Bahrain Business e-visa

The Bahrain Business e-Visa represents a modern, digital solution for business travellers seeking to enter Bahrain for various business-related activities. Through a streamlined online application process on the Bahrain eVisa portal, applicants can easily submit their information, upload necessary documents, and pay the visa fee. This process has been meticulously crafted to be straightforward, user-friendly, and accessible from anywhere globally, emphasising convenience and time efficiency.

It's crucial to understand that the Bahrain Business eVisa serves exclusively for business purposes and does not authorise the visa holder to undertake any form of paid employment within the country.

What is a Business Evisa for Bahrain?

The Bahrain Business eVisa is an electronic visa facilitating entry into Bahrain for short-term business endeavours like meetings, conferences, and negotiations. It offers a streamlined, efficient application process compared to traditional visas, making it a convenient choice for business travellers.

Bahrain Business eVisa Application Requirements

Applicants must present several documents during the application process:

  • Valid Passport: Must remain valid after entering Bahrain for at least six months.
  • Accommodation Proof:
    • Hotel Booking: Confirmation of a hotel booking in Bahrain.
    • Staying with Relatives/Friends: A copy of their Bahrain ID reader's printout.
  • Letter of Invitation: From a sponsoring Bahraini company, describing the purpose of the visit.
  • Employment Restriction: Applicants must not engage in paid or unpaid employment in Bahrain.
  • Return Ticket: Proof of onward or return travel.

Additional Requirements:

  • It may include proof of financial stability and health insurance coverage.

Detailed Application Process for Bahrain Business eVisa

The Kingdom of Bahrain welcomes business travellers with an easy-to-navigate eVisa application process, eliminating the need to visit embassies or consulates physically. Here's a detailed walkthrough to guide you:

  1. Preparation of Required Documents: Ensure you have all necessary documents at hand, including a valid passport, a digital passport-sized photo, and any additional documents as required by Bahraini immigration, such as evidence of work, an invitation letter from a Bahraini business and your return ticket.
  2. Visit the Official eVisa Portal: Access the online application form by visiting the Bahrain eVisa portal and selecting the "Bahrain Visa application form" option.
  3. Selecting the Visa Type: Opt for the "Business Visa" from the available visa types list.
  4. Filling Personal Information: Accurately fill in your details, including name, date of birth, passport information, etc.
  5. Trip Details: Enter specific details about your visit, such as arrival and departure dates and the purpose of your trip.
  6. Uploading Supporting Documents: Upload all required documents, verifying their accuracy and completeness.
  7. Payment of Visa Fee: Proceed to use a credit/debit card to pay the visa charge.
  8. Submission: Review your application for errors or omissions, then submit it for processing.

Accuracy and completeness of the application are paramount to avoid potential delays or issues. Applicants will receive an email regarding their submission indicating that the application is under review.

Who Should Apply?

The Bahrain Business eVisa is ideal for individuals travelling to Bahrain for business-related activities, including attending meetings, conferences, and negotiations. This eVisa is tailored for short stays and is distinct from a work visa, focusing solely on business engagements without providing paid employment in Bahrain.

Processing Time and Visa Cost for Bahrain Business e-visa

The Bahrain Business eVisa is typically processed within 8 days, but this timeframe can be extended due to various factors. Applicants are advised to apply before their travel date. 

Processing Time:

  • Standard (cheapest): 8 to 10 working days
  • Rush (faster): 6 - 8 working days
  • Super Rush (fastest): 4 - 6 working days
    The cost of the eVisa is subject to change, and applicants should consult the official eVisa portal for the most current fee information.

Visa Fee:

  • Varies depending on:
    • Visa type and duration of stay (longer costs more)
    • Your nationality (fees may differ)
    • Rush processing (extra charges apply)
    • Additional services (e.g., multiple entries)

Check the Bahrain e-visa fee page for current pricing.

Tip: Choose the processing time that fits your travel plans and budget.

How can I find out my status on a Bahrain Business visa?

To check your Bahrain Business eVisa status:

  1. Visit the Bahrain eVisa portal and select "Bahrain Visa Status."
  2. Input required details like passport and application number.
  3. View your application's status, including approval or pending issues.

For questions or further information, refer to the website. Remember, processing times for Bahrain Business eVisas can vary.

Can I increase the duration of my stay at a Bahrain Business e-visa?

Yes, you can extend your stay on a Bahrain Business e-visa, depending on your e-visa type and specific circumstances. It's advisable to visit the Bahrain e-visa website to understand the process, the required documents, and whether your visa category qualifies for an extension.


A Bahrain Business e-Visa is an electronic visa that allows individuals to enter Bahrain for business-related activities, such as meetings, conferences, and negotiations. It's intended for professionals who need to engage in business but need employment in Bahrain.

Requirements typically include a valid passport, proof of accommodation, a letter of invitation from a Bahraini company, return tickets, and sometimes proof of financial stability and health insurance.

Allowed activities include attending business meetings, conferences, seminars, and conducting business negotiations.

The validity can vary, but business e-visas typically allow for a stay of up to 14 or 30 days, depending on the visa type.

Yes, holders cannot engage in paid employment or long-term residency. The visa is strictly for business-related activities.

GCC residents can apply for a Bahrain Business e-Visa, sometimes with fewer requirements. Check the website for specific guidelines.

If denied, you can seek clarification on the reasons for the decision and check if there's an option to reapply or provide additional documentation.

VISA stands for ‘Visitors International Stay Admission’.

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