We develop and maintain political, economic and defence relations between Bahrain and the UK.

In line with the Gulf Initiative, our aim is to help Bahrain to return to a stable and reformist state with a good human rights record, while protecting our significant defence and security interests and enhancing our bilateral relationship.

Our services

Travel advice

Visit our travel advice for Bahrain for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports

How to renew or replace your British passport if you are outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

Visas

This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Births, deaths and marriages

From 14 January 2015, UK birth registrations and death registrations in Bahrain will transfer from the British Embassy to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK. See birth or death for further information.

Information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation service

Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine, so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about the notarial and documentary services available at the British Consulate in Bahrain. UK law says we have to charge for some services. See our list of consular fees.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Bahrain. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government

Prisoner pack

Explanation of the prison system in Bahrain for British nationals.

Living in Bahrain

We also produce a guide for British nationals who live in Bahrain who need information about services that are not provided by our Consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, we can:

What consulates cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money
  • make travel arrangements for you, find you work, accommodation, or make business arrangements on your behalf
  • get involved in private disputes over property, employment, commercial or other matters
  • renew or replace a full British passport

Our people

Iain Lindsay OBE

Iain Lindsay OBE

British Ambassador to Bahrain

Contact us

British Embassy Manama, main contact

British Embassy
21 Government Avenue
Manama 306

P O Box 114 Manama
Bahrain

Sunday to Thursday, 04:30am to 1130am GMT
Sunday to Thursday, 07:30 to 02:30pm Local Time
Consular enquiries:
In person - Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 08:00am to 10:00am Local Time
By telephone from 07:30am and 2:30pm

Access and opening times