On arrival Bahrain visit visa for Iqama holders

Bahrain, a gulf country between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, witnesses an increase in population on weekends due to its attractions which are not common and not allowed among the countries it is surrounded by. Out of all the attractions, the biggest is Manama with the most happening economy and nightlife. Not just nightlife and economy, but it also has many eye catching site-seeing places, best shopping and not to forget, mouth watering eat-out places and malls.
Do not really know how and what to do for travelling to Bahrain?
Here are some simple and quick steps, tips you need to follow to enter Bahrain


Travelling to Bahrain by road is the most suggested and the cheapest way. Many people travel by their own car but not to worry if you don’t have one, fare of taxi and bus are reasonable too. More than just travelling both sides of road have the best view you can ever ask for! You start enjoying your journey already because of the view around and the best picnic spot.


Here are quick steps-
• Take your route to King Fahd Causeway
• Keep your passport, exit re-entry visa and iqama ready
• If you are a Saudi resident, you can easily get your visa irrespective of the profession you hold on your Saudi iqama
• Charges for 3 days is BD 2 and charges for 1 or 2 weeks is BD 5
• This fees is paid at the Causeway at the kingdom of Bahrain and your visa is issued right there
• Immigration officer of Bahrain issues 14 days of single entry visa


If you are tired enough to drive, not to worry because travelling Bahrain by air is the easiest of all the ways. All you need to do is book your flight and get an arrival visa at Manama, Bahrain airport.

Quick steps-
• Keep your original iqama and exit re-entry visa ready
• Head towards the counter to deposit your visit visa fee (BD 15 for 7 days) at airport. Your fee voucher will be issued and you need to attach it with the application form mentioned in the next step
• Fill up the arrival visit visa application. Remember to take a different application for different members of family, even for kids.
• Head towards the eye scanning counter once the application is filled
• After clearing the test, head toward the immigration counter
• You are just one step away i.e., show your fee voucher, visa application and passport along with your original iqama at the immigration counter

Dos and don’ts –

• Do not forget to check your passport validity. Your visa will not be issued if your passport is going to expire when you are inside Bahrain
• Do not take up any employment during your visit
• Do have a current resident permit at least for 6 months and your permit shall be valid for the next 6 months
• Do have a multiple visa if you are a frequent visitor

FAQs –

1. What if my visit visa at Bahrain airport is denied?
99.9% your visa will be granted and in the bleakest possibility, even if it is not, you need not worry; you can surely try again the next time

2. Are photocopies of iqama allowed?
No, they are 100% NOT allowed

3. Can I travel with my colleague to Bahrain (female/male)?
You can travel with anyone unless you and your colleagues hold a valid exit re-entry visa

4. My profession mentioned on iqama is labor (or any other profession); will I be granted entry in Bahrain?
Irrespective of what profession your iqama holds, you will be granted entry without any problem but you will have to pay a little more than the usual fee

5. Do I get an on-arrival visit visa to Bahrain? I am a student
No, you need to apply for your visa through the embassy of Bahrain

  • Sal P

    No visa charges for iqama holders at the cause way

  • Muhammed Suhail

    On arrival visa for Kuwait?

  • Irfan Ahmed

    Can I visit with my family to Bahrain who came on visit visa to Saudi Arabia. Where can I take exit and re- entry visa for my family to go to Bahrain.

    • mfkhan

      no you cant

    • Tariq tahseen

      Assalam o Alaikum
      what you did that time
      for exit and re intery

  • Arham Gilani

    Mine friend has a profession of worker amil can he get a visa on border on king fahad cause way

    • mfkhan

      no they check the professional

      • Asadullah Malik

        I have Amil Aadi as my profession on my iqama. If I have exit reentry arranged from my employer then can I enter Bahrain through king fahd cause way to spend a weekend there?

  • srk

    Hi. dears anyone pls. let me know total cost to Bahrain by road to and from?

    How much to pay for children?

    Do I need original iqama.?

  • Rami

    Iris scan and fingerprint for visitors to bahrain or just who are coming to work?

  • The Deadman

    Can i travel from KSA to Bahrain by car along with my girl friend who hold multiple exit re entry visa.

  • mohomad mifaz

    Question 1 : can I visit Bahrain from Saudi ? I am a Sri Lankan national have iqama.
    Question 2 : can I take a flight to my home country from there?

  • Muhammad Yasir Tanveer

    If we want to stay more than one week then what Step are needed?

  • mosh

    I am staying in Saudi Arabia and i want to go Bahrain
    for my holiday for 7 days. I am an Indian and i have Resident Permit in Saudi Arabia
    so i need to apply visa first or i can get arrival visa on airport.
    Please give me information regarding this.

  • Ghost

    Is it possible to visit Bahrain via King Fahad Causeway if traveler is holding KSA family multiple visit visa?

  • Suleman Javed

    I hv a multiple entry government visit visa of Saudia. Can I get visit visa of bahrain

    • Tariq tahseen

      same here
      but my family on multiple visit visa

  • Darren Darren

    My iqama is Labor and im planning to stay in Bahrain for 5 days and i will travel thru the causeway, my question is that Can i stay for 5 days in Bahrain? and can i get visa on arrival? thanks in advance

    • Asadullah Malik

      Hey were u able to visit Bahrain with ur iqama as labour?

      • Faraz Hussain

        i want too go there what response did y get?

  • Andrew

    I have a residence visa from the UAE. I have a multi entry and exit visa for Saudi. Can I enter Bahrain with them by a vehicle? Do I need an Iqama for that? I visit Bahrain previously, but was by air.