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.
Working employees of the rank of Undersecretary of the Ministry or above, and the like.
Judges, members of the Public Prosecution Office, members of the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission, and members of the Department of Legal Affairs and Military Courts in the Ministry of Interior.
The former president and members of the Shura Council and the House of Representatives.
Former ministers, former undersecretaries of ministries, and the like, after the approval of the Prime Minister.
Former ambassadors and ministers plenipotentiary, provided that they have not been dismissed by a disciplinary decision.
Administrative and clerical staff attached to diplomatic and consular missions and missions of the Kingdom of Bahrain to international organizations, after the approval of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Heads of municipal councils and vice-presidents.
Whosoever deems His Majesty the King to grant him a special passport other than the previous categories.
Military personnel of the Bahrain Defense Force, the Public Security Forces, the National Guard and the National Security Apparatus of the rank of brigadier general and above are not eligible for diplomatic passports.
Retired military personnel from the Bahrain Defense Force, the Public Security Forces, the National Guard and the former National Security Apparatus obtained a special passport of the rank of brigadier general or above, provided that the termination of service was not due to a disciplinary reason or a final judicial ruling, and after obtaining the approval of the higher command of the military authority to which he was affiliated.
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.
Photo of passport holder (Width: 40mm, Height: 60mm; Head height (up to the top of the hair): 38mm; Distance from top of the photo to the top of the hair: 6mm; white background)
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.