Government Forms & Requirements

The Bahamas Hotel Association seeks ways daily to ensure that its membership is kept current with the ever-changing governmental policies. As a step toward doing so, forms for various permits, certificates and their requirements were sought as they are thought to be of use to service the needs of all classes of membership.

Members are advised to familiarize themselves with the following applications, forms and corresponding requirements as to ensure that you are always in the boundaries of the law. Upon request, all of the following can be made readily available to you.

Air Operators Bahamian Licence Renewal

An application for renewal of licence or permit for Bahamian operators or air carriers

Air Operators Foreign Licence Renewal

An application for renewal of licence or permit for foreign operators or air carriers

Application for Licence to Operate a Hotel

Application for Permanent Residency- Non-Bahamian spouse

Application for a certificate of Permanent residence for persons other than spouses of citizens of The Bahamas

Application for Renewal of Hotel Licence

Application for Transfer of Hotel Licence

Bahamian Passport Application

Application for acquiring Bahamian passport

Bahamian Visa Application

Application form for a Bahamian Visa

Boat Inspection Form

Application for Boat Inspection

Business Licence Form (Adjusted)

A form relative to the registration of businesses in The Bahamas

Citizenship Application Form

An application for registration as a citizen of The Bahamas

Citizenship Form- Commonwealth person or British protected person

Application for registration as a citizen of The Bahamas under section 5 of the Act made by an adult Commonwealth citizen or a British protected person

Customs Duty Exemption Form- Family Islands

Application for Customs Duty & Stamp Duty exemption under the Family Islands Economic Enterprises Zones Act

Exemption from Duty- General Letter

A letter requesting exemption from stamp duty and/or waiver of customs duty

Exemption from Duty- Used Vehicle

This form is reserved for applicants seeking customs duty concessions under Item 14 Part B of the Fourth Schedule to the Tariff Act for a Used Vehicle NOT OLDER THAN THREE (3) YEARS to be used as a Taxi/Livery/Tour Car/Omnibus

Exemption from Duty- New Vehicle

This form is reserved for applicants seeking customs duty concessions under Item Part B of the Fourth Schedule to the Tariff Act for a New Vehicle to be used as a Taxi/Livery/Tour Car/Omnibus

Exemption from Duty- Equipment or Machinery

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

Foreign Charter Licence Application

Application for foreign charter licence

Foreign Vessels Schedule of Fees

Schedule showing fees relative to foreign vessels

Hotels Application form-Exemption/reduction in custom duty

Application form for exemption/reduction of customs duties

Hotel Licensing Form-1B

Form needed when trying to licence a hotel

Hotel Summer Rates Return Form

Hotel Winter Rates Return Form

Incentives and Summary of Benefits- Resort Development

Summary of benefits for resort & hotel development investors and how to obtain them

Local Vessels Schedule of Fees

Schedule showing fees relative to Bahamian vessels

Notification of vacancy sample-Labor

Labor form: notification of vacancy sample

Real Property Tax Form C

Property tax application for assessment/position of account

Real Property Tax Declaration Form 

Declaration form for real property tax

Real Property Tax Declaration Form (Guide)

Guide to completing the declaratin form

Requirements for Certificate of Landholding

Requirements and application form for international persons seeking a certificate for ownership of land

Reduced Duty Rate-Raw Materials

Application for raw material/supplies to be imported at a reduced rate of duty

Requirements for Permit for Landholding

Application form for international persons seeking a permit for land owned in The Bahamas

Short term work permit

Application for short term work permit

Work permit form

Application to reside or engage in gainful occupation