DHS ISSUES GUIDANCE ON VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR BAHAMIAN CITIZENS TRAVELLING TO THE UNITED STATES
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance for Bahamians wishing to travel to the United States following the recent devastation of Hurricane Dorian.
DHS is requiring all such Bahamians to possess valid, unexpired travel documents, such as a passport or Bahamian Travel Document listing the nationality as Bahamian. Those Bahamians, who arrive to the United States by vessel, must be in possession of a valid passport and valid travel visa, DHS said. Bahamian citizens may apply for admission to the United States without a visa at one of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Preclearance facilities are located in Nassau or Freeport International Airports. Travelers who would otherwise qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and who travel by air from a CBP Preclearance facility in Freeport or Nassau may not need a U.S. visitor’s visa. All other travelers arriving from the Bahamas (U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and individuals of other nationalities) must possess a valid, unexpired government-issued passport.
For more details, review DHS announcement here.