How to Get a Business Visa for Bahrain

Bahrain Business Visa

Bahrain Business Visa

Going to Bahrain on business?  Bahrain has a pretty easy visa process if you are looking to go for just a short time (up to 2 weeks).  U.S. citizens and foreigners from other select countries can obtain a visa on arrival at the Bahrain ports of entry.  Foreigners of a lot of countries (including the United States) can also apply online using the simple e-visa process.  I recommend using this route as it is quick, painless, and will save you time.

(For information on other types of visas for Bahrain, go to my Bahrain visa page)

However, should you decide not to do the e-visa route or if you don’t qualify to apply for an e-visa, keep reading…

U.S. and Canadian passport holders can obtain a multiple entry visa for a 4-week stay as described here.

  • The items required for this visa are listed here if you are applying in the United States.
  • Processing time for this is 2 to 4 weeks.

UK passport holders can obtain a multiple entry visa valid for 4 week stay.

For citizens of 35 Countries (See below):

  • Passport holders from the countries listed below can get a 3 months multiple entry visa valid for a 2 weeks stay.
  • The items required for this visa are listed here if you are applying in the United States.
  • Processing time for this is 2 to 4 weeks.
  • The countries are: Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, United States of America, Portugal, Malaysia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Brunei, Vatican City, Andorra, China, Thailand, Korea)

All nationals of countries I have not mentioned above:

  • You need to get a Visa (non-objection certificate) from their sponsor in Bahrain.
  • The sponsor will process a visa from the Ministry of Interior in Bahrain.
  • You need to ask the sponsor to fax or e-mail a copy of the visa to you before your departure.
  • The original visa will be waiting for you at the Bahraini airport.
  • Here is a list of registered sponsors.
  • To find where you need to submit your materials, you will need to find the closest embassy or consulate to you. Find your Embassy/Consulate using the “Embassies” widget on the right-hand side of this page here.

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