VISA SERVICES CANADA

"I have no borders"

900-275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9
Phone: (613) 231-7054

BAHAMAS

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bahamas?

Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter the Bahamas for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days.

Permanent Residents of Canada using a valid foreign passports with Canadian immigration documents attached, and carrying their Permanent Resident card, are allowed to travel without a visa for tourism or business stays under thirty (30) days. They must carry their valid passport and their valid PR card and a return ticket in order to gain entry. The passport and PR card must be valid for at east six months after exit of Bahamas.

Nationals of the following countries require a visa to enter Bahamas (unless holding a valid Canadian Permanent Resident card):
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China PRC, Columbia, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo Rep, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea Rep, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea DPRK, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire.

Holders of Canadian Permanent Residency status (e.g. Canadian Landed Immigrants) with a current and valid PR card and a current and valid passport do not require a visa to visit Bahamas as tourists for less than 30 days. You must produce a valid passport and valid Permanent Residence Card as proof of permanent residency.

PERMANENT RESIDENTS who are in doubt about the policy of visa-free travel should CONTACT THEIR AIRLINE for further details.


For more information about travel conditions in the Caribbean, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.