A friend and I , both permanent residents in switzerland ( nationality south african and brazilian, respectively) would like to visit Bahrain for a week, but it seems near impossible to obtain tourist visas, as both our nationalities are on the list of countries which requires a sponsored visa. Already contacted the list of registered sponsors mentioned on the Bahrain e visa government website, the different airlines, as well as hotels which supposedly provides visa assistance services, to no avail, as they only process business visas. Any final suggestions as to which course of action to take, bearing in mind, we don't know any locals which could sponsor us for a visa and that the hotels and airlines don't seem to provide this service for individual tourist who wish to pay a visit over there. Seems near impossible for nationals from countries which are not on the list of countries mentioned on the bahrain government website who can obtain tourist visas on arrival or e visas without the need for a local sponsor, to obtain a tourist visa for Bahrain.
Would appreciate any feedback.
09 Dec 2007, 09:02
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i am also a south african and we didn't have any problems coming to bahrain.
you are allowed to buy a visa at the airport we boarded our plain in Johannesburg without a visa and bought one at the airport airiving in bahrain!!!
my name is sumalee yodsuwan about how i can get visa or can how to do go bahrain ? I have husband saudi arabia person and i have son with saudi arabia person so i really need to know how to do for get visa or can go there .
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You can apply for a tourist visa at your nearest Bahraini Embassy or consulate. Alternatively you can obtain an e-Visa online. There are not diccficulties at all in obtaining the tourist / visitor visa providing you can show the intention for your visit & that you have sufficient means of paying the visa fees, accomodation, etc. especially if you are Brazilian & South African.
Asta Genis, did you go on a business trip to Bahrain or tourism?
A Bahraini, unfortunately the Bahraini embassies and consulates i contacted do not deal with tourist visas; keep on refering me to get a hotel or tour company in Bahrain to sponsor us for a visa. Unfortunately,as suggested as well, South Africans and Brazilians, can't apply for online e visas. It's only possible during the Formula 1 grand prix event.
Bahrain isn't all that exciting to go there just for a short vacation or something. So don't bother, or be honest on why you would want to go there. Going to Dubai will probably be easier, and there are many more things to do there.
Been to Dubai , nothing to write home about - but each to is own. And there's no need for me to question myself and be honest, on why i or anyone else for that matter want to go to Bahrain. If you can't contribute anything informative regarding the initial question, don't bother and keep your comments to yourself.
My wife and I are heading to Asia for a holiday and the airline we are looking to book through, Gulf Air, appears to have a 1 Stop in Bahrain. We are condering staying one night before catching our connecting flight. Being South African, what would be required for us to obtain a visa to be able to leave the aeroport.
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I have 3 kids and have just moved to Bahrain and would like to ask the kids baby setter to come to Bahrain to help me and my wife with the kids. Please advice how to obtain a visa for her and later on a residence permit?
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If have interest email me on or contact me in yahoo messenger at collinscares1 because I used to be online always. IF YOU CAN OBTAIN VISA TO QATAR, OMAN,BAHRAIN OR ANY MIDDLE EAST CONTACT ME ALSO.
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I Taj-Al-Nisa humbly request that I am a Bahraini National holding Passport No.134420 and C.P.R. 470403713 is a victim of Immigration officer Major Ghazi Saleh Senan since 1996 and clearly violated my basic human rights to let my family enter The Bahrain. Let me explain about him in details.
Sir, I am a Bahraini national holding Passport number 134420 and has been living in Bahrain for the last 40 years or so. In 1996 my husband Mr.Tanveer was arrested and charged by Immigration department about Human smuggling on 2nd Feb 1996. But Immigration department could not present any proofs before court, therefore my husband was acquitted from charges after 10 days dated 12th Feb 2008. Court Ordered the immigration department that my husband (Mr. Tanveer) cannot leave Bahrain until Immigration department provides any proofs before court and prove their stand against my husband (Mr. Tanveer).
After almost eight months, my husband received a call from Immigration Department officials (Direct subordinates of Ghazi Saleh Senan ) saying that they wanted to discuss this matter with him. When my husband reached there, the department officials snatched his passport and kept him in prison illegally violating the verdict of Kingdom of Bahrain’s Court of Justice.
Immigration department deported all of us including my husband, children and myself after 6 days and snatched all our passports. This was a brutal criminal activity by the Immigration Department. Major Ghazi Saleh Senan signed on all of our passports himself. I have enclosed the passport copies signed by Major Ghazi Saleh Senan.
I filed a suit in Court and got my passport back on 7th December 2003. I traveled to Bahrain several times after that.
Immigration department stopped me again at the airport and took my passport. I went to supreme council for women and requested them to help me get my passport back. I submitted two applications to remove my name from blacklist but all in vain. Now days I am in Pakistan living with my children and husband and my visa will be expired soon. My children are supposed to appear for Citizenship of Bahraini on 07th July 2008 but they were not able to land in Bahrain because of Major Ghazi Saleh Senan. He is giving us so much trouble since 1996. I can’t express my pain and depression I am suffering just because of Major Ghazi Saleh Sanan. This person has given me so much trouble and becomes a nightmare for me. I am a Citizen of Bahrain and still I am not able to bring my children and husband with me to Bahrain.
Her Highness Sheikha Sabeeka delivered a speech at Cambridge University, that children of all the women holding Bahraini Passports will be issued Bahraini Passports. I and my children are waiting for this promise to be fulfilled.
Sir, this is a cry from a very oppressed woman who was inflicted so many injuries by the Major Ghazi Saleh Senan (Immigration Department of Bahrain).
Documents for proofs if request we will be send
I humbly request you to consider my application and interfere in this matter and use your influence to get me justice.
This is my email iD.
respected Sir, my name is Abdullah Tanvir Ahmed Gulzar Ahmed and i have been born in bahrain and my mother Taj-Al-Nisa Bahraini women and Bahraini National holding Passport No.134420 and C.P.R. 470403713 My two sister already have Bahrain’s Nationality
I lived in bahrain 7 years in the kingdom of bahrain i have the rights to have bahraini nationality i applied the Bahrain immigration and my nationality is approved by the kingdom of Bahrain .my c p r id no. is 890410844 I request your kindness to please kindly investigate on merit, and I do not need to conflict with anyone in Bahrain I need Justice only
I humbly request you to consider my application and interfere in this matter and use your influence to get me justice. Hoping for favorable Reply
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there was no response from any travel agencies in Bahrain.
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