Power of Attorney/Legal Documents
Power of Attorney: US$ 42.00 = 7 Dinars (One 5 Dinars + 2 One Dinar)
Such agreements should be drawn by company's lawyer and certified by the following:
Secretary of State of the County
Secretary of State (Washington, DC)
Consulate of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Requirements For Application of Passport/Renewal
Any form of ID
Good Conduct Certificate
Expired Passport (For Renewal)
Passport Application Form in Arabic
All visitors require a valid passport and with the exception of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) passport holders, also require a visa.
Visitors continuing their journey within 24 hours, holding confirmed tickets and appropriate travel documents, will be issued a 24-hour visa on arrival.
Visitors who hold valid residence permits for Saudi Arabia will be issued a free 2-week visa.
Foreign nationals may enter Bahrain with one of the following types of visas:
Generally, all types of visas, with the exception of tourist visas, require a sponsor.
In addition to the above, all American and Canadian passport holders can be issued 5-year multiple entry visas, valid for a stay of one month on each visit.
British passport holders can be issued a 3-month multiple entry visa, valid for a stay of one month on each visit. This can be issued by the Directorate of Immigration and Passport in Bahrain or any Bahraini Embassy abroad.
Two-week tourist visas for individuals can be obtained at the Bahrain International Airport or the King Fahad Causeway for citizens of the following countries at a cost of BD5 and without the need for a local sponsor:
Rep. of Ireland
Two-week Tourist Visas are renewable once for a BD5 fee.
Applicants must have valid passports and those entering the country through Bahrain International Airport must hold return or onward air tickets.
Groups who wish to visit Bahrain are advised to contact a tourist company to make the necessary visa arrangements. Groups may obtain visas to Bahrain for a duration of up to two weeks. This visa is renewable once for a further two weeks.
Entry visas can be obtained through hotels, travel and tourist agencies and other firms licensed to carry out tourist activities in Bahrain.
72-HOUR AND 7-DAY VISAS
Intended mainly for business visits, trade delegations, and exhibition or seminar attendance, these can be obtained on arrival at the Bahrain International Airport or at the King Fahad Causeway. Applicants for a 72-hour visa or a 7-day visa must hold a valid passport. Visitors entering Bahrain through Bahrain International Airport must hold confirmed return on onward journey tickets.
Foreign nationals who have lived in a GCC State for a minimum of six months are automatically granted a 72-hour visa on arrival.
These are issued to foreign nationals who intend to visit Bahrain to meet their relatives or friends. The friend or relative is the applicant in this case. The application must be signed by a local sponsor and presented to the General Directorate of Immigration and Passports (GDIP). The following documents must be presented with the application:
A letter from the applicant's sponsor
A copy of the applicant's CPR card
A copy of the visitor's passport
Visitor visas are valid for a period of one month but may be extended to maximum of three months. A longer stay may be granted in exceptional circumstances. A person on a visit visa cannot work or engage in business activities during his/her stay in Bahrain.
This type of visa is similar to a visit visa, with the exception of the purpose of the trip being to conduct business.
This visa is granted to the wife and children of a Bahrain resident. The family visa holder may not take up gainful employment in Bahrain but can stay in Bahrain as long as the husband/father stays.
Granted to dependents of a Bahrain resident. The visa holder may not take up gainful employment in Bahrain but can stay as long as the head of the household stays.
An employment visa is required to work legally in and become a resident of Bahrain. A work permit is required from the Ministry of Labour and a No Objection Certificate from the Directorate of Immigration before this visa is granted.