The Bahamas Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens

Travel and Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens Travelling to The Bahamas

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About The Bahamas

The Bahamas consists of 700 islands, a beautiful pink beach and is home to the famous Swimming Pigs.

General Requirements for The Bahamas Visa
  • A valid passport.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs taken in white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Copy of return flight ticket
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
Types of The Bahamas Visa

The Bahamas Tourist visa


Processing Time 15 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $100.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to Nigerians intending to visit The Bahamas for tourism purposes.
  • You can also visit family and friends while on this visa.
  • All visitors to The Bahamas must carry a valid passport.
  •  Visa applicants intending to visit a friend or family need to submit an invitation letter from a family member or host living in The Bahamas.
  • This letter should clearly state the address and contact details of the host, as well as your relationship with them.
  • Where a minor child is traveling with only one parent, a notarized letter of permit from the parent not traveling may be requested.
  • If traveling with non-parents, a notarized letter from the minor's guardians would be required.
  • The letter should indicate that the chaperones are authorized to travel outside the country with the minor, as well as permit the chaperones to seek medical attention for the minor, if necessary.
  •  During the visa application, you will need to provide proof of sufficient funds to last the duration of your stay.
  • You are advised to exit the country before your visa expires and present documents that show you have the intention to do so.
  • This visa does not serve study purposes. You cannot be enrolled in any of the institutions of learning in the country.

The Bahamas Business visa


Processing Time 15 days

Duration of Stay 90 days

Visa Fee $100.00


Eligibility

  • This is the type of visa issued to Nigerians traveling to The Bahamas for business purposes.
  • You will need to provide an invitation letter from the Bahamian company you will be visiting.
  • This letter will also contain their detailed address, accompanied with the date and actual purpose of your trip.
  • If the intention is to attend a meeting or seminar, confirmation/invitation from the conference organizer/institution is required.
  • Pre-registration is recommended for business travelers who will be attending conferences in the country. Proof of this registration is required.
  • If you are employed, you will have to present a certificate from your employer stating or allowing your business travel.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay (e.g. bank statement for 2 recent months) is required.
  • Upon arriving in The Islands Of The Bahamas, everyone must fill out and sign an immigration form, keeping a portion of the card in hand until departing
  •  An oral baggage declaration is required.
  • Each adult visitor is allowed to bring 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes or one pound of tobacco, one quart of spirits and a variety of personal effects (personal radio headsets, bicycle, two still cameras, etc.).
  • All beer imported into the country is dutiable at a rate of $10 per imperial gallon or $18 per case. 
  • You cannot be gainfully employed while you are in the country with this visa.
The Bahamas Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria
The Bahamas

The Bahamas currently do not maintain an official embassy in Nigeria, but application for a Bahamian visa from Nigeria can be done at a British consulate in either Abuja or Lagos.

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