Expedited Visa for
Bahamas

When you need to get your visa for Bahamas processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Bahamas

Bahamas issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Bahamas Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Bahamas with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 6 Months

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Bahamas Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Bahamas with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Bahamas

Bahamas issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Bahamas Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Bahamas with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 6 Months

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Bahamas Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Bahamas with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Bahamas

Bahamas issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Diplomatic and Official Travel

Bahamas Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Bahamas with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 30 days

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Bahamas Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Bahamas with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

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Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Bahamas related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Bahamas

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About Bahamas

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Bahamas at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Bahamas

In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the Western Hemisphere in The Bahamas. Spanish slave traders later captured native Lucayan Indians to work in gold mines in Hispaniola, and within 25 years, all Lucayans perished. In 1647, a group of English and Bermudan religious refugees, the Eleutheran Adventurers, founded the first permanent European settlement in The Bahamas and gave Eleuthera Island its name. Similar groups of settlers formed governments in The Bahamas until the islands became a British Crown Colony in 1717.

The late 1600s to the early 1700s were the golden age for pirates and privateers. Many famous pirates and privateers--including Sir Francis Drake and Blackbeard--used the islands of The Bahamas as a base. The numerous islands and islets with their complex shoals and channels provided excellent hiding places for the plundering ships near well-traveled shipping lanes. The first Royal Governor, Woodes Rogers, brought law and order to The Bahamas in 1718 when he expelled the buccaneers.

During the American Revolution, American colonists loyal to the British flag settled in The Bahamas. These Loyalists and new settlers from Britain brought Colonial building skills and agricultural expertise. Until 1834, when Britain abolished slavery, they also brought slaves, importing the ancestors of many modern Bahamians from Western Africa.

Proximity to the U.S. continued to provide opportunity for illegal shipping activity. In the course of the American Civil War, The Bahamas prospered as a center of Confederate blockade-running. During Prohibition, the islands served as a base for American rumrunners. Today, The Bahamas is a major transshipment point for narcotics on the way to the U.S.

Bahamians achieved self-government through a series of constitutional and political steps, attaining internal self-government in 1964 and full independence within the Commonwealth on July 10, 1973. Since independence, The Bahamas has continued to develop into a major tourist and financial services center.

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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.