Bahrain: Digitization of Residence Permits

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of Bahrain will digitize the issuance of residence permits with the stated goal to simplify travel procedures  


The government of Bahrain will allow eligible individuals to obtain a digital residence permit instead of a physical residence permit sticker. The electronic residence permit will contain a QR code that, once scanned, will provide information on the individual's stay and permissions.  

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What are the Changes?  

The government of Bahrain will begin to issue digital residence permits to eligible individuals. Previously, holders of a Bahraini residence permit were required to obtain a residence permit sticker that was stamped into their passport. The government stated that this change would help to simplify immigration requirements in the country.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Bahrain's website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.