No - A visa is not required for travel to Bahamas

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A Missionary visa is not required for a stay of up to 8 months in the Bahamas provided the missionary is a volunteer. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip or onward ticket. A visa may be required if the missionary receives financial compensation.


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Bahamas, with at least one blank passport page available for Bahamian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Bahamas visa.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from the Bahamas.


Special Instructions:

US passport holders are allowed to remain in The Bahamas for 6 months, however If the missionary applicant intends on staying longer than 3 months, you will need to apply for an extension through the immigration department in the Bahamas. The applicant will need to show proof that you can support yourself for the duration of the extension.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. For just $20.00 per traveler, Travisa will complete the State Department Registration for the applicant. Official notifications about travel advisories and warnings will be sent to the traveler registered.

Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Bahamas