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Customs And Immigration At Airports In Bahamas  
User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

I'll be travelling to the Bahamas in August and have a few questions about the customs and immigrations procedures at Bahamian airports, specifically Freeport (FPO).

-Do authorities stamp passports in the Bahamas, or do they just look at them since passports are not required for US citizens (or are they?)?

-Do passengers travelling back to the United States clear US immigrations in the Bahamas instead of in the United States as is the case for flights going from Ireland to the US?

-If so, do flights from the Bahamas to the United States arrive in the US as if they were domestic flights?


Thank you for your input!

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User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4986 times:

From my understanding, if you pass through using your passport, you can request a stamp, just like with Canada.


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User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4983 times:

Quoting Airplanetire (Thread starter):
-If so, do flights from the Bahamas to the United States arrive in the US as if they were domestic flights?

They do. You clear at the airport in the Bahamas. At least that was the way it was in NAS.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Quoting Flypdx (Reply 2):
Quoting Airplanetire (Thread starter):
-If so, do flights from the Bahamas to the United States arrive in the US as if they were domestic flights?

They do. You clear at the airport in the Bahamas. At least that was the way it was in NAS.

I once flew on a USAir Express flight from Treasure Cay to PBI. There was no US customs in Treasure Cay (in fact, there wasn't much of anything), and so we cleared customs in PBI. I understand that NAS has pre-clearance, but other airports in the Bahamas may not.

-Mir



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User currently offlineSkyteam10001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Hey. I flew to and from FPO back in March.

On your arrival, you will get a nice stamp on your passport  Wink

On your departure, you will clear US immigration and customs in FPO, and then you will arrive in the US as if you arrived from any domestic US destinations, which is great for connections !

Hope that helps.
Aurelien


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6756 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Quoting Jmy007 (Reply 1):
From my understanding, if you pass through using your passport, you can request a stamp, just like with Canada

I recently (Memorial Day) flew to Montreal and back.. and I didn't get any stamp on my passport. It was simply looked at and returned. No stamps, no questions, no problems..



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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4909 times:

I think that the Bahamas is amending its immigration policy to make passports mandatory (even from US citizens) as opposed to a birth certificate. Other than that, the other points were covered (FPO offers pre-clearance and your passport does get stamped). Have fun!


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User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4909 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 5):
I recently (Memorial Day) flew to Montreal and back.. and I didn't get any stamp on my passport. It was simply looked at and returned. No stamps, no questions, no problems..

Ask, they won't stamp it if you don't Ask!  Smile
I have stamps from Calgary and Vancover, and they have been more than happy to do it.



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