Under customs regulations, persons bringing cargo into the country must complete and submit a “Home Consumption Entry Form”  at the time of arrival.


Eligibility 

All persons importing cargo on a vessel or aircraft.

Process 
  1. Collect documents from shipping / airline agent.
  2. Complete relevant forms.
  3. Present forms and supporting documents to Customs Entry Checking.
  4. Pay import duties.
  5. Collect goods.
Application Form(s) 
  1. Home Consumption Entry Form -  C13 Form
  2. Declaration of Value - C43 Form
Supporting Documents 
  • Completed Forms.
  • Invoices (where applicable).
  • Shipping documents (bill of lading / airway bill, any other documents provided by the supplier).
  • Agricultural Permit (optional based on items).
  • Phytosanitary Certificate (optional based on items).
  • For individuals - passport or driver’s license.
  • For businesses - valid business license.
Turn-around time 

This service can be completed within 2 to 24 hours after submission of documents.
Deadline 

Goods not collected within five working days will be transferred to the Government Warehouse.
Related Fee(s) 

Processing fees - 1% of C.I.F. Value (min $10.00, max $500.00).  Environmental fee ($5.00 - $200.00).  The Customs Broker will charge fees for the preparation of your supporting documents.

For more information please contact 

The Bahamas Customs Department
P. O. Box N 155
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas              
Location – Headquarters- Thompson Blvd
Opening Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday)
Tel. (242)325-6551 – 9
Fax. (242)325-7409
Email: customs@bahamas.gov.bs

 
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Customs Department
Customs House
Thompson Blvd.
P.O. Box N-155
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
customs@bahamas.gov.bs
Phone: (242) - 325-6550
326-4401/6
Fax: (242) - 322-6223
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