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Diaspora Affairs

Our Diaspora

The Consulate General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in New York has jurisdiction for the States of

  • Connecticut

  • Delaware

  • Maine

  • Massachusetts

  • New Hampshire

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont


The Consulate General continues to complete its mandate by providing Consular and other essential services and participation within the diaspora.

We look forward to hearing from Bahamians and friends of The Bahamas within these ten US states.


Bahamian nationals traveling or residing abroad should register at the nearest Bahamian Overseas Mission. Registration is particularly important in countries with a risk of natural disasters, political unrest, or criminal violence. It allows Consular staff to be located and assist Bahamian nationals in cases of emergency.

In the event of political unrest, criminal violence, natural disaster, or other emergencies, please contact the nearest Bahamian Overseas Mission. The consular staff can keep you informed of developments, help you contact your relatives at home, and give you information on emergency evacuation procedures, if necessary. Please follow the link below for a list of Overseas Missions.

Who is Eligible?  

Any Bahamian Citizen

Registration Process

  1. Visit the nearest Bahamas Overseas Mission to register.

  2. Complete a form with your contact information.

  3. You will be required to show proof of identity and citizenship and provide a photograph

  4. Inform the Mission if you change your address so that your registration can be updated.

  5. Follow the link at the bottom of this page to find your nearest Overseas Mission.

Registration Supporting Documents 

  • Passport

  • 1 Photograph

Contact the nearest Bahamas Consulate or Embassy for required supporting documents to be submitted with the application form as supporting documents vary from Mission to Mission.

Registration Deadline 

No deadline applies; however, it is advised that you register with the nearest mission upon entry into a foreign country.

Registration Related Fee(s) 

There is no fee associated with this service.

For more information please contact 

P.O. BOX N 3746

Tel. 242.325.2814.8
Fax. 242.325.4832.2426

or visit the Overseas Mission nearest you.

Click here for Downloadable Forms

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