bahrain e visa requirements for gcc and non gcc residents

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Non-resident and residents of GCC countries that include Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE can get e visa for three days or seven days if they are traveling through Bahrain International Airport. Just like the visitors’ electronic visa, this electronic visa can also be obtained from the official site. There will be no need for a visa stamp on your passport before arrival in Bahrain. 

3 Day stay period  E-visa – 

  • Fee for GCC E-visa – BD 10 (around USD 27)
  • Processing fee for GCC E-visa – BD 2 (around USD 5)
  • Total fee – BD 12 (around USD 32)

 7 Day stay period E-visa – 

  • Fee for GCC E-visa – BD 15 (around USD 40)
  • Processing fee for GCC E-visa – BD 2 (around USD 5)
  • Total fee – BD 17 (around USD 45)


Payment for E-visa application for GCC and Non – GCC countries 

On the official website, you can pay the amount of fees with your credit card or debit card by a secure session with a payment gateway. While you apply through us, you can pay your visa fees through Google pay, credit card, debit card, and PayPal as well. 
Duration of your stay in Bahrain
The GCC E-visa gives few permission to stay in Bahrain for either three days or 7 days. It depends on the visa that you have applied for and paid for. Also, you can get an extension of the same period by going to NPRA in Bahrain. This electronic visa is applicable only once for a single entry and after that, it has no validity. This extension facility is not available for non-residents of GCC countries. 

Eligibility to apply for a GCC E-visa. 

A person who belongs to any nationality and has a resident permit from a GCC country in the passport is eligible for a GCC visa. This permit in the passport is examined at the border in Bahrain and on the date of arrival resident permit needs to be at least 6 months old and it should also be valid for 6 months.
For non GCC resident these residents permit it is replaced by the passport with an ID proving their nationality. Their passport needs to have at least six months of validity. 
You should also know that if you do not meet the criteria for GCC electronic visa or if you have other travel documents instead of a passport you can get a Visa on the arrival or you can apply for any sponsored visa as well. You can check OK your eligibility by clicking on apply for e-visa button and understand the methods available for obtaining a visa for Bahrain. 
Total fee – BD 17 (approximately USD 45)


The GCC E-visa is issued with these conditions – 

  • You must be living outside Bahrain. These Visas are not to be applied for those travelers who are already in the Kingdom. 
  • You need to travel from and to Bahrain International Airport. This E-visa cannot be used for travel by the King Fahad Causeway.
  •  You need to have a passport and not any other kind of travel document and it must be valid for 6 months from your arrival in Bahrain.
  • You will also need to support yourself during the whole visit.
  •  Your entry into Bahrain must not violate any security and national welfare of Bahrain.
  • You should use a GCC E-visa within 30 days of its approval. After this period the E-visa will expire and you will need to apply again and pay for the new application. 
  • You will need to use your visa, or it needs to be expired before you can apply for another visa. It is not impossible to have more than one visa issued for a passport at any given time).

If you have any confusion regarding the conditions you can contact NPRA or you can also go to the nearest Bahrain Embassy. However, the easiest way is to contact our skilled professionals that can resolve any query that you have with ease. 

Processing time for GCC E-visa 

Approval of an application is not provided in an instant. Applications take around 72 hours for complete processing. It is suggested that you have an email when you have decided to travel. To get the Bahrain visa you can visit the website of Tourist Visa Online


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Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for E-visa and you can follow the instructions on the following pages. 

After your application is completed, you should print a copy of the approval for your travels. It is not a requirement. 

If your application is not approved, you can contact NPRA or the nearest Bahrain embassy.

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