’s traditional market or souq is where you can find all sorts of traditional food and crafts.
  • Arad Fort and Bahrain fort are sites which give insights into the glorious past of the country. The Bahrain fort was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2005.
  • Bab Al Bahrain meaning 'Gate of Bahrain' is located in Manama's central business district. Built by the British in the 1940s, it housed government offices then. Today most tourists prefer the area to experience the Arab style of shopping and dining.
  • The Souq here is a favorite spot among tourists to buy all kinds of spices, fabrics, kaftans, handicrafts, souvenirs, dry fruits and nuts. One can also find plenty of quaint eateries in the area.
  • The famous Gold Souq is well worth a visit with all the gold on display. The gold ornaments sold here is of the highest quality with purity certifications. The Bahraini pearls which are much in demand are available for sale and are the only natural pearls in the world today.

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Bahrain Facts and Figures

Name:
Kingdom of Bahrain
Region:
Asia
Capital:
Manama
Time in Bahrain :
GMT 3 hours Read more
Major Cities:
Manama, Riffa, Hamad Town
Language:
Arabic
Area:
765.3 km2
Population:
10 million
Currency:
Bahraini Dinar
Main Airline:
Gulf Air
National Day:
16 december
Indepedence Day :
July 10
International Airports:
Bahrain International Airport, BAH
Best time to visit Bahrain :
November to February
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