Bahrain launches online application for residency permits for self-sponsored foreigners

Bahrain launches online application for residency permits for self-sponsored foreigners

Bahrain launches online application for residency permits for self-sponsored foreigners

Bahraini authorities have launched an online service allowing the application for issuing and renewing self-sponsored residency permits for foreigners.

The Bahraini Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Authority has said that the service is available via the website www.evisa.gov.bh. The service targets foreign retirees, investors and property owners in Bahrain, with permit validity ranging from two, five to 10 years, the Bahraini news agency BNA reported.

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The move is part of efforts to expand e-services to facilitate presenting applications without the need for in-person attendance. The service is also part of the NPRA role in “encouraging and supporting the investment environment” in the country, according to BNA.

Potential applicants are requested to visit the aforementioned website, call phone No 17399764 or send an email to Evisa@npra.gov.bh.

Bahrain had previously provided the online service of extending visit visas, ensuring smooth processing of applications in a few minutes instead of in-person attendance.