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Bahamas Passport

Bahamas Visa


All nationals of foreign countries residing in or visiting The Bahamas must hold valid national passports. Exceptions are for visiting citizens of the US, Canada, the UK and its colonies. US citizens must show proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate.

Loss of passport:

A national of a foreign country whose passport is lost, damaged or destroyed in The Bahamas should visit the Bahamas-based embassy, consulate or High Commission of their country to receive necessary documentation for repatriation. If there is no representative embassy, consulate or High Commission, the foreign national should request assistance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Hill St, Nassau, in procuring a certificate of identity which would enable travel at least to the nearest country in which the relevant embassy, consulate or High Commission is situated.

Bahamian nationals

A Bahamas passport or certificate of identity is required by all Bahamians departing The Bahamas.

  1. A new passport is required by a female who marries and takes her husband's name
  2. A children's passport is required by anyone under 11.
  3. All persons under 18 require a parent's or legal guardian's consent for issuance of a passport, except for those under 18 who are married.
  4. Either parent can apply, if they are married. The mother applies if the parents are unmarried.
  5. A police report is required where a previous passport has been lost, stolen ore destroyed.


Passport Office
Thompson Blvd
P.O. Box N-792
Tel: 325-2814 (to 7)
Fax: 325-4832

Passport Office
National Insurance Bldg
P.O. Box F-43536
Freeport, Grand Bahama
Tel: (242) 352-5698 or 352-6480
Fax: (242) 352-5692

Bahamas Passport Application Guidelines

Bahamian passports may be issued by the passport office in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and Family Island administrators in Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma and Andros. Remaining Family Island districts were to be authorized to issue passports in late 2000. Passports may also be issued by the consular sections of The Bahamas High Commissions in Ottawa, Canada, and London, UK, The Bahamas Embassy in Washington, DC, and The Bahamas Consulates General in New York and Miami, US.

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