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Bahrain Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Bahrain — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Bahrain, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Due to its relatively straight-forward work authorization policy and transparent regulations, Bahrain has been called the most liberal business environment in the Middle East.
 
Business visitors, depending on their nationality, may obtain their entry visa upon arrival in Bahrain, through an electronic portal before arrival (e-visa) or through a Bahraini consular post abroad. Business visas allow for either single or multiple entries and a stay of up to one month, which can be further extended in-country. Some multiple-entry visas are valid for up to one year with a permissible maximum duration of stay in Bahrain for up to 90 days.
 
Foreign workers (other than Gulf Cooperation Council nationals, who are visa and work authorization-exempt regardless of the duration of stay) must secure an employment contract with a local entity and obtain a work visa before they can work in Bahrain. Work authorization is generally valid for two years with a possibility of extension.
 
Select nationalities may be subject to scrutiny and potential rejection of their immigration applications.   
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.