Bahraini passport

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Bahraini passport
Passport of Bahrain.jpg
Bahraini passport front cover
Date first issued 1 October 2002[1] (current version)
Issued by  Bahrain
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Bahraini citizenship
Expiration 5 years

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.[2] 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.[3]

Visa requirements[edit]

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

In 2017, Bahraini citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 75 countries and territories, ranking the Bahraini passport 54th in the world according to the Passport index [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Passport - Immigration". Ministry of the Interion - Bahrain. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Fisk, Robert (14 February 1996). "Bahrain gives exile a passport to purgatory". Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^