British High Commission

Company:
British High Commission
Address:
Sandford Drive
Town:
Nassau
Island:
Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas
Phone
242-225-6033
Phone 2:
242-698-0004
Website:
www.gov.uk/bahamas

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The British High Commission has reopened in Nassau. The British High Commission does not issue passports or visas. Details follow below on access to public services.

Emergency assistance: British people in difficulty (e.g. have been arrested or hospitalised) in The Bahamas can contact Consular services by telephone 24/7 – Call 225-6033 then press “2” for consular services; or call the Foreign Office in London on +44 20 7008 1500.

Passports:The British government issues all passports including renewals in the UK. You can apply for your passport online at www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passports or in person by appointment at one of the UK passport offices in Belfast, Durham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Newport and Peterborough.

Visas: Bahamian nationals do not need a visa to visit the UK for periods of less than 6 months. Visas are required for purposes of study, work or settlement. Customers should seek information and apply for visas via www.gov.uk/visas. At least once a month there is a visa clinic in Nassau to collect applications and biometric data. This is by appointment only which can be booked as part of the online application process.

Citizenship: The High Commission cannot give advice on citizenship issues. All details on citizenship can be found at https://www.gov.uk/british-citizenship.

All other enquiries about the UK government and documentation can be found at: www.gov.uk

Turks and Caicos:Information about citizenship and passports can be found at https://www.gov.tc/bordercontrol/ or call the TCI Passport section +1 649 338 4142.

Other British overseas territories websites:
Bermuda: https://www.gov.bm/coming-bermuda/immigration
Cayman: http://www.immigration.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/immhome

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