Bahrain is a small nation located in the heart of the Persian Gulf. It is only 760 Km2 in size with a population of over 1.5 million. Even though it is a small sovereign state, it is the fourth most densely populated destination in the world.
Expats in Bahrain are apparently the happiest in the world according to the 2018 Internations survey. It is easy to settle into this Gulf State with one expat summing it up “I don't feel like an expat. I feel at home.” Bahrain locals are some of the friendliest in the world and speak enough English that expats can get by pretty easily. Raising children in Bahrain is great with the quality of education as well as the availability of childcare and education being highly rated. It doesn't however come cheap!
As per working in Bahrain, working hours, job security and overall job satisfaction also rates highly. Expats have higher earnings than the worldwide average - that would definitely make you happy! The other big bonus is that there is no personal or income tax on your monthly income. There is only a 1% deduction for unemployment.
Bahrain has an E-Visa system which makes applying for visas a lot easier.
Here are some of the ways to get residency in Bahrain:
Most expats coming to work in Bahrain are recruited from overseas and sponsored by their employer for the purpose of work and residence. See the Links and Resources section below for help on searching for jobs. The employer needs to show that no local person can fulfill the role before they recruit from overseas. Your employer will arrange for your entry visa before you arrive.
Your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident , you are eligible for residency.
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in Bahrain:
The passport for Bahrain allows you to travel to 80 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 105.