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Passports & Entry Requirements

Bahamas entry requirements for U.S. citizens

Currently, all persons (even newborns) traveling internationally by air are required to have a valid U.S. passport to enter the U.S.

U.S. government regulations require all persons travelling by sea to have a valid U.S. passport, passport card or other travel document approved by Homeland Security, please visit travel.State.Gov for full details.

The U.S. Government offers two types of passport processing: routine service and expedited service.

If you choose routine service, the U.S. Government states that you will receive your passport ordinarily within 6-8 weeks after application. They warn that processing times can vary depending on workload and occasional unforeseen circumstances and busier travel season times.

The U.S. Government also offers expedited service for those travelers needing a passport quickly. In this case, the government states that you will receive your passport, if you pay additionally for expedited service and two-way overnight delivery, ordinarily in about 3 weeks. This service costs an addtional $60 per application, plus overnight delivery costs.

In this section of our site, we’ll explain in great detail the passport application process and walk you step-by-step through the passport application process. We’ll also give you information about how to renew a passport or how to replace a lost or stolen passport.

For more information for U.S. citizens, please review the choices below and click on the appropriate link.


Call National Passport Processing Services toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or visit