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PUBLIC NOTICE : CONSULAR FEES

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The public is advised that amended fees for Consular services will take effect from 12 January 2016 as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notarial and Kindred Matters

 

Consular Service                                                                                                                   Fee

                                                                                                                                                  Bah$

 

1.         Administering an oath or receiving a declaration,

 

            Affirmation or attestation ………………………………………………….             150.00

 

2.         Authenticating or legalizing a signature or seal:

 

            First signature/seal …………………………………………………………             60.00

 

            For each additional signature/seal ………………………………………….             60.00

           

            Except where this service is included under another fee ……………………           20.00

 

3.         Supplying witnesses — for each witness or attestation …………………….            20.00

 

4.         Initialing alterations in any document not prepared by the

 

            Consular Office (other than striking out of any inapplicable

           

            words in a form) or making exhibits, for each initial

 

            or making ………………………………………………………………….              5.00

 

5.         Making or verifying (including where necessary) a copy of

           

            a document:

 

            (a)        in typescript or made by photographic or photostatic

 

                        process outside the consular premises, for

           

                        over 100 words ……………………………………………………              30.00

 

            (b)        made by photographic or photostatic process, if the copy

 

                        is made in the consular premises, for each page

 

                        (with a minimum charge of $5.00) ……………………………….                5.00

            (c)        Made by photographic or photostatic process, copies

 

                        of treaty text, for each page (with a minimum

 

                        charge of $5.00) …………………………………………………….            5.00

 

6.         Uniting documents and sealing the fastening ………………………………            20.00

 

7.         Obtaining a legalization or other certification from another

 

            authority upon any document in addition to

 

            costs, if any …………………………………………………………………            50.00

 

8.         Supplying certified copies of documents forming part of the

 

            records of the courts of The Bahamas, for every page with

 

            a minimum charge of $5.00 …………………………………………………           10.00

 

9.         Preparing any certificate, declaration or document not

 

            otherwise provided for:

 

            (a)        in standard form, per copy ………………………………………….            25.00

 

            (b)        not in standard form, per 100 words or less —

           

                        (i)         in English ……………………………………………………           25.00

 

                        (ii)        in any other language plus cost if any ………………………            50.00

 

10.       Preparing or signing, or both, a declaration of existence

           

            except in connection with pay or pensions payable by

 

            a department of the Government of The Bahamas …………………………            50.00

 

11.       To process an application for a work

 

            permit and to verify and certify the presence

 

            of the applicant outside The Bahamas ………………………………………           150.00

 

12.       To process an application for a residence

 

            permit by the holder of the work permit and to

           

            certify and verify the presence of the applicant

 

            outside The Bahamas ……………………………………………………….            150.00

 

13.       Prepare and appostille/legalization of document:

 

            (a) Per document ……………………………………………………………            100.00

 

            (b) Same day per document …………………………………………………           150.00

 

            (c) Rush (wait while prepared) requests for documents ……………………            300.00

 

14.       Issuing a Bahamian visa card for visiting The Bahamas ……………………            50.00

 

 

 

 

15.       Issuing and, where required, preparing an Emergency Travel

 

            Document (ETD) or other document not otherwise provided

 

            for in lieu of a passport ……………………………………………………..            50.00

 

16.       Granting a visa:

 

            (a) For a multiple entry visa …………………………………………………           250.00

 

            (b) For a 3 year multiple entry visa ………………………………………….           500.00

 

            (c) For a single entry visa ……………………………………………………           160.00

 

            (d) For a transit visa …………………………………………………………           100.00

 

            (e) For a seaman’s visa ………………………………………………………           160.00

 

            (f) For a Diplomatic visa …………………………………………………….           NIL

 

or for any visa such sum, being the equivalent of fees charged by the authority of any state for granting a visa to a citizen of The Bahamas, as the appropriate agency directs to be taken for grant of a visa

 

17.       Expedited Visa Fee (General):

 

            (a) Expedited visa fee ………………………………………………………                        50.00

 

            (b) Visa facilitation fee ………………………………………………………          20.00

 

            (c) Money transfer assistance for Bahamas nationals abroad ……………….           20.00

 

18.       Issuing a travel document of any kind for the time being

           

            suppliable according to law, where this Schedule provides

 

            for no specific charge, nor for an exemption from any charge,

 

            that is applicable to so doing ……………………………………………….                        20.00

 

19.       Making or forwarding, or both, request or communication to

 

            to any authority for a foreign state or Commonwealth country,

 

            Commonwealth Colony protectorate, Protected state or trust

 

            territory, for the issue or renewal of a passport or other travel

 

            document or document of identity or for the grant of a visa or

 

            entry permit in addition to cost, if any ……………………………………..                        100.00

 

To view the full list of revised Consular fees please visit The Bahamas Laws Online website at http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/images/LEGISLATION/SUBORDINATE/2015/2015-0028/MinistryofForeignAffairsConsularServicesFeesRegulations2015_1.pdf.

Further information will be provided closer to the date of implementation of the remainder of the revised fees.