Pre Approval Process Description

Step Entities Description of special cases Required Documents
1 Urban Planning Development Affairs(UPDA) Incase of the following cases, applicants must obtain a pre-approval through the Electronic system:
  • Un-zoned lands (Please consult UPDA)
  • Freezed zones (Please consult UPDA)
  • Special Projects
  • unplanned lands (Please consult UPDA)
  • Public Services
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Recreational
  • Airport Zone
  • Graveyard
  • Archaeological
  • Implementation Stage (Please consult UPDA)
  • Green build
  • Agricultural
  • Understudy
  1. Letter from owner
  2. Title deed
  3. Owner & His Representative / Inheritants ID Cards
  4. Recent Land Certificate of Survey
  5. Any relevant Pre-approvals
  6. Inheritance Document (if applicable)
  7. Horizontal projections Engineering drawings (Includes parking/entrances and exits/ramp)
  8. Facades and sectors Engineering drawings
  9. cross section drawing
2 Roads Planning & Design Directorate Obtain pre-approval for the following cases:
  • un-asphalted roads
  • Strategic Roads
  • Roads under development
  • Old areas
  1. Letter from owner
  2. Title deed
  3. Owner & His Representative / Inheritants ID Cards
  4. Recent Land Certificate of Survey
  5. Any relevant Pre-approvals
  6. Inheritance Document (if applicable)
  7. TIA Study ( if applicable)
  8. Recent photo of the site
  9. Horizontal projections Engineering drawings (Includes parking/entrances and exits/ramp)
  10. Facades and sectors Engineering drawings
  11. cross section drawing
3 Supreme Council for Environment Obtain pre-approval for the following cases:
  • Reclamation
  • Jetty construction
  1. Letter from owner
  2. Title deed
  3. Owner & His Representative / Inheritants ID Cards
  4. Recent Land Certificate of Survey
  5. Any relevant Pre-approvals
  6. Inheritance Document (if applicable)
  7. Plans of internal sewerage and storm water drainage system
4 Tatweer Petroleum Only for parcels falling under zones specified by Tatweer that require special approvals
5 Civil Aviation Authority Pre-approval is required for buildings exceeding permitted heights
  1. Letter from owner
  2. Title deed
  3. Owner & His Representative / Inheritants ID Cards
  4. Recent Land Certificate of Survey
  5. Inheritance Document (if applicable)
  6. Horizontal projections Engineering drawings (Includes parking/entrances and exits/ramp)
  7. Facades and sectors Engineering drawings
  8. cross section drawing
6 Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities(BACA) Pre-approval required for specific parcels identified by BACA
  1. Letter from owner
  2. Title deed
  3. Owner & His Representative / Inheritants ID Cards
  4. Recent Land Certificate of Survey
  5. Any relevant Pre-approvals
  6. Inheritance Document (if applicable)
  7. Horizontal projections Engineering drawings (Includes parking/entrances and exits/ramp)
  8. Facades and sectors Engineering drawings
  9. cross section drawing