Bahraini passport
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Bahraini passport front cover
TypePassport
Issued by Bahrain General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence
First issued1 October 2002[1] (current version)
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityBahraini citizenship
ExpirationAdults 10 years, Children 5 years.

The Bahraini passport (Arabic: جواز السفر البحريني) is issued to Bahraini citizens for international travel. They are issued by the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence, one of the earliest bodies of its kind in the region, which first issued passports in 1929.[2]

Types of Bahraini passport

Ordinary passport

Granted to a Bahraini citizen.[3]

Diplomatic passport

A diplomatic passport is granted to:[4]

With the approval of the King, a diplomatic passport may be granted to:

Special Passport

A special passport is granted to:[5]

Appearance

Bahrain passport is red in colour. The front side shows Bahrain's coat of arms, with the name of the country above it and the inscription "passport" below it. The passport contains the holder's name, photograph, signature and date of birth and other factors that help identify him or her.

Identity page

Passport written in Arabic and English.

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Bahraini citizens

In June 2019, Bahraini citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 89 countries and territories, up from 78 in February 2018, ranking the Bahraini passport 50th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.[6]

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See also

References

  1. ^ "Home". www.consilium.europa.eu.
  2. ^ "Passport - Immigration". Ministry of the Interion - Bahrain. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  3. ^ "قانون رقم (11) لسنة 1975 بشأن جوازات السفر". Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  4. ^ "مرسوم بقانون رقم (51) لسنة 2010 بتعديل بعض أحكام القانون رقم (11) لسنة 1975 بشأن جوازات السفر". Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  5. ^ "قانون رقم (9) لسنة 2014 بتعديل المادة (9) من القانون رقم (11) لسنة 1975 بشأن جوازات السفر". Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  6. ^ "Global Passport Power Rank 2022 | Passport Index 2022". Passport Index - Global Mobility Intelligence.