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Do you dream of living in the Bahamas? Here is your guide on visas, Bahamas citizenship and Bahamas residency.
Here are some of the ways to live in the Bahamas
Immigrants need to apply for a work permit with the Department of Immigration before they can live and work in the country for a period longer than 90 days. A number of documents must be submitted with the application; a letter from the future employer that states the position, duration of the contract and the reason for hiring a non-local and a certificate from the Department of Labour that states there is no Bahamian to fill the position.
When the application is submitted, immigrants must contact the Department of Immigration after three or four weeks for an update of the application process. The cost of the work permit is $100.
Short Term Visas:
The requirements around short term travel visas are different for every country. To understand your personal requirements, use the Visahq tool to the right.
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in the Bahamas:
- If you were born in this country, you are most likely a citizen.
- If one or both of your parents were citizens when you were born, you are probably also a citizen.
- If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident , you are eligible for residency. If your spouse is a citizen, you can apply for citizenship. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.
Bahamas Residency by Investment
The Bahamas residency by investment program accelerates residency applications for those who invest BS$500,000 or more in property. This can be your own residence or an investment property.
The permit extends to your spouse and your children
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