Visa Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders – Bahrain (Kingdom of Bahrain)

Filipinos planning to visit Bahrain for either work or leisure must first find a sponsor who will apply for a visa on their behalf. There are a few sponsors that you may want to try including Bahrain Travel agencies. If you know any residents or citizens of Bahrain, you can try and have them sponsor your application. Other options are: Accredited Hotels in Bahrain, Airlines, and Bahrain companies.
For Regular Visa or Visit Visa:

The authority administering the entry of people to Bahrain is The General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence which processes the “No Objection Certificate” for sponsored visa.

General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence
Ministry of Interior

PO Box 331, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Telephone: (973) 17535111
Fax: (973) 17532152

The Visa or No Objection Certificate (NOC) shall then be certified and revalidated by the Consulate or Embassy and shall stamp an Entry Visa on the passport.
General Requirements to gain an Entry Visa stamp:

  1. No Objection Certificate (NOC) or Visa
  2. Passport with validity of up to 6 months from the date of departure/arrival in Bahrain.
  3. Copy of Return or Onward Air Ticket
  4. One (1) Passport Size Picture
  5. A copy of your Invitation Letter
  6. Completed Application Form
  7. Fee = Php 1,000
  8. Processing Time = 2 days

For Working Visa:
The authority to process work visas lies with The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).

Labour Market Regulatory Authority
P.O.Box: 18333 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Telephone: (973) 1750605 or (973) 17388888
Fax: (973) 17552681
Email: lmra@lmra.gov.bh
Website: www.lmra.bh

The Embassy or Consulate will endorse and revalidate your LMRA Visa and stamp an Entry Visa on the passport.

General Requirements:

  1. Valid LMRA Work visa
  2. Passport with validity of up to 6 months from the date of departure/arrival in Bahrain.
  3. One (1) Passport Size Picture
  4. A copy of Employment Contract
  5. Completed and duly signed Application Form
  6. Medical certificate from accredited hospitals or clinics
  7. A valid POEA certificate of the agency (if applying through an agency) should be submitted.
  8. Other supporting application documents
  9. Fee = Php 1,000
  10. Processing Time = 2 days

Online visa or eVisa is also available online through www.evisa.gov.bh. However it is applicable only for GCC alien residents and other countries eligible for unsponsored visa

  1. General Conditions:
    1. Must be from outside Bahrain
    2. Must travel through Bahrain Int’l Airport.
    3. Validity is for 6 months from arrival in Bahrain
    4. Must be self-supporting
    5. Must not violate the security and national welfare of Bahrain
    6. eVisa is valid only for 30 days
    7. Must have confirmed onward travel ticket to leave Bahrain
  2. Processing time is 72 hours
  3. Payment is through credit card
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