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Form Title:

Establishing a Time-Sharing Resort in The Bahamas

Description:

Persons, including Bahamians and Non-Bahamians who are interested in constructing a new building, effecting any improvement in or repairs or alterations to an existing building or use or change the use of an existing building, for the purpose of such building being used in the operation of a time-sharing project must apply to the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA) for a licence for time-sharing project.

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Instructions:

1.1. An individual seeking to invest in a Time-Sharing Project should complete and submit a Form B Application, along with supporting documents.
2.2. Applicant must pay the fee when the application is submitted and subsequently, at the time of renewal in respect of the Management Agent Licence fee. Cheques are made payable to the Public Treasury.
3.3. The BIA will process the application to ensure that the following requirements are: (a) The applicant and the person responsible for the time-sharing project (if other than the applicant), the developing owner, the marketing agent and the managing agent are financially able and are fit and proper persons to perform their respective functions under the time-sharing project. (b) That the facilities of the time-sharing project have where practicable, been inspected pursuant to section 11 and that the project complies with the prescribed requirements or, in the event that it fails to comply, that an exemption may properly be granted. (c) That the time-sharing project makes provision for the accommodation: (i) In New Providence, of not less than fifty units. (ii) In Family Island, of not less than twenty five units. (d) That the applicant has complied with all requirements prescribed by The Bahamas Vacation Plan and Time-Sharing Act. (e) That the applicant is not in breach of any other law relating to the carrying on of business by him in The Bahamas and which business is in the best interest of The Bahamas.

Fee:

Developing Owner Licence Fee Where a project consist of: (a) not more than 10 units BS$1,000.00 (b) more than 10 but not more than 20 units BS$2,000.00 (c) more than 20 but not more than 50 units BS$3,000.00 (d) more than 50 units BS$5,000.00 Marketing Agent Licence Fee Where a project consist of: (a) not more than 10 units BS$500.00 (b) more than 10 but not more than 20 units BS$1,000.00 (c) more than 20 but not more than 50 units BS$1,500.00 (d) more than 50 units BS$2,500.00 Managing Agents Licence Fee Where a project consist of: (a) not more than 10 units BS$25.00 per annum (b) more than 10 but not more than 20 units BS$50.00 per annum (c) more than 20 but not more than 50 units BS$75.00 per annum (d) more than 50 units BS$100.00 per annum

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FAQs

Contact:

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
4TH FL CECIL WALLACE-WHITFIELD CENTRE
CABLE BEACH
P. O. Box CB 10980
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
bia@bahamas.gov.bs




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