Bahrain is set to extend all visas, including residencies, for three months in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
You won’t need to apply for the extension, which will extend the validity of your visa until July 23, and it won’t cost you a dinar.
According to the decision, which was announced by His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior, Citizenship, Passports and Residence Affairs, the measure is an attempt to alleviate the consequences caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Expat workers, such as those on a flexible work permit, can also correct their status without facing a fine between April 1 and December 31, 2020.
Bahrain is enacting a number of measures to help with the economic consequence of coronavirus, such as paying residents’ electricity and water bills for three months.
The Central Bank of Bahrain has also postponed credit card instalment payments for six months, and you won’t have to pay fees or interest during this time.
Plus, the Capital Governorate has been distributing meals to expat workers who have lost their jobs or seen their income hit because of coronavirus.