THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS TO THE UNITED NATIONS
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Persons with Student Visas
Frequently Asked Questions
My United States visa is expiring. Can I travel to the Bahamas to visit the United States Embassy and obtain a new visa?
No. The US Embassy in the Bahamas only issues visas to Bahamians.
I am a student with an I- 20 from and a passport. What is required for travel to The Bahamas?
If you are from a country that does not require a visa to visit The Bahamas, you will need a valid passport along with a valid I-20 from. If you are from a country that requires a visa you will need to apply for a visa and provide a copy of your I-20 form.
Note: The same applies to a foreign exchange student with a valid IAP-66 from.
I am a student and my F-1 student visa has expired. Can I travel to The Bahamas?
Yes. Students may travel to The Bahamas for a visit not exceeding 30 days once the I-20 from is valid and has been signed by the attending institution.
Note: I-20 form is valid if it was issued in the last year or if it has been endorsed within the last year by a school official.
I am a student and my F-1 visa is single entry only. Can I travel to The Bahamas?
Yes you may travel to The Bahamas as long as your I-20 is valid.
Note: The same applies to a foreign exchange student holding a J1 visa and a valid IAP-66 from.
For those individuals who will require a visa
Please note the new Visa Fees listed below.
I am now ready to apply for a visa, what else do I need to accompany my application?
Once you are ready to submit an application for a Travel Visa to the Bahamas, the other Items necessary are listed under the " Visa Application Items." heading.
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Applicants holding "F", "J" or "H" status must submit the additional documents listed under this heading.
Can I apply by mail?
Yes. If applying by mail:
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