Immigration No Objection Certificate (NOC)


A “No Objection Certificate”(NOC), issued by the General Directorate of Immigration and Passport, is required for foreign investors and employees in order to obtain a residence permit or enter the Kingdom of Bahrain. The NOC must be in the possession of the foreign investor or employee at time of entry into the country. Immediate family members of foreign investors and employees must also obtain a family visa (NOC) in order to visit the country or obtain a residence permit. The NOC must be authenticated at the Directorate, at the Embassy of Bahrain at the applicant’s home country or at the entry point in Bahrain.


Required Documents