Thursday 22 February, 2024

Applying for Bahraini Nationality

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Service Description

This service is provided to residents wishing to acquire Bahraini citizenship

 Terms of Service

  • Applicant or legal representative must be located inside the Kingdom of Bahrain to submit the application online
  • An Arab applicant must have lived in Bahrain legally and consecutively for 10 years. For non-Arabs the period is 20 years
  • The applicant must have a good command of Arabic language
  • The applicant should own a property that is registered under his name in the Survey & Land Registration Bureau
  • The applicant should be a person of good conduct
  • Mentally competent

Documents Required

  • Bahrain citizenship application form
  • Letter addressed to His Majesty the King expressing the desire to obtain Bahraini nationality
  • Copy of CPR reader
  • Copy of current passport or travel document
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate, legalized by the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Proof of marriage certificate issuance or legalization
  • Document containing ID card data of spouse and children
  • Official certificate for applicants with dual or triple name passport format
  • Original and copy of nationality certificate
  • Certificate from Survey & Land Registration Bureau confirming property ownership
  • Health fitness certificate
  • Certificate from Commercial Registration office for business applicants
  • Education certificates or letter from Ministry of Education
  • Copies of all passports as proof of residency continuity
  • Employment certificate from workplace and Social Insurance Organization, valid for up to 3 months


  • Apply through NPRA official website
  • Select the required department and type of service
  • Attach required documents
  • Submit your application, and receive application number by email

Service channels


  • Free-of-charge