Bahrain eVisa Service will introduce the F1 Visa for the upcoming Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 which will be held on 19 to 22 March 2020 at the Bahrain International Circuit, Gulf of Bahrain Ave, Rifa’ Ash Sharqi, Al Rifa Wa Al Mintaqah Al Janubiyah, Kingdom of Bahrain.
NPRA has introduced a visa specifically for spectators wishing to attend the F1 Grand Prix event at Bahrain International Circuit. This visa can be obtained either through this website or on arrival in Bahrain.
Photographers, journalists and team members and other officials associated with the F1 Grand Prix event should contact Bahrain International Circuit to arrange a visa.
The F1 Grand Prix visa is open to certain nationalities, subject to the following conditions:
Holding a visa does not guarantee you entry to the Kingdom of Bahrain. You must meet all of the conditions on arrival to be granted entry, at the discretion of an Immigration Officer.
You cannot apply online if you have endorsees on your passport and the endorsees are travelling with you.
Approval of an application is not given immediately. Processing applications will take approximately 3-5 working days. We will advise you by email when a decision has been made.
NPRA will issue F1 visas free of charge.
The electronic visa does not require a stamp in your passport prior to travel.
Once your application is approved, you can print a copy of the approval to carry with you when you travel, but this is not strictly necessary. When you arrive in Bahrain, your electronic visa will be accessible to the passport officer who greets you.
You can find out if you are eligible for an F1 visa by visiting the Bahrain eVisa Service at https://evisa.gov.bh/ and answering three simple questions about your nationality, purpose of visit, and current place of residence.
If your visa application is not approved, you may contact the National Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) on the following contact details:
Phone: (+973) 1753 0902
Fax: (+973) 1753 4490
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Certain nationalities are not eligible for the unsponsored F1 visa. If you are in this category, you can contact an airline, travel agent or hotel in Bahrain to obtain a sponsored F1 visa.
If you intend to travel to Bahrain with dependents who are endorsed in your passport, we regret that you cannot apply for this visa online.