Tuesday 26 September, 2023

Request to apply for a foreign nationality

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Service Description:

This service is offered to Bahraini nationals wishing to obtain a foreign nationality.  

Terms of Service:

  • The applicant must present himself in person or apply through his legal representative.  

Documents Required:

  • A letter addressed to HE the Minister of Interior stating the type of request and the reasons for making it.
  • Original & copy of the Bahraini passport.
  • Original and copy of the valid ID card.
  • Original and copy of the Bahraini marriage certificate. In the event of submitting a foreign marriage certificate, it must be notarised by the authorities concerned in Bahrain.
  • A newly-issued employment certificate.
  • A certificate issued from the state of which the applicant is seeking to obtain the nationality, stating its approval to grant him/her the same.
  • Original and copy of the birth certificate.
  • A power of attorney for proceedings in case the applicant is not attending personally.  


  • Apply to the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs (Nationality Directorate).
    Fill in the application form and attach the documents required.