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Bahamas Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
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To enter the Bahamas, you must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of departure from The Bahamas.


Nationals from these countries can visit The Bahamas without a tourist visa: American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium (see Note 1), Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada (see Note 1), Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (see Note 1), Dominica, Dubai, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Galapagos Island, Gambia, Germany, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece (see Note 1), Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India (see note 2), Ireland, Israel, Italy (see Note 1), Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg (see Note 1), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands (see Note 1), New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn (British Overseas Territory), Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Maarten, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, San Marino, Most Serene, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Georgia and South Sandwich, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland (see Note 1), Tahiti, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (see Note 1), United States of America (see Note 1), Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (USA), Wallis and Futuna, Western Samoa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Note 1: Nationals from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the USA can stay in the Bahamas without a visa for a maximum of eight months. You will initially be granted a stay of three to four weeks and need to extend this by applying to the Department of Immigration in Nassau. Penalties for overstaying include fines and detention pending deportation.

Note 2: Indian Nationals who have visas for, or have permanent resident status in Canada, the UK, the US and Schengen countries do not require a visa to enter The Bahamas. Indian nationals with diplomatic or official passports also do not require a visa to enter The Bahamas. All other Indian nationals require visas.

Types and Cost

Single-entry tourist visa: Bahamian dollar $100.

Multiple-entry tourist visa: Bahamian dollar $110.


Single-entry visa: three months; multiple-entry visa: three months, six months or one year.

Application to

At a consulate near you.

Working days

The standard processing time for an eVISA is 7-10 business days, not including the submission date and providing that all supporting documents are in order at the time of your initial submission and no interview is required.

Sufficient Funds

Visitors are expected to have sufficient funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

Apply to the Immigration Department to extend your stay.

Entry with children

Unaccompanied children under 16 must carry a letter of authorisation from their parents.

Entry with pets

An import permit is required from the Department of Agriculture; contact the embassy or high commission for details.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in the USA

Telephone: (202) 319 2667.
Address: NW, 2220 Massachussetts Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1730.

Bahamas High Commission in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7659 0829.
Address: , 10 Chesterfield Street, London, W1J 5JL,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1730.

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