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Bahamas Visa Types

Bahamas online visa is available in two forms; tourist and business visa. You can apply for any of the two depending on the purpose of your trip. Both visas can be applied for with VisaHQ; we review them below.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days

All travellers will need a PCR negative report, which has been taken no more than five days before arrival.

Fully vaccinated tourists heading to the island may now upload proof of their vaccination in lieu of pre-travel COVID-19 testing and won't be required to undergo any testing before or after arriving, according to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Unvaccinated travelers are also allowed to head to the Bahamas, but must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than five days before arriving. Unvaccinated travelers are also required to complete a daily health questionnaire and take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on the fifth day of their trip. Children 10 and younger are also exempt from testing.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 30 days if you have US permanent resident

All travellers require a 14-day quarantine period upon arrival.

All travellers will need a PCR negative report, which has been taken no more than five days before arrival.

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    A visa is not required for this destination.

    A visa is not required for this destination.

    Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Bahamas?
    • First, check the current validity of your passport.

    • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

    • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

      Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Bahamas. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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      Bahamas Visa Policy

      According to the visa policy of the Bahamas, any visitor coming to the Island must obtain a visa before they can visit. Visas can be obtained from any of their diplomatic missions, even a British mission, or online before they can visit the country. This is not the case for all visitors, though, as visitors from visa-exempt countries don’t need visas for short trips.

      The Bahamas maintains a visa waiver list of countries and terrorists whose citizens may visit for a short time without visas. Business and tourist trips are visa-free, provided they don’t stay longer than 90 days per visit. The Bahamas also has a special list for official and diplomatic passport holders who may visit for three months without visas, but this is only for selected countries.

      Visa On Arrival

      The Bahamas has another category called the visa on arrival visa. Visitors from countries like India with valid visas issued by the US, UK, Canada, or any Schengen country may obtain a 90-day visa on arrival. This visa is activated at the entry point, and the holder can reside on the Island for that long.

      As for cruise ships, visitors must obtain entry visas if they are not from any of the visa-exempt countries, and their departure from the Island must also be by cruise ship.

      Key Information About Bahamas e Visa

      Here is some vital information about the Bahamas e-visa.

      Not For Work: This online visa issued to eligible visitors by the Bahamian government should not be used as a work visa to seek or take up employment in the Bahamas. Working in the Bahamas with an e-visa is illegal. If you have secured employment in the Bahamas, submit a work visa application to a foreign mission office.

      Not For Transit: the Bahamas is in the Caribbean region and is not an international transit route. So you can’t use this visa for Transit.

      Only For Eligible Visitors: Note that some foreigners may not be eligible for e-visas, so to be safe, consult the eligibility list before submitting your application. If you aren’t eligible for this visa, you can still visit The Bahamas for tourism, but you must go through the embassy or consulate abroad.

      No Group Visas: e visas are issued individually and not for tourist or business groups. This means each visitor must apply for an individual visa in advance.

      Not Extendable: The Bahamian e-visa is not extendable once it is issued. The maximum number of days you can stay is 90 days, after which you must leave. Persons with multiple entry visas can revisit once or twice as long as their visa remains valid, but they cannot stay for more than 90 days. Should your visa expire, you must apply for an extension.

      Use the Same Passport: For your trip to the Bahamas, endeavor to use the same passport which you used for the visa application. Your e-visa is linked to the passport, so present the same passport at the entry point to avoid a denial of entry.

      Paying The Application Fee: Bear in mind that without paying the application fee, you cannot submit your application form for processing. The application fee is paid with a credit or debit card and is non-refundable. Furthermore, paying this fee is not a certainty that you will get the visa. This fee is merely for application processing, so you need to meet all the requirements to get the visa.

      Use Approved Routes: Bahamas is an island nation with many accessible routes, but not all these routes are legal entry points. If you are coming with a cruise ship or any sea vessel, ensure that you access the Island through the legal routes.

      Proof of Funds: The border agents will request proof of funds to be sure that you have the financial capacity to sustain yourself during your stay in the country. Note that the minimum daily allowance is never static but changes based on the current economic realities and regulations. Before you make the trip check for the minimum daily expense amount for visitors.

      Hotel Reservation: If you don’t have a relative or friend to stay with, you should book a hotel in advance. Hotel rooms can be booked online, or better still; you can book an Airbnb for your stay.

      Return Flight Ticket: All visitors are expected to book their return flight ticket to their destination before they even arrive in the Bahamas. Not only is this part of the official travel regulations but booking your return ticket in advance will save you extra costs.

      Print Out A Copy: It is advisable to travel with a copy of your visa, as you never know when you may need it while you are inside the Bahamas. However, the immigration officers will request it at the entry point.

      Bahamas Visa Online – Get your Bahamas e-Visa with VisaHQ

      Would you like to visit the Bahamas on a short visit? It will interest you that you don’t need a consular visa issued by the Bahamian consulate, as online visas are practical options for such trips. You can apply for an e-visa from the comfort of your home, and it will be delivered to your email in only a few days.

      How To Apply For A Visa With VisaHQ?

      Applying for an online visa with VisaHQ takes only a couple of minutes. Our application process requires only a few steps, and you can complete it in a few minutes by doing the following.

      Fill out the form: If you visit our application page, you will find the application Form. Take time to fill it out accurately and ensure no section is untouched.

      Upload your documents: Upload scanned copies of all the necessary documents for the visa you have picked. Only valid documents are accepted.

      Pay the fee: Pay the application fee with your credit or debit card, then submit it for approval.

      Get the visa: The online processing takes 1-3 days, and if you are successful, the e-visa will be forwarded to your email. Endeavor to print out a copy and bring it on the trip.

      Why Use VisaHQ?

      For more than two decades, we have been the number one visa processing platform for travelers looking for the fastest way to apply for online visas. We have offices in six countries and across two continents, so our wide network will come in handy for applications to any country of your choice. You are guaranteed

      • An easy application process
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      And so much more. Applying for an e-visa should be easy if you use a tested and trusted platform like ours. Visit our application page now to get started.

      Bahamas COVID-19 travel restrictions

      • Entry is open
        As of 20 September 2022, the COVID-19 testing requirement for entering The Bahamas has been eliminated.

        All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are no longer required to submit to pre-travel COVID-19 testing to enter the country.

        Please note: COVID-19 testing is no longer required for persons travelling inter-island (domestic) within The Bahamas, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status (unvaccinated or fully vaccinated).
        Prior to arrival requirements
        Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
        Valid visa. Please see the instructions above and apply.
        Upon arrival restrictions
        😷Masks are recommended when entering and transiting terminals, at security and customs screenings, at baggage claim and in public places.

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