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China Visa Information - Bahrain

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Population: 728,709
Area: 741 sq km
Ethnic groups: Bahraini, non-Bahraini
Religions: Muslim, Christian, other
Languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
Capital: Manama
Country Phone Code: +973
Currency: Bahraini dinar
Visa Application Form 2011A


Visa Application Form 2011B


Visa Fees (Bahraini dinar)

Bahraini passport
Single Entry: 14
Double Entry: 21
6 Months Multi-Entry: 28
12 Months Multi-Entry: 42

U.S.A Passport
Visa: 53

Other passport
Single Entry: 14
Double Entry: 21
6 Months Multi-Entry: 28
12 Months Multi-Entry: 42

Rush service: 12 (1 working day)
Express service: 8 (2-3 working days)

The normal visa processing time is 4 working days.

Visa Requirements

Important Information:

1. The Application time (when the Visa Section accepts visa applications) is from 8:00 am to 11:30 am, Sunday to Thursday (except Chinese and Bahraini public holidays), and the collection time is from 11:30 am to 12:30 noon.
2. For the same-day service, the applicant must provide a copy of air ticket, and the application must be submitted to our staff before 11:00am. The same-day service might not be available without prior notice.
3. Every applicant must provide one completed visa application form (both sides), one recent passport photo, one passport photocopy, and the original passport.
Non-Bahraini applicant must also provide one photocopy of work/residence visa and one photocopy of CPR.

Requirements of "L" Visa:

"L" Visa is issued to an alien who comes to China for sightseeing or visiting family members/friends.

1. Your valid & actual passport which must have at least six (6) months of remaining validity with at least one blank visa page in it.
2. One completed Visa Application Form (Q1) with one passport photo (black & white or color is acceptable) glued or stapled on it.

Bahraini citizens may apply for a Single Entry (valid for 3-6 months) , Double Entry (valid for 6 months) , Multiple Entry (valid for 6 months or 12 months) "L" Visa.

The visa application form shall be filled out completely, correctly and legibly, otherwise this can cause a delay in processing or the refusal of the requested visa.

Additional information:

Visas are not required of aliens, who hold final destination tickets and have booked seats on international airliners flying directly through China, and will stay in a transit city for less than 24 hours without leaving the airport.

Visas are not required of Citizens of the following countries, who transit through Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport of Shanghai, provided they hold valid passports, visas for the onward countries, final destination tickets and have booked seats, and stay in Shanghai for less than 48 hours: Japan, Republic of Korea, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece.

No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore and Brunei to visit China for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends or transit.

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