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ACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE DECLARATION

This Form is used by all Returning Residents from Foreign declaring goods purchased or acquired whilst abroad. This Form is also used by Visitors' imported dutiable goods as a part of their baggage.

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


Abandon Shipwreck Contract Agreement Form

This Agreement serves as a binding contract between the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and all parties involved in the slavage operations..

Abandon Shipwreck Act

MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


Abandon Wreck Act

This is the act that governs the salvage of abandon wrecks in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

For more laws pertaining to salvaging visit Bahamas Laws Online

MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


Accessing BNGIS Centre

As the Government’s technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, the BNGIS Centre is considered a national asset. As such, the Centre makes its resources available for use by government agencies on a first come first serve basis. Available resources for use include a variety of equipment as follows:
  • High end plotters,br>
  • Large format scanner (color)
  • GPS handheld units
  • GPS tripods
  • Colour printers
  • LCD projectors
  • Projector screen

  • Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Accessing the Fresh Start Programme

    The Fresh Start Programme is a youth employment skills training programme that provides job search skills and training to youth between the ages of 16 to 25. Once enrolled in this programme, participants are exposed to relevant workplace experiences and instructions through a structured training and placement curriculum. The programme covers a variety of personal development and job search topics, geared to afford the young prospective professionals, with the resources, information and tools needed for successful employment and job retention.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Acessing GIS Training Facility

    As the Government of The Bahamas technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre is charged with the responsibility of providing various training courses to Governmental Agencies. As such, the Centre has a Training Facility which can be used by all governmental agencies only. The Training Facility is fully equipped and can accommodate up to ten persons. The following is a list of amenities which are available:

  • Ten high end computer systems.
  • A training server all configured within a network environment.
  • ESRI desktop GIS software is loaded on all systems.
  • Internet connectivity is provided through the Government Wide Area Network (GWAN) which allows users internet access on all training systems, if required.
  • An LCD Projector and projector screen.
  • Instructors Training Laptop if required.
  • Chart boards.
  • Multi-media and access to printing may be provided upon request.

  • Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Act as an Inquiry Agent/Security Guard Renewal

    All licences granted to act as an inquiry agent and/ or security guard are valid for a period of one year.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Act as Inquiry Agent/Security Guard Licence

    No person shall act as an inquiry agent or security guard unless the person is a Bahamian and the holder of a licence. The Ministry of National Security issues licences to individuals to be self-employed as security guards and or inquiry agents.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Aerodromes Restricted Area Permit

    Restricted Area Permits are issued to person/s working in or needing access to the Air Operations Area (AOA) of the Airport.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aerodromes Restricted Area Vehicle Permit

    This application is used when applying for a vehicle permit to have access to the airside at Family Island Airports.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Affirmation Form

    This form is used for those persons applying for the owner occupied exemption.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Air Cargo Foreign/Operators Carriers App.

    Application for processing renewal of foreign licences and permits for cargo operations.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Air Operator Certification Guidance

    This Advisory Circular provides guidance to individuals and companies that would like to make application to be issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to conduct commercial air transport operations carrying passengers and cargo.

    For additional information contact diondemeritte@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Air Operators Licenses/Permits - Bahamian

    This application assist in minimizing delays and facilitate the renewal process for licenses and permits by Bahamian operators and air carriers.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Air Operators Renewal Licences & Permits - Foreign

    Application for renewal of licences or permits for Foreign Operators.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Air Operators Seasonal Charters - ALL Operators

    Application for persons applying for Seasonal Charter Permits Domestic and Foreign.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft AMO Certificate

    This application to be used by persons seeking approval for maintenance organization certificate and/or ratings.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    AIRCRAFT CARGO MANIFEST

    Cargo Manifest for unacompanied goods brought in on an aircraft

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Cert of AWS Application

    This is the form to be used for the initial or renewal of all Bahamas registered aircraft certificate of airworthiness.

    For additional information contact hubertadderley@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Certificate of AWS Instructions

    This advisory circular provides instructions on the preparation and submittal of Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) FSI Form 6 (issue 3-01 and subsequent) Application for Airworthiness Certificate. This application shall be completed not only to obtain an airworthiness certificate but also for any amendment or modification to a current airworthiness certificate.

    For additional information contact hubertadderley@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    AIRCRAFT GENERAL DECLARATION

    This Form is used by Commercial Aircraft when arriving in The Bahamas

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    AIRCRAFT GENERAL DECLARATION (OUTWARD/INWARD)

    Under customs regulation commercial aircrafts (passengers / cargo) are required to provide an Aircraft General Declaration, passenger and cargo manifest.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Information Survey [Large]

    This application to be provided along with the application for initial issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness and Certificate of Registration prior to being added to any Air Operator Certificate.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Information Survey [Small]

    This application to be provided along with the application for initial issuance of Certificate of Airworthiness and Certificate of Registration prior to being added to any Air Operator Certificate.

    For additional information contact diondemeritte@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Major Repair/Modification Form

    This form is used to apply for approval of all major repair or modification.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Occurence Report

    Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident/Incident Occurrence Report Form.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    AIRCRAFT PASSENGER MANIFEST

    Passenger listing of all passengers on an aircraft as declared by the master of the craft

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Registratiom Application

    Application for the registration of aircraft in the Bahamas

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aircraft Special Flt Permit Application

    This application is to be used by anyone who's aircraft does not hold or meet the requirements for a standard certificate of airworthiness.

    For additional information contact walterevans@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Airman Proficiency Check Application

    This application to be used for Commercial Air Transport Flight proficiency, instument and line checks.

    For additional information contact delvinmajor@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Airman License Application ( Validation )

    Airman License validation based on Foreign License.

    For additional information contact funmilayocarroll@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Airman Medical Certificate Application

    This application is to be used for persons applying for a Bahamian Medical Certificate.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Airman Other Than Flight Crewmember Application

    This application to be used by persons applying for issue or reissue of Ground Instructor, Aircraft Dispatcher, Aircraft Maintenance Technican, Parachute Rigger, Aviation Repair Specialist and Aeronautical radio Operator.

    For additional information contact walterevans@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Annex Permit Form

    For additional import/export information.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Application for a Government Guaranteed Loan

    The mandate of the minister responsible for housing is the encouragement of home ownership by persons of low to moderate incomes.

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    APPLICATION FOR ADULT COMMONWEALTH CITIZEN

    This application is for the following categories of persons applying for citizenship in The Bahamas:
    1. Children born in The Bahamas to Non-Bahamian parents - person who apply after their 19th birthday;
    2. Commonwealth citizens that have met the residency requirements;
    3. A Male that is a Commonwealth citizen or British protected person that is married to a Bahamian citizen and has seven (7) years legal residence in The Bahamas.
    To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Application for Approved Builder Status

    To become an approved builder, builders/contractors must apply to the Department of Housing for an Approved Builder Status Certificate.

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION

    This application is for the following categories of persons applying for citizenship in The Bahamas:
    1. Children born in The Bahamas to Non-Bahamian parents who are from Non-Commonwealth Countries;
    2. 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).
    To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Application for Certificate of Registration

    The International Persons Landholding Act CH. 140 Requirement for Certificate of Registration

    BAHAMAS INVESTMENT AUTHORITY


    Application for Lease of Agricultural Crown Land

    This service is provided to assist persons leasing land for agricultural purposes.

    This form can only be viewed as a pdf file. Download adobe pdf here


    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Application for Licence to Operate An Hotel

    Application for Licence to Operate An Hotel

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    Application for Mortgage Insurance Policy, MI-8

    Application for Mortgage Insurance Policy, MI-8

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    Application for Pension/Gratuity

    Applicants seeking (pension and/or gratuity) retirement/resignation benefits.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE

    This application is for persons other that foreign spouses of Bahamian citizens, wishing the status of Permanent Residence in The Bahamas. To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Application For Permit Form 3

    The International Persons Landholding Act CH. 140 Permit form

    BAHAMAS INVESTMENT AUTHORITY


    APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN

    This application is for the following categories of persons applying for citizenship in The Bahamas:
    1. Former Belongers - persons who resided in The Bahamas at the time of Independence 10th July 1973 and would have one year to make an application for some form of status;
    2. Persons born in The Bahamas after 9th JUly 1973, to Non- Bahamian parents (these persons would have to apply on their 18th birthday and before their 19th birthday);
    3. Persons born legitimately to a Bahamian female married to a foreign spouse outside The Bahamas.
    To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Application for release of goods

    Businesses concerned with perishable imports can request permission for the removal of these perishable goods prior to entry and payment of duty.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Application for Renewal of Licence Form V

    Application for Renewal of Licence

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    Application for Renewal of Licence VII

    Application for Renewal of Licence

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    APPLICATION FOR SHORT TERM WORK PERMIT

    Application form for individual(s) seeking employment in The Bahamas for a period of one (1) to thirty (30) days. To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Application for Transfer of Licence

    Application for Transfer of Licence

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    Application to Become a Certified Youth Leader

    The Youth Leaders Certification Programme was designed to:

  • Train, expose and sharpen the skills of present youth leaders in techniques and methods in your work.
  • Provide training in leadership skills
  • Assist youth leaders and youth workers in developing competencies necessary to effectively manage young people and
  • Formulate basic concepts regarding the role of Youth organisation.

    This course is designed to cover a ten week period, comprising nice sessions, and a field study. Interested individuals may apply to the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Division of Youth to participate in the Certificate Programme.

  • YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Application to Participate in Self-Start Programme

    The Government of the Bahamas believes in investing in young people and improving the quality of life through the combined efforts of hard work and dedication, a solid vision, and a helping hand.

    The Self-Starter Programme is a government funded grant-based programme to empower young Bahamian citizens, 18 to 30 years, seeking to establish or expand small businesses. It will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with a valid small business idea, self-employed and unemployed, with funding from BS$1000 to BS$5000 to acquire tools and supplies for their businesses. Funds will be paid directly to the supplier.

    The programme is managed by the Department of Youth, with an independent selection committee responsible for the selection process.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Application to Purchase a Church Site Govt Lot

    To facilitate the need for affordable land the minister responsible for housing sell church sites lots to qualifying organisation.

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    Application to Purchase a Commercial Govt. Lot

    To facilitate the need for affordable land, the minister responsible for housing sells commercial lots to qualifying persons.

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    Application to Purchase a Residential Govt. Lot

    The mandate of the minister responsible for housing is the encouragement of home ownership by person of low to moderate incomes. To this end the Department of Housing sells government lots to qualifying persons to facilitate the need for affordable land purchases.

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    Application to Teach Summer Youth Programme

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture hosts several annual summer programmes. Each year, thousands of our young people are out of school for summer break. The Division of Youth, in collaboration with the Sports and Culture Divisions of the Ministry host a major four week fun-filled programme. Young persons between the ages of five to fifteen are engaged in organised, character building and dynamic programmes, based in schools and churches throughout New Providence and the Family Islands.

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture uses this as an opportunity to provide employment opportunities for suitable persons during the summer period. Persons interested in a teaching or supervisor position must apply to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Applying for A Cemetery Plot

    When a family member dies and the family does not have a family plot, the bereaved can apply to the Ministry of Public Works for a Cemetery Plot in order to bury the deceased.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Applying for permit to excavate in the highway

    An excavation Permit is required for work to be done in highways. All applicants and sent to the Chief Civil Engineer, Ministry of Public Works.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Approved Maintenance Organization Cert. Guidance

    This Advisory Circular provides guidance to individuals and companies that would like to make application to be issued an Approved Maintenance Organization Certificate (AMO) to perform maintenance and inspection functions on aircraft and components.

    For additional information contact diondemeritte@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aquaculture Permit

    This permit is required for persons who wish to engage in the culture of aquatic organisms including fish farming.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Aviation Fuel, Trucks & Farms Test Procedures

    This form is used to perform operational, air system, fueling, pumping, pre-drive away and safety test and checks on aviation fuel, refuelling trucks and fuel farms. Email us at cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aviation Organization Complexity Forms

    These forms contain the relevant information for company personnel, training, contracts and operations.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aviation Organization Formal Application

    This form is the prescribed manner in which one shall make a formal application for an Air Operator Certificate.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Aviation Organization Pre-Application Form

    This form is the pre-application for Air Operator, Approved maintenance organization and Approved Training Organization International or Domestic.

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Award of Benefit on Death of Serv Public Officer

    Upon the death of a Serving officer family members should consult the Agency to determine whether or not they are eligible for an award of benefit. The Agency should in turn consult with the Department of Public Service. The Benefits and Awards described below are for Public Officers who qualify for benefits under The Pensions Act, Chapter 43 of the Statute Laws of The Bahamas. The following officers should refer to the relevant Act for Benefits and Awards for further information:
  • Judges – Judges Remuneration and Pensions Act
  • Members of The Royal Bahamas Police Force – The Police Force Act 2009
  • Prison officers – The Prison Act
  • Officers of The Royal Bahamas Defense Force – The Defense Force Act

  • PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF

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    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    Beach, Parks & Open Space Application

    To give the public additional avenue for them to request the use of Public beaches, parks and open spaces for events via online.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


    Birth Certificate - Certified Copy

    Issuance of Certified copy of a Birth Certificate

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Birth Registration

    The law requires that every birth is to be registered within twenty-one days from its occurrence.

    You have up to the age of three (3)to register a birth, however after the age of one (1) an affidavit is required stating the reason for not registering the child sooner.

    Registration of a birth by a person other than a parent must bring an authorization form. (See attached)


    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Birth Registration - Affidavit for Father

    All illegitimate children are given the mother’s last name. The father’s surname may be added to the certificate of an illegitimate child as long as a joint affidavit by both father and mother is sworn requesting that the name of the child’s father be recorded in the Register of Births. The affidavit must be presented at the time of the registration

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Boat Inspection

    Boat inspection application form to be completed annually

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Boat Inspection

    To be completed annually

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Boat Registration Application Form

    Form I Application for the registration of a boat for all harbours and waters of The Bahama Islands Under the Boat Registration Act 1961.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Boat Registration Schedule of Fees

    Fee listing for all classes and sizes of vessels

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Building / Required Inspections

    These are carried out at mandatory stages during the erection of a building under an approved building permit, and are required before the issuance of an occupancy certificate. For more information click here

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Building Permit Application

    This is the form which you use to apply for your Building Permit. Building operations are prohibited except under building permit.

    Building Regulations

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Building Permit Fees

    These are the fees which you pay to the Government for the processing of a Building Permit. These fees also cover the cost of Inspections and the processing of the Occupany Certificate. Currently there are no other fees required. The fees are calculated on a graduated scale, based on square feet(for Buildings) or linear feet (for walls,etc). To review the table click here

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Building Regulation Act

    This is "An Act to regulate the construction, alteration and repair of buildings, to provide for the re-instatement or removal of dangerous or dilapidated buildings, to authorise the publication of a building code and for purpose connected therewith" (Excerpt from The Buildings Regulation Act). This is the primary piece of legislation which regulates building construction in the Bahamas.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Business Plan Application form

    This form allows persons interested in creating a business plan to apply for one.

    BAHAMAS AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION


    Business Registration (2011) Form A

    This form is required for all existing businesses and any new businesses to comply with the New Business Licence Act 2010.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT

     C
    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    C- 25 Ex-Warehouse Export Entry Form

    C- 25

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    C1 ATTENDANCE REQUEST

    To Request the services of a Customs Officer for the purpose of examination of containers on site, to facilitate the Boarding/Entering of Aircraft and Vessels, Bonded Warehouses or any other service that occurs away from the Customs regular place of business.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    C14 Entry For Goods Imported

    Entry For Goods Imported Conditional Free Under Hawksbill Creek Agreement

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Casual Leave

    The word 'Casual' is used to qualify an act or event which is done or occurs by chance or accident without any pre-planning or anticipation in the normal course. Therefore Casual Leave caters to the employees need for unplanned short term leave. When applying for Casual Leave, no more than two days can be taken each month up to a maximum of ten (10) days per year. and it cannot be attached to your vacation leave.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Cat Permit

    This service is intended to allow persons to import and export cats.

    BAHAMAS CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Cat Permit

    This service is intended to allow persons to import and export cats.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Cemetery Plot Application

    Any and all cemeteries throughtout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas that are not privately owned or operated by churches or lodges. e.g Western, Eastern, Southern, Old Trail Cemeteries, etc.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate Application

    Issuance of Certified copy of a Marriage Certificate

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Change in Business Name

    Anyone with a Business Name can change the name. This service is accessible at the Corporate Registry of the Registrar Generals Department.
    Note: This service is only available in Nassau and Grand Bahama at the Registrar General’s Department.

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    CITES IMPORT & EXPORT


    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    CITES Import & Export Permit including conch

    For importing and exporting CITES products.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    CITIZENSHIP FORM 1 REGULATION 3

    This application is for a female spouse of a Bahamian male and children of Bahamian citizens applying for citizenship in The Bahamas. To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Client Agencies Maintenance Request

    The Ministry of Public works and Transport is responsible for attending to the maintenance needs of its Client Agencies. Client Agencies may submit requests online or via fax to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Climate General Inquiry Form

    Climatic Queries

    METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT


    Commercial Fishing Licence

    Commercial fishing is defined as fishing for any fishery resource for the purpose of subsequent sale or benefit whether it is done on a full-time or part-time basis. Current fisheries legislation stipulates that only Bahamian owned crafts can legally fish commercially within Bahamian waters. Any vessel that is 20 feet or larger that is used for commercial fishing must be licenced.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Commercial Recreation Watercraft Reg Form II

    Every person desirous of operating a craft for hire shall apply to the Authority and shall furnish all relevant particulars and make any relevant declarations specified in Form II of the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

    The craft must be inspected and owner must have a valid licence for registration to be complete.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Commercial Recreational Watercraft Inspection Form

    Application for the inspection of a Commercial Recreational Watercraft

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Commercial Recreational Watercraft Licence Form I

    Every person desirous of operating a craft for hire shall apply to the Authority and shall furnish all relevant particulars and make any relevant declarations specified in Form I of the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

    The application shall be accompanied with all relevant attachments.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Companion Bird Permit

    This service is intended to allow persons to import and export companion birds.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Complaints Remediation Form

    To give the public additional avenue for them to make complaints and to receive a final resolution of those complaints, via online service.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES


    Compressor Permit

    This Permit allows Bahamian Citizens to use compressors to harvest spiny lobster or crawfish.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Concession Application for Family Island Aerodrome

    This application is for persons looking to occupy space for the purpose of conducting various business from the Aerodrome Buildling.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Conciliation Extension Form

    Form to be completed when parties to a Trade Dispute wish to extend the time period of the conciliation process.

    LABOUR, DEPARTMENT OF


    COOPERATIVE REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM

    This form is the official document used to apply for the registration of a new cooperative.

    COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF


    CPI for November and December 2005

    Department of Statistics Consumer Price Index for November 2005 and December 2005

    The Consumer Price Index, often called the CPI, is one of the most widely used statistical series produced by the Department of Statistics (DOS). The CPI measures changes in the general level of prices of consumer goods and services purchased by private households. It is used as a tool for the adjustment of wages and salaries, by employers and labour unions. Many other forms of price-setting agreements, like rents, insurance premiums, etc. are often tied to the movements in the CPI. For the government, the CPI is an important gauge for assessing current economic performance and for formulating and evaluating economic policy.

    Should you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Kim Saunders at the Department of Statistics.

    For further information or assistance please email us at the Department of Statistics.

    Consumer Price Index for November 2005 and December 2005 on Central Bank of The Bahamas web site


    STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF


    Cultural Training Summer Programme

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture hosts several annual summer programmes. The Department of Culture hosts summer cultural programmes during the month of July. Various art forms such as dance, music, Junkanoo, art, drama, drumming, etc. are taught. Persons interested in receiving training must apply to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Customs Duty Exemption- Family Islands

    Application for Customs Duty Exemption under the Family Islands Economic Enterprises Zones Act, 2003. This Act expired on 30 June 2007

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Customs Duty Exemptions Fish Farming Sector

    Permits are issued to Businesses, Citizens and Non-Citizens to facilitate the duty free importation of equipment and breeding/seed stock to be used within the fish farming sector.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Customs Duty Exemptions for the Bonefishing Sector

    Permits are issued to facilitate the duty free importation of vessels and fishing gear to be used within the bone fishing sector.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

     D
    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    Dairy Permit

    The dairy permit allows persons to import dairy products into The Bahamas.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Death Certificate - Certified Copy

    Issuance of Certified copy of a Death Certificate

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Declaration for First Deposit at Savings Bank

    This is the Declaration for the first deposit of a Savings Bank Account.

    POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Declaration Form Guide

    How to complete the Declaration form for Property Tax.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    DECLARATION OF CONSUMABLE STORES ON BOARD AIRCRAFT

    This Form is used to declare all the cigarettes, cigars, spirits, that were placed on board an aircraft for the use of the passengers.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    DECLARATION OF CONSUMABLE STORES ON BOARD VESSEL

    This Form is used to declare all the goods for the consumption of the Crew and/or Passengers and should include all food and beverages.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    DECLARATION OF DUTIABLE GOODS

    Crew Declaration

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    DECLARATION OF VALUE FORM

    Under customs regulations, persons bringing cargo into the country must complete and submit a “Home Consumption Entry Form” at the time of arrival.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Depositor`s Book Application

    This application is used to supply the relevent information needed for opening of savigs acccount. This form can be printed, completed and presented to the savings bank section along with your deposit.

    POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Disability Form - National Registry Questionare

    Disability Form

    SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Dog License Application

    Dogs that roam from home risk being impounded and running up a high bill for their stay. If a dog is found to be a nuisance and is picked up by the police or the Animal Control Unit, owners can face a fine of $100.00 or imprisonment for twenty days.

    Funds collected by Treasury Department on behalf of the department of Agriculture.

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


    Dog Permit

    A dog permit allows persons to import and export dogs.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Domestic Money Order

    A Domestic Money Order allows the applicant to send money to various parts of the Family Islands. Persons who would be interested in this type of service include:

  • Businesses, Citizens and Residents who wish to make bill payments.
  • Parents of school children.
  • Government Agencies who wish to make payments in the Family Islands.

  • POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Driving Test Application

    The first phase of the Drivers Licence Test consist of a Theory Examination. Applicants are tested on their knowledge and ability of the Road Traffic Highway Code, ethics and conduct, as it relates to the rules and regulations of the Road Traffic Act.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Duplicate Driver

    This service is provided for persons needing to replace their lost, stolen or damaged driver’s license.
    Note: Applicant must be the holder of a valid driver’s licence.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Duplicate Licence Request Form

    This form is used to request the printing of additional business licences.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Duty Exemptions Commercial Fishing Sector

    Permits are issued to facilitate the duty free importation of vessels and fishing gear to be used within the commercial fishing sector by businesses or citizens.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Duty Free Application Commercial Fishing

    Permits are issued to facilitate the duty free importation of vessels and fishing gear to be used within the commercial fishing sector by businesses or citizens.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

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    Electrical Specification Form

    This is a legal form which required by the Ministry of Works & Utilities before the Electrical Inspections can begin. It must be sign by a licenced Electrical Contractor. It is also known as an "Electrical Permit".

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Establishing a Time-Sharing Resort in The Bahamas

    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.

    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    Ex-Gratia Award on Death of Pensioner

    Application for payment of Ex-Gratia award on death of pensioner

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Examination by Medical Board

    Personal particulars of employee for examination by Medical Board

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Exemption from Customs Duty - Other Ventures

    This form is reserved for applicants seeking exemption from customs duty for ventures which are not receiving concessions under any other Act.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption from Customs Duty - New Vehicle

    Application For Customs Duty Exemption Under Item 14 Part B Of The Fourth Schedule of the Tariff Act

    This form is reserved for applicants seeking customs duty concessions for a new vehicle to be used as a Taxi/Livery/Tour Car/Omnibus

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption from Customs Duty - Used Vehicle

    Application For Customs Duty Exemption Under Item 14 Part B Of The Fourth Schedule of the Tariff Act

    This form is reserved for applicants seeking customs duty concessions for a used vehicle not older that three (3) years to be used as a Taxi/Livery/Tour Car/Omnibus

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption from Duty - Commercial Fishing Vessel


    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Exemption from Duty - Equipment/Machinery

    Application For Equipment/Machinery To Be Imported Duty-Free

    For more information see the Tariff Act

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption from Duty - General Letter

    Use this form letter when requesting:
    1. Waiver of Customs Duty
    in respect of provisions under the Fourth Schedule to the Tariff Act

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption from Duty - Raw Materials/Supplies

    Application For Raw Materials/Supplies To Be Imported Duty-Free

    For more information see the Tariff Act

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption From Duty- Commercial Printers

    Goods Required For Importation By Commercial Printers

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption Reduced Rate: Raw Materials/Supplies

    Application For Raw Material/Supplies To Be Imported At A Reduced Rate Of Duty

    For more information see the Tariff Act

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemption- City of Nassau Revitalization

    This form is reserved for applicants seeking exemption of Customs duty, Real Property Tax and Stamp Tax for capital investments or investments within the City of Nassau.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Exemptions for Historical Buildings

    Application for Tax Concessions as it relates to:

    1. Real Property Tax Exemption;and
    2. Duty Free Exemption

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF

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    Farmers Market Form

    For persons wishing to sell at the Farmers Market held every Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    FINANCIAL MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT FORM

    This form is used to monitor credit unions and financial cooperatives.

    COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF


    Fishing for sporting purposes (Foreign)


    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Flight Plan Information FAQ

    This assessment form depicts the most asked questions as it relates to filing flight plans. Email us at cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Food Testing

    Food Testing is a service provided by the Department of Marine Resources which can be accessed by seafood exporters and local food producers and processors. Food testing ensures that exported seafood meets the specified standards of the receiving country and that food products produced locally satisfy the required public health requirements. Food testing also provides important nutritional data.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Foreign Charter Contractual Form

    Charter contractual form under the Boat Registration Act

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Foreign Charter Licence Application

    Required for enablement to carry out foreign charters in waters of The Bahamas

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Foreign Trade Statistics for 2005

    The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the release of its 2005 Foreign Trade figures. This report presents data on the volume and nature of trade between The Bahamas and its trading partners.

    For further reading of the press release along with associated tables for trade statistics, please use the below links to download the information.

    For further information or assistance please email us at the Department of Statistics.

    Foreign Trade Statistics 2005 on Central Bank of The Bahamas web site


    STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF


    Foreign Vessel Schedule of Fees

    Schedule of fees for all foreign vessels

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Foster/Adoptive Parents Application

    The purpose of this form is for persons seeking to become a Foster/Adoptive Parents.

    SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Future Nurses of The Bahamas Application Form

    Apply for entry into the Future Nurses of The Bahamas programme.

    For additional information on the Future Nurses of The Bahamas programme click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF

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    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    GIS Project Management Assistance

    The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre has the required Project Management skills to provide assistance to agencies specifically in the management of Projects with a GIS Component. This assistance is designed to minimise if not eliminate duplication of effort and unnecessary expenditure of government funds.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    GIS Training

    As the Government's technical focal point for GIS is in The Bahamas, it is the remit of The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre to develop a training program for government agencies. As such, training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is offered.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Government Employment Application Form

    Applicants seeking employment in Government Ministries/Departments

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Government of The Bahamas - Security Questionnaire

    This form is to be used for ensuring that persons being considered for appointments or transfers into government departments are not security risk to personnel or sensitive data. Sensitive Ministries are those listed in the Department of Public Service website.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    GPS Training

    As a part of the BNGIS Centre's mission to advance the use of modern technologies in the Civil Service, training in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) is provided. GPS is a navigational aid that utilizes 24 satellites that orbit the earth in a grid pattern. There are always six to eight satellites that are able to communicate with any given position on earth at any given time. What this does is give the user the ability to find any place on earth at any time day or night.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Gun Licence Application

    Procedures for Applying for Firearms Licence in The Bahamas

    ROYAL BAHAMAS POLICE FORCE

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    Health Professionals Licensing Form

    Health professionals annual licence renewal.

    For additional information on the Health Professions Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Half Pay Leave

    Eligible employees are entitled to Half-Pay leave, a pre-approved half paid absence from work, to be used in cases where the officer has has no vacation leave available and wishes to apply for leave. Half Pay Leave will be arranged with due regard for operating needs of the Department.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Health Assistance for Medical Services

    Form must be completed by individuals requesting Health assistance from the Ministry of Social Services.

    SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Health Professionals Registration Form

    Register as a health professional in The Bahamas.

    For additional information on the Health Professions Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Healthy Dozen Club registration Form

    Vision - All residents living healthy lifestyles throughout life. Mission - To reduce illness, disability and death due to lifestyle related diseases.

    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    HOME CONSUMPTION ENTRY FORM

    Under customs regulations, persons bringing cargo into the country must complete and submit a “Home Consumption Entry Form” at the time of arrival.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Hospital and Healthcare Facilities Licence Renewal

    Licence renewal for hospital/healthcare facility operation.

    For additional information on the Hospital and Healthcare Facilities Board click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Hotel and Resort Development Application

    Any promoter or owner who desires to erect, repair or refurbish premises for use as a hotel may make application to the Minister (responsible for Hotel Encouragement) for the approval thereof. See further Hotels Encouragement Act.

    See also Summary of Benefits" and "Application Form For Exemption/Reduction of Customs Duties" attached.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    HOTEL LICENSING FORM

    HOTEL LICENSING FORM

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    Hotel Summer Rates Return PART II

    Hotel Summer Rates Return PART II

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    Hotel Winter Rates Return PART I

    Hotel Winter Rates Return

    MINISTRY OF TOURISM


    Hotels Encouragement Act Form

    The Hotels Encouragement Act provides incentives for both the Bahamian and foreign investor by allowing certain items to be imported duty-free for the construction, renovation and/or refurbishment of resorts. Construction and building materials, equipment and furnishings eligible to receive concessions are set out in schedules of the Regulations of the Act.

    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    Hotels Encouragement - Summary of Benefits

    Summary of benefits available under the Hotels Encouragement Act:
  • Benefits Available to Investors
  • How To Obtain These Benefits
  • Special Considerations
  • Check list on requirements for application
  • Items NOT ALLOWED Duty-Free Concessions

  • FINANCE, MINISTRY OF

     I
    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    Immunisation for Bahamian Infants Living Abroad

    Immunisation registration for Bahamian infants under 2 years of age born/living abroad.

    For additional information on the Expanded Programme in Immunisation click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Immunisation for Non Bahamian Infants

    Immunisation registration for infants under 2 years of age for non-Bahamians.

    For additional information on the Expanded Programme in Immunisation click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Import Good For Temporary Use

    Request To Import Goods For A Temporary Use or Purpose

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    In-Service Training Award

    Application form for permanent and pensionable public officers seeking an In-Service Training Award

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    In-Service Training Award Application Form

    Application form for permanent and pensionable public officers seeking an In-Service Training Award

    BAHAMAS CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Industries Encouragement Applications

    The Industries Encouragement Act is designed to encourage the establishment and development of industries and for matters connected therewith.

    Three applications must be submitted:
  • Approval of Product
  • Approval of Manufacturer
  • Approval of Application

  • FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Instrument Data Form

    To Facilitate the efficient recording of Deeds and Documents.

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Insurers Life & OTL - Life & Health Form B Part 1

    Year End Statement of Results - Income and Expenditure for Bahamas Operations for Life And Other Than Life Insurer (Life & Health)

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Insurers - L and H Form B Part 3 Premium,Claims

    Year End Statement of Results - Summary of Policies: Premiums and Claims Distribution for Bahamas Operations for Life and Health (Life & Health)

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Insurers - Life and Health Form B Part 2

    Year End Statement of Results - Assets and Liabilities for Bahamas Operation for Life & Health Insurers (Life & Health)

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Insurers - Life and Health Policy Reserves

    Year End Statement of Results - Bahamas Life Fund Or Policy Reserves for Bahamas Operations for Life and Health Insurers (Life & Health)

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Insurers - Other Than Life P&C Form A - Part 1

    Year End Statement of Results - Income and Expenditure for Bahamas Operations for Other Than Life Insurer(Property & Casualty).

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Insurers - Other Than Life P&C Form A - Part 2

    Year End Statement of Results - Assets and Liabilities for Bahamas Operations for Other Than Life Insurer (Property & Casualty).

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Insurers - Other Than Life P&C Form A - Part 3

    Year End Statement of Results - Summary of Policies, Premiums, and Claims Distribution for Bahamas Operations for Other Than Life Insurer (Property & Casualty).

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Inter-Insular Shipping Act

    These are the Laws that govern mailboat activity within the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

    For more laws pertaining to inter-insular shipping visit Bahamas Laws Online

    LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF


    International Driver Licence Form

    The process of issuing a Drivers Licence for driving abroad in International countries.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    INWARD DECLARATION AND CRUISING PERMIT

    This Form is used by pilots flying "for pleasure purposes, not for any reward or payment". The C7A is prepared by the pilot and presented to the attending Customs Officer at the first Port of Entry into The Bahamas.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    INWARD REPORT - PLEASURE VESSELS

    This Form is completed in duplicate by the Captain or Owner for Pleasure Vessels visitng The Bahamas from a Foreign Port. The document must be presented to the Attending Customs Officer at the first Port of Entry into The Bahamas.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT

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    JumpStart Programme Application

    The Jump Start Programme is a Government funded grant programme for Bahamian citizens over the age of 30 years seeking to establish or expand a small business. It will provide entrepreneurs with a valid small business idea, self employed or unemployed with funding up to $7,500 to purchase equipment, supplies, business and accounting services or to assist with the provision of working capital.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF

     L
    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    Land holding - Certif. of Registration Form 1

  • A non-Bahamian, (other than a permanent resident or a non-Bahamian acquiring land or an interest in land under a devise or by inheritance), who purchases or acquires an interest in a condominium, or property vacant or otherwise to be used by him as a single family dwelling or for the construction of such a dwelling shall apply to the Secretary to the Board to register the purchase or acquisition. The applicant is issued a certificate.
  • A permanent resident who acquires land or an interest in land shall apply to the Secretary to the Board to have the acquisition registered with the Board. The applicant is issued a certificate.
  • A non-Bahamian who acquires land or an interest in land under a devise or by inheritance shall apply to the Secretary to the Board to have the acquisition registered with the Board and the Secretary issue a certificate to the applicant.


  • OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    Land Lease for Family Islands Aerodrome

    This application is for persons desirous of conducting business on property in the immediate area of the Aerodrome.

    For additional information contact cad@bahamas.gov.bs

    CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT


    Landholding - Permit Application Form 3

    A non-Bahamian (other than a permanent resident or non-Bahamian acquiring land or an interest in land under a devise or by inheritance) who intends to acquire land or an interest in land either by way of freehold or leasehold (does not include persons described under Certificate of Registration)shall obtain a permit from the Board.


    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    Learner's Permit

    This service is provided for persons learning to drive. Permit holders when driving any vehicle which he/she has not qualified by test to drive, must carry the prescribed "L" plates at the front and back of the vehicle. Permit holders should always be accompanied by a supervisor except when under going the driving test or when driving a solo motor-cycle or vehicle, other than a motor car, not constructed or adapted to carry more than one person. The supervisor must hold a current licence, other than a provisional licence to drive the class of vehicle being driven by the provisional licence holder and must have passed the driving test or held licence to drive not less than two years.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Licence to Export Seafood

    This licence authorizes the persons operating processing plants as well as factory vessels to export seafood from The Bahamas. Refer to The Food (Seafood Processing and Inspection Regulations, 2002)

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Licence to Import Bananas

    This permit allows persons to import bananas into The Bahamas.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Licence to Import Fruits and Vegetables

    This permit allows persons to import fruits and vegetables into The Bahamas.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Licence to Import Meat

    This permit allows persons to import meat into The Bahamas.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Licence to Import Plants and Flowers

    This permit allows persons to import Plants and Flowers.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Licence to Operate a Captive Marine Mammal

    A Licence to Operate a Captive Marine Mammal Facility certifies that the operators of a Captive Marine Mammal Facility has been deemed adequate to hold live specimens of marine mammals in The Bahamas.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Licence to Operate a Captive Marine Mammal

    A Licence to Operate a Captive Marine Mammal Facility certifies that the operators of a Captive Marine Mammal Facility has been deemed adequate to hold live specimens of marine mammals in The Bahamas.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Life and Payment Cerificate Judicial

    Form used claim pension by retired Judge or Widow/Widower if cheque is cut. Form is also used for vertification of life if payments are sent direct to bank accounts.

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


    Liquefied Petroleum Gas Licence Application Form

    An Appliance Dealer Licence allows an individual or company to sell LPG gas operated appliances. Persons interested in becoming an Appliance Dealer must apply to the Control Division of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport for an Appliance Dealer Licence.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Local Government Act (1996)

    An Act to make provision for local government in the Commonwealth in The Bahamas. (Date of Assent - 5th March 1996).

    See also Local Government Procedure Manual

    LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF


    Local Government Procedure Manual

    A guide as well as a source of reference and information on local government in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

    See also Local Government Act (1996)

    LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF


    Lost Driver's Licence Form

    Research of a lost, stolen or damaged Bahamian Drivers Licence.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT

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    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    Mailboat Contract Agreement Form

    This is a 'Contract Agreement' executed between the Government of The Bahamas and the Mailboat Operator.

    Inter-Insular Shipping Act

    LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF


    Mailboat Freight List

    This is a list of prices for items transported on all Govervnment subsidized mailboats plying between Nassau, New Providence and the other Islands of the Bahamas.

    Inter-Insular Shipping Act..

    LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF


    Mailboat Schedule

    This is a listing af the names of the Mailboats and the Island/s they serve with their scheduled time of departure from Nassau.


    LANDS & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, MINISTRY OF


    Marine Mammal Export Licence

    A Marine Mammal Export Permit is required to allow the export of any species of marine mammal from The Bahamas.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Marine Mammal Import Licence

    A Marine Mammal Import Permit is required to allow the import of any marine mammal species into The Bahamas. Citizens or Local companies authorized to hold marine mammals will be interested in obtaining this type of permit.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Marine Mammal Research Permit

    A Marine Mammal Research Permit is required for properly qualified persons to engage in scientific research activities within The Bahamas which is directed towards any species of marine mammals. Persons who would be interested in this type of Permit include the following:
  • Local foreign tertiary institutes.
  • Local and foreign companies authorized to hold marine mammals.
  • Individual researchers (local and foreign).

  • MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    MARITIME DECLARATION OF HEALTH

    (To be completed and submitted to the competent authorities by the Master of Ships arriving from Ports outside the territory

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Marriage Consent for Minors (under 18)

    Certificat by parents or guardians to give consent to for a minor to marry.

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Marriage Licence Application

    Anyone wishing to be married in the Bahamas must first request a license from the Registry.

    The legal age of marriage in the Bahamas is eighteen (18).

    A marriage license is valid for three months.

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Marriage Officers Application Form

    The Registrar General, the Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Family Island Administrators or Commissioners, and Supreme Court Magistrates are Marriage Officers by virtue of their appointment. Justices of the Peace are not Marriage Officers although there are certain Marriage Officers who are Justices of the Peace.

    REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT


    Master 's Licence Examination Application Form

    Applying to take the Master licence Examination as required under the Boat Regisration Act 1961 in order to become a boat captain

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Master's Licence Assesssment & Certification

    Master Licence Assessment Practical Examination and Certification of Seafarers

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Master's Licence Examination Form

    Applying for a Master's licence as required under the Boat Regisration Act 1961 in order to become a boat captain.

    Person must pass the Master's Licence Examination (theory) and complete the Master's Licence Assessment and Certification (practical)

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Medical Council Government Physicians Registration

    Register as a Government-employed Physician.
    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Honourary Consultant Registration

    Register as a Honourary Medical Consultant.

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Intern Registration Form

    Register as a medical intern.

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Licence Renewal for Non Bahamians

    Non-Bahamians medical licence renewal.

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Licence Renewal Form

    For citizens of The Bahamas to renew licence as medical practitioners.

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Private Practice Registration 1

    Non-Bahamian citizens: Use this form to register your private medical practice.

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Private Practice Registration 2

    Bahamian citizens: Use this form to register your private medical practice.

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Medical Council Temporary Registration Form

    Register as a Medical Practitioner in The Bahamas (temporarily).

    For additional information on the Medical Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Money Order Application

    Used to pay bills in American or Canadian currancy


    POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Mortgage Insurance Policy, MI 9

    Mortgage Insurance Policy, MI 9

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF

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    Form TitleDescription  Agency


    Nominate Person for Youth Award of Excellence

    The Youth Award of Excellence is award to young people who have been nominated by their respective organisations for their outstanding contributions to the life of the organisation. This award is bestowed by the government on an annual basis. Each year, The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture request nominations from organisations for individuals to be considered for inclusion in the National Youth Recognition Awards. All nominees must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Division of Youth for consideration.

    Each island has their own Local Award Ceremony; the most distinguished young person from that event will be selected to represent the island at the National Youth Recognition Awards.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    National 1 Year Job Initiative Programme

    Sorry! Deadline for Submission has past.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    National Accounts Report 2005

    The Department of Statistics is pleased to announce the release of its publication which introduces Gross Domestic Product of The Bahamas via the production and the expenditure approaches, in current and constant prices. This presentation increases the analytical usefulness and statistical reliability of the national accounts. The information contained in this report is one of the most sensitive leading indicators of economic conditions in The Bahamas. Users of this information will find it a meaningful addition to the usual body of information for planning and decision-making.

    For further reading of the press release along with associated tables for national accounts, please use the below links to download the information.

    For further information or assistance please email us at the Department of Statistics.

    National Accounts Statistics on Central Bank of The Bahamas website


    STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF


    National Centre for the Performing Arts

    The National Centre for the Performing Arts is a facility that can be rented for various types of events. Persons interested in using the facility must apply.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    National Honours Award Nomination

    To allow the public to participate in the nomination of the National Honours Award

    Cabinet Office


    National Summer Youth Programme

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture hosts several annual summer programmes. Each year, thousands of our young people are out of school for summer break. The Division of Youth, in collaboration with the Sports and Culture Divisions of the Ministry host a major four week fun-filled programme. Young persons between the ages of five to fifteen are engaged in organised, character building and dynamic programmes, based in schools and churches throughout New Providence and the Family Islands.

    Persons interested in receiving training must apply to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Department of Sports.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    National Youth Parliament Application

    The Youth Parliament is held annually in observance of National Youth Month. The purpose of Youth Parliament is to expose Bahamian youth to parliamentary procedures as well as current issues, affecting youth development. Young persons are selected, trained and make presentations in the House of Assembly in two session.

    Youth Parliament affords the young person the opportunity to voice their concerns, offer solutions, raise a level of consciousness in our society and bring to the fore the positive contribution made by youth to the economic, social and cultural development of the nation.

    Interested individuals may apply to the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Division of Youth to participate in the National Youth Parliament.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Nominate Person for Sports Hall of Fame

    The Sports Hall of Fame is the highest award that The Bahamas Government gives to individuals for their accomplishment in sports. This award is bestowed by the government on an annual basis. Each year, the Sporting Federation would recommend a list of athletes to be considered for inclusion in the Sports Hall of Fame. All nominees must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Department of Sport for consideration.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Nominate Person for the Youth Leader Award

    The Youth Leader Award is given to the most outstanding nominee who have gone above and beyond service and aided in the development of youth for more than 10 years. The Committee will select the recipients of these awards. The nominees from both Abaco and Grand Bahama will be decided on by those islands. Nominations for all other islands and New Providence will be decided upon by a separate committee organised by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. These awards are bestowed by the government on an annual basis. All nominees must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Division of Youth for consideration.

    The nominees from both Abaco and Grand Bahama will be decided on by those islands.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Nominating a Youth Organisation of the Year

    These awards are targeted to those organisations, who have distinguished themselves for excellence in service to the Nation’s Youth. These organisations would have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond the call. Nominations will be received from each Family Island; however a final decision will be made by a select committee on the winners for all the islands with the exception of New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco. These islands will be responsible for selecting the winners from their respective island. These awards are bestowed by the government on an annual basis. All nominees must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Division of Youth for consideration.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Non Bahamian Transfer Drivers Licence Form

    This provision allows persons holding a valid drivers licence from another country other than The Bahamas the privilege of driving legally in The Bahamas. Note: Foreign Nationals must present an approved Immigration status to reside in The Bahamas before a Foreign Drivers Licence can be transferred. via, Residency Certificate, Work Permit, Spousal Permit.) Person must bring original documents and a photo copy of Passport, Drivers Licence and Permission to Reside.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    NON-FINANCIAL MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT FORM

    This form is used to monitor producer/service cooperatives.

    COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF


    Notification of Vacancy

    To be used when applying for foreign workers

    LABOUR, DEPARTMENT OF


    Nurses Agencies Licence Application Form

    Licence to employ Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives and Enrolled Clinical Nurses.

    For additional information on the Nursing Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Nursing Agency Licence Renewal Form

    To renew licence to establish a nursing agency, or an agency where the services of nurses, midwives and clinical nurses are sought.

    For additional information on the Nursing Council click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF


    Nursing Cadets Programme Application Form

    Apply for entrance into the Bahamas Nursing Cadets Programme.

    For additional information on the Nursing Cadets Programme click here.


    HEALTH, MINISTRY OF

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    Occasional Licence

    These licences are granted to civic and charitable organizations. Consideration would be given to other groups or individuals with certain conditions. Licence may be granted for a period of seven (7) days at a time, with a maximum of four (4) times per year..

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Occupany Certicate

    This is the legal document which the Ministry of Works & Utilities issues after your building project is substantially complete. Basically it means that Buildings Control Division is satisfied that the building is safe fit for human habitation; based on the requirements of the Bahamas Building Code.

    Occupancy Certificat Regulations

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Occupational Wage and Living Conditions Surveys

    Department of Statistics Occupational Wage and Bahamas Living Conditions Surveys

    Below are various reports on wages and living conditions in The Bahamas.

    1. Complete report of the Occupational Wage Survey

    2. Summary of Bahamas Living Conditions Survey (BLCS)

    3. Poverty chapter from BLCS report.

    Should you have any questions, you may contact Ms. Leona Wilson at the Department of Statistics.

    For further information or assistance please email us at the Department of Statistics.

    Occupational Wage and Bahamas Living Conditions Surveys on Central Bank of The Bahamas web site


    STATISTICS, DEPARTMENT OF


    Oil Spill Contingency Plan - The Port of Nassau

    This Plan outlines the action and activities to be taken and the agencies to be involved, in the event of an oil spill in the waters of the Port of Nassau.

    See further Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spill Guidelines for Use of Dispersants

    This provides the outline of the requirements for the use of dispersants in oil spill response.

    See 'The Plan' or Port of Nassau Plan for more details.

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spill Reporting Form

    This form is for reporting all oil spills in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

    See further Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution) Act

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spill Responders Contacts

    This is a list of contacts of oil spill contingency response committee members in fulfillment of the requirements of the Contingency Plan of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spill Response and Planning Contacts

    This list is to be used to contact First Responders in the event of an oil spill in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spills 1985 (Reported)

    This is a list of the reported cases of Oil Spills in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in 1985. Please note that these are the only cases that have been reported.

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spills 1999-2001(Reported)

    This is a list of reported Marine oil spills reported during the period of 1999-2001

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spills 2002 (Reported)

    These are the listings of reported marine oil spill incidents during the year of 2002.

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Oil Spills 2003 (Reported)

    These are the listings of oil spill incidents that occurred during the year 2003.

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Omni Bus Franchise Application

    This service is for the registration of a vehicle bearing a Jitney plate. (Please note that the month of May is Public Service month when all Public Service Vehicles are licensed. Also, inspection is done twice a year for Public Service Vehicles during the month of May and October.)

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Opening a Savings Account - Personal Info Form

    All citizens and businesses can open a savings account at the Bahamas Post Offices. The Savings bank at the Post Office is a thrift bank as opposed to a commercial bank.

    POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Oper. an Inquiry Agent/Security Company Renewal

    All licences granted to engage in the business of providing inquiry agents or security guards are valid for a period of one year. A temporary licence may be issued to a person for a period stated in the licence, but not more than three months, while awaiting the decision to grant the licence.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Operate a Theatre or Cinema Licence

    Any premises to be used for the public performance of plays and showing of films must be granted a licence by The Bahamas Plays and Films Control Board.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Operate an Inquiry Agent/Security Guard Company

    All persons engaged in the business of providing inquiry agents or security guards services must obtain a licence. This includes the following types of companies: Investigation, Collection and Armoured Services

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Orchid Import Permit

    For importing orchids.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources

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    Paid Study Leave / In-Service Training Award

    In-Service Training awards are generally granted for studies at the Bachelor & Masters degree level or at the Diplomat and Certificate levels, where applicable for professional qualification. In-Service Training awards for Bachelor’s Degree will be awarded to persons only if they have completed an Associate Degree or the equivalent number of credits towards a degree at their own expense. In instances where persons may have embarked upon study leave without the requisite approval, Permanent Secretaries or Heads of Departments will be required to approve an explanation in writing of the circumstances and justify why the approved leave should not be discontinued. Before approval is sought to grant an officer and In-Service Training Award to pursue studies abroad, efforts should be made to ascertain whether courses are offered at the College of the Bahamas or the University of the West Indies. Special consideration may still be given to officers who do not meet the requirements, wishing to pursue an associate or doctoral degree, or where there is an urgent demand for qualified personnel in a particular area of study.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    PARCELS LIST

    This Form is used by the Shipping Agent to "record or manifest" small parcels for which no "Bill of Lading" was issued.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Parliamentary Pension Act 1995

    Benefit Payments of Gratuity, Pension, Pension/Gratuity, Widows' Allowance, Childrens' Allowance, Refund of Contribution.

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


    Participate in Sports Training Summer Programme

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture hosts several annual summer programmes. The Department of Sport hosts a five week summer cultural program during the month of July to the first week in August. Various sport disciplines are taught:

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading/Dance
  • Cycling
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Golf
  • Lawn tennis
  • Netball
  • Sailing (Olympic and sloop).
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball

    Persons interested in receiving training must apply to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Department of Sports.


  • YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Passport Application

    For On-line Submittable Form and e-Calendar Appointment Form visit the ePassport web site at epassport.bahamas.gov.bs
    OR
    Click the PDF form below for a downloadable form that you may fill and deliver to nearest passport agency.

    This form is used by persons applying for an Electronic Passport and/or a Certificate of Identity.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    Nothing is to be stapled to the front or back cover of the NEW E-PASSPORT.

    FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF


    Pension Fund - Widows and Orphans

    Preparation of certificate reflecting benefits due. Receipt of audited certificate treasury voucher is prepared and cheque is produced for outstanding pension. Pension is added to monthly paysheet to receive monthly payments.


    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


    Pension Life and Payment Vertification

    Verification that a pensioner is living is required January and July of each year.

    The form should be completed and signed by Head of Department, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, Commissioner for Oaths, Minister of Religion, Medical PRactioner, Postmaster, Police Officer of or above the rank of Sergeant, or Bank Official.


    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


    Pensioner Death Compensation (Ex gratia) Award

    Compensation paid by government voluntarily (ex gratia) on death of a pensioner.

    NOTE: The ex gratia award is not a benefit as of right" and the Ministry of Public Service reserves the right to reject this application.


    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


    PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR SPOUSE OF A BAHAMIAN

    This form is for individuals married to Bahamian citizens and are seeking permanent residence in The Bahamas. To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    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.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Permit To Transport A Marine Mammal

    This Permit allows transportation of a Marine Mammal.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Philatelic Bureau Standing Order Account

    This form is designed for Stamp collectors who are interested in becoming members of The Bahamas Philatelic Bureau. Complete the necessary fields and submit to the Philatelic Bureau Section.

    POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Physical Planning letter

    This form is for those persons wishing to operate a business from their home.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Police Character Certificate

    Form used to apply for a certificate that states whether the applicant has a criminal record or not. An application can be submitted online. Use the HTML icon for this online application.

    ROYAL BAHAMAS POLICE FORCE


    Poultry Import Permit

    For importing poultry.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Privacy Complaint Form

    This form is used to report an incident where it is suspected that an institution has either collected, disclosed or misused your personal information.

    OFFICE OF THE DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER


    Private Post Box Rental Application

    Citizens, Residents and Businesses can rent a post box at all Post Offices in New Providence and a few of the Family Island Sub Offices.

    POST OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Private Sector Summer Employment Partnership

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in partnership with the Private sector provides employment opportunities for young people during the summer period. Young persons between the ages of 16 to 26 are employed during the summer in an effort to gain work experience.

    Through the Private sector Summer Employment Partnership programme, Organisations interested in employing young persons may submit their request to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Department of Youth. The Department of Youth will review request to ensure that an appropriate match between skill required and personnel is achieved.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Private Vessels Schedule of Fees

    Schedule of fees for vessels for personal and private use

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Processing Plant Licence

    This licence authorizes the processing of seafood on a land based processing facility. Refer to The Food (Seafood Processing and Inspection Regulations, 2002)

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Project Proposal Guidelines

    To establish a business in the Bahamas, international investors are required to submit a complete project proposal to the Bahamas Investment Authority, which operates from the Office of the Prime Minister. The attached document is a guideline as to the information required when submitting a proposal.

    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    Property Tax Application for Assessment

    This form is to be completed by those persons applying for Real Property Tax Assessment for the first time. It is completed in conjunction with the Property Tax Declaration Form

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Property Tax Declaration Form

    This form is to be filled out for persons declaring their property with the Real Property Tax office. See Guide to Completion of Declaration Form for help in completing this form.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Public Officer Applying for Pension

    The Public Service Pension Plan of The Statute Laws of The Bahamas is a non-contributory plan. The purpose of the plan is to award pensions and gratuities to public officers. There is no absolute right to the benefits that are awarded under The Pensions Act. The benefits are only awarded for good and faithful service and will be withheld in part or whole where officers are found to be guilty of disgraceful conduct or gross dereliction of duty or indebted to the Government of The Bahamas for any public money which came to their hands either legally or illegally. The amount of the pension awarded to public officers is determined by the number of continuous months of employment and the annual salary at the time of retirement. Officers may take the maximum (full) pension for their months of service, in which case they will not receive the lump sum gratuity. However, officers may opt to take a reduced pension of 75% of their maximum (full) pension, and in this case they would receive a lump sum gratuity equal to 25% of their maximum (full) pension multiplied by ten (10). The Benefits and Awards described below are for Public Officers who qualify for benefits under The Pensions Act, Chapter 43 of the Statute Laws of The Bahamas. The following officers should refer to the relevant Act for Benefits and Awards for further information:
  • Judges – Judges Remuneration and Pensions Act
  • Members of The Royal Bahamas Police Force – The Police Force Act 2009
  • Prison officers – The Prison Act
  • Officers of The Defence Force – The Defence Force Act Officers who do not qualify for the award of a pension, and provided they had completed at least ten (10) years of continuous monthly service, will be eligible for a gratuity equivalent to 4% of the annual salary at the time of retirement, multiplied by the number of completed years of service (less any periods taken on unpaid (no pay) leave and / or contract).

  • PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Public Service Drivers Licence Application

    The Candidate must make an application to the Examiners Unit of the Road Traffic Department

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Public Service Training Assessment Form

    Public Service Training Nomination Form should be utilized when recommending Public Officers to attend training courses/sessions offered by Public Service Training Centre Harold Road.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Public Service Training Nomination Form

    Public Service Training Nomination Form should be utilized when recommending Public Officers to attend training courses/sessions offered by Public Service Training Centre Harold Road.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Public Space Application

    Public Spaces e.g street sides, beaches, public parks, etc. Any space that is not privately owned. Fees, depending upon the function, may be charged for the use of public space.

    Note: A Vendor's Permit is required for the use of Public Space.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF

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    Qtrly Statutory Filings Form Other Than Life

    Quarterly Statutory Filings Form for Property & Casualty Insurers for Bahamas Operations Other Than Life Insurers (Property & Casualty)

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE

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    REGISTRATION AS A CITIZEN (MINOR CHILD)

    This application is for the following categories of persons applying for registration as a citizen of The Bahamas:
    1. Minors that are born to Bahamian parent by birth or naturalization);
    2. Minor children of Bahamian woman born abroad;
    3. Minor children of a naturalized woman;
    4. Minor children of a naturalized man, whose wife is the mother of the child;
    5. Minor child(ren )born to a un-married Bahamian male who holds legal documents for the child(ren) e.g. legal custody/guardianship.
    To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Registration of a Cooperative Society Application

    In accordance with the Cooperative Societies Act 2005 & Cooperative Societies Regulations 2012 (Proposed) all cooperative societies must be registered by the Director of Societies.

    COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF


    Re-employment in the Public Service

    Upon reaching age 65, all officers must retire from the Public service. However, retired officers may be reconsidered for re-employment. These officers may be reengaged up to age seventy (70) subject to the need for their services.
  • Reemployed officers are usually required to forgo their pension during the period of reengagement.
  • If an officer resigns from the public service and is subsequently re-appointed to the Public Service this is consider to be a new appointment.

  • PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Registering a Boat/Ski for Commercial Use

    It is a requirement of The Government of The Bahamas that all boats/skis to be used commercially must be registered. The registration process at the Port Department is one designed to assist the boat owners in getting their licences in an efficient manner.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Registering a Boat/Ski for Private Use

    It is a requirement of The Government of The Bahamas that all boats/skis to be used privately, must be registered. The registration process at the Port Department is one designed to assist the private boat owners in getting their licences in an efficient manner.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Registering a Foreign Charter

    It is a requirement of The Government of The Bahamas that all foreign charters secure a licence in order to utilise Bahamian waters. Most foreign charter applications to The Bahamas are from yachts seeking to explore our beautiful seas. To accommodate these ‘sun seekers’ the Port Department has simplified the chartering process as detailed below.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Registering a National Youth Band

    The growth and development of youth bands form a microcosm of the Ministry’s strategic plan for youth development. Youth bands provide healthy alternatives for youth at the community level. It is an avenue for discipline and training, development of artistic ability, enhancement of personhood through the acquisition of pride and self-fulfilment, enhancement of self worth, cultural awareness and positive socialization.

    Youth Band may register with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to be eligible for government grants and other assistance offered by the Department of Youth.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Registering a Youth Organisation

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture maintains relationship with over 300 registered youth organizations. This relationship helps to concretize the alliance with youth leaders, as well as assist in the coordinated growth and development of youth organizations.

    Specific activities of the unit include:

    1. The ongoing maintenance of an active database on youth organizations;
    2. Consultative services to facilitate the requests of youth organizations and ensure quality of service in New Providence and Family Islands;
    3. Co-ordination of youth involvement in national events;
    4. Promote the involvement and expansion of youth organizations across the Bahamas.

    Registered Youth Organizations Benefit From:

  • Technical assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Youth Leaders training and certification
  • Administrative support
  • Mentoring
  • Quarterly youth leader for a
  • Referral services
  • International networking
  • Meeting with your organization to help form/structure
  • Attending a meeting here and there to understand what to do and how we can help
  • Assist in searching for International grants and opportunities
  • Expand your organization to the Islands/Utilize what is working here/identify and train elsewhere

  • YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Registering to Compete in Junior Junkanoo

    Junior Junkanoo is a competitive display of indigenous Junkanoo music, dance, and festive costumes by primary and secondary schools in New Providence and visiting Family Islands schools. Junior Junkanoo caters for ages 3 to 18 years.

    Before schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama, and the Family Island can participate in Junkanoo festivals, they must be registered with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Department of Culture.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Renewal of Licence To Operate a Theatre or Cinema

    All licences granted for the use of premises for the public performance of plays and showing of films remain in force for one year or such shorter period as specified in the licence. The Bahamas Plays and Films Control Board may from time to time renew a licence issued.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    REPORT INWARDS OF VESSELS

    This Form is to be prepared by the Master or Agent of aircraft or vessels "Entering" The Bahamas from a Foreign Port. Vessels Exempted: 1. Pleasure Vessel / Yacht the Captain or Owner is required to complete Form C2A (Inward Report - Pleasure Vessels) 2. Military Vessels

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Request for Undertaking-To-Insure MI 2

    Request for Undertaking-To-Insure MI 2

    HOUSING MINISTRY OF


    Request for Youth Band Grant

    The growth and development of youth bands form a microcosm of the Ministry’s Strategic Plan for Youth Development. Youth bands provide healthy alternatives for youth at the community level.

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, through the Division of Youth, gives annual grants to Youth bands that are registered with the Division of Youth, to assist with Youth Band Strengthening. Interested bands may make requests to the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Division of Youth. Grants are provided at the discretion of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.


    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Request for Youth Organisation Grant

    The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, through the Division of Youth, gives annual grants to organizations that are registered with the Division of Youth, to assist with Youth Organisation Strengthening. Interested organisations may make requests to the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture, Division of Youth. Grants are provided at the discretion of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    RESIDENT SPOUSE PERMIT APPLICATION

    This application is for foreign spouse of a Bahamian citizen applying to reside and work in The Bahamas, upon satisfying the Director of Immigration, in accordance with the Immigration Act Chapter 191 section 29, subsections a, b, and c. To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    Resignation From the Public Service

    A Public Officer may resign his office at any time. Officer’s are advised to give at least one months notice or pay one month’s salary in lieu thereof. Vacation leave cannot be used as part of the notice. Monthly paid officers who completed at least ten (10) years of continuous monthly service or more will be eligible for a gratuity equivalent to 4% of the annual salary at the time of resignationtirement, multiplied by the number of completed years of service (less any periods taken on unpaid (no pay) leave and / or contract).

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Retiring Benefits Request

    Request Form Retiring Benefits

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF

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    Scholarship and Education Loan

    Please visit the Scholarship and Education Loan Division for downloadable application forms and details.

    Please read the Education Loan Student Manual.

    EDUCATION, MINISTRY OF


    Scientific Research (Conducting)


    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Seafood Buying Station Licence

    Persons wishing to buy and store seafood product can do so with a seafood buying station licence.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Self Drive Franchise Application

    To obtain a Self Drive Franchise an applicant must submit a completed Self Drive Franchise Application Form to the Franchise Unit of the Road Traffic Department and await approval by the Road Traffic Authority Board. Once the Board has met, notification of approval will be given to the applicant through the local media (i.e. newspaper, radio).

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Service Wide Promotion - Recommendation Form

    All recommendations for the service wide promotoin exercise should be submitted to the Public Service Commission on this form

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Settlement Of A Trade Dispute

    A Settlement Form is signed, when both parties have come to an agreement in settling a Trade Dispute

    LABOUR, DEPARTMENT OF


    Shark Permit

    This permit allows the holder to fish for, possess or export any shark or shark parts for educational, scientific or research purposes.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Shipwreck Sites Salvage Application

    This application is to be used to obtain a permit to carryout salvage exploration in waters of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

    Abandon Shipwreck Act

    MARITIME AFFAIRS & LABOUR, MINISTRY OF


    Skills Bank Application Form

    Forms for applying for jobs within Private and/or Public establishments

    LABOUR, DEPARTMENT OF


    Skills Bank Employment Form

    Application for Job Seekers.

    BAHAMAS CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Social Services General Assistance Application

    Form is required when individuals are trying to obtain general assistance from the Ministry of Social Services

    SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Social Work Cadet Programme Application Form

    To be filled by persons interested in participating in the Cadet Programme.

    SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Spatial Data Control Check List Applications Form

    This Quality Control (QC) check list serves to convey to BSDI Library Publishers requirements to be used to check the quality of data awaiting first time publishing to The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) Library.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Spatial Data Error Detection Applications Form

    This Form serves to document any discrepancy or in the GIS Data provided by agencies which is posted to The Bahamas Spatial Data (BSDI) Library.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Spatial Data Services - Quality Control

    As the Government's technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, it is the remit of the BNGIS Centre to develop a comprehensive framework that provides for improvements in coordination and use of geospatial data. Geospatial data refers to data/information about places or geography. As such The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) System and Programme has been developed as a national strategy for the effective and economical use and management of geospatial assets in the digital environment for the benefit of all government agencies and the general public.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Spatial Data Services - Reporting Error

    As the Government’s technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, it is the remit of the BNGIS Centre to develop a comprehensive framework that provides for improvements in coordination and use of geospatial data. Geospatial data refers to data/information about places or geography. As such, The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) System and Program has been developed as a national strategy for the effective and economical use and management of geospatial assets in the digital environment for the benefit of all government agencies and the general public. The hub of The BSDI ‘System’ is a centralized LIBRARY database containing The Government’s best available, most accurate, and reliable non-confidential information. Information in the Library is freely shared through-out government. In the event users of the spatial data and imagery stored in the BSDI Library, detect errors in published information, said errors should be immediately reported to the Centre for further action.

    Bahamas National Geographical Information System


    Special Vehicle Application Form

    Miscellaneous vehicles include vehicles with any hydraulic operating parts or hydraulic lifts. An M plate is issued to miscellaneous vehicles. Before an M- plate can be on the road the owner of the vehicle must obtain a letter from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport that reads “Permit to operate Special Vehicles on Public Roads”. This letter must accompany the other documents when registering a miscellaneous vehicle with the Department of Road Traffics.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Sport Fishing Permit

    A Sport Fishing Permit is a licence granted to authorize foreign owned vessels to be engaged in sport fishing exercises while in Bahamian waters. Current regulations state that both Customs and Immigration formalities must be completed before the licence can be issued. Permits can be obtained from the Bahamian Customs Officer at the time of entry or from the Department of Marine Resources after entry.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Sport Fishing Tournament Licence

    A Sport Fishing Tournament Licence is granted to authorize the hosting of a sport fishing event or tournament within the waters of The Bahamas.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Stamp (Amendment) Act, 2013

    Application for Stamp Duty Exemption by first time homeowners. This form is reserved for persons seeking Stamp Duty Exemption on their Conveyance and Mortgage Instruments relative to the acquisition of their first time dwelling home.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Statutory Filing Form L and H - Line of Business

    Quarterly Statutory Filing Form - Line of Business for Life and Health Bahamas Operations for Life And Health Insurers (Life & Health)

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Statutory Filing Form Premiums and Premium Taxes

    Quarterly Statutory Filing Form for Gross Premium and Premium Taxes Bahamas Operations for Other Than Life Insurer (Property & Casualty) and (Life & Health Insurers) .

    REGISTRAR OF INSURANCE COMPANIES, OFFICE OF THE


    Stores-on-Credit Form

    The Fish and Farm Store, located on Potter's Cay Dock, sells a variety of products including pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, chemicals, irrigation supplies, fencing and packaging material to farmers at cost. While most sales are cash, farmers can purchase items on credit, using the Stores-on-Credit Programme.

    This form can only be viewed as a pdf file. Download adobe pdf here


    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Summer Employment Programme Application

    This form is to be used by the summer employment programme for its application process.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    SUSPICIOUS TRANSACTION REPORT

    SUSPICIOUS TRANSACTION REPORT

    FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT

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    Tariff Act- Fourth Schedule (Section 5)

    Details on items exempted under Chapter 295 - Tariff Act-Fourth Schedule (Section 5) EXEMPTION FROM DUTY Part A & Part B

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Taxi Cab Licence Grant Application

    Vehicles bearing a Taxi-cab plate are to be strictly used for the purpose of hire and profit. To obtain a Taxi-Cab Franchise the applicant must be in possession of a valid Public Service Drivers Licence, submit a completed Taxi-cab Franchise Application Form to the Franchise Unit of the Road Traffic Department and await approval by the Road Traffic Authority Board. Once the Board has met, notification of approval will be given to the applicant through the local media (i.e. newspaper, radio). Please note that there is currently a moratorium on the issuance of Taxi-Cab plates.

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Teachers Employment Application Form

    Teachers seeking employment in the Ministry of Education

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Temporary Business Licence

    This Business Licence application is in respect of applicants applying for the Temporary/Contract Licence under the Business Licence Act 2010.

    BUSINESS LICENCE/VALUATION UNIT


    Temporary Business Licence (Form C)

    Application in respect to Temporary/Contract Business Licence under the Business Licence Act.

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    The Communications Bill 2009

    A bill for an Act to provide communication services.

    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    The Utilities Appeal Tribunal Bill 2009

    A bill for an Act to establish The Utilities Appeal Tribunal.

    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER


    Time-Share Purchaser Application

    Registration of time-sharing purchaser(s)interest pursuant to section 20 of The Bahamas Vacation Plan and Time-Sharing Act, 1999.

    "Purchaser" means a person who has given valuable consideration or is liable therefor in exchange for the acquisition of a time-sharing interest

    FINANCE, MINISTRY OF


    Tour Car Franchise Application

    This service is for the registration of a vehicle bearing a Tour Car Plate. Tour Car vehicles are for the operation of prearranged tour transfers or sightseeing tours. (Please note that the month of May is Public Service month when all Public Service Vehicles are licensed. Also, inspection is done twice a year for Public Service Vehicles during the months of May and October.)

    ROAD TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT


    Trade Dispute Form

    The Report of a Trade Dispute Form must be filled out in duplicate (NB Two copies must be completed). After the employee fills out the Report in duplicate, he/she must deliver one to the Employer and file the other form at the Labour Department. If such employee is being represented by a Counsel & Attorney-at-Law or a Labour Advocate, then he/she must answer questions 3, 4 and 6 on such forms.

    LABOUR, DEPARTMENT OF


    Transfer of Licence To Operate a Theatre or Cinema

    The Plays and Cinemas Control Board may transfer any licence granted to any person to another person on the application of that person or the holder of the licence.

    NATIONAL SECURITY, MINISTRY OF


    Transshipment Entry

    Shipping or airline agents who are interested in the movement of goods that are destined for another port or vessel or aircraft should apply to the Comptroller of Customs for authorisation.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Trapping Permit

    A Trapping Permit enables businesses or citizens who wish to use crawfish traps (lobster traps) to harvest spiny lobster or crawfish.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Traps - Compressor & Crawfish


    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    Tropical Fish Permit

    This service is intended to assist persons in importing Tropical Fish.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources

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    UNACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE DECLARATION

    Formed used for delayed accompanied baggage.

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Unpaid Leave

    All Public officers are eligible to receive unpaid leave. Unpaid leave is time off from work which is provided without pay. When an officer takes or is given unpaid leave, their position is still retained as well as other benefits however the officer receives no salary.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Unpaid Study Leave

    All Public officers are eligible to receive unpaid leave. Unpaid leave is time off from work which is provided without pay. When an officer takes or is given unpaid leave, their position is still retained as well as other benefits however the officer receives no salary.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority Bill

    A 2009 bill for an Act to establish a public authority called the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, and for matters related thereto.

    OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

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    Vacation Leave

    Eligible employees are granted vacation leave, a pre-approved paid absence from work, to be used for personal and vacation reasons. Leave for vacation purposes will be arranged with due regard for operating needs of the Department and to accommodate the convenience of the employee.

    PUBLIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


    Vehicle - Heavy Equipment

    Central Services Division deals with the processing and licensing of miscellaneous vehicles before going to the Road Traffic Department.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Vendor

    A Vendor applying for the use of public space is charged a norminal fee based on the application. Such sporting events as Regattas, Beerfests, etc. are charged on a graduated scale starting from $50.00 with an upper limit of $1,000.00. Medical, Educational and Fire relief activities are free.

    WORKS & TRANSPORT, MINISTRY OF


    Vendor Permit

    This Permit enables Bahamian citizens to sell marine resources at designated retailing sites.

    MARINE RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF


    VESSEL PASSENGER LIST

    This Form is used to list the names of all passengers arriving or departing on a commercial vessel; for example, cargo freighter, cruise ship

    CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT


    Veterinarian Form (AGR/VS/1A Form)

    Given to applicants after Dog Permit is obtained. Must be completed by a registered Veterinarian 24 hours prior to travel.

    Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources


    Visa Application

    This form is used by persons applying for an Electronic visa.

    FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF


    Volunteer Bahamas Organisation Registration Form

    This Form is to be completed by Organisations that wish to be registered with the Volunteer Bahamas Programme. Their information will be made available to registered volunteers of the programme.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF


    Volunteer Bahamas Registration Form

    This Form is used by all persons who wish to register to volunteer their time to assist in various areas of the community through The Volunteer Bahamas Programme.

    YOUTH, SPORTS & CULTURE, MINISTRY OF

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    Water Ski & Motor Boat

    Private vessels and fishing boats primarily designed to navigate under sail but having an auxiliary engine rate at 10 horse power or more.

    PORT DEPARTMENT


    Weather Request Form

    Form to request public, marine and seven -day forecast and other weather related inquires.

    METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT


    WORK PERMIT FORM

    This application is for persons applying to work in The Bahamas for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. To access this form your computer will need adobe pdf. Download adobe pdf free of charge here see attachment

    IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF


    World War I Veterans and Widows

    Form used to claim pension by War Veterans. Form is also used for verification of life if payments are sent direct to bank accounts. Only widows are in receipt of pension now.

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT


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