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U.S. Citizen Services

Consular Services Closure Information

Due to a computer service upgrade we are closed on the 9th and the 10th of August 2015 for all consular services.

General Information

The Consular Section provides the following for United States citizens in Bahrain: updated security and travel information for those traveling to and living in Bahrain, information on how to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, information on voting overseas, information about filing taxes abroad.  The Consular Section also offers the following services to American citizens: it accepts passport applications for first-time applicants and those who want to renew passports or add pages, registers the birth of children with the Consular Report of Birth Abroad certificate, provides notarial services for U. S. citizens as well as foreign nationals who will use certain documents in the U. S., provides a list of attorneys, offers medical information for American citizens in Bahrain, and aids those who are applying for social security benefits while overseas.

The Consular Section also provides emergency assistance to United States citizens in distress:  when an American is financially destitute, arrested, separated from minor children, or sick.  The Consular Section provides assistance to families of U. S. citizens who pass away in Bahrain.

In the event of an emergency, the Embassy Duty Officer can be reached after hours at the number listed below.

Appointment System for All Services

In order to ensure efficient service, all non-emergency American Citizen Services are now offered by appointment only.  Appointment link for the following:  passports, pages for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarial services.

For specific inquiries, please contact the Consular Section at

Embassy Holidays

Embassy Contact Information

Building No. 979
Road 3119, Block 331
Zinj District
Telephone: (+973) 1724-2700 (2:00-5:00pm)
Emergency after-hours telephone: (+973) 1727-5126
Facsimile: (+973) 1725-6242
The work week in Bahrain is Sunday through Thursday.


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