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Immigration Requirements

For visitors, entry requirements differ slightly depending upon place of birth, length of stay and what items accompany the traveller.

Upon your arrival to The Islands Of The Bahamas, you will be asked to fill out an Immigration Arrival/Departure Card, which you will keep part of until your departure.

All visitors are required to be in possession of a return ticket. 

U.S. and Canadian citizens entering The Islands Of The Bahamas as visitors are required to show proof of citizenship with either a passport (current or expired within five years) or two forms of identification, one of which has to have a photo. For example, you may bring your birth certificate and a driver’s licence.

U.S. visitors staying for eight months or less need a return ticket plus a passport (passports expired up to five years may also be used) or a certified birth certificate with an official photo identification.

Naturalized citizens require naturalization papers (photo identification is not required).

Alien residents in possession of a U.S. Alien Registration Card may enter The Islands Of The Bahamas without a visa for visits not exceeding thirty days. Presentation of a current national passport, or one that has been expired for five years or less, facilitates processing.

Permanent residents (green card holders) require their green card and a valid passport from their place of birth.

Canadian visitors staying less than three weeks need the same identification as those from the U.S. and do not require a visa.

Landed immigrants in possession of the Canadian Immigration Record Form 1000 should follow the same requirements as Alien residents.

All others need a valid passport.

British subjects from the United Kingdom and colonies may enter The Islands Of The Bahamas as visitors without passports or visas for periods not exceeding three weeks. For longer stays they must present a passport. 
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age coming from the following countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Peru and Sudan. Travellers are required to be vaccinated 10 days prior to entering The Islands Of The Bahamas and must have a valid certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever.

For additional information, contact:

Ministry of Labour and Immigration
P.O. Box N 3008
East Hill Street
Nassau, Bahamas
tel: 242-323-7814
fax: 242-325-1920

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