Gulf Air partners with VFS Global to launch new tourist visa service

December 6, 2017 11:33 AM

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Gulf Air partners with VFS Global to launch new tourist visa service

Mubasher: Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has signed a partnership agreement with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider, to launch a “Bahrain Tourist Visa Service”.

The new service will be available via the website exclusively for Gulf Air’s passengers flying across the global network of the carrier to Bahrain, according to a recent statement.

Travellers with return Gulf Air tickets can currently apply to obtain a visa to Bahrain online via or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office with the necessary documents within a maximum of 30 days prior to travel to fill in the relevant forms and submit their application.

Gulf Air added that the visa service will take a minimum of four working days to process, and will be obtained in coordination with the relevant ministries and government entities.

“We anticipate positive feedback from our customers, for whom this service is tailored, and we look forward to welcoming more people from around the world to Bahrain to experience all that the Kingdom has to offer,” Gulf Air deputy CEO, Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, said.

“The dedicated online platform not only makes applying for a visa to Bahrain quicker and more convenient than ever before, but also provides passengers with 24x7 accessibility and online tracking of their visas, amongst other advantages,” VFS Global Chief Operating Officer in the Middle East & South Asia, Vinay Malhotra, commented.


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