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Below is some information from the Government of the Bahamas to assist visitors with their visa requirements:

 

 

For persons who may require visas to enter the Bahamas, please see link below
for Visa Requirements for Foreign Visitors
:

http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/wcm/connect/bf838397-2677-410e-9987-87fa188e4966/Visa+Requirements+for+Visitors+Travelling+to+The+Bahamas.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contact Listing for Overseas Missions

EMBASSIES AND HIGH COMMISSIONS

Washington
Mr. Freddie Tucker
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
The Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States
2220 Massachusetts Avenue, North West
Washington, DC, 20008
Telephone: (202) 319-2660/7
Facsimile: (202) 319-2668
E-mail: mailto:bahemb@aol.com

United Kingdom
His Excellency Eldred Bethel
Bahamas High Commissioner
The Bahamas High Commission
10 Chesterfield Street
London WIA 8AH
England
Telephone: 011-442-07-408-4488
Facsimile: 011-442-07-499-9937
E-mail: mailto:info@bahamashclondon.net

Canada
Mrs. Donna Lowe
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
The Bahamas High Commission
Metropolitan Life Centre
50 O'Connor Suite 1313
Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada K1P 6L2
Telephone: (613) 232-1724
Facsimile: (613) 232-0097
E-mail: mailto:ottawa-mission@bahighco.com

Cuba
Her Excellency Alma Adams
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
3006 5th Avenue 3/30 y 32
Miramar, Playa
Havana, Republic of Cuba
Telephone: 011-537-206-9918
Fax: 011-537-206-9921/23
E-Mail: mailto:yellow_elder@hotmail.com

China
Ms. Sheila Carey
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas 
4th Floor, Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building, 
14 Liangmahe Nan Lu, 
Chaoyang District 
Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 100600 
Telephone: 011-86-10-6532-2522 
Facsimile: 011-86-10-6532-2304
Website: www.bahamasembassy.cn
E-mail: mailto:info@bahamasembassy.cn

Haiti
Mr. Frankie Campbell
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
The Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
12 Rue Goulard
Place Boyer
Petion-Ville Haiti
Telephone: 011-509-257-8782
Facsimile: 011-509-2256-5729
E-mail: mailto:bahamasembassy@hainet.com

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Washington
Mr. Freddie Tucker
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States
2220 Massachusetts Avenue, North West
Washington, DC, 20008
Telephone: (202) 319-2660/7
Facsimile: (202) 319-2668
E-mail: mailto:bahemb@aol.com

United Nations
Her Excellency Dr. Paulette Bethel, AMBASSADOR
Permanent Representative
The Bahamas Permanent Mission to the United Nations
231 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 421-6925
Facsimile: (212) 759-2135
E-mail mailto:mission@bahamasny.com

CONSULATES GENERAL

New York
Mrs. Sandra Poitier-McLaughlin
Vice Consul-General
Consulate General of The Bahamas
Bahamas House
231 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone (212) 421-6420
Facsimile (212) 688-5926
E-mail: mailto:csmith@bahamasny.com 

Miami
Ms. Rhoda Jackson
Consul-General
Consulate General of The Bahamas
Ingraham Building Suite 818
25 South East Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: (305) 373-6295
Facsimile: (305) 373-6312
E-mail: mailto:bcgmia@bellsouth.net

Atlanta
Ms. Monique Vanderpool
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
Consulate General of The Bahamas
Park Central Building
2970 Clairmont Road, NE
Suites 690
Atlanta, Georgia, 3302
Tel:  (404) 214-0492
Fax: (404) 214-0497
Email: mailto:bahamasconsulatega@bahconga.com

If there is not a Bahamian Embassy in your vicinity please visit the closet British Embassy to obtain a visa.

In the event that you are not able to obtain a visa from the British Embassy you will need to send the following documents via Overnight Courier to the:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consular Division
Visa Department
Nassau Bahamas

Applying for a Visitor Visa

Foreigners wishing to travel to The Bahamas for vacation and/or for business may require visa for entry into the country.  Be sure to check the Visa Requirements for Foreign Visitors to The Bahamas to determine the visa requirements for your country.

Eligibility

Any foreigner wishing to travel to The Bahamas.

Process
  1. Application form needs to be completed in BLOCK letters (e.g. DOE, JOHN) and in black or blue ink only.
  2. Submit the completed Bahamian Visa Application form along with supporting documentation.
  3. All applicants must appear in person at the nearest Bahamas Consulate or Embassy. See www.mfabahamas.org for address and contact information of Bahamas Missions.
  4. Bahamian citizens who wish to sponsor a foreigner to visit with them in The Bahamas must apply for a Bahamian visa in person at the Bahamas Consular Division, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Link to Application Form(s) below

http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/documents/MOFA_Bahamian%20Visa%20application.pdf

Supporting Documents

Contact the nearest Bahamas Consulate or Embassy for required supporting documents to be submitted with application form supporting documents vary from Mission to Mission.

  • Valid Passport - All visa applicants must be in possession of a valid passport, with more than 6 months remaining, and a return ticket.
  • 2 passport photos on white background
  • A job letter/business licence
  • An original bank reference letter/statement
  • Police report
  • Hotel/Cruise itinerary
  • Flight itinerary/ticket copy
  • Copy of conference/invitation letter
  • Copies of previously held visas
  • Copy of Children’s Birth Certificate to prove parental relations
  • Copy of a valid work permit (for Companies applying for a foreigner to take up employment in The Bahamas)
  • All foreign marriage, birth, and death certificate submitted in support of a visa application must be legalised/Apostilled in the country of origin before submission
  • Valid US visa (for Foreigners who wish to visit The Bahamas via cruise ship from the USA)
Turn-around time

The Visa is usually processed in two weeks.

Deadline

Visa applications should be submitted at least two weeks before travel. Applicants applying for a visa at a British Embassy must submit the application at least four weeks prior to travel.

Related Fee(s)

The following fees apply for visas obtained at The Bahamas’ Embassies and Consulates.  Prices may vary for Bahamian visas obtained at the British Embassies.  

  • BS$55 for single entry Bahamian visas (one entry only)
  • BS$65 for multiple entry Bahamian visa

Visa processing fees are non-refundable
and Bahamian visas are not guaranteed.

 

 
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