Pakistanis can now apply online

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Pakistanis can now apply online

New initiative aims to enhance the travel experience for visitors from Pakistan

DNA

ISLAMABAD: Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, Nationality, Passport, and Residence Affairs (NPRA) has unveiled an efficient and convenient online visa application system for Pakistani nationals, offering three distinct types of visit visas.

This new initiative aims to enhance the travel experience for visitors from Pakistan, whether they are planning a two-week vacation or a more extended stay in Bahrain.

Visa types and application process

Pakistani travelers seeking to explore Bahrain’s tourism or business opportunities can now choose from the following visit visa options:

  1. Visit Visa – 2 Weeks Single Entry
  2. Visit Visa – Three Months Multiple Entry
  3. Visit Visa – One Year Multiple Entry

Application process

  1. Visit the official website and click on the “Apply for Visa” link on the homepage
  2. Fill out the eligibility page and proceed to view the available visa types and their respective conditions
  3. Select the desired visa type and click “Apply now”
  4. Complete the online application form as prompted, following the subsequent steps
  5. Attach the required documents, and if you are applying for multiple visas with the same credit card, use the “Submit another application” button to repeat the process
  6. Make the initial payment for the application fee using a credit card through a secure payment gateway, and keep note of the Application Reference Number(s) provided
  7. NPRA will process your application, and once approved, an email notification and a PIN will be sent to you
  8. Visit the Visa homepage and select “Pay for Application.” Provide the necessary information and enter the PIN to access your applications

Should your application not be approved, you will receive an email containing instructions on contacting the relevant Embassy or NPRA.

Required documents

To complete your visa application, ensure you have the following documents:

  • A copy of your passport, including the family page and any additional information pages
  • A copy of a confirmed return air ticket
  • A copy of your hotel booking in Bahrain. If you plan to stay with a relative or friend, provide a copy of their ID reader’s printout
  • A copy of a bank statement under your name, covering the last three months with a balance of not less than the equivalent of USD 1000

Visa fee information

The total fee for applying for a 2-week visit visa is 9 Bahraini Dinar.