Bahrain visa for Pakistani passport is available on their official website. I myself have obtained this visa but I had a valid US visa as well. I applied online, provided all the information and documents and after seventeen days I received the visa via email. Let me share with you the complete process.
Bahrain Visa for Pakistani Passport Online
Bahrain has started an evisa system which works best for all. Pakistani passport holders are also eligible to apply for this visa but it depends on a number of factors. I personally obtained this visa in 17 working days. But I had also uploaded valid US visa as a supporting document. I would suggest to check the website for latest updates and requirements. Below is the list of basic documents I provided for this visa online.
Required Documents for Bahrain Visa
- Color Copy of Valid Passport
- Bank Statement of Last 3 months
- Hotel Booking
- Flight Reservation
- Supporting Document (Such as US/UK/Schengen Visa)
I uploaded my US visa in the supporting document field. When I applied for this visa back in 2017. I had paid $77 USD for this visa and I don’t know what’s the current policy. But I suggest you to visit their official website and check your eligibility for Bahrain visa online. Official Website for Bahrain Evisa
My Bahrain Visa Experience
Bahrain visa was not hassle free for me either. As it was stated on the official website of Bahrain that I can get an eVisa on Pakistani passport. I applied for the visa online and received no reply for 12 days. I then contacted them by email because my travel date was approaching quickly.
After four days, they replied to my email with evisa approved. However, I was at the airport waiting for my visa and flight to Bahrain. Only when I received the email, my trip to Bahrain got confirmed at the airport. I had my flight with Qatar airways and thanks to the lady who helped me printing the evisa at the airport.
It was a dramatic situation. I waited for the visa for 12 days because I did not want to confirm my flight before visa. But when the time passed, I had no choice but to book a flight and then the visa arrived at last minute. Below is the evisa approval letter I received from Bahrain government.
Immigration Experience at Manama Bahrain
After getting the visa in last minute. I arrived at Manama international airport and went straight to the immigration because very few people were there. The officer checked my visa and he took some time to verify the visa in the system. Then he asked me only one question and that was about my hotel in Manama. I showed him my hotel booking and he stamped my passport.
Bahrain is a nice place to visit at least once but visa process can be very dramatic and unpredictable. I was not sure if I would visit Bahrain until I got the email from Bahrain evisa department and I was waiting in Qatar for my next flight to Manama. But at the end, it was surely an adventure. Happy Traveling!