The LOC has established a relationship with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the issuance of visas to all persons attending the event.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will first send information to all of their embassies around the world with direction to facilitate visa application for persons attending the event.

The Bahamas has embassies and consulates in the following countries.

  • United Kingdom, London
  • China – Beijing
  • Canada – Ontario
  • United States of America – Washington DC, New York, Atlanta and Miami
  • Haiti – Petion Ville
  • Cuba – Havana
  • Dominican Republic

The same will be sent to British Embassies, through which Bahamian visas can also be obtained.

For persons who do not have access to these embassies within their country, in collaboration with the database management system, all the necessary information required (name, date of birth, passport number, expiry date etc.) will be provided to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for processing. Once processed, a visa waiver letter will be produced and sent to the IAAF and the respective member federation. This letter will allow the individual to travel to the Bahamas unencumbered.

1. List of Countries whose Citizens DO NOT NEED a visa to enter The Bahamas

AFRICA
BOT, CPV, GAM, KEN, LES, MAW, MLI, MRI, NAM, RSA, SEY, SLE, STP, SWZ, TAN, UGA, ZAM, ZIM
ASIA
BAN, BRU,CHN, HKG, JPN, KUW, MAS, MDV, OMA, UAE QAT, SIN, SRI
EUROPE
AND, ARM, AUT, AZE, BEL, BUL, CRO, CYP, CZE, DEN, ESP, EST, FIN, FRA, GBR, GEO, GER, GIB, GRE, HUN, IRL, ISL, ISR, ITA, LAT, LIE, LTU, LUX, MDA, MKD, MLT, MON, NED, NOR, POL, POR, ROU, RUS, SLO, SMR, SUI, SVK, SWE, TUR
NACAC
AIA, ANT, ARU, BAR, BER, BIZ, CAN, CAY, CRC, DMA, ESA, GRN, GUA, HON, ISV, IVB, JAM, LCA, MEX, MNT, NCA, PUR, SKN, TKS, TRI, USA, VIN
OCEANIA
ASA, AUS, COK, FIJ, GUM, KIR, MHL, NMI, NRU, NZL, PNG, PYF, SAM, SOL, TGA, TUV, VAN
CONSUDATLE
ARG, BOL, BRA, CHI, COL, ECU, GUY, PAN, PAR, PER, SUR, URU, VEN

2. List of Countries whose Citizens NEED a visa to enter The Bahamas and have a Bahamas Embassy or Consulate in their Country

AFRICA
n/a
ASIA
n/a
EUROPE
n/a
NACAC
CUB, DOM, HAI
OCEANIA
n/a
CONSUDATLE
n/a

3. List of Countries whose Citizens NEED A VISA to enter The Bahamas and DO NOT HAVE A Bahamas Embassy or Consulate in their Country

AFRICA
ALG, ANG, BDI, BEN, BUR, CAF, CGO, CHA, CIV, CMR, COD, COM, DJI, EGY,
ERI, ETH, GAB, GBS, GEQ, GHA, GUI, LBA, LBR, MAD, MAR, MOZ, MTN, NGR, NIG, RWA, SEN, SOM, SSD, SUD, TOG, TUN
ASIA
AFG, BRN, BHU, CAM, INA, IND, IRI, IRQ, JOR, KAZ, KGZ, KOR, KSA, LAO, LIB, MAC*, MGL, MYA, NEP, PAK, PHI, PLE, PRK, SYR, THA, TJK, TKM, TLS, TPE, UZB, VIE, YEM
EUROPE
ALB, BIH, BLR, KOS, MNE, SRB, UKR,
NACAC
n/a
OCEANIA
FSM, NFI, PLW
CONSUDATLE
n/a

* No visa needed if holding a Portuguese passport

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