Bahraini passport

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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]

Visa requirements[edit]

Countries and territories with visa-free entries or visas on arrival for holders of regular Bahraini passports

In 2016, Bahraini citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 73 countries and territories, ranking the Bahraini passport 65th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Passport - Immigration". Ministry of the Interion - Bahrain. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Fisk, Robert (14 February 1996). "Bahrain gives exile a passport to purgatory". Retrieved 20 February 2010.