The Bahamas is a major tourist destination and for this reason every effort is made to keep visitor immigration formalities to a minimum. Citizens of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, most other Commonwealth countries, the European Union, and many other countries do not require visas for The Bahamas.
Please visit the FAQ section of the website to determine whether you need a visa for your visit to The Bahamas.
All persons are advised that they must have the following documents upon entering The Bahamas:
- Passports, valid for at least six (6) months from date of depature from The Bahamas.
- A return or onward ticket;
- Documentation (visa, re-entry permits etc.) to enter a country other than The Bahamas for which one is ticketed;
- Sufficient funds to finance the visit to The Bahamas
- Evidence of accommodation for the duration of the trip
If you need a visa, an application form may be downloaded here.
Fee: £100.00(GBP) single entry visa; £110.00(GBP) multiple entry visa up to 1 year; £50 visa facilitation fee . Service charges may also apply. Please note that we can accept payment in UK pounds sterling, made in cash or via money order only. We cannot accept personal cheques or credit cards.
Please note that if you are a visa national, then you are required to obtain a visa before travelling to The Bahamas regardless of whether you are travelling by air, cruise ship, or private yacht.
Applications require a minimum of 48 hours to be processed. Applicants are advised to apply at least one week in advance of their travel to The Bahamas.
Nationals requiring visas to enter The Bahamas (countries not listed do not require visas to enter The Bahamas)
AFGHANISTAN GUINEA-BISSAU PALAU
ALBANIA HAITI PALESTINE
ALGERIA INDIA PHILIPPINES
ANGOLA INDONESIA RWANDA
BELARUS IRAN (ISLAMIN REP) SAUDI ARABIA
BENIN IRAQ SENEGAL
BHUTAN JORDAN SERBIA
BOSNIA KAZAKHSTAN SOMALIA
BURKINA FASO KOREA-NORTH SUDAN
CAMEROON KYRGYSTAN SYRIA
CAMBODIA LAGOS TAIWAN
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC LEBANON TAJIKISTAN
CHAD LIBERIA THAILAND
CHINA (PEOPLES REP. OF) LIBYA TIMOR-LESTE
COMOROS MACAU (CHINESE PPT.) TOGO
CONGO (DEM.POP.REP) MADAGASCAR TUNISIA
COTD’IVOIRE MAURITANIA TURKMENISTAN
DJIBOUTI MONGOLIA UKRAINE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MONTENEGRO UZBEKISTAN
EGYPT MOROCCO VIETNAM
EQUATORIAL GUINEA MOZAMBIQUE YEMEN