Visa Requirements

IMPORTANT
  • There are no joint documents between individuals or groups applications, please put copies to each application (example: tickets, hotel reservations, bank statement, travel insurance etc...)
  • All Documents must be in English or Italian unless stated otherwise.
  • Fingerprints taken from 12 years and above.
  • This list of requirements is by no means comprehensive. Unforeseen circumstances and requirements may come up during your applications process. The Embassy of Italy in Bahrain reserve the right to ask for additional documentation or personal meeting at any time for any reason. Failure to provide any additional required documents will result in your visa application being rejected by the Embassy.
  • 1Application Form
  • Ensure that you have given an appropriate answer to all questions on the application. If a question asked does not apply to you, mark it as “N/A”
  • The form is available on our website https://mva.bh/application-forms/
  • See additional requirements for minors/business visa
  • 2One recent photo(not more than 6 months old)
  • White background/straight Posture
  • No head cover for men
  • 3Passport
  • Current Passport + One photocopy
  • Minimum validity of six months and should have two consecutive free pages
  • 4CPR
  • Photocopy of CPR (Bahraini) /National ID (Non Bahraini)
  • 5Residence permit (MINIMUM 3 MONTHS FROM RERTURN DATE)
    6Schengen Visas
  • Photocopies of previous Schengen Visas and UK visa for last 3 years, if applicable
  • 7Employment certificate in origin
  • Duly signed and stamped
  • Addressed to Italian Embassy in Bahrain or to whomsoever it may concern(In English)
  • Retired employees certificate (GOSI certificate in English)
  • 8University
  • University enrolment letter (for non-Bahraini Students)
  • 9Self Employed
  • Photocopy of CR (*if name doesn’t appear on the CR, "Memorandum Deed" required)
  • 10Bank statement:
  • For last 3 months duly stamped (salary bank account)
  • 11 Financial support letter (for non-employees/minors)
  • Attach:
  • Sponsor bank statement for the last 3 months where the minimum available balance should be at least BHD 500 per person
  • Sponsor CPR copy
  • Sponsor should be first blood relation
  • Format of letter is available on our website https://mva.bh/application-forms/
  • 12Flight booking
  • Return ticket to Bahrain
  • 13Hotel booking
  • corresponding to flight booking
  • 14Internal flight booking
  • Train tickets, car rental booking, bus booking) in case of travel between Schengen states
  • 15Travel Insurance
  • For a minimum of Euros 30,000/- corresponding to flight booking
  • 16Additional requirement for minors (under 18 years of age)
  • 1.Application to be signed by both parents
  • 2.Photocopy of birth certificate(In English)
  • 3.Photocopy of parent's passports
  • 4.Photocopy of valid Schengen visa, if applicable
  • 5.No objection letter if either of the parents are not accompanying the minor
  • 17Additional requirements for Business Visa
  • 1.Photocopy of company CR
  • 2.Latest company bank statement for six months(duly stamped)
  • 3.Invitation letter
  • Attach
  • -Photocopy of Italian CR
    -Photocopy of ID of the person inviting
  • Please ensure the soft copy of the invitation letter is emailed to the Italian Embassy in Bahrain at email id visti.manama@esteri.it
  • *Format of the invitation letter is available on our website
  • 18Visa requirements for Diplomatic / Special Passport
  • 1.Application form
  • Ensure that you have given an appropriate answer to all the questions on the application. If a question does not apply to you, mark it ‘N/A’
  • *Format of the form is available on our website www.mva.bh
  • 2.One recent photo
  • White background/straight posture
  • No head cover for men
  • 3.Verbal note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 4.Current Passport + One Photocopy
  • 5.Photocopies of previous Schengen Visas and UK visa for last 3 years, ( If applicable )
  • 6.Flight booking (Return ticket to Bahrain)
  • 7.Hotel booking corresponding to flight booking