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Key Points

  • The government of Bahrain will digitize the issuance of residence permits with the stated goal of simplifying 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 stamped into their passport. The government stated that this change would help simplify immigration requirements.

Looking Ahead

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

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Kingdom of Bahrain, Ministry of Interior Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs

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