Persons such as contractors, persons doing special projects or group conventions, salesmen or amusement park operators can apply for the importation of temporary goods without full duty payment.

  1.  Approved application from the Bahamas Ministry of Finance.
  2. A completed Bond for the Re-Exportation of goods imported for a temporary use or purpose (CB7).
  1. Prepare relevant documents.
  2. Present documents to Comptroller of Customs for approval.
  3. After examination of goods for verification is complete, pay applicable duties.
  4. Collect goods.
Application Form(s) 

C41 Form  - Application to Import Goods for a Temporary Use or Purpose (Available at the Customs Department)

Supporting Documents 
  •  Completed transshipment bond.
  •  Completed required C41 form.
  • Invoices (where applicable).
  • Shipping / Airline documents (bill of lading / airway bill, any other documents provided by the supplier).
  • For individuals - Identification (passport or driver’s licence).
  • For businesses - Valid business licence.
Turn-around time 

2 to 24 hours.

There are no deadlines for this service.
Related Fee(s) 

Processing fee 1% of C.I.F. Value (min $10.00, max $500.00) is associated with this service.

For more information please contact 

The Bahamas Customs Department
P. O. Box N 155
New Providence
The Bahamas               
Location – Headquarters - Thompson Blvd
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Tel. (242)325-6551 – 9
Fax. (242)325-7409

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Customs Department
Customs House
Thompson Blvd.
P.O. Box N-155
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 604-3124 or 604-3125
Fax: (242) 322-6223
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