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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Form Title:  

INWARD DECLARATION AND CRUISING PERMIT

Description:  

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.

FAQ's:

It is noted that there is no cost to a private pilot arriving in The Bahamas, what about if I arrive during overtime hours or on holidays?
If you are flying solely for pleasure, there is still no Customs fee for services rendered.

Once my Cruising Permit is issued and I fly to other Customs Ports, are there any other Customs formalities?
As long as there are no dutiable goods on your aircraft, there are no other Customs procedures other than having the Officer stamp your Cruising Permit.

What is to be done with my firearm when I arrive in The Bahamas?
The firearm will be secured by the Customs Officer or Family Island Administrator at all Ports.

Like the pleasure vessel, can I leave without clearance.
No. The private pilot must clear Customs Outward at the last Port before departure to a foreign port.

I understand that Departure Tax is applicable to all passengers?
In March of 2000 Regulations were instituted that requires all persons on a private aircraft (including “pilot” or “co-pilot”) to pay the Passenger Departure Tax currently $15.00 per person.


Contact:  

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT
CUSTOMS HOUSE
THOMPSON BLVD.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
N 155
customs@bahamas.gov.bs



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