How long can a Bahamian stay in the US without a visa?

U.S. travelers coming for tourism will not need a visa for travel up to 90 days.

How long can a Bahamian citizen stay in the US?

Visitors who travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are allowed to stay in the US for up to 90 days without a visa.

Do Bahamas citizens need US visa?

All Bahamians who seek to enter the United States from a third country, or who apply for admission to The United States at anywhere other than the Pre-clearance Facilities located in Nassau or Freeport, are required to be in possession of a valid visa to enter the United States.

How long can you stay in the US without a visa?

Overview. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

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Can a Bahamian travel to the US on a police record?

US Immigration Officials will not allow Bahamians with a police record to enter the United States when travelling from Canada. Please be reminded that you can only travel to the US with a police record when traveling from the Bahamas through US Pre-Clearance locations at Bahamian airports (Freeport and Nassau).

Can I stay in USA for 6 months?

The only way to stay in the US for more than 90 days is to obtain a B1/B2 visa, which will allow you to stay up to 6 months. However in general the US is relatively strict regarding granting B1/B2 visas to people who are otherwise eligible to use the Visa Waiver Program (which allows for stays up to 90 days).

How can a Bahamian become a US citizen?


(Those born in the Bahamas to non-Bahamian parents may apply for citizenship after their 19th. Those that are born in the Bahamas to a Bahamian parent are automatically citizens. Those born outside the Bahamas are entitled to citizenship if born to a Bahamian father or a Bahamian unmarried mother.

Can I cross from Bahamas to USA?

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Grand Bahama and United States operated by 1 ferry company – Balearia Caribbean. The Freeport to Fort Lauderdale ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 30 minutes.

How long does it take to get Bahamian citizenship?

Permanent Resident Card holders can only obtain Bahamian citizenship by naturalization. To do so, one must maintain permanent residency status for at least 10 years. Of those, a minimum of 6 years must be lived on the islands. The Bahamas does not recognize second citizenship.

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Are Bahamas open to US travelers?

The Bahamian government has confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Due to the fluidity of the global COVID-19 pandemic entry requirements for The Bahamas are subject to change at any time. The U.S. State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for The Bahamas: Reconsider Travel due to COVID-19.

What happens if you stay in the U.S. longer than 6 months?

If you overstay by one year or more, after you depart the U.S., you will be barred from reentering the U.S. for ten years. This is because unlawful presence is one of the many U.S. grounds of inadmissibility, with built-in penalties.

How can I stay in the U.S. legally?

Lawful Permanent Residents

Non-U.S. citizens can permanently live and work in the U.S. by applying to be a lawful permanent resident and obtaining a Green Card. Lawful permanent residents are entitled to limited rights and benefits as compared to U.S. citizens.

How can I stay in U.S. longer than 3 months?

If you want to extend your stay in the United States, you must file a request with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status before your authorized stay expires.

How long is a Bahamian police record valid for?

A Traffic Record is used to determine whether those who are applying for or renewing Public Service driver’s licences have outstanding traffic matters or infractions. Traffic Records are valid for six months.

Do Bahamians need a visa to go to Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico tourist visa from Bahamas

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Most visitors from Bahamas will not be allowed to travel to Puerto Rico.