Immigration Information

Immigration Information


When making a foreign investment in The Bahamas specific immigration provisions will apply.

Work permits for key foreign personnel in any business development will be granted. Permits for non-essential workers will need to be discussed with the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA) in advance.

Residential property of up to five acres may be obtained by foreign investors without prior approval from the government, though must be registered in accordance with the International Persons Landholding Act. Investors who own residential property in The Bahamas are qualified for an annual Home Owners Residence Card which enables the home owner, their spouse and children to reside in The Bahamas.

Major investors and owners of homes worth more than $500,000 may be given accelerated consideration for