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FAQs

No, you cannot use your valid Identity Card as a travel document to GCC countries if your passport is expired.

For such cases, iGA has provided a Fast-track Lounge for those who do not wish to wait. The fast-track lounge provides services similar to those on Bahrain.bh as well as counter services with an additional BD 10 charge. For example, ID card renewal fees for Bahrainis is BD 2, therefore, the total cost including the fast track charge will be BD 12.

Electricity & Water Authority (EWA), Social Insurance Organization (SIO), Nationality, Passport & Residence Affairs (NPRA) and Ministry Of Industry & Commerce (MOIC) are linked with the Identity Card Centers, therefore, information related to these entities are visible, and it will not be required to submit any supporting documents. The information update staff will require further documents at the time of the visit if needed. However, in cases where the person is not an owner of an electricity account, and is renting a property, the user will be required to provide a statement from the areas municipality to update the address to this property or the attendance of the electricity account holder to sign a no objection letter for this address. In all cases, Physical attendance is required.

Yes, the Fast Track Lounge is available for all categories.