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Immigrate to Bahrain from Australia

Immigrate to Bahrain from Australia

Those who plan to immigrate to Bahrain from Australia need to complete certain formalities. They are connected to the duration of stay. This means that in case of prolonged stays, obtaining a Bahraini residence permit is also required.

If you plan to move to Bahrain from Australia and need support, we have a team of lawyers and company formation agents ready to help no matter if you come for personal or business reasons.

When is an Australian citizen required to apply for a residence permit?

People who want to relocate to Bahrain from Australia for more than 3 or 6 months (depending on the reason of immigration) must apply for residence permits. The visa allows them to participate in a variety of activities, including job, study, and residence, during the validity of the respective document.

Our lawyers in Bahrain can explain the procedure of applying for various types of residence permits.

Types of residence permits for Australians planning to immigrate to Bahrain

Those interested in immigration to Bahrain can apply for a variety of residence permits, issued for specific purposes. This helps people interested in moving to Bahrain from Australia to choose their visas easily.  Here are one’s main options:

  • work permits that also have residence visas attached;
  • self-sponsorship residence permits;
  • family reunification permits;
  • business visas or golden visas for those interested in long-term relocation to Bahrain from Australia.

If you want to move here for business, our local agents can also help you set up a company in Bahrain.

Immigrate to Bahrain from Australia based on employment

Australian citizens who want to work in Bahrain under the sponsorship of a local employer, must first get work visas. This permission requires a valid employment contract and adherence to the LMRA (Labor Market Regulatory Authority) conditions. As long as they continue to work, they can renew their residence permits.

You can get in touch with our consultants for details on how to obtain both visas when you move to Bahrain from Australia.

Self-sponsorship, one of the easiest ways to relocate to Bahrain from Australia

A self-sponsorship visa allows an Australian citizen to remain in Bahrain without employment or family member sponsorship. One can qualify for this visa if he or she meets one of the following conditions:

  • he/she invests at least BHD 100,000 in a Bahraini business or real estate;
  • he or she holds a professional license or is a retiree with sufficient funds (at least BD 4,000 as a monthly income) to support him/herself in Bahrain;
  • he or she is an investor who has already invested at least BHD 100,000 in a business or real estate in Bahrain but did not reside here.

Investment is available under the golden visa program, a scheme designed to attract foreign investors. If you decide to use it to immigrate to Bahrain from Australia, please contact our local advisors for real estate acquisition or company formation in Bahrain.

The Bahraini golden visa allows foreigners to apply for permanent residency via a streamlined procedure. This program offers foreign nationals long-term residency for up to 10 years. You can discuss your options with one of our immigration lawyers in Bahrain.

Immigration documents

Residence permit applications for Australians in Bahrain include the following documents:

  • a passport that is valid for more than 6 months;
  • a valid ID and health insurance certificate;
  • a bank statement no older than 6 months;
  • a clear criminal record;
  • a health certificate.

If you decide to immigrate to Bahrain from Australia and need assistance, please contact our local specialists for support.