TOPIC = Investing in The Bahamas
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Local Government Act (1996)
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.
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.|
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
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.
Hotels Encouragement - Summary of Benefits
|Summary of benefits available under the Hotels Encouragement Act:
Benefits Available to Investors
How To Obtain These Benefits
Check list on requirements for application
Items NOT ALLOWED Duty-Free Concessions|
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
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.|
Application for Certificate of Registration
|The International Persons Landholding Act CH. 140 Requirement for Certificate of Registration|