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Revealed: Some of the gov't fees now scrapped in Bahrain

Bahraini nationals will no longer have to pay fees on around 200 government services

Revealed: Some of the gov't fees now scrapped in Bahrain
Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

Bahrain’s Finance and National Economy Minister has announced more details of the 200 government services which will now be free for Bahraini citizens, according to a report by the Gulf Daily News (GDN) website.

Some of the government services which will now no longer apply and will be free include:

  • Fees for issuing copies of government school student certificates
  • Fees for endorsement verification of degree certificates
  • Fees for updating the information in the national identity card for the elderly
  • Fees for assigning power of attorney to university students
  • Fees related to university scholarship agreements abroad
  • Fees related to authenticating a marriage contract
  • Fees covering the personal status of individuals within cases related to family rights
  • Fees related to gifting real estate contracts
  • Fees for changing a company’s commercial name
  • Fees for the establishment of private training institutions concerned with providing training and qualifying trainees
  • Fees for registering individuals’ patents and fees related to issuance of environmental data and digital map

The move was ordered by Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa following King Hamad’s order to review all tax measures and government fees.