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Bahamas - Apply for Certificate of Naturalization

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Procedure[edit]

  • Fill out appropriate application form.
  • Attach the completed application form to supporting documents.
  • Submit to the Department of Immigration, along with the fee payment

Application form for Certificate of Naturalization link:
http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/documents/IMM_citizenship%20form%206%20reg7.pdf



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Required Documents[edit]

  • A cover letter of request addressed to the Director of Immigration
  • 2 passport size photographs in colour;
  • Applicant's passport;
  • Letters from all schools attended;
  • Parents birth certificates;
  • Certified English translations and originals of all foreign documents with a $4.00 Bahamian postage stamp attached to each;
  • Passports (if applicable);
  • Birth certificate of applicant and spouse (where applicable);
  • A recent medical certificate, dated not more than thirty (30) days prior to the submission of the application;
  • Marriage certificate (where applicable);
  • A recent police certificate, dated not more than six (6) months prior to the submission of the application;
  • Work Permit, Permit to Reside or Permanent Resident (where applicable);
  • Information page of applicants passport.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Immigration
Hawkins Hill
P. O. Box N-831
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 322-7530/9
Fax.(242) 326-0977
Email: immigration@bahamas.gov.bs



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Eligibility[edit]

This application is for the following categories of persons applying for citizenship in The Bahamas:

  • Children born in The Bahamas to Non-Bahamian parents who are from Non-Commonwealth Countries;
  • Male spouse of Bahamian citizens that are Non-Commonwealth citizens or British protected persons (individuals must have at least seven (7) years lawful residence-one must be the year preceding the application).



Fees[edit]

BS$100.00 PROCESSING FEE / money order payable to the Public Treasury.



Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Instructions[edit]

  • Please print form on letter size paper and complete.
  • Submit this form along with specified supporting documents to The Department of Immigration, local Immigration office or to the Family Island Administrator in your area.



Required Information[edit]

  • Original Name
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Father's Full Name
  • Mother's Full Name before Marriage
  • Permanent Residential Address



Need for the Document[edit]

All other foreign nationals who wish to be afforded the rights, responsibilities, and privileges afforded to Bahamians, and qualify, must apply for naturalized citizenship.



Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

http://www.bahamas.gov.bs



Others[edit]

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