The Home Owner’s Identification Card is a type of Residence Permit that is issued in accordance with the International Persons Land Holding Act – Chapter 140. This type of residence status facilitates the entry of persons who lawfully own a primary residence in their country of origin and also own a residence in The Bahamas.







Home Owner ID Card Application Requirements:

  • Duly complete Home Owner Resident Card application form with Bahamian $10.00 postage stamp affixed thereon ( legible & notarized)
  • Letter of request addressed to the Director of Immigration
  • $200.00 non-refundable processing fee ( payable by cash , credit/debit card, postal/money orders or bank certified cheque)
  • Applicant’s original medical certificate ( dated not earlier than 30 days of the application being submitted. This is required for each applicant)
  • Applicant’s original police certificate (dated not earlier than six (6) months and must cover five years of residence; required for applicants age 14 and older)
  • Two (2) current passport size photographs of applicant on white background with name printed on the back photo (within six (6) month of application must be 2 X 2 inches)
  • VALID copy of biographical page of passport for applicant (must be signed and readable with minimum of two (2) months validity)
  • Documentary proof of payment of current Real Property Tax
  • Registered deed of conveyance of ownership of a home in The Bahamas
  • International Landholding Certificate
  • Certificate of Incumbency (where applicable)
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Certified copy of birth certificate showing parents’ names (if applicable)


All further correspondence should be addressed to:

Director of Immigration
P.O. Box N-831
Nassau, Bahamas

Please note that:
1. Certified translations in English are required for each foreign document submitted and should have a Bahamian $10.00 postage stamp affixed thereto.
2. Translations must be prepared by someone proficient in the relevant foreign language.
3. Persons applying for status in first instance should not be in the country during the processing of the application.