Tuesday 21 March, 2023

Request to reclaim the original nationality

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Service Description:

This service is offered to those who have obtained Bahraini nationality and want to reclaim their original nationality. 

Terms of Service:

  • The applicant must present himself in person or apply through his legal representative.
  • The applicant surrendered his original nationality when he/she obtained the Bahraini nationality. 

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 by the state that the applicant is seeking to reclaim his nationality.
  • 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.