All information related to entering the Bahamas, clearing Bahamian Customs and Immigration, and navigating to your new home at the Nassau Yacht Haven Marina.   


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Boaters Documents Needed Upon Entering The Bahamas

Document Needed:

  • One (1) copy of The Bahamas Customs Clearance Form (PDF: Bahamas Customs Clearance Form)

  • One (1) Bahamas Immigration Card per person

  • Proof of Citizenship—Passport


Countries Where Visas Are REQUIRED To Enter The Bahamas:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guina-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, (Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan (The Kyrgyz Republic), Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zaire


India (Visas will be issued on arrival for those who have valid Schengen, UK, USA and Canadian visas; for other persons visas are required)’


*While the Nassau Yacht Haven does obtain it's Visa information from the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and updates it regularly, we cannot guarantee the information listed here is valid and up to date. To verify whether a Visa is or is not needed for you country of citizenship please contact our Ministry directly.  

Countries Where Visas Are NOT REQUIRED To Enter The Bahamas:

  • United States of America

  • Canada

  • Mexico

American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dubai, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Fujairah (see UAE), Galapagos Island, Gambia, (Georgia, Republic of), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kirbati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, (Netherlands,Antilles), New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn (British Overseas Territory), Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Ras Al Khauma (See UAE), Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Maarten, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, (San Marino, Most Serene), Sao Tome & Principe, Scotland, Seychelles, Sharjah (See UAE), Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Georgia and South Sandwich, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Umm Al Qaiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, (Virgin Islands, British), (Virgin Islands, USA), Wallis and Futuna, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

*United States citizens need a visa if planning to stay in the Bahamas for more than eight months.



Entry Fees

All boaters entering The Bahamas are required to pay an entry fee.

  • For boats up to 30′, the fee is $150.00

  • For boats over 30′, the fee is $300.00

Note: Customs and Immigration accepts CASH ONLY.

The fees will cover:

  • Cruising Permit

  • Fishing Permit

  • Departure Tax for up to three (3) persons. Each additional person above three will be charged a $25 departure tax. This fee is good for a second re-entry within a 90-day period – be sure to keep your receipt.

Bahamas Customs and Immigration office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Officers are on call during holidays and weekends. There is no overtime charge.