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Golden Residency

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Description of Service:

Issuance of Golden Residency Visa for foreigners of the following categories: (Retired - Property Owner - Talented - Residents), within the standards and regulations governing that in force in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Service request channel:

Required Terms of Service:

Retired (not residing in Bahrain) from Bahrain or any country in the world earning a basic salary not less than BD 4,000

Or

Owner of properties in Bahrain with total value not less than BD 200,000 when the properties were purchased

Or

Talented individuals  nominated by a government agency in certain fields

Or

An employee working in Bahrain for no less than 5 years with an average salary not less than BD 2,000 in the past 5 years

Or

Retired has worked in the government or private sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain for 15 years or more, and average pension exceeds BD 2,000 during the last five years of residence.

General condition (Valid insurance upon issuance of permanent residency)

Required Documents:

For a retired foreigner:

  • A clear copy of the passport valid for more than 6 months. (Please attach a copy of the page family information or any other additional information).
  • A clear copy of the ID card.
  • A clear copy of a valid health insurance certificate in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • A clear copy of the proof of the basic salary of the applicant, provided that it is BD 4000 or more.
  • A clear copy of the previous residence permit (If available).
  • A clear copy of the applicant's six-month bank statement.
  • Medical report indicating the applicant is free from contiguous diseases (less than 3 months from the application date)

For a foreigner who owns properties in the Kingdom of Bahrain:

  • A clear copy of the passport valid for more than 6 months. (Please attach a copy of the page family information or any other additional information).
  • A clear copy of the ID card.
  • A clear copy of the title deed that proves that the value of the properties owned by the foreigner in his name are  not less than BD 200,000.
  • A clear copy of a valid health insurance certificate in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • A clear copy of the applicant's six-month bank statement.
  • Clear copy of previous residence for new applications. (If any).
  • Medical report indicating the applicant is free from contiguous diseases (less than 3 months from the application date)

For a foreigner with talent:

  • A clear copy of the passport valid for more than 6 months. (Please attach a copy of the family information page or any other additional information).
  • A clear copy of a certificate proving that the applicant is gifted (such as academics, athletes,
  • Entrepreneurs, inventors, award-winning artists and authors, and their peers)
  • A clear copy of a valid health insurance certificate in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • A clear copy of the applicant's six-month bank statement.
  • Medical report indicating the applicant is free from contiguous diseases (less than 3 months from the application date)
  • A clear copy of the ID card (if applicable)
  • A clear copy of the previous residence permit (if applicable)
  • Approval from an accredited business incubator in Bahrain (for Entrepreneurs only)
  • PhD certificate (academics only)
  • Higher education degree in one of the priority specializations as determined by the Higher Education Council (academics only)
  • A copy of the patent document (patent owners only)

For a resident foreigner (Employee or Retired):

  • A clear copy of the passport valid for more than 6 months. (Please attach a copy of the page family information or any other additional information).
  • A clear copy of the ID card.
  • A clear copy of proof of retirement certificate.
  • A clear copy of the proof of the basic salary of the applicant, provided that it is BD 2000 or more in the past five years of residence.
  • A clear copy of the applicant's six-month bank statement
  • A clear copy of a valid health insurance certificate in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Application Fee

application fee (non-refundable) (per person)4BD
residency issuance fee (per person)300BD