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• Calculate Bahrain's OHA. Enter location code    ba001

• Know what household goods to ship:
  Prohibited and Restricted Items

• Cultural considerations regarding Ramadan

• Children needing day care:

    Submit an application form in advance.

    Slots fill up quickly. For more information call:

    COMM: +973-1785-9092/9119
    DSN: (318)-439-9092/9119

• Have Pets? Read this!

Obtaining a Bahrain Visa / CPR Card


Upon arrival, short-term visas for Bahrain are granted at the airport to anyone travelling or sponsored under orders.

However, after arriving, a long-term visa is required in order to apply for and receive a Central Population Registry (CPR) card.

CPR cards are required for anyone who wants to pick up, register, and drive a personally owned vehicle (POV) while in Bahrain.

CPR cards are also encouraged for anyone staying in Bahrain for over a year, since they're necessary for transactions off-base, including hospital visits, renting apartments and cell-phone accounts.

To apply for a long-term visa:

1. Complete the official Bahrain Visa application online.
*Click "I Agree" at bottom of page that opens.

2. Print out the application in color and submit to NSA Bahrain's Immigration Office.

3. Complete instructions and contact info can be found here.

4. After receiving your long-term visa, you can then apply for a CPR card at the immigration office.

Personally Owned Vehicle (POV)

Authorized DoD personnel can ship one POV free of charge. For additional vehicles, members are liable for additional costs such as the import tax and local port handling.

POV's must get turned in and picked up at a Vehicle Processing Center (VPC).
Visit for all your drop-off and tracking concerns.

For more detailed information on shipping your POV to Bahrain, consult section 8 of the DoD's
latest instruction.

Quick Guidelines:

  • After-market modifications to POV's such as hydraulics, raised or lowered ride height, body-armor, off-road bumpers, and roof rack light sytems are prohibited.
  • "Willy's" jeeps (no doors, iconic World War II-style) and right-hand drive cars are prohibited.
  • Tinted windows must allow at least 70% of light to pass through.
  • Vehicles with badly faded paint, dents, large scratches, rust, or any other damage will not pass inspection.
  • Tires must be in good condition and not extend beyond the fenders.
  • Vehicle must have working brakes, windshields wipers, and emergency brake.
  • Flashy paint, graphics, or writing on vehicle's body is prohibited.
  • Faulty or excessively loud exhaust systems are prohibited.
  • Missing exterior car parts, broken windows, and improper wheel alignment are prohibited.
  • Motorcycles and mopeds require registration according to Bahrain traffic law.

Contact Info:

Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) Bahrain: +973-1770-1892

NSA Bahrain Personal Property Office: +973-1785-4265/6282 (Supervisor)

Account Creation


For OneNet NIPR/SIPR account creation, prior to reporting onboard, please complete the SAAR N form.


  1. Fill out SAAR N electronically.
  2. SAAR N must be digitally signed by member, supervisor, and Security Manager.
  3. Complete current "Cyber Awareness Challenge" on NKO.
  4. Encrypt and email "Cyber Awareness Challenge" certificate (landscape format) and SAAR N to sponsor.
  5. Sponsor will email complete package to

Professional Incentives

• Most active theater in the world
• See immediate results of your efforts
• Frequent crisis response
• Unparalleled professional education

Financial Incentives

• Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)
• Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
• Tax Exempt Status

Quality of Life

• Funded EML for Sailors electing to extend their   tours for 12 months

• Space available flights, see current policy

• CNIC's official page for NSA Bahrain

• All for Fun, Fun for All! | MWR Bahrain

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