Bahamas visa

With beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, the Bahamas is definitely paradise on earth. There are several reasons why people choose the Bahamas as a travel destination. However, before traveling, you should check whether you need a Bahamian visa to enter the country.


Who Needs a Visa for the Bahamas

Citizens coming from all the countries listed below need a visa to enter and visit the Republic of Bahamas:
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Guinea
  3. North Korea
  4. Albania
  5. Guinea-Bissau
  6. Pakistan
  7. Algeria
  8. Haiti
  9. Palau
  10. Angola
  11. India
  12. Palestine
  13. Belarus
  14. Indonesia
  15. Philippines
  16. Benin
  17. Iran
  18. Rwanda
  19. Bhutan
  20. Iraq
  21. Saudi Arabia
  22. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  23. Jordan
  24. Senegal
  25. Burkina Faso
  26. Kazakhstan
  1. Serbia
  2. Burundi
  3. Kyrgyzstan
  4. Somalia
  5. Cambodia
  6. Laos
  7. Sudan
  8. Cameroon
  9. Lebanon
  10. Syria
  11. Central African Republic
  12. Liberia
  13. Taiwan
  14. Chad
  15. Libya
  16. Tajikistan
  17. Comoros
  18. Macau
  19. Thailand
  20. Republic of the Congo
  21. Madagascar
  22. Timor-Leste
  23. Ivory Coast
  24. Mauritania
  25. Togo
  26. Cuba
  1. Micronesia
  2. Tunisia
  3. Djibouti
  4. Mongolia
  5. Turkmenistan
  6. Dominican Republic
  7. Montenegro
  8. Ukraine
  9. Egypt
  10. Morocco
  11. Uzbekistan
  12. Equatorial Guinea
  13. Mozambique
  14. Vietnam
  15. Eritrea
  16. Myanmar
  17. Yemen
  18. Ethiopia
  19. Nepal
  20. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  21. Gabon
  22. Niger
  23. Ghana
  24. Nigeria

*Indian citizens with valid visas or permanent residents from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Schengen countries, holding diplomatic or official passports, do not require a visa to enter the Bahamas. All other Indian nationals require a visa.

Long-Stay Visas for the Bahamas

A long-term visa allows you to stay in the Bahamas for a year. However, depending on your purpose of stay, there are many different types of long-term visas that you can apply for such as:

  1. Working visa.
  2. Investment visa
  3. Study abroad visa .
  4. Family reunion visa .

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Bahamas Visa Requirements

Here are all the documents you need to submit when applying for a Bahamas visa:

  1. Valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your return date. Make sure your passport is in good condition.
  2. Two passport-sized photos. Your photo must be taken recently (at least within six months).
  3. Application form. You must fill out the application form completely and with sincere answers.
  4. Bank statements. This document must prove that you are financially stable and can finance yourself while staying in the Bahamas.
  5. Health insurance. Proof that you have a travel health insurance policy, valid in the Bahamas.
  6. Proof of residence. Documents proving that you have domicile in the Bahamas. This document can be a rental agreement, hotel reservation, etc.
  7. Invitation letter. An invitation letter is a letter issued by your family member or friend. The letter proves that someone is waiting for you in the Bahamas and that you have accommodation there.
  8. Criminal records. Proof that you are no threat to the Republic of the Bahamas.
  9. Flight path. A flight itinerary is a document detailing the details of your flight, including the date and time of the flight, the name of the airline, your return airfare, and more.
  10. Civil status documents. These documents depend on your current marital status.

So if you are married, attach your marriage certificate if you have children, birth certificate, if you live with your partner, attach proof of joint bank account, proof you live general, etc.
Remember that failure to complete this document may result in your visa being refused, so remember to collect all documents required by the Bahamian Embassy/Consulate.

How to Apply for Bahamas Visa?

  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  3. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  4. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  5. Fill out this form with the required information.
  6. Finally, submit the completed form.

Annual Residence Permit for the Bahamas

If you want to live in the Bahamas permanently, you can also apply for an annual residence permit. You can legally enter the Bahamas as a tourist, after which you can apply for a residence permit that is renewable annually.

After living in the Bahamas for 5 years on an annual residence permit, you can apply for a permanent residence permit.

Note: The annual residence permit fee is BS$100.

Duration of a Bahamas Visa

The Republic of the Bahamas has many different types of visas. The duration of the Bahamas visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for:

  1. Transit visas are valid for 24 hours.
  2. Short stay visa is valid for three months.
  3. Long-term visa is valid for one year.

Bahamas Visa Fees

Bahamas visa fees depend on the type of visa you are applying for:

For visas without biometrics

  1. Three-month multiple-entry visa $110
  2. Six-month multiple-entry visa $110
  3. One-year multiple-entry visa $110
  4. Three-year multiple-entry visa $500
  5. Single-entry visa $100
  6. Sailors visa $110
  7. diplomatic visa NILL

For visas with biometric data and characteristics

  1. Three-month multiple-entry visa $250
  2. Six-month multiple-entry visa $250
  3. One-year multiple-entry visa $250
  4. Multiple-entry visa for three years $500
  5. Single entry visa $160
  6. Sailor visa 160$
  7. Transit visa $100

The Bahamas visa application fee is non-refundable.

Permanent Residence Permit for the Bahamas

If you plan to stay in the Bahamas for more than 5 years, you must apply for a permanent residence permit. You must apply for a permanent residence permit from the Department of Immigration. A permanent residence permit allows you to live, work and study in the Bahamas for 5 years. However, to apply for a temporary residence permit, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  1. If you have been legally residing in the Bahamas for 5 years on a long-term visa.
  2. If you have been married to a Bahamian citizen for 5 years. After five years of marriage, the foreign spouse can apply for a permanent residence permit or Bahamian citizenship.
  3. If you have proof that you live with a Bahamian citizen.

When you apply for a residence permit in the Bahamas, you must complete a payment of BS$100. Fees are non-refundable. If you receive a positive response, you must pay an additional BS$250 fee for your residence permit application.

Note: Three to four weeks after submitting your residence permit application, you should contact the Immigration Department’s Inquiries Unit directly and ask them for an update on your residence permit application in your Bahamas. Cellule des Inigories will inform you of the result of your residence permit application.


Why Should You Visit Bahamas?

The Bahamas is a beautiful country that offers different opportunities to have fun, see new things, and experience a wonderful time. We have listed some of the reasons below why you should visit the Republic of Bahamas:

  1. Beautiful luxurious hotels.
  2. Amazing food.
  3. Unlimited shopping.
  4. Swimming pigs.
  5. Great culture.
  6. Pink sand beach.
  7. Family friendly people.
  8. Very high standard restaurant.
  9. fun and different games that you can play all day and night.

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