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Bahamas Residency & Citizenship options

There are a number of ways to obtain residency and citizenship in the Bahamas, each with its own set of requirements. The most common methods are through business investment or real estate purchase.A person who has been a legal permanent resident in The Bahamas for 10 years, including the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application, is eligible to apply for citizenship.

Program 1
  • Name
    Business Investment
  • Description

    Business investment involves making a minimum investment of $750,000 in a Bahamian business.

  • Requirements

    The business must be registered and operated in the Bahamas, and must employ at least five Bahamian citizens. The Business Investment not be in an area reserved for 100% Bahamian participation.

  • Validity
    Permanent residency with optional citizenship after 10 years.
  • Investment Type
    Active
  • Avg. Processing Time
    2 months (Business Licence) + 3-4 weeks for the work permits
  • Investment Amount
    $750,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    90 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Bahamas Real Estate Option
  • Description

    For this option, the Bahamian property must be owned outright, and cannot be leased or rented. It must also be used as the primary residence of the applicant. There is no minimum stay requirement for this option.

  • Requirements

    Real estate purchase requires a minimum investment of $500,000 in a qualifying property. However, properties above 1,500,000USD will get speedy consideration.

  • Validity
    Permanent residency with optional citizenship after 10 years.
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate
  • Processing Time
    1 month (for land holding licence) + 3-4 weeks or less
  • Investment Amount
    500000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    90 days per year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Bahamian passport is now ranked 26th. It allows entrance to 157 countries without requiring a visa. As a result, it has a good overall mobility score and is a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visas on arrival are available to Bahamians in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, China, and the entire European Union. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Bahamian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 72 countries around the world. Taiwan, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

26

Visa Free Countries

157

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    124
  • Visa on Arrival
    30
  • Visa Online
    3
  • Visa Required
    17
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, China, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    49%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    54%
Passport Ranking Factors

Bahamas Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Bahamas passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Bahamas passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Bahamas passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 124 visa-free countries for Bahamas passport holders, 30 visa-on-arrival countries for Bahamas passport holders, and three eTA destinations. In total, Bahamas passport holders can visit 157 countries, either without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an eTA. As a result, the Bahamas passport is ranked as the world's number 26 passport. Aside from the Bahamas visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 72 other countries where Bahamas passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa to visit (i.e. visa required countries).

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    No
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