If you are hoping to work in the Bahamas, you first will need to acquire a work permit from the government of the Bahamas. You can apply for a short-term permit, which is valid for up to 90 days, or a long-term permit, which covers longer periods of time.
Things You'll Need
- Short-Term Work Permit:
- Work permit application
- First schedule form I
- Letter of request, addressed to the Director of Immigration
- $100 processing fee (Bahamanian dollars)
- 2 passport-size color photos with your name on the back
- Copy of your passport information page
- Long Term Work Permit:
- Application form 1, schedule "A," completed and notarized, with a $4 (Bahamanian) postage stamp affixed
- A letter of request from the prospective employer stating the reason for request, the position and the period of time required
- A police certificate covering 5 years of residence, issued not more than 6 months prior to application
- A medical certificate dated not more than 30 days prior to application
- Written reference(s) from previous employer(s)
- Copies of certificates of examinations referred to in the application
- Copies of local newspaper advertisements with replies and results from interviews, if any
- A certificate from the Department of Labor, with Notification of Vacancy attached, indicating that a Bahamian is not available to fill the position
Short Term Work Permit
Download a short-term work permit application, and a First Schedule Form I from the website of the Bahamanian government's immigration department.
Fill out the application forms completely.
Mail the forms, along with a $100 (Bahamanian) application fee and specified supporting documents, to the Department of Immigration, local Immigration Office, or Family Island Administrator in your area.
Long Term Work Permit
Download Application Form 1, Section "A" from the website of the Bahamanian government's immigration department.
Fill out the application form completely.
Mail the form, along with a $100 (Bahamanian) application fee and specified supporting documents, to the Department of Immigration, local Immigration Office, or Family Island Administrator in your area.
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