Bahrain Visa Requirements & Fees For Nigerian Citizens

This article contains vital information about the Bahrain visa
requirements and fees for Nigerian Citizens planning to travel to Bahrain. 

Bahrain is an island nation located in Persian Gulf,Its capital 
and largest city is called Manama.

Bahrain Visa Fees & Requirements For Nigerian Passport Holders

Q: Types Of Bahrain Visa?
  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Work Visa

Q: Bahrain General Requirements For Visa For Nigerian Citizens?

Although Bahrain is an oil rich Arab country,traveling to the country might be stressful for a Nigerian,mainly because of the  policies.

Also there is no Bahrain Embassy Office in Nigeria. 

Listed below are the some of the facts and requirements that you need to know before you can obtain a Bahrain visa.

  • 1. There are few Nigerians in Bahrain,as a matter of fact,Africans make up about 1.6% of Bahrain's total population.
  • 2. To easily obtain a visa you must have a guarantor that is a Bahrain nationality.
  • 3. Bahrain's eVisa is issued to Nigerian passport holders and over 100 other nationalities. 
  • 4. Only individuals that have a passport from the GCC countries (Gulf Cooperation Council) will be allowed free entry into Bahrain. 
  • 5. Tourist visas are issued to Nigerians that intend to stay in Bahrain for a short period of time.
  • 6. The best way to travel to Bahrain is via a sponsor,in most cases,if your able to secure a job in Bahrain,your employer will act as your sponsor and apply for a work visa on your behalf.
  • Your sponsor will secure a Non-Objection Certificate from the Bahrain Immigration Bureau in Bahrain, you will be required to furnish your employer with your personal details,if the application was successful,you will be issued a Bahrain work visa. 

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  • 7. Nigerians that do not have a sponsor but wish to travel to Bahrain should visit the official Bahrain eVisa website to view a few of the genuine listed sponsors and their contact details. 
  • 8. A foreigner resident in Bahrain with valid papers,a travel agency (Al Gosaibi Travel) can serve as your sponsor. An airline,or hotel that you want to stay in such as Crowne Plaza Bahrain,Mercure Grand Hotel Seef,Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Etc can also help you to secure a Bahrain eVisa. 
  • 9. As stated before,there is no Embassy of Bahrain in Nigeria for you to apply for a visa,if you cannot secure a sponsor in Bahrain from Nigeria,an alternative is for you to travel to another country where Bahrain's Embassy is located and proceeding to apply for a visa. Currently the embassy of Bahrain is located in Bahrain,London,Saudi Arabia,Kuwait,Oman,Dubai,USA and Hongkong.
10. After securing a sponsor,you should download and fill the Bahrain visa application form,afterwards forward the following documents to your sponsor:  

  • (a) International passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • (b) A current/recent passport photograph.
  • (c) Evidence of financial capabilities/ basic traveling allowance.
  • (c) Clearly state the reason for traveling to Bahrain.
11. The following conditions are attached to the issuance of an eVisa: 
  • (a) The applicant must be outside the Kingdom.
  • (b) International passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
  • (c) Show proof of having an airline return ticket.
  • (d) Evidence of basic travel allowance.
  • (e) eVisa must be used within 30 days of its approval.
  • (f) You must not violate the security and national welfare of Bahrain.
  • (g) You must be in possession of one visa at one time,double visas are not allowed. 
12. If you are issued an eVisa,log into your mail inbox,and print the hard copy. 

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Q. Bahrain Visa Processing Time & Validity?

Bahrain issued eVisas are valid for two weeks,but can also be extended on application. 

You can extend your visa validity to up to 3 months.
Processing of visa applications can take up to 5 working days,after which you will be contacted via email,a functional email address will be necessary.

Q: How Much Is BahrainVisa Fees In Nigerian Naira?

Bahrain eVisa costs about $77 (₦28,000).