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Form Title:

Permission for Use of National Symbols


All persons who may wish to use the National Flag and/or Coat of Arms on any articles to be produced, distributed, sold, or imported into The Bahamas; or in connection with any business, must obtain written permission from the Minister of National Security. It must be noted that permission is not required for the display or use of the Coat of Arms on government buildings.


There are no eligibility criteria for this service.


  • Completed Application Form or detailed letter requesting use of National Flag or Coat of Arms
  • Samples of Items or Illustrations to be used

  • Instructions:

    1.Complete the Application Form “Application for Permission to use the National Flag and/or Coat of Arms of a similar Flag or Device”.
    2.Submit the form along with samples of items or illustrations to be used to:

    Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of National Security,
    P. O. Box N-3217,
    Nassau, New Providence
    The Bahamas

    or By hand to:

    Permanent Secretary
    Ministry of National Security
    3rd Floor Churchill Building,
    Rawson Square
    Nassau, N. P.
    The Bahamas
    3.The application process will take up to five business days after submission of all relevant documents.
    4.The colour code required for the National Flag is as follows:
    Aquamarine - PMS 3145
    Gold - PMS 123
    Black - PMS Standard
    5.The applicant will be contacted when the permit is ready.


    National Flag - BS$20
    Coat of Arms - BS$20

  • All payment by cheque must be certified and made payable to the Public Treasury or The Ministry of National Security.
  • Other forms of acceptable payment are cash or money order.
  • Cash payment should be made to the Public Treasury, and receipt submitted to the Ministry of National Security.
  • Fees or receipt of payment are to accompany application form and relevant documents.

  • Form:



    Churchill Building 3rd Floor

    P. O. Box N3217

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