Bahamian passport visa-free countries
Bahamian passport visa-free countries

Bahamian passport visa-free countries

Traveling with a Bahamas passport

A Bahamas passport is a document granted to citizens of the Bahamas for traveling internationally. It is a desirable document for many and can be granted to those who are Bahamian citizens by birth, naturalization, descent, or adoption. Bahamas passport has 23rd place in the Henley Passport Index, which shows its high travel mobility.

Bahamian passport holders can enjoy traveling to 125 visa-free countries all over the world. Bahamas citizens can also visit 13 countries in a simplified way by getting an electronic visa online. 30 countries offer Bahamas passport holders a visa on arrival. Another 58 countries are available for Bahamian citizens holding a regular visa.

Bahamian passport application process

Individuals can obtain a Bahamian passport if they are Bahamas citizens either by birth, registration/naturalization, descent, or legal adoption.

The process of applying for a Bahamian passport includes the following steps:

  1. Visit the passport office and get a number assigned.
  2. Let the officer review your documents to confirm that they meet all the requirements.
  3. Once your name is called, go to the respective window and provide your personal information information and biometrics (fingerprints/ e-signatures)
  4. Receive the receipt copies and attend the office on the highlighted date to collect the passport. Pay the requisite fees at the cashiers.

Countries where Bahamas passport holders travel visa-free

There are a number of countries which Bahamas passport holders can enter without a valid visa – usually, they can travel to visa-free countries just with an international passport; only some countries additionally require vaccinations or a confirmation of a clean criminal record.

Currently, Bahamian citizens can visit 125 visa-free countries:

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • ArubaAruba
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelizeBelize
  • CanadaCanada
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • ChileChile
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • GambiaGambia
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • HondurasHonduras
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HaitiHaiti
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JapanJapan
  • KenyaKenya
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LesothoLesotho
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MaltaMalta
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NiueNiue
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PakistanPakistan
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UgandaUganda
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • MayotteMayotte
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • RomaniaRomania
  • KosovoKosovo
  • PalestinePalestine
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • CuracaoCuracao
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
  • EswatiniEswatini
  • Caribbean NetherlandsCaribbean Netherlands

Benefits of visiting visa-free countries with a Bahamas passport

Visa-free countries can really make the traveling experience for Bahamas passport holders more enjoyable. First of all, they give you an opportunity to travel spontaneously – you do not need to wait for an embassy or consulate to process your application, and no visa requirements are holding you back – you can go for a trip on a whim.

Moreover, it considerably reduces travel-related stress. When you travel visa-free, you avoid all the visa hassle, and you do not have to wait in lines at border control once you arrive at your destination. Some people also mention that visa-free countries allow them to travel more and visit places they wouldn’t think of otherwise.

Countries offering e-Visa to Bahamas passport holders

Certain countries, while not giving visa-free access to Bahamas passport holders, still offer some facilitation – applying for an electronic visa in a simplified way.

The e-Visa application does not require attending a diplomatic mission, it is enough to fill out a short form on the website, pay the fees, and download the approved electronic visa from email.

There are 13 countries offering an e-Visa to Bahamas citizens:

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • BahrainBahrain
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • GabonGabon
  • IndiaIndia
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • UkraineUkraine
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe

Countries offering visas on arrival to Bahamian passport holders

At the entry port of some countries, Bahamian citizens can get a visa on arrival. To obtain such a visa type, you do not need to make any pre-arrangements – just prepare the required documents, wait in line at the entry point upon arrival, and receive a stamp in the passport right away. However, keep in mind that there is always a risk of getting visa-denied.

Bahamian passport holders can receive a visa on arrival 30 countries:

  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • BeninBenin
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • IranIran
  • JordanJordan
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • ComorosComoros
  • LaosLaos
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MacauMacau
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NepalNepal
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • TogoTogo
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TongaTonga
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena

Countries where Bahamian citizens need to get a visa to travel to

Bahamas citizens can also travel to other countries if they obtain a regular visa in advance. A traditional visa is available only through applying in an embassy or consulate. A traveler should collect the required documents, lodge the application form in person, and have a visa interview with an embassy consular.

At the moment, 58 countries issue regular visas to Bahamian passport holders:

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AngolaAngola
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BruneiBrunei
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BelarusBelarus
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • CameroonCameroon
  • CubaCuba
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • GhanaGhana
  • GuineaGuinea
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GuamGuam
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IraqIraq
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LibyaLibya
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MaliMali
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • NigerNiger
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NauruNauru
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • SyriaSyria
  • ChadChad
  • ThailandThailand
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • United StatesUnited States
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • VietnamVietnam
  • SamoaSamoa
  • YemenYemen
  • RussiaRussia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico