How to get residency through investment i.e. self sponsorship?

I went through this process recently and thought to pen down a sticky as there are lots of questions on the forum about this.  I will continue updating it as and when required.  The issue with this topic is that while the visa process is listed on the NPRA website, the details behind that are not.  Also, when you ask property agents or PROs, depending on your question, you will get different answers - so there is a general lack of clarity.

Basically there are three ways to apply for a self sponsorship visa as listed on the NPRA site:

https://www.npra.gov.bh/en/services/vis … onsorship/

1) Property purchase of 50K BD or more
2) Retired foreigner - worked for 15 years or more in the GCC
3) Foreign investor - invest 100K BHD or more in a Bahraini company (recent news in Nov' 19 : This is going to be reduced to 50K to bring it in line with point 1.  Not sure exactly when it will be in force)

Practically speaking, if you want to live in Bahrain but don't work here (no work visa), these are your ONLY LEGAL options for staying here.  Setting up a company for visas (process on the sticky) is not advised for this as LMRA can and will shut down "shadow" companies set up for this purpose - in fact, they are doing it right now.

In this thread, I will only discuss option number 1 in detail.   The visa process for the other options works in the same way but the documentation requirements are a bit different e.g. evidence of having worked in the GCC for 15 years for option 2 and copy of MOA for option 3 in addition to showing a tenancy agreement or EWA bill.

Property requirements:

As an expat, you must buy property valued at 50,000 BD or more.  Generally, properties built on reclaimed land or in touristic areas e.g. Juffair, Seef etc are eligible.  In addition, developments with villas like Riffa Views, Durrat etc, also offer freehold properties for purchase.  Rule of thumb is that if you are buying apartments, go for buildings of 10 stories or more as there are specific requirements for property for this type of visa.

You want to go for properties which have a "Title deed' or are "Title deed ready" i.e. the title deed for your property has been issued after being split from the developer's mother title deed.  Off-plan properties are not eligible for this reason. 

Purchase process:

1) Short list a property and sign a pre-sale agreement.  This is usually accompanied with token money of around 2,000 BD which is refundable in case your security clearance fails.  If you change your mind, you lose it.  If the seller changes his mind, he has to pay you back double of what you put in.  This is done on stamp paper and signed by the buyer/seller & property agent as witness.  Keep in mind that this is time bound i.e. valid for a few months - so if your security clearance does not come during that time, the seller can refund the money and walk away from the deal
2) Once this is done, the property agent or developer will submit the title deed along with your ID documents i.e. passport / CPR to the Notary in Ministry of Justice for security clearance / NOC.  This clearance is only for expat buyers
3) This usually takes 1-2 months. Sometimes it can take a LOT longer.  For some nationalities, security clearance doesn't come at all despite waiting years.  Therefore, sometimes, the developer will ask you to pay him and book the apartment under your name ( in their records only - especially for new buildings for which the first transfer to new buyer hasn't happened) before they apply for this.  DON'T do this and NEVER pay anything more than a token deposit.  Because if you don't get clearance, you are stuck with an apartment that you won't be able to transfer under your name nor get the visa.  The number that is given for security clearance, when documents are submitted, is the SAME number under which the sale agreement is done, which means, that unless there is a clearance in place, the sale agreement CANNOT be signed and without sale agreement, there is no title deed.  This then means that your property ownership is on a piece of paper given to you by the developer and depending on their credibility, you are at risk of losing everything
4) Once the clearance is done, both the buyer and seller appear in the notary office (GOSI mall or SLRB office i.e. Survey and Land registration bureau) and sign a "Sale-purchase" agreement.  The buyer pays the seller via manager's cheque at this point
5) Make sure that when you go to the notary, you go there early in the morning i.e. before 9 and that the seller brings literally every single document imaginable (and you bring your passport / CPR).  Because, they have a habit of asking for documents out of the blue and if you don't have them, they won't give you a token.  And by the time, you get the document and bring it back, the process which could have finished under 1 hour, will end up taking 5-6 hours as the queue would have overtaken you by then
6) Once the agreement is signed, you submit the original title deed and original sale agreement to SLRB registration section to get the title deed i.e. red book transferred under your name. You will pay one point seven percent of purchase value if done within 60 days from purchase date or two percent after 60 days.  Also be mindful that the sale purchase agreement validity is only 1 year which is why you must transfer before this time.  This is why I would recommend to use the notary in SLRB office as for one, it's not as crowded as GOSI mall and secondly, the next step to be done is at the registration counter right next to the notary.  This transfer of title deed (for first time issuance) can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months - there is an option to fast track by paying 51 BD which reduces this time to 2 weeks usually.  For existing title deeds, the transfer & update on the red book takes a day or two as all they do is, print on one page in the title deed / red book after the first owner pages & the property map, showing the second owner transaction
7) Take a copy of the title deed (ideally original) and follow the process for getting the EWA bill transferred in your name. It can also work with a copy of the sale agreement but sometimes they are finicky about this.  You also need to take your passport, original CPR, title deed and a stamped letter / statement from the bank which shows your IBAN number. You would need to go to one of the three customer service centers i.e. Muharraq, Zayed Town or Country Mall.  Go VERY early - they open at 7 AM (The busiest center by far is Muharraq).  If you go then, you will be out within the hour.  Otherwise you will waste a lot of time as there are tons of people doing change of name requests at any given time - as tenants of rental properties.  When done, they will take a security deposit which will vary depending on the meter in the property e.g. 100 BD for single phase, 300 BD for three phase and 1000 for villas.  Pay the amount and get the bond certificate.  Practically speaking, for the visa, you just need the title deed and EWA bill / bond.

Now there is one huge gap / issue in this for people who are not resident in Bahrain and don't have a CPR.  This means that you won't have a bank account or IBAN to give to EWA. as the banks won't open an account without a CPR, which you can't get without a visa.  So it is a circular loop and even property agents are complaining about this.   So the options are to either go to self sponsorship section in immigration and try to get a letter / temporary cpr number with which the banks can open an account or take someone else with you who is resident in Bahrain and can give / sign on the debit undertaking with EWA to get the electricity running.

Visa process:

Now that you have the property, the next step is to apply for the visa.   These are available for 2, 5 and 10 years.  Note that the 10 year visa IS available but most agents don't know it.  I met a lot of PROs & agents who swore that the self sponsorship visa is only 2 years.   Simply, as I keep saying in this thread, most people do NOT know the process or requirements so trust only what the self sponsorship section in immigration tells you - go there yourself in case of any doubt.

You must NOT be working in Bahrain for the public or private sector.  You can apply for the visa and once approval is given, to get it stamped, you will have to cancel your existing visa.  But generally, if you are not a resident or on Saudi iqama, there is no issue in applying or stamping - no cancellation required.

The documents are listed on the NPRA site as per link above.  Point to note is that they dropped the requirement for the 15,000 BHD bank deposit which is a welcome step.  Secondly, you MUST show monthly income of 500 BD or more through investments in or out of Bahrain or work outside of Bahrain.  This cannot be from your job or work inside Bahrain.

Take all the documents and apply at the NPRA office on Exhibition road in the self sponsorship section. I submitted the following documentation:  Filled out visa forms (one form for each member of the family - forms can be downloaded from NPRA site.  It is the same form for ALL types of visas), copies of passports and CPRs for all family members, copy of title deed of property - first page, survey map pages and the transfer page which showed my details, copy of EWA bond (as first bill wasn't issued then), copy of insurance cards (just the front of the cards - no need for insurance letter), original certificate of good conduct from Bahrain / Saudi and documentation for proof of monthly income (bank statements from abroad showing investment income and also employer letter from Saudi).   Was given a contact card for self sponsorship section with my file number.   Now the wait begins.   It takes roughly between 1 to 6 months to issue this type of residence permit.  It took 2 months for my 10-year permit to be approved.

Once approved, you go in with your passport, get it stamped and pay the fees. Note that the visa fee is the same for EACH visa.  This means; with the cost of a 10 year visa @ 604 BD, if you are sponsoring your family, say a wife and 2 kids; then you will pay 604 BD*4 as your total cost.  This is why a lot of people, when they find this out, ask for the cheaper 2 or 5 year permit at the counter, at the time of stamping.

Once you get the visa, be aware that you CANNOT work in Bahrain but can live there without issue and sponsor your dependents as well (spouse and children up to the age of 18 only). Hence, I would only recommend this option for people who are wealthy and don't need to work (or are retired) OR people who work in Saudi but want to live in Bahrain.   

The self sponsorship visa section contact details are as under.  They are generally very helpful towards investors.

Telephone Number: +973-17399712
Fax: +973-17535204
Email: [email protected]

Other questions:

1) If property is in two names, do both parties or one only become eligible for the visa?  - Not many people are clear on this but each person's share must be 50K BHD, to be eligible for a visa. If the share works out to be less than 50K then no one is eligible for a visa.  A lot of people will tell you that husband and wife on a 50K property will get a visa - also a lot say no.  The answer is yes (but only for husband and wife) and it is possible if you have an attested marriage certificate, both are equal shareholders in the property, electricity bill is in husband's name and the husband applies for the visa & then sponsors wife as dependent (Same situation as me - visa was approved).  BUT this is allowed only in the case of a husband and wife relationship; all other family relationships are subject to the same rule of 50K per person per visa
2) Can the wife sponsor the husband if the property is in her name? - Again, another question to which you will hear different answers.  But, the answer is no as self sponsorship requires the breadwinner to sponsor his family and not the other way round.  There may be exceptions here and there in cases where the wife is showing income independent from the husband but this needs to be confirmed
3) Is the visa guaranteed when you purchase property? - No, it is entirely at the discretion of immigration just like other visas.  The chances for refusal are low if you have a clean record and have gone through the clearance at purchase time but it can happen
4) Is this permanent residency? - Yes and No.  The visas are for lifetime IF you continue to hold the property but must be renewed 6 months before expiry at 2, 5 or 10 year periods.  Secondly, you can only sponsor your children until they are 18.  After which they need to get their own visas through work or studies or other means
5) Can you rent the property? - Yes, you can but try to keep the EWA bill under your name
6) What happens if I sell the property?  - The visa will be cancelled.  You may at most get an extension of your stay in Bahrain by 3 months when that happens
7) Does buying a property lead to citizenship? - No it doesn't.  You must fulfill all the other requirements i.e. length of stay etc.  HOWEVER, be aware that they recently changed the rules and now for all citizenship applications, you MUST have property under your name.  So this will obviously help if you are otherwise eligible to get the passport
8) What happens if I die?  - This is a big topic but generally speaking, if you are a Non-Muslim and have a will, the provisions of your will are applied by the Bahrain courts for succession certificate.  This certificate will allow the beneficiary to transfer the property under their name and apply for a visa in turn.  If you are Muslim, then Shariah law will be applied - even if you have a will, while they will consider it, it cannot be in contravention to Shariah law.
As far as the visa is concerned and IF, you are buying as a family i.e. husband and wife, and the property is worth less than 100K (i.e. each party's share is not 50K which means you only get one main visa) it is best to have both names on the property title deed.  Because you can get a visa under this arrangement and if the husband dies, the transfer of the visa to the wife is a simple matter - the self sponsorship people told me that they routinely do this under these circumstances.  Alternatively, if the property is worth 100K then both husband and wife can get self sponsorship visas of their own i.e. two main visa holders and one of them can sponsor the kids.  No difference in cost and in the event one dies, the kids can be transferred easily to the other party.
9) What about power of attorney, can it help?  - A POA given by you to someone allowing them to sell or dispose off the property is only valid while you are alive.  On your death, the POA is invalid.  Don't attempt to use in that case as you could be subject to legal proceedings for fraud.

Edit: 23rd July 2019 - Choosing between investment in UAE, Saudi & Bahrain for visas?
  I have gotten lots of questions through private message asking for advice on whether to invest in Bahrain vs. UAE or Saudi.  Based on the general confused tone of the messages :), I thought I should clarify some points.

In Bahrain, for a 10 year visa, you invest 50K BHD with proof of monthly income of 500 BHD.  In UAE, you need 100K BHD with proof of monthly income of 1000 BHD for a 2 year visa!!!.  The UAE 10 year visa is for AED 10 mn and as far as I know, it is not linked to property purchase but investment (property visa is maximum for 5 years with an investment of AED 5 million).

In USD terms, Bahrain gives you a 10 year visa for $132K investment whereas UAE gives it to you for close to $2.7 million!!!.  At that price point, you can buy a passport for an EU country e.g. Malta or Cyprus.  What you have to understand is that price point is set for a very unique category of people i.e. people who have been in UAE their entire lives and have big business set ups there.  For them, it is very convenient as it safeguards their investment in the country which is worth a lot more than this price point.  See the news about the people who got permanent residency in the UAE - and you will get an idea as to what type of people this program is targeted towards.   Saudi is similar with a SAR 800K one-off payment (not investment) to get an indefinite term visa - targeted towards big business owners in the country who will benefit a lot from this especially by having businesses and property in their names vs. their sponsors.

So, simply, the investment in Bahrain, if you want a 10 year visa and are a normal individual investor, is BY FAR the most cost effective of any other GCC country program out there.  If money is no issue, then yeah, you can always go for UAE or Saudi.

Edit: 29th Sep 2019 - Copying of my post by newspapers & publications
Interestingly, a publication called "Salaam Bahrain" copied from my post, especially the FAQ/Q&A portion which is pretty much word for word in most questions (See POA, death and other questions) and published it in their July retirement issue.  And since I posted this for the first time in April 2019; it is quite obvious that it is my post that was used to "borrow" from.

https://issuu.com/salaambahrain/docs/sb_july_2019_issue

See page 22-23 (they even got parts of the process wrong relying on old information rather than this post).

Now this is what I call lazy journalism :).   I don't mind this information being copied especially if it helps people but it would be courteous to give credit or cite a reference vs. trying to pass it off as their own research (which it is not!).

Edit: 21st October 2019
A slight update on two things.   

CPR Process for this type of visa: As you know, if you read the thread, once you get this visa, you are no longer under LMRA.   And you sponsor yourself so you don't need an agent to do this for you.

So to get a CPR card; you would either need to book an appointment in the category of "Investors and dependents" on bahrain.bh under identity card services or go to the VIP counter in Isa Town.  Take your passports with you, along with photographs - all card holders need to be in the country.  The EWA account in your name will appear in their systems.  They will print out the CPRs.  At VIP counter, they will charge you 10 BD extra per card  (I assume that at visa issuance, immigration also issues you a CPR number or it could be the same paper CPR number they give you to register EWA and open bank account - needs to be confirmed).   Because, in the sponsor field, in the CPR reader print out, it is your own CPR number plus name which flows through from the immigration system.  Employer name and number is blank.

If you already have a CPR card and want to get the chip updated, it is the same process as above except it has to be by appointment (VIP services only does renewal or new prints of CPR and not chip update only).   Be aware that if you have bought a property for investment i.e. you are not living in the property and instead are renting a place somewhere else; they will NOT accept municipality letters for the rental contract and only update on the address on which the EWA is in your name.  If you rent out your property and the tenant uses a municipality letter to get the address updated on his / her CPR; then you can use your municipality letter to get your real address sorted.

Transferring from LMRA visas: Once you cancel your visa and get this stamped, you are sorted.  However, since you didn't leave the country, your details will still appear in LMRA system showing as "TERMINATED".  To get them to disappear and for your employer to get a refund on the healthcare fees, you have to either leave or employer has to raise a ticket online with LMRA esupport.  With this ticket, they should attach copies of your cancelled visas and new visas and tell LMRA to remove you from their system as you are no longer under LMRA umbrella.  This will be done in a few days and the refund will be processed.

Edit: 6th February 2020

A minor update on address certificate.

What most people might not know is that CIO (CPR office) have address certificates in their system for each property.  Now, while this isn't proof of legal ownership like the title deed, it is still helpful especially if you want to do things like rent to US Navy or organizations etc.

For your property, there is ALWAYS an address certificate with CIO.  It is usually just in the name of the developer.  It is better to get it changed in your name.   The process for that is simple. 

Just go to Isa Town CPR office.  Don't go in the main building and instead look for a sign which says "Addresses / Birth & death registration".  Take a copy of your title deed, EWA bond or bill and CPR of owner (optional copy of existing address certificate and copy of CPR/CR of previous owner).  Go in and take the token for addresses.  When your turn comes, tell the officer that you want to "change" the name on the address certificate, pay 1 BD and take your certificate.  It is important to say "change" as their English speaking skills vary and most people who go there are for new buildings or buildings which don't have address certificate.   So if he / she gets confused, they will tell you to bring building permit and municipality letter, which you don't need for the change in name.  So avoid the waste of time.

This is phenomenal. Treasure trove of knowledge for which I must tip my hat out to you.
I visited the npra website to dig deeper but it seems the info is not there. For example, as a non retiree, and property owner, can I work? From your post, it seems I cannot. But the easiest way to ensure 500 monthly income is by either working for self or another employer. Secondly, the point about children over 18 years not getting residence permit is also not mentioned on the website.

Any thoughts on that?

I have merged this thread into another sticky and have kept that more updated.

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=750635

As I pointed out, the NPRA site doesn't have all the information and this is one of the reasons why I wrote this piece.  You can go to the self sponsorship section and ask them directly - they will tell you exactly what I wrote here :).

1) You cannot work on this visa. That is 100% clear. This is for people who don't need to work in Bahrain and have income from other sources like investments or rentals.  You can work outside Bahrain eg in Saudi (which is what I do) or online kind of work not linked to any company in Bahrain. Basically understand that this visa is tailored towards wealthy people (or people who have retired and will no longer need to work to be able to support themselves) and the government has no interest in threatening the normal job market through this visa.  This is standard all over the world e.g. The malaysia my second home program and many other golden visa programs - all of which allow you to live in the country (if you are wealthy enough to do so) but don't allow you to work or take state benefits. So don't expect this to change - practically speaking, don't even explore this visa type if you are planning to work inside Bahrain
2) Kids above 18 cannot be sponsored by parents under Bahrain normal visa process to begin with (with few exceptions for unmarried daughters for some years). So this is not something linked to the self sponsorship program - it's standard Bahrain visa rules. Again this is clear.

Thanks again XTang for taking out time and explaining every bit in detail.  :thanks:

Makes sense.

Hello,

I would like to know for a person who is retiring and intending to apply for self sponsorship RP,what are the funds to be shown as proof like can the person show his bank savings or apart from that is some other proof of funds also required?

I have consolidated this thread here:

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=750635

Proof of funds is INCOME generation or in other words, money coming in of 500 BD a month (through investments, pension, rentals or job outside Bahrain).   You can try with bank savings but going by the formula of the 10 year visa; you need to have a minimum of 60,000 BD in your bank to even try pulling it off.  As an example, I had MUCH more than that in my bank statement BUT they STILL asked me to show proof of incoming funds of 500 BD a month.

Hi, first I must really thank you for the accuracy, effort and time you are putting to help others.
My son was under resdiency as a dependent on my work visa. He has now crossed the 18 years old and not legible for dependent status anymore. His residency is still valid till Feb 2021. I have opened my own company (legit my intention is to operate and go private) and made my son a shareholder with me in the company. The company has a CR with license and registered in LMRA. What is the next step I should do to have my son moved under my company (as investor as he is shareholder now). Thanks a lot really.

Please see this sticky:

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=739858

Hi XTang,

Thank you for a wonderful post with great details. 

I would be very thankful for your time and expertise if I  can get your thoughts and gut feeling on the below long list of queries related to Bahrain - I have to take appropriate decision based on hard facts like laws etc..  (very sorry for the long list, if you think I should reach you personally, I would do that)

I live in India and have looked at property investment based residency permits of Qatar, UAE (especially Dubai) and Bahrain. I work in ICT industry and definitely need to work for at least another 10 years, and I understand Bahrain doesn't allow that for property investors.

1.  Is the  50K BD needs to be in one property or can be in a combination of multiple properties.  Believe in Dubai to reach 1 Million AED, you can show max 3 properties to achieve this limit

2.  Is there any minimum stay required on a yearly basis, both Qatar and Dubai have some minimum requirements - Is it I can buy property and get a residency permit and not even stay there (I understand if I am not going to stay why apply for a residency permit)

3. I couldn't fine the commission % for property agents - It is generally 2% across middle east, any thoughts on this

4. For acquiring the property other than the property cost + upto 2% of registration fee + max 2% of agent commission, is there any major cost involved

5. For monthly 500 BD income proof, I suppose I can show my monthly Indian salary - Do they really check my intent of living there when I apply for a residency permit based on my property investment

6. Assume if I buy 2 properties and I plan to live in 1 of them and leave the other one on Rent - The rent that could be received on it can be included to prove my monthly 500 BD income?

7. How much do you think I can bargain in the Bahrain market for a property - I more look at propertyfinder.bh website for prices - I haven't been to Middle East in my life time, so any suggestions

8. For parents and in-laws, I assume I can apply for visit visa if not a resident visa

9. My research across Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain showed the yield of Bahrain looks better and seems you can achieve a minimum of  8-10% depending on your location and other factors - Do you think the same

10. Do you have any suggestions for an expat like me on the location where it would be a good investment both from personal living (I have a school going kid) OR from renting perspective for a better yield %

11. Generally getting a residency permit in any GCC country will give you a restriction free travel across to other GCC countries  - Do you think having a residency permit in Bahrain will increase my chances of getting a job related in my industry (i.e. IT) in UAE especially.

You can look at the updated thread here:

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=750635

But on the other comments:

1) Can be combination of properties
2) No minimum stay
3) Same 2%
4) No
5) No
6) Yes provided you submit a rental contract as proof at the time of visa application
7) It really varies property to property and seller to seller.  Difficult to generalize
8) Currently as a self sponsorship visa holder, no.  Likely to change
9) I very much doubt the yield figures.  It should be 5-7% across all three localities when you factor in property charges and so on.  Read the updated thread as to why I recommend Bahrain
10) Read updated thread.   Juffair/Seef
11) No.  It is a different country
3)

Does the rule prohibits spouse from working (who has not been sponsored for self sponsorship visa), when the other spouse has the self sponsored visa on their name

Anyone who gets a work visa is eligible to work.  As long as the other spouse has a work visa and is not on the self sponsored visa, they can work.

Hi,

I am trying to do this for my partner (not legally married) with my own property (value of BHD 90K). Since the property value is not over 90K, I am planning to transfer the name of the title deed to my partner's name, but the 500BD monthly income part, if I have transferred more than 500BD to the partner's bank account monthly, is this bank statement good enough?

You need to show source of funds earned by her. Just a transfer into account is useless unless it is linked to a reason - they are not stupid.... This is a tough visa to get and security checks take a long time.

Since you are not married, this monthly transfer doesn't count as spousal support.  Personal receipts from anyone outside of husband or wife doesn't act as guaranteed income.

Thank you so much for your prompt reply.
So I would guess rental incomes from the properties would be a valid income source if they are more than 500 bd per month?
Again thank you for your help on this subject as it has been tremendously helpful.
Best wishes!

Yes that works. Rental contract would be proof.

Thx for detailed info. Is there any agency you suggest to guide thro this process.

No. I did it myself. Agency not needed. No benefit to having one.

Thx

Hello sir,
Thanks for your services you render to us .
I have a dilemma I would like to have your help.
Am a Ugandan who traveled to Bahrain on business visit visa which I have to extend every after two weeks, so am asking how many times Am i supposed to extend my visa?
And another question is when the three months of my visa expires, is it possible that I can extend or not? Thank you Sir for your services.

Hi, XTang11, this is extremely helpful. Do you know the "no work" requirement applies to internet business too? I run my own agency serving US clients. It wouldn't have anything to do with the Bahrain economy. Would love to get your thoughts on this. Thanks!

No issue if you are not working for any company in Bahrain and / or deriving income onshore.

XTang wrote:

No issue if you are not working for any company in Bahrain and / or deriving income onshore.


Thank you for the info! That's very helpful

Dear Sir,


Outstanding service to all concerned. May God bless you.

Could you please let me know if a fixed deposit / term deposit of BHD 50,000.00 in bank in Bahrain, instead of a property of same value, can also be used to get a residence permit?

No.  You need property.

I have renew my visa. Is it mandatory to stamp visa on passport? How I can print my PR/visa

They don't stamp anymore.  Take a print out of the digital residence permit from bahrain.bh.

if every thing is ready (security clearance , title dead ,certificate of good conduct  bank statement,etc )

is it really need between 1 to 6 months to issue this type of residence permit after I submit  all documents ?!

Yes it can take that long.  Most cases are sorted within 2-3 months though.

Hi XTang,


I was going through your valuable posts....found it very helpful. I am planning to purchase a property for personal use and doing some research for the same. Do you recommend any reliable agents or brokers who I can contact?


Thanks

MK

I would recommend contacting the property developers directly avoiding agents and thier commission. Most of the major developer have thier website and contact info mentioned there.


Good luck.

Read the new updated thread:


https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=750635


Only go to agents if the buildings are on the old side i.e. property developer has stopped selling their stake and building has transitioned to an owner's association model.  There are many agents and you can work with all of them if you want to be shown the highest possible number of units.  Then decide on which agent to go for based on what property catches your attention.

@XTang


Thank a lot Sir

Thanks a lot for a detailed excellent summary

For excellent summary and details

Hello

Is it worth to spend all these efforts and buy 50K BHD property only in case of back up for Bahrain residency while your want to still continue in KSA job ?


Also as understood from your posts above that this permit to stay with 50 K BHD investment is only for self and spouse only & won't be applicable or beneficials for Childrens above 18 years of age


so still is it worth ?


Question:

Is there a simple option to get Bahrain resident permit through sponsor for self and dependents

children above 18 years of age and at what's cost ?


Kindly advise

This is an old thread. The updated one is in the sticky.


It is possible to get a visa for kids above 18.  Here:


https://www.npra.gov.bh/en/services/vis … years-old/