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Bahamas - Apply for Work Permit Form

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This application is for persons applying to work in The Bahamas for a period exceeding thirty (30) days.


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

  • Full Name
  • Place of Birth
  • Date of Birth
  • Present Nationality
  • Previous Nationality
  • Home Address


  1. Please print and complete application in full
  2. Submit this form along with specified supporting documents to The Department of Immigration, local Immigration Office, or Family Island Administrator in your area.
  3. Note: accompanying this application are two (2) bond forms;Regulation 16 - Single Bond to be filled out in the case where there is a single (1) employer, and Regulation 17 - Company Bond to be filled out by companies only.

Application Form for work permit form:

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Required Documents

  • A letter of request from the prospective employer stating reasons for the application, the position and the period of time required;
  • Application Form1, Section “A”, completed and notarized with a $4.00 Bahamian postage stamp affixed thereon;
  • Two (2) passport sized photographs in colour with name printed on the reverse side;
  • A copy of the information page of the applicant’s passport;
  • A police Certificate (covering five (5) years residence immediately preceding the submission of the application) issued not more than six months prior to application;
  • A medical certificate dated not more than thirty (30) days prior to the submission of the 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 thereto and results from interviews, if any;
  • A certificate from the Department of Labour, with Notification of Vacancy attached, indicating that a Bahamian is not available to fill the position.




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

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Immigration, Department of
Hawkins Hill
(242) - 322-8504

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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

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