Bahamas


Service locations

​There is no Australian diplomatic mission in the Bahamas.  The Department's office in Ottawa, Canada, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in the Bahamas. 

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian High Commission

Ottawa

Ottawa
Summary

This visa office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Canada, Central America and the Caribbean including: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Pierre et Miquelon, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands.

Street address
Suite 1310
50 O'Connor Street
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L2
Canada
Postal address

As above

Counter hours

By appointment only.
Note: Appointments can be made by calling Americas Service Centre.

Telephone
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Americas service centre

+1 613 238 1040 (International call cost will apply)​

10am to 5pm EST Monday to Friday (Americas Region) ​​​​


Fax

+1 613 366 3070

Website
http://www.canada.embassy.gov.au
Additional information
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Payment information​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Credit card is the preferred payment option.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

Money order or International bank draft

If you are paying by money order or international bank draft, you must make it payable to 'Australian High Commission' and payment must be in Canadian dollars.

​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​


Citizenship​

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Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​

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​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Bahamas

No panel physicians available.
Summary

There is no approved panel clinic for this country. If you need an immigration medical examination, you must see one of the approved Immigration Panel Physicians located in another country.

Police check

Bahamas

Bahamas
Street address

Officer in Charge, Criminal Records Office
East Street North
PO Box N-458
Nassau
BAHAMAS

Telephone

242 322 4444

Website
https://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/rbpf/request.asp
Additional information

Relevant document: ‘Police Character Certificate’.
Residents: Apply in person to the address above. Please refer to the above website for a list of documents to provide.

Non-residents and non citizens: Send the request by mail only to:

Criminal Records Office
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, Bahamas

Fill the application form available in the above website. Send a notarised copy of the applicant’s first four pages of the passport. A money order for 5.00 United States dollars (USD) is payable to Bahamas Public Treasury. You must go to a police office and obtain a set of fingerprints to send along with the other documents. Provide a pre-paid return envelope so that they can return the police clearance.


    Fee: Payable (plus postage costs).
    Note: If you need fingerprint checks, you will need to apply in person at the Criminal Records Office, Thompson Boulevard, so that your fingerprints can be scanned on the application and the certificate can be ready on the pick-up date. A passport, driver’s license or voter’s card must be submitted for identification before fingerprints are checked.
    You will need to collect your certificate from the same station at which you applied for it. The exception is where a fingerprint check is required. In this case, the certificate will be collected from the Criminal Records Office, Thompson Boulevard.
    If someone is collecting the certificate on behalf on your behalf, they must present a valid identification for both themselves and you before the certificate can be issued. (This can include passport, driver’s license or voter’s card).