Citizens and Residents
 

Ideally, non-Bahamians who own property on any of the islands of The Bahamas should be able to enjoy hassle-free travel through the Bahamas.  This, however, is not automatic, and must be applied for through the Department of Immigration.  


Eligibility 

Any non-Bahamian who owns property on any of the islands should be eligible.

Process 
  1. Prepare letter of request addressed to the Director of Immigration.
  2. Attach supporting documents to letter.
  3. Submit to the Department of Immigration.

 

 

Application Form(s) 
  • A letter of request addressed to the Director of Immigration.
  • Form IIA (available at the Department of Immigration locations listed below).
Supporting Documents 
  • Confirmation of Bahamian property ownership (Deed of Conveyance, as recorded at the Registrar General’s Department).
  • Documentary proof of payment of current real property tax.
  • A copy of the bio-data page of the applicant's passport.
  • 2 passport-sized identical colour photographs of the applicant, with the applicant’s name printed on the reverse side.
  • Original copy of  Medical Certificate (no more than 30 days old) and Police certificate (no more than six months old).
Turn-around time 

Once the actual application has been accurately and completely submitted, Applicants should contact the Inquiries Unit at (242) 502-0550 or email us at immigration@bahamas.gov.bs within a 3 to 4 week period for an update of the progress of the application.
Deadline 

There is no deadline for this service.
Related Fee(s) 
  • There is a non-refundable processing fee of BS$100.00 per applicant.
  • Once approved, applicants must pay an additional BS$500.00 for issuance of the Home Owner’s Resident Card.

 

For more information please contact 

New Providence

Department of Immigration
Hawkins Hill
P. O. Box N-831
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 322-7530/9
Fax.(242) 326-0977
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs  
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Abaco

Department of Immigration
Marsh Harbour Airport
Abaco
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 6990067/9, 367-2675, or 
Fax.(242) 6990888
Treasure Cay 
Abaco Tel: (242) 365-8367
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Walkers Cay
Abaco
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 352-5252
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Andros

Department of Immigration
Fresh Creek
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 368-2031
Vibe. (242) 225-9382
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
North Andros
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 329-4466
Vibe. (242) 225-9208
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Bimini

Department of Immigration
Alice Town Office
Alice Town
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 347-3446
Vibe. (242) 225-2406
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Berry Island

Department of Immigration
Great Harbour Cay
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 367-8112
Fax. (242) 367-8567
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Eleuthera

Department of Immigration
Rock Sound
Eleuthera
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 334-2055
Fax.(242) 335-1858
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Government Harbour
Eleuthera
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 332-2576
Vibe. (242) 225-9788
Fax. (242) 332-3771
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Airport
Eleuthera
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 332-2604
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
North Eleuthera
Eleuthera
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 335-1124
Vibe. (242) 225-2408 / 9162
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Exuma

Department of Immigration
Exuma
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 336-3570
Vibe.(242) 225-1349
Fax.(242) 345-0073 (Aiport)
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Airport
Exuma
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 345-0073
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Grand Bahama

Department of Immigration
Main Office
Freeport, Grand Bahama
The Bahamas
Vibe. (242) 602-9700

Fax: (242) 602-9758
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Airport
Grand Bahama
The Bahamas
Tel. (954) 654-7052/352-5454`
Vibe. (242) 225-8660
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Inagua

Department of Immigration
Airport
Inagua
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 339-1602
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Office
Inagua
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 339-1234
Vibe.(242) 225-9701
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Department of Immigration
Customs
Inagua
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 339-1254
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

San Salvador

Department of Immigration
Office
San Salvador
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 331-2100
Fax.(242) 339-2431 or 331-2431
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs 
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

 
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Agency Contact Info
 
Immigration, Department of
Hawkins Hill
P. O. Box N-831
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
immigration@bahamas.gov.bs
Phone: (242) - 322-8504
322-7530
Fax: (242) - 326-0977
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