Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit:

Important Notice:

If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel.  If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment.  If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment after scheduling a regular appointment.  Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status. More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Bahrain. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manama.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Bahrain.