Bahrain eVisas

09 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Year: 2005
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Government & Citizen Engagement
  • Organisation: General Directorate Nationality, Passport & Residence (GDNPR)
  • Country: Bahrain
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The primary function of Bahrain eVisas is to provide a service for online application for, payment for and processing of visas for travel to Bahrain. The application uses connectivity to the GDNPR systems and databases to automate the processes as much as possible within policy and security constraints. Many groups of people benefit from the service: individuals who intend to visit the country, residents of Bahrain who are looking for multiple re-entry visas, and companies in Bahrain who want to interview an applicant from abroad. The system can also save biodata electronically, thereby reducing the data capture process at check-in.