Bahamas Passport & Visa Requirements
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Entry requirements for Americans
United States passport holders must have a valid passport 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 travel to the Bahamas for visits not exceeding eight months if you have a passport issued in mainland USA.
Entry requirements for UK nationals
A passport is required, valid for six months after entry, or some form of official photo identification with a birth certificate and/or citizenship card. Visa required, except for Holders of British passports: endorsed British Citizens can stay for a max of eight months without a visa; and endorsed British Overseas Territories Citizens, British Nationals (Overseas), British Overseas Citizens, British Protected Persons, and British Subjects can stay for a of max of three months without a visa.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadians require a valid passport but they do not require a visa for stays of up to eight months.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australians require a valid passport but do not require a visa for a stay 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 do not require a visa for a stay of up to three months, but a passport valid for at least six months is necessary.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals require a passport valid for at least six months, but no visa is needed for stays of up to three months.
All visitors must be in possession of a return or onward ticket, plus proof of funds, and with the exception of nationals of Canada and the US, all visitors must hold passports which are valid at least six months after entry. 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. If departing from the USA a valid passport will be required by immigration authorities.
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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