Bahraini visa for Iranian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Iranian passport holders visiting Bahrain for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Iranian citizens to enter Bahrain for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Bahrain e-visa for Iranian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Bahrain visa on arrival for Iranian citizens Not Available

Bahrain tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Iranian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Bahrain.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Bahrain.

If you are looking for Bahrain visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Iran, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Bahrain nearest your place of residence.

  • Kuwait City: The Embassy of in Kuwait City, ~ 643.54 kilometers (399.87 mi) away from Tehran, Iran. (Working hours: Open now. Close in 2 hours 39 minutes).
  • Baghdad: The Embassy of in Baghdad, ~ 873.72 kilometers (542.90 mi) away from Tehran, Iran. (Working hours: Open now. Close in 1 hours 9 minutes).

Bahrain visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Bahrain diplomatic mission offices to Iran for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Iran traveling to Bahrain from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Iran) estimated Change (%)
2008 690 N/A
2009 709 2.75%
2010 956 34.84%
2011 539 -43.62%
2012 645 19.67%
2013 733 13.64%
2014 836 14.05%
2015 774 -7.42%
2016 813 5.04%
2017 910 11.93%
2018 964 5.93%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Bahrain & Iran comparison

Bahrain's area is approximately 760 km2 (293 sq mi), while the area of Iran is approximately 1,628,550 km2 (628,786 sq mi). This means Iran is 2142.83 times bigger than Bahrain.

As of July 2021, Bahrain's population is ~5.3 million people - 140,946,826 fewer people than the population of Iran.

We have highlighted Bahrain & Iran’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Bahrain Iran Difference
Population (est 2021) 5,269,940 146,216,766 140.9 million fewer people live in Bahrain than Iran
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 36 61 Bahrain has 25 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Iran.
Travel freedom (2021) 41 12 Bahrain passport holders can visit 29 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 32 83 Bahraini hosts 51 fewer foreign missions than Iran.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Iran travel to Bahrain in one year?

The number of visitors from Iran visiting Bahrain in 2018 was approximately 964.

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