Bahrain and the UK sign visa facilitation MoU for diplomatic and special passports holders

Stemming from the strong historical relations between Bahrain and the United Kingdom and the desire to promote bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in various fields; today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

Stemming from the strong historical relations between Bahrain and the United Kingdom and the desire to promote bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in various fields; today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on facilitating visa procedures for holders of diplomatic and special passports.

The MoU was signed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla, for the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the British Ambassador to Bahrain, MR. Iain Lindsay for the Government of the United Kingdom.

The MoU was signed today (Sunday 6 April 2014) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The memorandum grants Bahraini citizens holding diplomatic and special passports the right to travel to the UK without a visa for purposes of tourism or official visits for a duration lasting up to 6 months. It also entitles UK nationals who hold diplomatic passports, diplomatic pouches and holders of passports envoys of the Queen the right to travel to the Kingdom Bahrain without a visa for official visits for a duration lasting up to 6 months.

This Memorandum of Understanding is considered valid from the date of April 6, 2014.

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