Bahamas Visa for Citizens of India
iVisa | 7 min read | Updated on Oct 05, 2023

When we talk about the Bahamas, we immediately imagine ourselves in paradise, a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It really is, and if you're thinking of planning a trip here, you won't regret it!

Before you leave home, you need to make sure you have all the right travel documents to enter The Bahamas hassle-free, and our iVisa team is here to help you apply for your Bahamas visa for Indian nationals. Below we talk you through the most frequently asked questions about the Visa and how to apply online.

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Do Indian citizens require a visa to enter the Bahamas?

Yes, Indian citizens need to apply for a visa to enter the Bahamas. However, citizens who are permanent residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Schengen countries or those traveling with a diplomatic or official passport do not need a visa to enter the Bahamas.

What are the entry and visa requirements for a Bahamas visa for Indian citizens?

To apply for a visa to the Bahamas, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have sufficient funds for your own and/or your family's expenses during your stay.
  • You must meet the minimum health requirements.
  • You must have the intention to return to your country.
  • You must have a valid reason to travel to the Bahamas.

What are the documents required for a Bahamas visa for citizens of India?

To apply for a Bahamas visa, it is necessary to have the following documents:

  • Passport: Your passport must be valid for six months or more when entering the country. It must have at least two blank pages. It must be original and authentic. If you have other old passports with previous visas, you must submit them with the new one.
  • Digital photo: A passport-size photo. It must be in color with a white background, matte finish, hair preferably up, ears visible, serious expression looking directly into the camera, and the face must occupy 80% of the photo. The photo must be recent, with no glasses. We offer a passport photo service if you don't have a recent picture.
  • Return ticket: Confirmed and paid ticket with departure and arrival flight dates.
  • Hotel reservation: Confirmed reservation for the hotel where you will be staying during your trip.
  • Bank statement: That shows your account balance. It must be original and with the bank's stamp and signature.
  • Letter of invitation: If you are staying with friends or relatives, they must send a letter of invitation indicating the days and the address where you are staying.

How can citizens from India apply for a Bahamas visa online with iVisa?

The application process for a Bahamas visa is straightforward. Just follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: You must fill out the application form with all the details. Have the visa requirements at hand.
  • Step 2: Review the questions and check that all the answers are correct. Once you have completed the form, you must choose the processing time and the payment method, which can be by debit or credit card. Then, make the payment.
  • Step 3: Finally, upload the scanned documents and send them with the visa application form.

Once you have reviewed the form, we will send the confirmation to your email. We always recommend checking your inbox and spam folders.

What is the cost and processing time for a visa to the Bahamas for citizens of India?

Below you will find the different prices depending on the type of visa you wish to apply for. At iVisa, we offer you three processing options depending on how urgently you need it,

Single Entry Visa

  • Standard Processing Time: 24 days - USD $174.99.
  • Rush Processing Time: 24 days- USD $174.99.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 24 days - USD $174.99.

Multiple Entry Visa – 90 days

  • Standard Processing Time: 24 days - USD $174.99.
  • Rush Processing Time: 22 days - USD $223.99.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 20 days - USD $292.99.

Multiple Entry Visa – 6 months

  • Standard Processing Time: 24 days - USD $174.99.
  • Rush Processing Time: 22 days - USD $223.99.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 20 days - USD $292.99.

Multiple Entry Visa – 12 months

  • Standard Processing Time: 24 days- USD $174.99.
  • Rush Processing Time: 22 days - USD $223.99.
  • Super Rush Processing Time: 20 days - USD $292.99.

What are the different types of visas?

Indian citizens can apply for two types of visas:

  • Single entry visa: It is valid for only one Multiple Entry. It is valid for 90 days after arrival. Once you leave the country, you cannot re-enter with this visa.
  • Multiple entry visas: This visa allows you to enter more than once during the validity period. Validity periods are 90 days after arrival, 90 days after arrival, and 90 days after arrival.

Please note: To obtain the multiple entry visa, you must have previously obtained 3 single entry visas.

Is it mandatory to have travel medical insurance to enter the Bahamas?

It is highly recommended to travel with travel medical insurance. Travel insurance is essential because it offers coverage in case of an accident or illness, a trip cancellation, lost luggage, and flight delays, among other things.

When traveling on a cruise ship, is a visa required for the Bahamas?

The Bahamas' capital, Nassau, is one of the most famous cruise ship ports. Therefore, to enter the Bahamas, you will be asked to present your passport with your Bahamas visa to disembark in this Caribbean country.

COVID-19 Requirements or Restrictions

From September 2022, proof of COVID-19 is no longer required to enter the Bahamas. Whether vaccinated or not, people traveling to the Bahamas are not required to take a COVID-19 test or present a vaccination card to enter the country.

Important questions before traveling to the Bahamas:

Can I use U.S. dollars in the Bahamas?

Yes, in the Bahamas, you can use U.S. dollars or exchange your national currency for the Bahamian dollar (BSD), the local currency of the Bahamas.

Do I need to have my travel documents handy?

Having your travel documents in a purse or backpack is preferable. This way, you can easily find them when you are asked for your passport or other documentation at customs or hotels. It is also preferable to have your airline ticket or boarding pass handy.

Is it customary to tip?

Yes, in the Bahamas, restaurants, hotels, or guide staff always expect a tip.

Can I drink tap water?

In Nassau and Paradise Island, you can drink tap water and get bottled water in any store.

What is the best time to travel to the Bahamas?

The best time to visit the Bahamas is from December to April.

Where can I contact you?

If you have any questions or doubts, our excellent customer service team is here to assist you 24 hours a day, every day. We also have an email address [email protected], where you can send us all your questions, and we will be happy to clear your doubts as soon as possible.

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