Tuesday 21 March, 2023

Request for permission to retain the original nationality.

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Service Description:

This service is offered to the Bahrainis with dual nationality.

Terms of Service:

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

Documents Required:

  • Letter addressed to HE the Minister of Interior stating the type of request and the reasons for it.
  • Original & copy of the Bahraini and foreign passports.
  • Original & copy of valid ID card.
  • Original & copy of the Bahraini marriage certificate issued by a court in Bahrain. In the event of submitting a foreign marriage certificate, it must be notarised by the authorities concerned Bahrain.
  • A newly-issued employment certificate.
  • Certificate from the state of which the applicant holds the nationality, stating the date of obtaining the same and how it was obtained.
  • Original & copy of the birth certificate.
  • Power of attorney for proceedings in case the applicant is not attending them personally. 


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