Applying for a French visa in Bahrain

Visa applications submitted in Bahrain are processed by the French Embassy in Manama.

For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-visas, the official website for visa application to France.

France-visas is a single portal with all the information you need process and help you every step of the way (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).

When to apply for a visa?

Except for duly justified emergencies (e.g., business trips or family emergencies), a visa application must be submitted between 6 months and 15 days before the intended stay. However, users who submit their visa application less than 15 days before their departure for the Schengen area, including for a duly justified emergency, are informed that the Embassy of France cannot, in any case, guarantee the issuance of the visa before their departure.

باستثناء حالة الطوارئ (مثل رحلة العمل أو حالة الطوارئ العائلية)، يجب تقديم طلب التأشيرة في فترة من 6 أشهر إلى 15 يومًا قبل السفر. ومع ذلك، فإنه يتم ابلاغ الافراد الذين يقدمون طلب التأشيرة قبل أقل من 15 يومًا من مغادرتهم إلى منطقة شنغن، بما في ذلك لأسباب المستعجلة أو الطارئة المدعومة بإثباتات كافية، أن تسليم التأشيرة في الوقت المحدد لا يمكن ضمانه تحت أي ظرف من الظروف.

The main steps in applying for a visa

Do I need a visa?

PNG First, use “Visa wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.

Complete your application online

PNG Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.

Submit your application to the visa centre

PNG Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.

Track your visa application

PNGOnce your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.

How to contact the Visas Department at the French Embassy?

Contact is only by email:

Please note that the French Embassy in Bahrain is not in charge of making appointments. Appointments must be made through VFS Global.

published on 07/02/2023

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