The Kingdom of Bahrain has been the best place among GCC for expats to live and work across Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait for this reason many foreign investors and professionals look for ways to establish themselves in the kingdom.
In the process, the Kingdom has launched several initiatives and the latest being the Golden Residency Visa Programme to attract foreign investment and top talent to boost the economy.
The new visa scheme was launched recently in February 2022 with the purpose to offer long-term residence visa for individuals and their families. Therefore, there are many benefits of the Golden Visa.
A Golden Visa is an international visa program where an individual can apply for a permanent residence in a streamlined fashion. The legal document grants long-term residency to foreigners up to 10 years.
The most common one is the Bahrain employment visa, where an employee gets sponsored by an employer and receives a residency that is valid for 2 o 3 years. However, the most interesting aspect about the Bahrain Golden Visa is that it offers residency for 10 years.
With the Bahrain golden visa, an individual can receive the following benefits
The Bahrain government has launched the golden visa to attract investors, talent and boost the economy in turn rewarding the existing residents
Golden Residency Visas are available to residents and non-residents, however, they have to meet the below eligibility criteria
For existing residents
For residents and non–residents