Bahamas Passport & Visa Requirements
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Entry requirements for Americans
United States passport holders must have a passport valid for period of intended stay, or a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document, or a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license) as well as proof of citizenship, such as an original or certified birth certificate. A visa is not required for visits of up to eight months for those carrying a passport issued in mainland USA (passport holders living in US territories can stay for up to three months visa-free).
Entry requirements for UK nationals
Visitors from the United Kingdom should ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months following their departure from the Bahamas. British Citizens can visit without a visa for stays of up to eight months, but they must carry proof of the funds financing their time in the bahamas (approximately $200 per day). Moreover, visitors from the United Kingdom will need to present confirmation of hotel bookings, or letters of invitation, if they plan to stay at a private address.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to eight months. However, they must have a return ticket or ticket indicating the continuation of their journey. Visitors' passports must be valid for at least three months, if they are leaving the Bahama directly for Canada; if visitors are transiting through other countries then their passport must be valid for no less than six months.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australians can stay in the Bahamas wihtout a visa for a period of up to 90 days. However, prospective travellers should ensure that their passports are valid beyond the period of their trip and contain blank pages. Additionally, travellers should find out whether they will require any additional documents for connecting flights.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South African nationals must hold a valid passport, but no visa is required for a stay of up to four weeks; however, visitors can extend their stay for up to eight months.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealanders require a valid passport but do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Visitors' passports will need to valid for a further 90 days after their departure from the Bahamas.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals require a passport valid for the intended period of stay and six months after their departure from the Bahamas. No visa is needed for stays of up to three months, and it is possible for visitors to extend their stay.
All visitors must be in possession of a return or onward ticket, plus proof of funds, and a passport valid for period of intended travel. As part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travellers travelling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States. We recommend that passports are valid for six months beyond travel to any country.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
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