Procedure to get On-Arrival Visit Visa of Bahrain by Road for Iqama Holders

Bahrain is a very good place to visit if you are living in Saudi Arabia. In this article, I shall be writing about the procedure to get On Arrival Visit Visa of Bahrain through Causeway for Iqama Holders. Especially, people who are living in cities of Dammam or Khobar of Saudi Arabia, they can travel to Bahrain very easily. Bahrain is not very different from the land of Saudi Arabia as far as the natural environment is concerned but you can enjoy more openness in Bahrain than in Saudi Arabia. People go to Bahrain many times to visit their weekend. It is a small country with a population of 1.3 million out of which half are expatriates. The capital of Bahrain, Manama is the main attraction for people traveling from Saudi Arabia. You can enjoy alcoholic drinks, girls and an open environment there. Girls don’t need to cover themselves with Abayas, they have cinemas there, waterparks where girls and boys can swim together. Also Read: Get On Arrival Visit Visa at Bahrain Airport for Iqama Holders

It is suggested to travel Bahrain on your own car. If you are living in a remote city like Jeddah and don’t want to drive that much, you can book a ticket to Dammam airport and then rent a car from there. Tell them that you want to drive it to Bahrain and they will issue your authorization to drive it to Bahrain. You can also take Taxi but they charge a lot of money like SR 250 to drop you there. Driving a car yourself is the easiest and cheapest way as you will be using this car even in Bahrain to travel. Also Read: Applying for eVisa to Bahrain for GCC Residents

If you don’t know the route map to go to King Fahad Causeway, you can search it on Google Map on your mobile phone. Once you are on King Fahad Causeway, you will be starting feeling that you are going out of the congested environment of Saudi Arabia. View on both sides of the Road is amazing. Even if someone is not going to Bahrain, he should travel to the King Fahad Causeway with his family for a recreational tour. Just before the border where immigration starts, there is a beautiful picnic spot for families. Also Read: 6 Things to do on Causeway to Bahrain

Once you reach to the immigration point, you will have to give your passport, exit re-entry visa, and Iqama to the officer. GCC residents will have to show the Unlike UAE and Qatar, you can get the visa for Bahrain irrespective of the profession you have on your Saudi Iqama. They will charge you BD 2 (for 3 days) to BD 5  (for 1 or 2 weeks) based upon the duration of your stay in Bahrain and let you enter the Kingdom of Bahrain. If you are entering to Bahrain from King Fahad Causeway, immigration officer of Bahrain issues 14 days single entry visa. If you are a frequent traveler, it is better to get multiple exit re-entry visa with you. You can apply for the exit re-entry visa of your dependents yourself by following this link. “Apply for Exit Re-Entry Visa

Conditions to get On Arrival Visit Visa of Bahrain through Causeway for Iqama Holders: The Causeway Visit Visa (Saudi resident) is only granted subject to the following terms and conditions;

  • The visa is issued at the Causeway in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the visa fee is paid at the Causeway in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Passport must be valid for the length of time you will be in Bahrain, or the length of the visa, whichever is longer. If your passport validity is in doubt, you may be denied entry to Bahrain. However, it is better to go there if your passport has at least 6 months validity.
  • Applicant must have had a current resident permit of Saudi Arabia for at least 3 months and it should also be valid for next 3 months.
  • You must not take up paid employment during your visit to Bahrain.
  • You must be able to support yourself (and any dependents) during the visit.

Useful Tip to drive in Bahrain: If you don’t know about the road maps of Bahrain, it can be a problem since you will be driving the car yourself. I would suggest you download a full map of Bahrain on your mobile phone at the time when you are within Kingdom. You should know that GPS technology does not need the internet to tell you your exact location if maps are already downloaded on the mobile phone. What you need to do is to just Zoom in the full route to your hotel and other parts of Manama in your mobile phone once. It will be automatically saved in your Google Maps application if you are using Android or iPhone. Once you have entered to Bahrain, you should switch off your cellular data since it is very expensive on roaming. If you have already downloaded the map, you will see that GPS is still telling you your exact location on the map. Enjoy your trip in Bahrain. Also Read: A Tour to Bahrain – Places to Visit in Bahrain

  • Shahriq Anwar

    hi,
    my car is not on my name, can i go to Bahrain with authorization letter only?

  • Sultan Khan

    I am iqama holder of ksa
    I have exit retry visa of ksa
    I am going to bahrain through damman-bahrain causeway
    Can i exit from airport

  • Sultan Khan

    Hello.

  • Sultan Khan

    Coming to bahrain from damman-bahrain causeway and then exit from bahrain airport? Is it possible?

  • ALI

    Hi, I am planning to go to Bahrain during Eid Holidays but I’m not sure about my iqama profession which is “KHARBAYI TARKEEB MOHTAAT TEHWEEL/AAM” in english I think it is “ELECTRIC STATION INSTALLATION”. Could someone please inform whether I will be allowed entry in Bahrain or not? Or what could be the other way to enter. Please guide. Thanks.

  • Saqib

    I am a dependent, that means I am under my father’s sponsorship and a student. Please let me know if I can travel to Bahrain without my Father.

  • In that case you will have to apply for a visa from Bahrain Embassy. You cannot get an on arrival visa without your father.

  • Manzoor Ahamd

    Hi Steve, Could you please let me know that if someone sponsor (Kafeel) passes away and his company registration is changed to his wife or son and someone from his labors does not want to work anymore with the new sponsor and his Iqama (residence permit) is already expired but the sponsor doesn’t let him to go on final exit. what should the person do?

  • Zia

    Dear Steve,

    I have arrived here in KSA 2 weeks earlier, My Iqama is in process and online status shows green signal. Now I want to travel to Bahrain next week through Malik Fahad Causeway. I have Exit/Re-entry visa issued based in iqama number. (Not published yet)

    Will I be asked for Iqama ? Can I travel without Iqama as far as i have valid 90 days Work visa on my passport ?

  • Mohammed Aala

    Hi Team,
    Just wanted to ask you if anyone in KSA on Business VISA and wants to travel Baharain/UAE for Eid holidays, then what would be the procedure please do reply me in details…

  • Lijo

    same question here

  • srk

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

    How much to pay for dependents?

    Do I need original iqama.?

    thanks

  • Rafi

    I am planning to visit bahrain via causeway for a week from 15 to 21 Oct. I have 2 months validity remaining on Iqama. can i be able to travel or i will be denied ?
    Can someone help me please..?

  • Joseph Varghese

    Hai I Am Joseph. I wish to bring my Mother to Saudia in Visit Visia. Is it possible I can bring her through to Bahrain Saudi Causeway?
    Or should she come through Airport???

  • munna

    Did you tried to bring your mother through cause way? also is it possible to leave saudi for visit visa person through causeway?

  • Nameer Pmp

    How can I obtain the car permit as i am planning to enter Bahrain on my car. Is it possible in causeway itself ?

  • Prajeesh Nair

    Hi Joseph,

    I intend to bring my mom to saudi via bahrain as well, if you did succeed in this then pls do share the details,

    Thanks,
    Prajeesh

  • ALi Cheema

    Hi, my profession on iqama is sales representative and i already visit bahrain by king fahad causeway couple months ago now i want to know that my brother iqama profession is labour he is also working in the same company as i’m he have valid exit rentry visa also have valid iqama for 13 months he is already resident of ksa a year ago can he get entry by king fahad cause way with me

  • WWEFan

    Yes you can travel without your father.

  • Mohsin Naseem

    Guys my wife is on saudi visit visa multiple . Can she tavel to bahrian and get visa on arrival??

  • Muhammad Ali

    Good day. Do I need anything documents to visit king fahd causeway. I am here in alkhobar and I was always passing by a checkpoint right at the start of the bridge or toll-booth-like who are checking every vehicle passing.

  • Tariq tahseen

    my wife is on saudi visit visa multiple . Can she tavel to bahrian alon and get visa on arrival
    because after 6 month should be exit from saudi

  • She cannot get on-arival visa as she does not have an Iqama.

  • Tariq tahseen

    what you think about bahrain airport
    I mean by airline

  • Tariq tahseen

    my family are here in Saudi Arabia on multiple visit visa for 2 years after 90 days I extended. but I can’t extend after 180 days and I don’t want to send back pakistan.
    what should I do
    any U tern hav from bahrain crossway or from bahrain airport

  • Tariq tahseen

    my family are here in Saudi Arabia on multiple visit visa for 2 years after 90 days I extended. but I can’t extend after 180 days and I don’t want to send back pakistan. 
    what should I do
    any U tern hav from bahrain crossway or from bahrain airport

  • Tariq tahseen

    my family are here in Saudi Arabia on multiple visit visa for 2 years after 90 days I extended. but I can’t extend after 180 days and I don’t want to send back pakistan. 
    what should I do
    any U tern hav from bahrain crossway or from bahrain airport