Home Owner Identification

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.


»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 and is required by everyone)
» Applicant’s original police certificate (dated not earlier than six (6) months and must cover five years of residence and required from the age of 14)
» 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 six (6) 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
» Dependents should submit documents that are required for the permit to reside permit

» Certificate of Incumbency (where applicable)
» Accompanied Dependents must apply for a permit to reside

All further correspondence should be addressed to:

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