Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure
from The Bahamas required by all except:
Nationals of Canada, if holding a birth certificate.
Nationals of the United States of America. However,
conditions vary and nationals may
need to enquire what specific documents
need to be submitted.
Tourist visas are required by all except the following:
Nationals of EU countries for stays of up to 3 months
(8 months for nationals of Greece,
Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg,
The Netherlands and the United Kingdom), except nationals
of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia who will need
(D) Nationals of Liechtenstein, Greenland, Iceland,
Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey
and the United States of America for stays
of up to 8 months.
(E) Nationals of Commonwealth countries for stays of
up to 8 months, except nationals of
the Gambia who can stay for 3 months,
and nationals of Cameroon, Brunei, Ghana, India, Mozambique,
Nigeria and Pakistan who will need a visa.
(F) Nationals of Japan, Chile, Israel, Korea (Republic),
Mexico, Martinique, Norfolk Islands
and Uruguay for stays of up to 3 months.
Nationals of Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Panama, Argentina,
Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela
for stays of up to 14 days.
Nationals of Dutch, French, Portuguese and Ecuadorean
overseas territories, and of Bermuda,
Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Gibraltar,
Curaçao, Turks & Caicos, Hong Kong (SAR),
Macau (Portuguese passport), Monaco,
St Martaan, Tahiti, Vatican City and
Zimbabwe (who are advised to contact the Consulate
to find out the maximum length of visit without a visa).
Transit passengers continuing their journey by the same
or next connecting aircraft within
3 days, provided holding confirmed onward
documentation and passport.
Nationals of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and will
need a visa when in transit.
The cost of different types of visa
Tourist Single Entry: £15
Tourist Multiple Entry 3 to 6 months: £20
Tourist Multiple Entry 6 to 12 months: £30
(Payable by cash or cheque with a valid cheque guarantee
Conversions for the cost of visas:
£ 10 : US $18
£ 20 : US $36
30 : US $55
£ 40 : US $73
: US $91
£ 60 : US $109
£ 70 :
£ 80 : US $146
£ 90 :
£ 100 : US $182
: US $200
£ 120 : US $218
: US $236
£ 140 : US $255
Generally 3 months from date of issue. Applications
for extension should be made to the Director of Immigration.
Consulate or Consular section at Embassy or High Commision,
please see below information.
A Visitor must have:
completed application form
A valid passport
of sufficient funds to cover stay
2 passport sized photographs
Itinerary of trip.
Return or onward ticket and documents to enter
any other country to which travel
Stamped self addressed envelope if applying by
Proof of employment or enrolment in University.
Proof of hotel booking or letter of invitation
if staying at a private home.
Only applications from the United Kingdom
can be made via registered or recorded delivery.
Working days required
Dependent on nationality of applicant, a minimum of
48 hours, maximum of 6 weeks. Applications
made by post and from various nationals may take longer
to process. Applicants are advised to make their applications
at least 6 weeks before their departure date to the
Bahamas. Please enquire at the Consulate or Embassy
for further details.
Please enquire at:
The Director of
Address: PO Box N-831, Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 322 7531.
Passport - Visa Contacts
Bahamas High Commission in the UK
Address: 10 Chesterfield Street, London W1J 5JL, UK
Telephone: (020) 7408 4488 or 7659 0829 (for visa enquiries).
Website address: www.mfabahamas.org
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
in the USA
Address: 2220 Massachussetts Avenue, NW, Washington,
DC 20008, USA
Telephone: (202) 319 2660.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bahamas Consulate General in the USA
Address: Bahamas House, 231 East 46th Street, New York,
NY 10017, USA
Telephone: (212) 421 6420.