The Bahama Islands, is an archipelago consisting of about 2,000 islands if you include the cays, which are small islands that are formed on coral reefs.
The country is officially named The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The word Bahamas is of Spanish origin and means 'Shallow Water'. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean, not the Caribbean Sea.
If you require a visa to enter the Bahamas, you might be able to apply for one at a British embassy, high commission or consulate in the country where you legally reside if there is no Bahamian diplomatic post.
Nationals of the European Union DO NOT require a visa to enter The Bahamas. This includes travellers having the nationality of and holding a passport issued by the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Greece, etc.
All applications must be made in person and in advance in a Bahamas High Commission or Embassy. As such The Bahamas Tourist Offices in Europe and Asia are unable to assist with detailed information and advice on requirements, processing time and fees regarding the issuance of visa. You must contact one of the following offices:
The British diplomatic will provide you with full requirements. See important information below
British diplomatic posts charge £50 to process a Bahamian visa application and an extra £70 if the authorities in the Bahamas require the visa application to be referred to them. The authorities in the Bahamas can also decide to charge an additional fee if they correspond with you directly.
If you reside in Europe:
The Bahamas High Commission in London.
If you reside in Asia:
The Bahamas Embassy in Beijing.
If you reside somewhere else:
Please visit the website of The Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs – to know which office to contact. For Nigerians living in Nigeria, visit
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