How to submit visa application at the bahamas embassy

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If the travel requirements of the applicant demand submission documents, they must be submitted by visiting the Bahamas visa application centre in Washington, In the case of an Bahamas e visa, a visit is not mandatory to the Embassy, Consulate, or Bahamas authorised visa agent.

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The Bahamas Embassy is in Washington, with Sidney S. Collieserving as the Ambassador. The Embassy offers many services to the Bahamas Citizen in the United States, such as the Bahamas passport renewal, attestation certificates, emergency certificates, etc.

2220 Massachusetts Avenue, North West,  Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: 202-319-2660, 202-734-6578

Businessman holding card of the bahamas flag

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What are the primary tasks performed by the Embassy/Consulate of Bahamas located in Washington, USA?

The embassy/Consulate assists travelers from the United States to the Bahamas, and citizens are traveling from the Bahamas to the United States. It also plays a significant role in an educational exchange program sponsored by the Bahamian government. To allow for more ease of use and access, the embassy/Consulate has established multiple consulates across the country to offer services seamlessly.

What type of passport services are provided by the Bahamas Embassy/Consulate?

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by Bahamian nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveler will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport expired or were lost, the Embassy would work to provide new records to the traveler.

How many Bahamas consulates/Embassy are in the United States to serve travelers?

The Bahamas Embassy in Washington (address listed above) along with seven consulates/Embassy spread across the country aid travelers to and from Bahamas.

Consulate General of Bahamas in Atlanta

2970 Clairmont Road NE, Suite 290,

Atlanta, GA 30329

Consulate General of Bahamas in Miami

100 N. Biscayne Blvd, #900,

Miami, FL 33132

Consulate General of the Bahamas in New York

231 East 46th Street

New York, NY 10017

Honorary Consulate of Bahamas in Aurora

6430 South Langdale Way

Aurora, Colorado 80016

Honorary Consulate of Bahamas in Chicago

980 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1416

Chicago, IL 60611

Honorary Consulate of Bahamas in Houston

7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 259

Houston, Texas 77024

Honorary Consulate of Bahamas in Los Angeles

4007 Sunswept Drive, Studio City,

CA, USA, 91604

Does a consulate operate out of the Washington Consulate/embassy?

Yes. There is a Consulate in Washington DC, which operates separately from the Embassy. The Consulate is located at 1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 305, Washington, DC, 20005.

What are the hours of operation of the Bahamas Embassy/Consulate in Washington?

Bahamas Embassy working hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Consular Service Hours are N.A.

What days is the embassy/Consulate open?

The Bahamas embassy/consulate operates Monday through Friday and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the Bahamas Consulate in Washington observes can be found at the link below.

Are there any jurisdictional restrictions regarding services from the Bahamas Consulate/Embassy in Washington?

Yes, only people residing in the states under consular control of Bahamas Embassy, Washington are eligible for services like the issue of Bahamas passport and visa services.

Which states are coming under the jurisdiction of the Bahamas Consulate/Embassy in Washington?

The  Bahamas Embassy covers the following states and territories: Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Is there an emergency phone number to reach the Washington Consulate/embassy?

For any emergency consular services, please contact number 202-679-9045. The number is available during weekends and other Embassy holidays.

Is there a FAQ related to the Embassy and Consulates?

What is Bahamas Passport Visa-Free Score?        

For each visa-free country, the Bahamian passport accumulates points that are deciding the visit without even a visa or to acquire a visa upon arrival.

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