Media Visa Application Form
The Kingdom of Bahrain welcomes international media and hopes to provide
an enjoyable and reliable service for all journalists travelling to Bahrain for
work purposes through the Information Affairs Authority.
In line with many countries, there is a requirement for international media to
register for a media visa ahead of their visit and provide a list of all the
technical equipment that will be brought in to the country in order to clear
International media includes journalists, reporters and accompanying crew
members, all of whom should contact the Department of International Media
Affairs for Foreign Media at the Information Affairs Authority to ensure smooth
entry to the country and gain best access, where possible, to relevant
spokespeople to whom they wish to speak.
In case you face any technical issues or difficulties, please contact our Foreign Media Office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Notice Regarding Media (Video & Camera) Equipment:
or call us on +973 17872570.
All media personnel are required to present a detailed list of their equipment (this includes the names, serial numbers, quantity and estimated value) to the IAA Foreign Media Office prior to their visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain in order to ensure that they're processed through Customs.
The owner or carrier of the equipment is expected to pay a Customs Tax upon arrival (5% of the total estimated value of the equipment). Owners will only be refunded this amount following an inspection of equipment by Customs upon their departure, as a confirmation that all equipment brought in has exited the Kingdom.