A tropical island with a stable economy, what more could you wish for? If you are looking for career opportunities in the Bahamas, you will likely find many options in trade as it accounts for 93% of the country’s GDP. Business culture is quite formal, but you will probably work fewer hours than in places like the U.S. so there is more time to explore paradise. 

And a paradise it is. There are of course beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and countless palm trees. But did you know the Bahamas counts 700 islands, but only 30 are inhabited? And world’s largest underwater cave system can be found here? You can go fishing, diving, snorkelling and even ocean safaris are one of your options. Apart from natural wonders, there are local markets, boutiques, lighthouses and museums to visit. 

If you work in the Bahamas and you are a resident, you don’t pay any income tax. The official language is English and you will find lots of other immigrants on the islands, but the beaches are never crowded and the general vibe on the island is relaxing. 

Immigrants need to apply for a work permit with the Department of Immigration before they can live and work in the country for a period longer than 90 days. A number of documents must be submitted with the application; a letter from the future employer that states the position, duration of the contract and the reason for hiring a non-local and a certificate from the Department of Labour that states there is no Bahamian to fill the position. 

When the application is submitted, immigrants must contact the Department of Immigration after three or four weeks for an update of the application process. The cost of the work permit is $100. 

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Here are some of the ways to live in the Bahamas:

Investment:

  • If you purchase Real Estate to the value of BS $500,000 or more, you can apply for residency.

Through your Family:

  • If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident , you are eligible for residency.  If your spouse is a citizen, you can apply for citizenship. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.

Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in the Bahamas:

  • If you were born in this country, you are most likely a citizen.
  • If one or both of your parents were citizens when you were born, you are probably also a citizen.  
  • If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident , you are eligible for residency.  If your spouse is a citizen, you can apply for citizenship. Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.

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The passport for the Bahamas allows you to travel to 136 countries without a visa.

Its global rank is 53.

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