Because the Bahamas is such a popular tourist destination, every effort is made to keep visitor immigration requirements to a bare minimum. The Bahamas do not require visas for citizens of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, most Commonwealth countries, the European Union, and many other countries. The requirements for entry vary based on the country from which you are a citizen.
Indian nationals with valid visas from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, or the European Union will not need a visa to enter The Bahamas. Visas will be required for all other Indian nationals.
The prerequisites for entry and visas vary depending on your citizenship and resident country. If a person is born in one country and lives in another (not the United States or Canada), the documentation needed is determined by the country of birth.
Weve provided information for a number of nations below, but we recommend that you double-check with your own authorities.
Citizens of the United States
Visit the Travel Section of the US Customs and Border Protection Home Page at www.cbp.gov for the most up-to-date information on foreign travel restrictions.
Permanent Residents of the United States (Non-citizens)
Non-citizens of the United States must present the following papers in order to enter The Bahamas:
- An authentic Alien Registration Card (Green Card) is required, as well as a national passport, for visits of less than 30 days (passport from country of birth).
- For stays of more than 30 days, U.S. resident non-citizens must have a valid national passport and a Bahamas visa.
Citizens of Canada
A visa is only required for Canadian travellers staying for longer than eight (8) months. However, the individual must have the following documents:
- A Canadian passport with an expiry date of at least 3 months after leaving The Bahamas (for direct travel) and at least 6 months after leaving The Bahamas (for indirect travel) (if transiting through other countries such as the U.S.)
- A round-trip ticket
Permanent Residents of Canada
Permanent Residents of Canada (previously known as Landed Immigrants) are allowed to visit The Bahamas for 30 days without requiring a visa. They must bring the following items with them on their journey:
- A valid passport from your country of origin, with an expiration date of at least 3 months (for direct travel) and at least 6 months (for indirect travel) following your return from The Bahamas (if transiting through other countries such as the U.S.)
- An original Canadian Permanent Resident CARD with a validity date of at least 3 months (for direct travel) and at least 6 months (for indirect travel) (if transiting through other countries such as the U.S.)
- A round-trip ticket
Please notify our nearest Embassy or High Commission if your visit will be longer than 30 days.
Citizens of Latin America
Citizens of Latin America must present a valid passport that covers the duration of their intended stay in the Bahamas. If your stay in the Bahamas is less than three months, you do not need a visa. If you are leaving The Bahamas for a nation that requires a passport to be valid for at least six (6) months beyond your travel dates, this requirement will be enforced. A return or onward journey ticket, hotel confirmation (if staying at a hotel, or name and address of residence), and, if needed, proof of funds to support your visit are also required.
To enter The Bahamas, citizens from countries other than the United States and Canada must present a valid passport that is valid for the duration of their trip, and certain nations also require a Bahamas visa. If you are leaving The Bahamas for a nation that requires your passport to be valid for at least six (6) months beyond your departure date, this requirement will be enforced. A return or onward journey ticket, hotel confirmation (if staying at a hotel, or name and address of residence), and evidence of finances are also required to support your visit.