What are the Entry Requirements for the Bahamas

What are the Entry Requirements for the Bahamas

In this article, Foreignconnect.net tries to answer the question by publishing the requirements to enter Bahamas

Below are the requirements to enter the Bahamas

Before you travel to The Bahamas, please review our entry requirements to ensure a smooth trip. All visitors will require a passport to enter the country, and upon arriving in Nassau Paradise Island, everyone must fill out an immigration form and complete an oral baggage declaration. In some instances, additional paperwork or documentation may be required – read on to see if this applies to you. 

Entering The Bahamas

Nassau Paradise Island is one of the few Caribbean destinations that provides pre-clearance for U.S. Customs and Immigration services, allowing flights from Nassau Paradise Island to enter the United States and bypass the normal U.S. Customs and Immigration clearance encountered on most returns from an international destination. The Lynden Pindling International Airport is also the first airport outside of the U.S. to implement TSA PreCheck.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid U.S. Passport for re-entry into the United States. The Bahamian Government may also require proof of return airline ticket and sufficient funds to support your stay. Please be aware that a voter registration or certified birth certificate is no longer accepted as proof of U.S. citizenship. If you do not have a passport, please visit www.travel.state.gov for the most current information about the passport application process.

Upon arriving in Nassau Paradise Island, everyone must fill out and sign an immigration form, keeping a portion of the card in hand until departing. An oral baggage declaration is required.

Coming From Canada

Canadians must present a passport to visit the Bahamas, which must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of expected departure from that country. Prior to traveling, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Permanent residents of Canada must travel with their Permanent Resident Card and a valid passport from their country of origin.

Visa Requirements

  • Tourist visa:  Not required
  • Business visa:  Not required
  • Student permit:  Required

Non-U.S. Citizens Currently Residing in the U.S.

To enter The Bahamas, non-U.S. citizens need the following documentation:

For visits NOT exceeding 30 days:
An Alien Registration Card (Green Card) and a Valid National Passport from their country of birth are required.

For visits exceeding 30 days:
A Valid National Passport and a Bahamas Visa are required.