Visitor’s Visa – OOD

Foreigners wishing to travel to The Bahamas for vacation and/or for business may require to 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.

Application Form(s)

Visa Application Form (English)
Visa Application Form (Espanol)

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.

  1. The following fees are payable and non-refundable when applying for a visa without biometric data features –
 (a) Multiple Entry Visa   110.00

 3 months

  110.00

 6 months

  110.00

 1 year

  110.00

 3 years

  500.00
 (b) Single Entry Visa   100.00
 (c) Seaman’s Visa   110.00
 (d) Diplomatic Visa   NIL
  1. The following fees are payable and non-refundable when applying for a visa with biometric data and features –
 (a) Multiple Entry Visa   250.00

 3 months

  250.00

 6 months

  250.00

 1 year

  250.00

 3 years

  500.00
 (b) Single Entry Visa   160.00
 (c) Transit Visa   100.00
 (d) Seaman’s Visa   160.00

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

For more information please contact

The Bahamas Consulate Division
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
Tel: 1-242-397-93001-242-397-9300 /1-242-397-93271-242-397-9327 Fax: 1-242 -356-3263 – See more at:
Fax: 1-242 -356-3263
Email: mofaconsular@bahamas.gov.bs

Or the consular office nearest to you

EMBASSIES AND HIGH COMMISSIONS

Washington

His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry
Ambassador
The Embassy of The Bahamas
Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth 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: bahemb@aol.com

United Kingdom

His Excellency Eldred Bethel
Bahamas High Commissioner
The Bahamas High Commission
10 Chesterfield Street
London W1J 5JL
England
Telephone: 011-442-07-408-4488
Facsimile: 011-442-07-499-9937
E-mail: info@bahamashclondon.net

Canada

His Excellency Calsey Johnson
High Commissioner
The Bahamas High Commission
Metropolitan Life Centre
50 O’Conner Suite 1313
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1P 6L2
Telephone: (613) 232-1724
Facsimile: (613) 232-0097
E-mail: 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
Facsimile: 011-537-206-9921/23
E-mail: aaa41emb@gmail.com

China

Amb. Paul Andrew Gomez
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: 011-86-106532-2922
Facsimile: 011-86-10-6532-2304
Website: www.bahamasembassy.cn
E-mail: info@bahamasembassy.cn

Haiti

H.E. Captain Godfrey Rolle
Ambassador
Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
12 Rue Goulard
Place Boyer
Pétion-Ville, Haiti
Telephone: 011-509-257-8782
Facsimile: 011-509-2256-5759
E-mail: bahamasembassy@hainet.com

International Organizations

Washington

The Organization of American States (OAS)
His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth 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: bahemb@aol.com

New York

United Nations
His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations
231 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 421-6925/6/9
Facsimile: (212) 759-2135
E-mail: mission@bahamasny.com or Consulate@bahamasny.com

Geneva, Switzerland

Her Excellency Rhoda Jackson
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to
The United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
15b Chemin Louis-Dunant (3rd Floor)
1202 Geneva
Telephone: +41 (0) 22-730-1750
Facsimile: +41 (0) 22-730-1753
E-mail: rmjackson@bahamasmission.ch

Consulates General

Washington

Ms. Paulette Adderley-Zonicle
Consul General
Consulate General
1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 305
Washington, DC, 20005
Telephone: (202) 734-6578
Facsimile: (202) 595-8251
Toll-free: 888-745-3243
E-mail: info@consulateofthebahamasdc.com

New York

Mr. Forrester Carrol
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:

Miami

Mr. Ricardo Treco
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: bcgmia@bellsouth.net

Atlanta

Mr. Randy Rolle
Consul General
Consulate General of The Bahamas
Park Central Building
2970 Clairmont Road, NE
Suites 690
Atlanta, Georgia, 3302
Telephone: (404) 214-0492
Fax: (404) 214-0497
E-mail: bahamasconsulatega@bahconga.com
United States of America (California)

Cedric Scott
4007 Sunswept Drive
Studio City, CA
USA, 91604
Date of Appointment: 19th December, 2014
Tel (818) 508-4999
Honconsul.bahamas@gmail.com

United States of America (Chicago)
Michael Fountain
Honorary Consul
Honorary Consul of The Bahamas
980 N Michigan Avenue
Suite 1416
Chicago, IL 60611
Date of Appointment
Tel: (312) 214-7677
Tel: (855) 744-2237
Fax: (312) 214-3510
Email: consul@bahamaschicago.com

United States of America (Colorado)
Gregory Treco
6430 south Langdale Way
Aurora, Colorado
80016
Date of Appointment: 20th October, 2015
Tel: (303) 699-1107
Tel: (303) 522-8470
Fax: (720) 870-1397
Email: gregt@unitedshipping.com

United States of America (Texas)
Lynden B. Rose Esq
7026 Old Katy Road
Suite 259
Houston, Texas 77024
Date of Appointment:
Tel: (713) 980 8791 (Office)
Tel: (713) 480 9926 (mobile)
Email: lyndenrose@aol.com