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. 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 the period of intended stay and proof of return or onward tickets. British Citizens can visit without a visa for stays of up to eight months. Passengers with a British passport with nationality of "British Overseas Territories Citizen", "British National (Overseas)", "British Overseas Citizen", "British Protected Person" or "British Subject" can visit without a visa for a maximum stay of three months.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadian nationals must hold a valid passport, but no visa is required for a stay of up to eight months.
Entry requirements for Australians
Passports and other documents must be valid for the period of intended stay. Australians can stay in the Bahamas without a visa for a period of up to three months.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South African nationals must hold a valid passport, but no visa is required for a stay of up to three months.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealanders require a valid passport but do not require a visa for a stay of up to three months.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals must hold a valid passport, but no visa is required for a stay for up to three months.
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. It is recommended 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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