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Immigration Lawyers in Bahrain

Updated on Friday 18th September 2020

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Immigration Lawyers in BahrainBahrain represents a great destination for foreign citizens who want work or start a business in the Middle East. In order to do that, one is required to apply for a residence permit. There are several requirements that must be met in order to immigrate in Bahrain and in most cases, these depend on the reason of the foreign citizen applying for the visa.
If you want to come to this country, you can rely on our immigration lawyers in Bahrain who are at your service with information, but also assistance in obtaining a residence permit. You can also rely on us for company formation services in Bahrain if you plan on coming here for business purposes.

Services provided by our immigration lawyers in Bahrain

Our immigration lawyers in Bahrain are at the service of foreign clients from all over the world with assistance in the following matters:
  1. assistance in applying for various types of visas: we can help with the preparation of the documents required to apply for any type of visa;
  2. guidance in obtaining a residence permit: living in Bahrain is subject to specific criteria that are gathered under the residency requirements;
  3. help in obtaining an employment visa: this is one of the most secure ways of moving to Bahrain;
  4. guidance in applying for residency through self-sponsorship or through investment;
  5. assistance in various other matters such as renting a property and registering with the local authorities.
If you are interested in moving here based on investments, you can also rely on our specialists who can help you open a company in Bahrain.

The main types of residence visas for Bahrain

Just like any other country, Bahrain has specific regulations related to the issuance of various types of visas. These usually come with various requirements under which a foreign citizen can live here for determined periods of time.
Here are the main types of visas available for immigration to Bahrain:
  • - the tourist visa which is required to citizens of most foreign countries;
  • - the residence permit which is granted based on sponsorship in most situations;
  • - the work permit which is also relies of obtaining sponsorship from the future employer;
  • - the single or multiple visa which is granted to specific nationalities;
  • - investment residence visas are also available for those willing to relocate here through purchase of real estate.
As mentioned above, in most cases, sponsorship is required when moving to this country and our immigration lawyers in Bahrain are at your service with information about the conditions that must be fulfilled by the sponsor.
We offer a wide range of legal services to foreign citizens and investors attracted by the opportunities offered by Bahrain.

Immigration to Bahrain through a work visa

One of the fastest and simplest ways of moving to Bahrain is by obtaining a job with a local company through which the employment visa is secured.
The processing of the visa starts once the Bahrain employer files the following information and documents with the Labor Market Regulatory Authority:
  • - the application form;
  • - the foreign employee’s personal information in the form of the passport;
  • - a passport-size photo;
  • - a copy of the employment contract;
  • - information about the employee’s qualifications (diplomas, certificates, etc.);
  • - health certificate;
  • - receipt of payment of the application fee.
It is good to know that a foreign employee can bring close relatives (children, spouses, parents) based on family visas.
Our immigration lawyers in Bahrain can offer more information about the steps related to obtaining an employment visa.

How to move to Bahrain through investment

Foreign entrepreneurs have the option of self-sponsorship through which they can relocate to Bahrain based on investment in real estate. In their case, the visa processing steps are completed directly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Among the conditions for immigration to Bahrain through a self-sponsored residence permit are the following:
  • - the applicant must have purchased real estate in Bahrain with the value of no less than 50,000 BHD;
  • - the applicant is also required to deposit at least 15,000 BHD in a local bank account;
  • - the candidate must have a minimum monthly income of at least 500 BHD;
  • - the last requirement applies to foreign citizens with  an age above 55.
Other important requirements to consider are for the applicant to not work in the private or public sectors in Bahrain and for the property to be located in touristic areas. Among these, the most appreciated are the Amwaj Islands, the Durrat Al Bahrain Bay and Danat Howar Areas.
For assistance in moving here, please contact our immigration lawyers in Bahrain.

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