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How to Renew Vehicle Registration in Bahrain

Just as it is important to renew your driving license in Bahrain, it is also a must to renew your vehicle registration, which is managed by the General Directorate of Traffic in the Kingdom.

ALSO READ: Guide to Traffic Laws & Driving in Bahrain

Whether you are driving a personal car or company car, the vehicle needs to be checked, inspected, and registered annually. If your car is older than four years, it will also have to undergo some road tests to ensure safety and proper maintenance.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration in Bahrain

Guide to Renewing Your Vehicle Registration in Bahrain

Before having your car renewed, please take note of the following requirements and procedures:

Requirements

  • Annual registration renewal form
  • Vehicle insurance certificate (valid for one year from date of registration)
  • Original ownership certificate
  • Original inspection certificate
  • Your address
  • Renewal registration fee of BHD 10 (individuals) or BHD 20 (company vehicle)

Procedures

Vehicle registration may be done directly at the General Directorate of Traffic office or through any of the Post Offices in Bahrain. Either way, you may need to go to the General Directorate of Traffic for vehicle examination and inspection, especially if your car is older than four years.

A – General Directorate of Traffic

  1. Go to the General Directorate of Traffic office at P.O. Box 13, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The office is open every Sunday to Thursday, from 7 am to 6 pm. Have your vehicle examined and collect the inspection certificate.
  2. Go to the Vehicles Licensing department to submit your application, required documents, and information. Pay the necessary fees.
  3. Upon approval, your registration certificate, which is valid for one year, will be sent via mail.

B – Post Office

  1. Go to the General Directorate of Traffic office to have your vehicle examined. Collect the inspection certificate.
  2. Go to the nearest Post Office to submit your application, required documents, and information. Pay the necessary fees.
  3. The Post Office will forward your application to the General Directorate of Traffic.
  4. Upon approval, your registration certificate, which is valid for one year, will be sent via mail.

Additional Reminders

  • Make sure that your vehicle is insured before renewing registration. You may obtain vehicle insurance from Bahrain National Insurance, Med Gulf Insurance, AXA Insurance, or other companies.
  • If your vehicle registration has expired, there is a penalty fee of 500 Fils for every day that renewal is delayed.

DISCLAIMER: The guide above is presented for information-sharing purposes only. The requirements, fees, and procedures may change anytime. To know the latest details about renewing vehicle registration, please visit the official Bahrain eGovernment Portal.



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