The High Commission performs a number of consular functions, including the processing and issuance of visas, the issuance of passports, the legalisation of documents, and assistance to Bahamian nationals in distress. The High Commission also responds to requests for information and/or assistance from Bahamians and members of the public in the United Kingdom and Europe on matters relating to immigration, real estate issues, legal matters, and so on.
The High Commission is open to the public from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Outside of regular office hours, messages may be left on the High Commission's voicemail or messages may be sent to: email@example.com. These are monitored regularly and every effort would be made to respond as soon as possible.
The High Commission observes both Bahamian and UK holidays. A list for 2013 may be downloaded here.
Bahamians who encounter difficulties in any country where there is no Bahamian Embassy or Consulate present should contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate for assistance. In addition, there are a number of Honorary Consuls who represent Bahamian interests in various parts of Europe. A list of Bahamas Honorary Consuls may be downloaded here.
The High Commission receives a number of queries on finding employment and residing in The Bahamas. Fact Sheets on these subjects are available here. Application forms for residency, work permits and citizenship may be obtained by post, and requests should include information on the category under which applications are being made and a self-addressed A4 sized envelope.
For information on shipping human remains to The Bahamas, you may download here.
For additional information, please visit the following websites:
Bahamas Bar Association