The kingdom of Bahrain is located in the heart of the Arabian Gulf and the world. It features many different attractions that cater to different tastes. A rich heritage of more than 5000 years, old civilizations, the country is full of temples and landmarks worth exploring and visiting. All this grants multiple government representation from all over the world. With excellent relations with the international community, Bahrain has 60 Embassies and Consulates from all continents.
The difference between embassies and consulates
Have you ever confused the word “Embassy” with the word “Consulate”? What is the difference between them?
There are embassies and consulates, all of which represent the state and each has its specialties, here we monitor the difference between them:
The embassy is a diplomatic mission sent by one country to another to represent it, to facilitate the services of its citizens residing in those countries and to protect their rights. Embassies and their presence on the territory of other countries are evidence of recognition and diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The term “Embassy” refers to the building where the services are provided and refers to the ambassador’s residence. The embassy’s functions are to link diplomatic relations between the two countries, and to provide services to citizens abroad; these services include the withdrawal of civil status and identity papers (passports, birth certificate, identity cards), and the embassy has the right to organize marriage, the right to vote for its citizens in the host country. And help its citizens to solve any problem they faced (passport loss or educational, political or other problems. The embassy is larger and more important than a consulate.
A consulate is a smaller version of an embassy. It is a mission sent from one country to another to represent its interests and facilitate the affairs of its citizens residing in the host country. The consular office is the place where the consulate is based to work on the development of controversial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the sending and the delegated country and the issuance of passports, travel documents, visas and documents for citizens of the sending country wishing to travel to the receiving country.
Embassies in Bahrain
As mentioned above, there are 60 embassies and consulates in Bahrain on all continents. Here we present the most important embassies in Bahrain and their addresses as a guide for expatriates to get to know their embassies and communicate with them.
Indian Embassy in Bahrain
The Indian Embassy in Bahrain was opened in January 1973. The activities of the Embassy include the following:
To further strengthen friendly and cordial relations between India and the kingdom of Bahrain. To further develop political, economic, commercial, social and cultural relations between the two countries. To disseminate information about India and important events in it. To render consular, passport and visa services.
Location: Al-Seef, Manama.
Telephone: (+973) 17 560 360 / (+973) 1771 2785 / 2683
Email: [email protected]gov.in
Egyptian Embassy in Bahrain
Egyptian Embassy in Manama, Bahrain runs an inclusive range of consular services to Egyptians in Bahrain. The Egyptian Embassy in Manama supports Bahraini citizens through its consular services, when you need general or specific info regarding Egyptian economy, culture, sports, education and more, need information regarding requirements and process of getting Egyptian Citizenship, or want to apply and obtain Egyptian Visa.
Visa and Passport services:
Egyptian passport and visa are issued only to citizens whose main residence is in Egypt and Bahrain. The process of issuing Egyptian Visa and Passport of Egypt can take a few weeks.
*Please contact with Egyptian Embassy in Manama if you have any questions as regards visa and passport matters.
Location: Al Mahooz, Manama.
TELEPHONE: (+973) 17 720 005
EMAIL: [email protected]
British embassy in Bahrain
Historically, Bahrain and the UK have had a very strong bilateral commercial relationship. Bahrain remains an important economic partner and base for UK companies in the Gulf. There are nearly 100 UK companies present in Bahrain.
* Services provided by the British Embassy in Bahrain
– Services on how you can register a birth or death or legal documents for marriage.
– How to renew or replace your British passport when outside of the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.
Telephone: (+973) 17 242700
Embassy of Algeria in Bahrain
Want to connect with the expat community of Algerians in Bahrain? Looking for Algerian compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life?
Embassy of Algeria is one of the embassies in Bahrain and is the sole Algerian representation in Bahrain. It offers everything you might need as an expat.
Embassy of Algeria in BahrainThe Algerian embassy is one of 55 foreign representations in Bahrain and one of 55 foreign representations in Manama. It is a bridge of communication between Algeria Government and Bahrain. It operates as the official representative of the Algerian Embassy in Manama in Bahrain.
Location: Um Al-Hassam,Manama
Phone: +973 17 740 659
Email: [email protected]
Turkish Embassy in Manama
The Turkish Embassy in Bahrain is one of the most important embassies in Bahrain. It is an affair office between the Government of Turkey and Bahrain. It operates as the official representative of Turkey in Bahrain.
Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Bahrain have been established on 12 April 1973 with the accreditation of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the State of Kuwait to the Kingdom of Bahrain. A Consulate Agency was established in Manama on 12 August 1986 in “Suhail Centre” at Diplomatic Area. The inauguration of the Turkish Embassy in Bahrain was on 19 December 1990.
Phone: (+973) 17 533 448
Email: [email protected]
Italian Embassy in Bahrain
The Italian Embassy was opened in Manama in 2002, making the relationship stronger and encouraging bilateral political meetings. The growth of relations on both trade and investment sides.
The Visa Section of the Embassy of Italy continues to handle directly national visas and long term visas (such as study, family reunion), official delegations and diplomatic visas.
Phone: (+973) 17 252 424
Email: [email protected]
Moroccan Embassy in Bahrain
It is considered one of the most important embassies in Bahrain where relations between the two kingdoms are characterized by many features and characteristics, in addition to their depth and history, dating back to the spiritual, cultural and civilizational level of centuries ago, these relations are also characterized by mutual understanding on national issues from the strong links, and adherence to the principles and rules of international law, especially with regard to the rejection of interventions in Internal affairs and respect for sovereignty and national unity. Also, Morocco was one of the first countries to recognize Bahrain immediately after its independence in 1971.
There are more than 5,000 Moroccans residing in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Moroccan Embassy in Bahrain is concerned with their affairs and requirements and provides them with many services including: visas, passport services, Issuance of Moroccan identity cards, Notarization of official documents used in Morocco, Issuance of family books, Procedures towards divorce, Birth certificates, high school diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, etc.
Location: Salmaniya, Manama.
Telephone: (+973) 17 18 0 444
Email: [email protected]