Bahamas Embassy for UK - Address / Phone Number
Bahamas High Commission in United Kingdom
Address: 10 Chesterfield Street W1J 5JL
City: London (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours)
Tel.: 020 7408 4488
Fax: 020 7499 9937
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30 – 17.30
Consular hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00 – 15.30
The Bahamas High Commission, London is a multifunctional diplomatic mission, with numerous concurrent bilateral and multilateral accreditations. The Mission functions as High Commission of The Bahamas in the United Kingdom as well as Embassy of The Bahamas to Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, in the absence of a resident diplomatic presence for The Bahamas in mainland Europe. The Mission therefore has responsibility for representing The Bahamas in its bilateral relations with each of these countries. The Mission's role and functions are exercised in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, respectively.
The High Commission performs a number of consular functions, including the processing and issuance of visas, the issuance of passports, the legalisation of documents, and assistance to Bahamian nationals in distress. The High Commission also responds to requests for information and/or assistance from Bahamians and members of the public in the United Kingdom and Europe on matters relating to immigration, real estate issues, legal matters, etc.
First time Passport applicants and applicants for renewal of Passports may lodge their applications through the High Commission. The High Commission is now accepting applications for biometric passports. Persons applying through the High Commission must also complete a Profile Referral Form. For the moment all applications must be lodged in person.
The Bahamas is a major tourist destination and for this reason every effort is made to keep visitor immigration formalities to a minimum. Citizens of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, most other Commonwealth countries, the European Union, and many other countries do not require visas for The Bahamas.
All travelers are advised that they must have the following documents upon entering the Bahamas:
- Passports, valid for at least six months from date of departure from The Bahamas;
- A return or onward ticket;
- Documentation (visa, re-entry permits etc.) to enter a country other than The Bahamas for which one is ticketed;
- Sufficient funds to finance the visit to The Bahamas;
- Evidence of accommodation for the duration of the trip;
NOTE: The High Commission observes both Bahamian and UK holidays.
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