U.S. Citizens : All U.S. citizens must have valid proof of citizenship. While
a passport is highly recommended, passengers can travel with an original birth certificate
issued by a U.S. government agency (not from a hospital) and a valid government issued
photo ID, in place of passport. Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are
also acceptable forms of documentation.
Children ages 15 and under only require a birth certificate as noted above. Children
ages 16 and over must carry a government-issued picture ID such as a state ID or
provincial driver's license and an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government
Passengers from Puerto Rico must have a valid U.S. passport or a valid government-issued
photo ID along with an original issued birth certificate. Birth certificates issued
prior to July 1, 2010 are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.: Will require a valid U.S. passport for
travel or an original naturalization certificate along with a valid government issued
U.S. Permanent Residents: Will require a valid Permanent Resident card, also known
as a Green Card, with a valid government-issued photo ID or a valid passport from
their country of citizenship.
Please note some permanent residents (e.g. Haitian citizens) must carry a valid passport
along with a valid Permanent Resident card. Please contact the Bahamian Consulate
or U.S. immigration for more information.
Non-U.S. Citizens or Residents:
A valid Passport, Multiple Entry Visa, or Resident Alien Card is required for re-entry
to the United States. Please contact U.S. Customs or the Bahamian Consulate for any
additional required documentation. Guests from other countries must possess a valid
passport and should check with their travel agent or appropriate consulate to determine
other necessary travel documentation.