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    Moving to or from Bahrain


    Moving to or from Bahrain

    GAC has been providing shipping, logistics and marine services in Bahrain for more than 60 years. Our relocation team in Bahrain draws on that in-depth local knowledge and strong relationships with suppliers and authorities to ensure that your move goes smoothly – whether it’s around the corner or around the world. 

    Moving to Bahrain 

    If you’re planning to relocate to Bahrain, you can trust in GAC to handle your move expertly and without fuss. From packing up your home in your origin country to the time your shipment arrives in Bahrain, our expert team will handle all your move requirements including handling customs clearance formalities efficiently and arranging the transport of your belongings to your new home for unloading, or to our warehouse for storage if your new home is not ready. 

    We also offer a range of destination services to help you and your family adjust to life in Bahrain including providing city orientation, home and school searches, advice on healthcare and community amenities, and settling in services like utilities and plumbing arrangements. 

    Moving from Bahrain

    There are a number of tasks that need to be completed before you leave the Kingdom. 

    • Close all Bahrain bank accounts and pay off credit cards and loans.
    • Work with your employer to ensure all paperwork is completed with regard to your employment and visa.
    • Give appropriate notice to your landlord on your accommodation and ensure that all outstanding payments are covered. 
    • As with your bank accounts, make sure that you have paid all outstanding bills to the Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority and that you have cancelled (and paid in full) for internet services and telephone landlines.
    • Sounds like an obvious one, but make sure that you have given yourself plenty of time to either arrange the relocation of your cars and possessions or have put up for sale those items you don’t intend to take with you.

    It is also advisable to check with your chosen movers and packers in Bahrain on the items you are restricted from taking out of the country. 

    Moving your family may also include relocating the family pet. To help you prepare for the move, we have created a handy article on Pet relocations from Bahrain.

    GAC can advise and assist with these, and more. 

    Moving from Bahrain to the UK

    For information specific to UK Citizens moving from Bahrain to the UK, the government has set out specific guidelines for leaving Bahrain. You may also want to refer to our resource centre and the Guide to obtaining your ToR (Transfer of Residence) .

    If you are looking for villa movers in Bahrain, GAC International Moving can handle your relocation. Get in touch with our relocation team to find out more about our services and how our movers and packers in Bahrain can help you make your next move stress free. 


    Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in the Middle East. Its capital, Manama, is also the largest and most populous city. The Kingdom is considered one of the more liberal countries in the Gulf. 

    Bahrain is a small country, so you can get from one end of the island to the other in no time. Most expats live in Manama on Bahrain Island where the Central Business District (CBD) is located. Popular residential areas include Saar, Riffa, Amwaj Islands and Muharraq, with housing similar to most parts of the Gulf including gated communities, villas and apartments.


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