Planning to travel? Before you decide, check your passport’s validity today to avoid any last minute stress. Don’t panic if it requires renewal, the National Portal ( got you covered with the ‘Passport Renewal’ eService.

Bahraini citizens can smoothly renew their passports, pay the fees and enquire about the status of their renewal requests – all carried out online without the need to physically visit any governmental entities’ service center.

Provided by the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) in collaboration with the Information & eGovernment Authority; the highly accommodating service saves time and eases the renewal process for citizens and their family members (wife & children) – considering they have the eKey log-in access.

Once processed, applicants receive an SMS notifying them that their passports are ready for pick-up. Applicants are also required to bring their old or expired passport in order to collect their newly-released one at the NPRA branch.

Registering for your eKey authentication only requires a simple visit to one of iGA’s branches at three different locations – iGA’s Isa Town branch (Identity Card Center); Bahrain Investors Centre at the Financial Harbour; or the Social Insurance Organization.

It is advised that you always leave sufficient time to renew your passport even if it is just the thought of catching a flight – as a soon-to-expire passport can truly make any person anxious.


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