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Bahamas Visa

Type of Bahamas Visas

Single Entry Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Validity: 3 months
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 9,999/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Bahamas for tourism, business, short visits etc..
Multiple Entry Visitor Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period : 30 days
  • Validity: Up to 1 year
  • Entry: Multiple
  • Fees: INR 11,599/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Bahamas for tourism, business, short visits etc
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Documents required for Bahamas Visa

  • Must have Documents for Bahamas Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Bahamas Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Bahamas?

    Indian nationals wishing to travel to The Bahamas for vacation and/or for business are required to obtain a visa beforetravelling to The Bahamas regardless of whether they are travelling by air, cruise ship, or private yacht. The visa must be applied at the British High Commission in New Delhi, India. Indian Nationals who hold Canadian, UK, US and Schengen Visas will not require visas to enter The Bahamas.

  • add How can I apply for a Bahamas visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Bahamas visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Bahamas visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online&- Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • We verify, complete your application online & book an appointment
    • On the appointment day, visit the High Commission for biometric & document submission
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add What is the validity of a Bahamas visa for Indians?

    The British High Commission issues a Single and Multiple entry visa for Indians. The Single entry is issued for a period of 3 months only, whereas a multiple entry visa is issued for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 3 years.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Bahamas once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave the country multiple times.

  • add What is the Bahamas visa fee for Indians?

    Since the High Commission issues single & multiple type visas, the cost for each entry type differs as follows:
    Single entry for 3 months – INR 9,999/-
    Multiple entry up to 1 year - INR 11,599/-
    Multiple entry for 90 days – INR 46,899/-

  • add Are there any visa exemptions for Indian nationals?

    A Bahamas visa is not required if the following conditions are met:

    • Nationals of India with a visa issued by Canada, United Kingdom, USA or Schengen Member State for a maximum stay of 90 days.
    • Nationals of India with a Permanent Residence Permit issued by United Kingdom or Schengen Member State for a maximum stay of 90 days.
    • Nationals of India with a Permanent Resident/Resident Alien Card (Form I-551) issued by the USA for a maximum stay of 30 days.
    • Nationals of India with a Permanent Resident Card issued by Canada for a maximum stay of 30 days.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for Bahamas visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    • why are you visiting Bahamas
    • how long you intend to stay in Bahamas
    • how will you support yourself during your time in Bahamas
    • what is the purpose of your visit to Bahamas
    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • where do you intend to travel following your visit to Bahamas
    • if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Bahamas

  • add How early can I apply for a Bahamas visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Bahamas visa is three months before the date of travel to the country. In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted at least two weeks, prior to travelling.
    Applicants applying for a visa at a British Embassy in India must submit the application at least four weeks prior to travel.

  • add Is it mandatory for me to take an appointment for a Bahamas Visa for Indians?

    Yes, an appointment is mandatory for a Bahamas Visa in order to provide your biometrics and submit your visa documents.

  • add Do I have to apply in person for the Bahamas Visa?

    Yes, applications by mail will not be accepted nor are travel agents authorized to submit applicants on behalf of the applicant. The Bahamas visa application should be presented in person because biometrical data must be recorded.

  • add What should be done if my Bahamas visa gets rejected?

    In the case of aBahamas visa rejection, the Embassy will state the reason for rejecting your visa application. You may also appeal against the decision if you find it necessary.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a Bahamas visa for Indians?

    Applying for a Bahamas visa online through a reputed travel agency like Akbar Travels can ensure that you do not have to face any hassles through the process. Our visa experts have the experience and knowledge to make your visa application process a smooth one.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Bahamas Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Bahamas Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
    Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the British High Commission near you.

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Simple steps to get a Bahamas Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Bahamas visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Bahamas visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Bahamas Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Bahamas visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Bahamas Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Bahamas

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Bahamas Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Bahamas Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Bahamas ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Bahamas
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Bahamas travel guide

An archipelago of over 700 islands in the Atlantic Ocean forms the Bahamas. It began its modern history as a colony of the British Empire and received independence in 1973. The Bahamas are known for their stunning and pristine beaches and cruises. The music of The Bahamas is also famous with the major types including Calypso, Soca, and Rake & scrape Read more

  • Each of the 700 islands in the archipelago has something unique to offer and the weather, culture and activities offered by The Bahamas are unmatched. The food available here is a scrumptious combination of American and Caribbean and will have you coming back for more.
  • The Bahamas can be visited any time of the year, even though the rainy season in May and June, where the rains are only intermittent. The crystal clear waters of the ocean around the islands make it one of the hottest spots for scuba diving and snorkelling.
  • There are no direct flights to the Bahamas from India. Most airlines offer a route where you will have to take two connecting flights before you reach the islands. With a long history and rich culture, you will have plenty to see and do on your trip to The Bahamas.

  • What to see in the Bahamas?

  • There is much to see and do in The Bahamas. The people of Bahamas are extremely friendly and will go out of their way to make sure tourists feel comfortable. The islands have a lot to offer and you can tailor your holiday to suit the type of vacation you want. If you are looking for family fun, then look no further than The Atlantis Resort which is home to the massive waterpark called Aquaventure.
  • Visitors who are looking for adventure and want to explore marine life should make a beeline for the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. This protected marine ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the world and is a popular scuba diving spot
  • After days in the sun and sand, a great place to take a break is the Port Lucaya Marketplace. This commercial hub is the largest shopping, dining, and entertainment option in The Bahamas.
  • Dean’s Blue Hole is the second largest underwater chamber, effectively creating a seawater swimming pool. It is surrounded by cliffs and rocky outcrops, making it the perfect place to dive. Pack a picnic and spend the whole day exploring the trails surrounding this spectacular site.
  • The Pink Sand beach is one of those unforgettable places where the sand is actually bright pink. Located on Harbour Island, the sand gets its colour from powdered coral from the reefs surrounding the islands. One of the most you will find one of the most magnificent views here, especially around sunset.
  • Wyannie Malone Historical Museum is located in Hope Town and depicts the history of the town told through manuscripts, artefacts, pottery, and photographs. It even has displays sourced from shipwrecks.

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Bahamas Facts and Figures

Region:
Atlantic Ocean
Capital:
Nassau
Time in Bahamas:
IST (-) 9.30 hours Read more
Major Cities:
Nassau, Lucaya, Freeport, West End, Coopers Town
Language:
English, Creole
Area:
13,940 km²
Population:
10 million
Currency:
Bahamaian Dollar (BSD), US Dollar (USD)
Main Airline:
Bahamasair, Sky Bahamas, Delta Airlines and United Airlines
Indepedence Day:
July 10
International Airports:
Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
Best time to visit Bahamas :
November to April
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