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Bahrain eVisa Requirements for Citizens of Canada

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Canadians can travel to Bahrain with an electronic visa. The Government of Bahrain introduced the eVisa in 2016 to facilitate the process to obtain a valid entry permit for international visitors to reach their country.

The eVisa for Bahrain is available to over 120 nationalities. Canadian travelers can apply for it online from the comfort of their home without needing to schedule an appointment at an embassy.

Do Canadian Citizens Need a Visa for Bahrain?

Yes, all Canadian passport holders must have a valid visa to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The quickest and most convenient method of applying for a Bahrain visa for Canadians is online. The eVisa system allows travelers to get their visa by email after completing a short form.

Applicants from Canada who are interested in professional opportunities or wishing to relocate to Bahrain should organize a visit to the Consulate of Bahrain in Montreal to inquire about further visa options.

Types of eVisas for Canadian Citizens Available to Visit Bahrain

According to the visa policy of Bahrain, Canadians can choose between a number of different options for their eVisa.

Citizens of Canada can apply online for the following types of Bahrain eVisas:

  • Single-entry eVisa that grants a stay of 2 weeks
  • Single-entry eVisa that grants a stay of up to 3 months
  • Multiple-entry eVisa that grants a stay of up to 1 month
  • GCC multiple-entry eVisa that grants a stay of up to 1 month. This option is only available to those Canadians who hold a legal residence in any of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

All Bahrain eVisas for Canadian citizens are valid for entry for 90 days from the date of issue.

Activities Allowed with the Bahrain eVisa for Canadians

Canadian applicants can use the eVisa for Bahrain for any of the following activities:

  • Tourism
  • Business meetings
  • Trade activities

It is important that Canadian citizens remember that the Bahrain eVisa cannot be used for employment (paid or unpaid).

Requirements for Canadian Passport Holders to Obtain the Bahraini eVisa

Like many countries, Bahrain has a few basic visa requirements for Canadian travelers.

The conditions to apply for the Bahrain eVisa are standard, and Canadians used to traveling abroad will find them very straightforward. Below are the main requirements they must meet:

  • Possess a Canadian passport, which should be valid for 6 months or more on their arrival in Bahrain
  • Take a digital photograph of their passport’s biographical page
  • Provide a bank card to pay the eVisa processing fee
  • Use an active email address for their application form
  • Share their itinerary, including proof of onward travel or accommodation booking

Canadian citizens with a passport set to expire shortly before their intended arrival (180 days or less) should renew it before they begin their application.

Passengers from Canada must also confirm the debit or credit card they will use to pay the eVisa fee has been previously authorized for international online payments.

The Bahraini authorities also require some travel details to process all applications successfully. This means showing their airline tickets and accommodation bookings.

Some eVisa applications also required Canadian travelers to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. This consists of a stamped bank statement with a balance of at least BD300.

Do Canadian children need the Bahraini eVisa?

As a general rule, all Canadian visitors need a Bahrain eVisa to enter the country. However, if there are underage travelers aged 7 or less, they are allowed to present a joint eVisa request via their parents’ or legal guardians’ passports.

In the case of minors from Canada who have their individual passport or are above this age group, they will have to obtain their own eVisa to be allowed in the country.

How To Apply for a Bahrain eVisa as a Canadian National

The Bahrain eVisa application for Canadians is a quick and easy process. Simply fill in a short online form and upload the supporting documents.

It takes a matter of minutes to apply using a computer, phone, or device connected to the internet. There is no need to go anywhere in person or deal with paperwork.

To complete the Bahrain eVisa application form, Canadians will have to share some basic information such as the following:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Profession
  • Reason for travel

Applicants must also provide some contact information:

  • Email account
  • Contact telephone number

Canadian travelers need to fill in their passport details, including passport number, expiration date, and issuing country.

Part of the application includes the electronic payment of the Bahrain eVisa fee. This covers the cost of processing the visa and can be paid securely using a debit or credit card.

Nationals of Canada should carefully review all the information they are sharing, since mistakes or typos could lead to issues processing the applications.

How long does it take to get an eVisa for Bahrain from Canada?

It usually takes around 15 minutes to complete the online application for the Bahrain eVisa from Canada.

The vast majority of Canadian travelers will receive their Bahrain eVisa within 5-8 business days of applying.

Once the electronic visa to Bahrain is approved, Canadian nationals will receive the document in PDF format in their email accounts. The eVisa will be electronically linked to their passports.

Upon confirmation, you should print out a copy of your approved eVisa.

Traveling to Bahrain with the eVisa From Canada

Canadians can use any of the types of Bahrain eVisa to travel to the Kingdom by air to Bahrain International Airport.

Most eVisa types can also be used to enter the country by land via the King Fahd Causeway. However, the GCC Visit eVisa cannot be used by land.

Upon arrival, Canadian passengers must present their Bahrain eVisa and the passport they registered in the online application.

Visa on arrival for Canadians traveling to Bahrain

Before the introduction of the eVisa, travelers could apply for a Bahrain visa on arrival. However, nowadays the best, most convenient option to gain entry to the country is by applying online.

Instead of carrying paper documents, the processing fee in cash, and waiting in line at arrival, citizens of Canada can easily obtain their visa to Bahrain beforehand and via the internet.

Another advantage of the eVisa is that by getting the visa approved in advance of the trip, there is no danger of having the visa application denied at the border.

Application Steps

Complete online application
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eVisa Bahrain Processing time
3 - 4 days
Bahrain government fee
24 to 77 usd
Our service fee
55 to 56 usd
79 to 152 usd
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Covid Update for Bahrain

Last update: 17/03/2023

Foreign nationals can now visit Bahrain if they have obtained an approved Bahrain eVisa. All COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted.

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