Consular Division (CD) – FAS Ordette Simms
- Authentication of documents
- Consular matters such as assistance to Bahamians in distress
- Assistance to foreign nationals in distress in consultation with the Legal Division
- Processing of requests to deport Bahamians to The Bahamas
The Consular Division is responsible for the issuance of visas and authentication of documents for use in foreign countries, both of which are revenue earning services. The Division is also responsible for the issuance of diplomatic and official passports, and administration of the control system of release and return for official passports; liaising with those British Consulates General abroad, which render visa and other consular services on behalf of The Bahamas Government; and registration of Bahamian students studying abroad.
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