Every Hongkongers who wants to go to Bahrain can now apply online for a Bahrain electronic visa. With this, you are no longer required to go to the embassy and get a consular visa, and just simply use the services provided by iVisa.
To proceed, you need to check your eligibility first. iVisa has a fantastic tool called a Visa Checker that can help you determine if you qualify for a Bahrain evisa or not. Just enter Hongkongers as your citizenship, choose Bahrain as your destination, and the information that you need will be displayed in just a second. Simple, right?
What documents are required?
As obtaining a Hongkongers evisa for Bahrain is very easy, you’d still need a few things to get you started. The list of things you need is short, and everything is accessible. Here is what you need to provide:
Passport – getting a passport is easy, and you may already have one. However, one of the conditions is that your passport is valid and maintains its validity for at least another six months from your date of departure to Bahrain. If it loses its validity, you need a new one. Otherwise, your visa application will be denied.
E-mail address – while the visa will be liked to your passport electronically, you still need a hardcopy that will be requested at the immigration office. iVisa will send you a copy of the document via e-mail in PDF format that you need to print. The delivery is made via e-mail, so make sure that you provide a valid e-mail address.
Means of subsistence – the immigration officers need to make sure that Hongkongers are not in Bahrain searching for illegal work. Providing proof that you can support yourself while in Bahrain constitutes such evidence.
Return flight ticket – the Bahrain evisa will let you stay in Bahrain for maximum 14 days. Irish and British citizens can stay up to 90 days. To make sure that you follow the rule, you need a proof of return, and a return flight ticket will provide precisely that.
Means of payment – while completing the application process, you are required to make the payment for the visa and the services provided by iVisa. You can use a credit or a debit card, and if you have a Paypal account, iVisa accepts that as well.
Bahrain evisa for Hongkongers– the Application Form
The form designed by iVisa is very easy to understand. It contains three easy steps, and if you find yourself in need of help, iVisa has an awesome24/7 support service ready to take your call.
The first step of the application form will require you to fill in your basic information. That is simple and could be completed in about five minutes. In this step, you are also required to select a processing time. Take note that your choice will determine the cost of your Bahrain evisa. There are three available options, and they are as follows:
Standard processing – this is what most people choose, probably because it is the cheapest option. It costs $114, and your visa will arrive within 10 business days.
Rush processing – this is a faster option. Your application will be processed within five business days, but the total amount will reach $144.
Super Rush processing time – iVisa provides an urgency option as well. This time, your application will be processed within just three business days. As you can probably guess, the cost is higher too. You will be charged $179.
The second step of the application process consists of a quick revision and payment. Make sure that all the information you provide is accurate. Once the application is processed, you cannot make any corrections, and the cost is non-refundable.
The final step consists of a personal questionnaire and document upload. Any additional documents depend on your particular case, so it is not the same for everyone. You will be informed of everything you need to upload.
As you can clearly see, the process is very simple. The visa for Hongkongers that you will receive is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and will allow you to stay in Bahrain for maximum 14 days (unless you are Irish or British, in which case you can stay up to 90 days.) It does not cost very much, and it is better than going to the embassy anyway.