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South African Iqama holder travelling to Bahrain via causeway?

Old Feb 7th 2019, 3:24 am
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Default South African Iqama holder travelling to Bahrain via causeway?

Any issues?

In the government's website it says that SAs can't obtain visa on arrival,, and have to obtain a visa in advance, but at the same time the e-visa for GCC residents is not valid for the causeway.

I'm confused, I always thought any Iqama holder can go to Bahrain via the causeway no matter what.

Anyone know any SAs? What did they do before?
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Old Feb 7th 2019, 6:57 am
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Always wise to check in advance of travel. I always thought it depended on one's nationality - not iqama - as passport will have to be presented at the Causeway anyway as you cross over.

One comparative - drove to UAE from KSA a couple of years back. UAE had just introduced the e-visa for certain nationalities, so there were lots of Indian / Pakistani folk at the land border with their pre-arranged tourist visa's for UAE. All of these were coming from KSA. As Brits, we got visa on arrival, so no need for e-visa. Same priniciple may apply for SA nationality going over into Bahrain?
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Old Feb 7th 2019, 7:41 am
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Well I rung up the embassy in Riyadh this morning, and amazingly actually got to speak to someone. He said that at the causeway it's fine, so I guess that's it.
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Enjoy the weekend!
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My word - I've just realised that you two are different posters. Unless, of course it is one person with some serious issues.
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
My word - I've just realised that you two are different posters. Unless, of course it is one person with some serious issues.
I think different names and avatars was the clue there.
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Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
I think different names and avatars was the clue there.
Shit. Never realised.....
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The man who drove my taxi (Indian) had problems in getting in and out of Bahrain on the causeway from Saudi.
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