IMMIGRATION FEE SCALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


IMMIGRATION PERMIT FEES

1. For a Permanent Residence certificate for —

(a) a person other than a person specified in Items 2 to 6 $15,000

(b) a person previously endorsed on the certificate as a spouse and is now widowed $3,000

(c) a person previously endorsed on his parent’s Permanent Residence certificate $2,000

2. The Permanent Residence certificate for a person who resided in the country for a least 10 and less than 20 years and who holds a work visa in any of the scales 4 to 7 hereunder and is
not a teacher or employed by the Government of The Bahamas as a nurse, policeman or prison overseer $7,500

3. For a Permanent Residence certificate for a person who has resided in the country for at least 10 and less than 20 years and who holds or previously held a work visa as a teacher in scale 7 hereunder, including a teacher engaged by a religious or charitable organization or by the Government of the Bahamas, or a permit in scales 9 to 11, who was previously employed by the Government of The Bahamas as a nurse, policeman or prison overseer or as a non-professionally certified government contracted worker $2,000

4. For a Permanent Residence certificate for a person who has resided in the country for at least 20 years and who holds or previously held a work visa—

(a) in scales 5 to 8 $2,000

(b) in scales 9 to 11 or as a teacher in scale 7, including a teacher engaged by a religious or charitable organization $1,000

(c) as a professionally certified government contracted officer including a doctor employed by the Government of the Bahamas $1,000

5A. For a Permanent Residence certificate for a person who resided in the country for at least 20 years and who is employed or was previously employed by the Government
of The Bahamas as a teacher, nurse, policeman or prison overseer or as a non-professionally certified government contracted worker $1,000

5B. For a Permanent Residence certificate for a person to whom section 7 of the Bahamas Nationality Act applies (not including a person referred to in the Proviso to that section) $50

6. For a Permanent Residence certificate for a person who resided in the country for at least 20 years and who works as a priest, minister of religion, missionary or a member of a
cloistered order $1,000

7. For a permanent residence certificate

(a) for the spouse of surviving spouse section 14 of the Act $1,000

(c) in any other case $5000

8. For a permanent residence certificate

(a) with the right to engage in gainful employment for a person born outside of The Bahamas to a married Bahamian mother or father $500

(b) with the right to engage in gainful employment for a person born outside The Bahamas whose mother or father acquire citizenship by virtue of Article 3(2) of the Constitution $1,000

9. For each endorsement under section 16 of a permanent residence certificate $100

10. For a duplicate of any certificate $100

11. For a duplicate of a permit $100

12. For processing application for permits and certificates $200

13. Subject to paragraphs 11, 12, 13 and 14, for a residence permit for any person for each year or any part thereof $2,000

14. For a residence permit for a dependent for each year or part thereof $100

15. For a residence permit for the spouse of a Bahamian citizen for each year or any part thereof $100

16. For a residence permit for a child of the spouse of a Bahamian citizen for each year or any part thereof $100

17. For a residence permit for a person attending an institution of higher learning in The Bahamas on a full-time basis or as a trainee, on the certification to that effect of the Minister
responsible for education for each year or any part thereof $100

18. Subject to paragraphs 16, 17 and 18, for a work visa for any person holding an occupation specified in the scales hereunder —

(a) for each period of one year or any part thereof exceeding eleven months the fees set forth in respect of that occupation in such scale;

(b) for a period not exceeding one month one fifty-second of such fees per week or part thereof

(c) for a period exceeding one month but not exceeding eleven months one-twelfth of such fees per month or part thereof.

19. For a work visa for a person employed by any religious or educational or charitable organization or engaged in a short term film production approved by the Minister of Tourism such organization or film production being designated by the Board in writing for the purpose of this paragraph, in respect of an occupation so designated Nil

20. For a work visa for a person engaged in gainful occupation on board a passenger ship Nil

21. For a permit granted pursuant to section 30(2) and (3) of the Act for the spouse of a Bahamian citizen for —

(a) each year $100

(b) for five years $500

22. For a general worker permit for a person previously married to a Bahamian citizen and who has children of the marriage $100

23. For a resident belonger permit issued pursuant to section 30A of the Act to—

(a) a person born in The Bahamas to non-Bahamian parents who is entitled to apply for registration as a citizen of The Bahamas under Article 7 of the Constitution and who is residing permanently in The Bahamas at the time the application is made $100

(b) a person born outside The Bahamas to a Bahamian mother who is married to a non-Bahamian father $100

(c) a person born outside The Bahamas to a Bahamian father who is a citizen of The Bahamas by virtue of Article 3(2) or Article 8 of the Constitution and who is married to a non-Bahamian $100

24. For a residence permit for a person who has held work permits for 20 years and is now retired in the Bahamas $250

25. For a residence permit for parents who are dependents of persons lawfully in The Bahamas $250

FEE SCALES

SCALE 1. FEES: $15,500
Assistant Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Company Director
District Manager
General Manager
Executive Director
Head of Fiduciary Services
Head of Private Bank
Managing Director
President
Vice President
Project Manager

SCALE 2. FEES: $12,500
Accounts Executive
Actuary
Analyst
Architect
Assistant General Manager
Attorney-at-Law
Auditor
Banker
Branch Manager
Business Consultant
Casino Manager
Catering Manager
Certified Manager
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Accountant
Chartered Secretary
Chief Investment Officer
Chiropractor
Chiropodist
Claims Manager
Client Relationship Manager
Commissary Manager
Company Secretary
Condominium Manager
Consultant
Construction Manager
Convention Manager
Credit Manager (Casino)
Cruise Director
Data Processing Manager
Dentist
Dining Room Manager
Director of Activities
Director of Convention Services
Director of Engineering
Director of Entertainment
Director of Food and Beverage
Director of Golf
Director of Housekeeping
Director of Human Resources
Director of Interior/Design
Director of Laundry Services
Director of Promotions
Director of Recreational Activities
Director of Restaurants
Director of Rooms
Director of Safety
Director of Sales
Director of Security
Director of Spa
Director of Stewarding
Director of Surveillance
Director of Tennis
Director of Training
Doctor
Economist
Editor
Employee Relations Manager
Engineer
Engineering Technologist
Estate Management Surveyor
Executive Chef
Executive Housekeeper
Finance Administrator
Financial Advisor
Financial Controller
Food and Beverage Manager
Front Desk Manager
Group Representative Relationship Manager
Group Sales Manager
Hotel Manager (400 Rooms plus)
Hotel Resident Manager (400 Rooms plus)
Human Resource Manager
Hydro Geologist
Industrial Relations Manager
Insurance Adjuster
Insurance Underwriter
Interior Director/ Design
Inventory Control Manager
Investment and Research Analyst
Investment Advisor
IT Specialist
Island/Cay Manager
Landscape Architect/ Landscape Design
Laundry Manager
Maintenance Manager
Maître D’
Managers (excluding General Manager, Project Manager, District Manager, and any other manager whose job title is stipulated in the Fees Regulations) Manager Trust Department
Managing Editor
Marina Manager
Marine Biologist
Marketing Manger
Materials Control Manager
Meat and Deli Merchandise/Buyer
Medical Practitioner
Metal Trader/Shipper
MIS Manager
Network Administrator
Network Architect
Office Manager
Optician
Optometrist
Owner’s Representative
Personnel Manager
Personnel and Relations Manager
Physical Planner
PIT Boss (Casino)
Power House Manager
Producer
Portfolio Manager
Production Manager
Property Manager
Quality Control Specialist
Quantity Surveyor
Radiologist
Real Estate Manager
Sales Manager
Scientist
Securities Trader
Senior Administrative Officer
Senior Trust Officer
Senior Specialist, Industrial Relations
Shop Manager
Spa Manager
Special Inventory Controller
Statistician
Stockbroker
Superintendent
Surveyor
Systems Engineer
Town Planner
Treasurer
Underwriting Manager
Veterinarian

SCALE 3. Fees: $9,000
Accounts Officer
Administration Officer
Agronomist
Assistant Accountant
Assistant Controller
Assistant Engineer
Assistant Food and Beverage Director/Manager
Assistant Managers
Assistant Manager (Administration)
Assistant Manager (Casinos)
Assistant Manager (Loans)
Assistant Treasurer
Chemist
Chief Steward
Computer Programmer
Dental Hygienist
Estate Manager
Estate Manager Supervisor
Laboratory Technologist
Laboratory Technician
Occupational Therapist
Personnel Officer
Pharmacist
Physiotherapist
Radiographer
Chef (including Pastry Chef)
Treasury Assistant
Trust Administrator
Trust Officer
Wine Steward

SCALE 4. FEES: $7,500
Administrative Assistant
Accounts Supervisor
Air Conditioning Technician/Foreman
Air Traffic Controller
Aircraft Ground Equipment Specialist
Aircraft Mechanic/Technician
Airline Pilot
Airport Representative
Allied Health Care Professional
Assessor
Assistant Analyst
Assistant Bar Manager
Assistant Chef
Assistant Computer Programmer
Assistant Golf Professional
Assistant Housekeeping (Hotel – 400 Rooms plus)
Assistant Housekeeping Inspector
Assistant Investment and Research Analyst
Assistant Maître D’
Assistant Trust Officer
Auctioneer
Bank Administrator
Bank Operations Clerk
Barber
Beautician
Boat Captain
Bonefish Instructor
Building Inspector
Butcher
Charterer
Charge Hand Rigger
Sous Chef (including Executive Chef)
Chef De Partie
Chief Securities Clerk
Communications Specialist
Communications Technician
Construction Foreman
Construction Supervisor
Computer Operator/Technician
Cosmetologist
Croupier
Data Supervisor
Dining Room Captain
Electrician Supervisor/Foreman
Executive Secretary
Explosives Technician
Farmer
Flight Instructor
Foreign Exchange Clerk
Golf Professional
Harbour Pilot
Head Bartender
Heavy Equipment Foreman/Supervisor
Helicopter Pilot
Horticulturist
Hotel Housekeeping Inspector/Supervisor
Hotel Manager (200 – 399 Rooms)
Industrial Electrician/Foreman
Installation Specialist
Instrument Technician
Jeweller
Maintenance Supervisor/Foreman
Marine Mammal Coordinator
Medical Representative
Nurse
Petroleum Inspector
Plumbing Supervisor/Foreman
Pyrotechnics Technician
Real Estate Salesman
Refinery Operator
School Principal or Headmaster
Senior Cash Custodian
Sheet Metal Works Foreman
Ship Broker
Superintendent of Greens
Technologist
Tennis Professional
Trainer
Training Officer
Tour Representative

SCALE 4A.-FEES: $6,250
Consultant/ Physician (PHA)

SCALE 5. FEES: $6,000
Accounts Assistant
Accounts Receivable Supervisor
Aesthetician
Air Condition Mechanic or Technician
Animal/Mammal Trainer
Assistant Housekeeper (Hotel300 – 400 rooms)
Bartender
Bartender – Junior
Beautician – Hair Stylist
Boiler Maker
Bus Driver/Operator
Butler
Cabinet Maker
Cable Technician
Carpenter
Carpet Layer
Construction (Skilled Labour)
Customer Relations Officer
Dancer
Disc Jockey
Draughtsman
Dry Cleaning Technician
Dry Wall Mason
Electrician
Electronic Superintendent
Electronic Technician
Elevator Technician
Entertainer/Comedian
Flight Attendant
Glazier
Governess (Child – Care)
Group Reservations Supervisor
Head Houseman
Heavy Equipment Operator
Hotel Manager (100 – 199 Rooms)
Interpreter/Translator
Journalist
Journeyman
Laboratory Assistant
Liaison Officer
Manicurist
Mason
Masseuse
Mechanic
Milliner
Musician
Nanny
Night Auditor
Painter/Wall Finisher/Fabric Painter
Paymaster
Pedicurist
Photographer
Pipe Fitter/Plumber
Power House Operator
Purchasing Agent
Purchasing Assistant Roofer
Safety and Fire Officer
Secretary
Securities Clerk
Service Technician
Sheet Metal Worker
Social Hostess/Hostess
Steel Erector Reader
Stenographer
Steward
Telephone Supervisor
Television Technician
Tile Layer/Setter
Transfer Officer
Truck Driver/Operator
Watchmaker/Repairman
Welder/Iron Worker and any other Tradesman or Technician not otherwise specified in these Regulations Window Dresser

SCALE 6. Fees: $5,000
Artist (including Sign Painter, Lithographer, Floral)
Baker
Chief Telephone Operator
Cook
Dental Assistant
Diving Instructor/ Scuba Diver/ Diver
Dock master
Head Storekeeper (Hotels)
Hotel Manager (50 – 99 Rooms)
Teacher (including Dance Teacher/Instructor)

SCALE 7. FEES: $4,000
Accounts Clerk
Assistant Baker
Assistant Cook
Assistant Night Supervisor
Auto Body Repair Helper
Bell Captain/Head Bell Captain
Bookkeeping Clerk
Bookkeeping Machine Operator
Carpenter Helper
Cigar Roller
Concrete Pump Operator
Credit and Collection Clerk
Custody Clerk
Customs Coordinator
Dry Cleaning Assistant
First Mate
Food Checker/Cashier
Front Desk Clerk/Cashier
Girl Friday
Groomer (including Pet Groomer)
Head Gardener
Hotel Manager (5 – 50 Rooms)
Houseman
Machine Operator (Accounting)
Maintenance Man
Mason Helper
Master Charge Clerk
Mechanic Helper
Oiler
Plumber Helper
Presser
Pricing Clerk
Radio Dispatcher
Receiving Clerk
Receptionist
Reservations Machine Operator
Sales Clerk
Seamstress
Security Officer
Shirt Presser
Shoe Cobbler
Tailor
Telephone Operator
Telex Agent Machine Operator
Teller
Trainee Operator
Travel Agent Machine Operator
Typist
Upholsterer
Waiter/Waitress

SCALE 8. FEES: $2,000
Animator
Assistant Bell Captain
Bar Boy
Bellman
Construction Helper
Deckhand
Farm Labourer
Gardener
General Worker
Gentle Organizer (GO)
Handyman
Hotel Helper
Kitchen Helper
Janitor
Live-in Maid and any other unskilled Worker not otherwise specified in these Regulations

SCALE 9. FEES: $500
Farm Labourer for active registered Farmers