Bahraini passport

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Bahraini passport
Passport of Bahrain.gif
The front cover of a contemporary Bahraini passport.
Issued by  Bahrain
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Bahraini citizenship

The Bahraini passport is issued to citizens of Bahrain for international travel. They are made available through the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence. This institution, one of the earliest of its kind in the region, first issued passports in 1929.[1] It was criticized in 1996 by journalist Robert Fisk for its refusal to renew the passports of some Bahraini nationals, thus imposing an effective exile on these individuals.[2]

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  1. ^ "Passport - Immigration". Ministry of the Interion - Bahrain. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Fisk, Robert (14 February 1996). "Bahrain gives exile a passport to purgatory". Retrieved 20 February 2010.