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Bahamas > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In The Bahamas

Tuesday July 14, 2020 (11:05:54)

The Bahamas is a country that’s renowned for its picturesque beaches, turquoise waters, and great weather year-round. But if you’re looking to live there, then you’ll need to consider how best to manage your finances.   more ...

Bahamas > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In The Bahamas

Monday March 09, 2020 (10:26:57)

If you are a citizen of the USA, Canada, an EU country, the UK, most commonwealth countries, Australia, or many Latin American countries, you may visit the Bahamas for three months without a visa for either business or tourist purposes. You must have a valid passport with at least six months to run from the date you arrive in the Bahamas, a return or onward ticket, evidence of local accommodation, and sufficient funds to support yourself during your trip. Citizens from countries who do not have the appropriate arrangements with the government of the Bahamas will need to apply for a visa before they travel. You should check with your local consulate or mission to find out if you will need one. For longer stays, or if you wish to work or retire in the Bahamas, you will need to apply for a work or residence permit.   more ...

Bahamas > Working


How To Find A Job In The Bahamas

Monday March 02, 2020 (19:10:18)

The appeal of working in the Bahamas is an obvious one, and even its name has come to stand for an idyllic tropical island lifestyle. But to many, the idea of actually relocating sounds more like a pipe dream than a genuine possibility. In reality, however, there is usually a range of vacancies available in the Bahamas, from positions within tourism and hospitality to construction work.

In saying this, anyone considering a move to the Bahamas should be aware that the region has recently been very badly affected by Hurricane Dorian, which has decimated businesses across the islands and put thousands of people out of work. Hospitals and schools have been destroyed. Thus, if you want to work in the Bahamas, it might be worth waiting until they have recovered from this disaster, unless you have a background in disaster relief and wish to contribute to the hurricane restoration effort.   more ...

Bahamas > Education


Education In The Bahamas: What Expats Need To Know

Monday July 29, 2019 (17:22:22)

Much of the education system is public in the Bahamas though there are a number of private schools. These are organised in much the same way as the British education system, with children attending primary school between the ages of 5 and 11 and then moving on to secondary school until at least the age of 16. Education is compulsory for those aged 5 to 11 though some schools can offer nursery education from the age of 3.   more ...

Bahamas > Financial


Managing Your Pension As A British Expat In The Bahamas

Thursday December 20, 2018 (22:13:12)

The Bahamas remain a popular destination among many British expats. With a pleasant lifestyle, beautiful scenery and a level of familiarity – having been colonised by the British several hundred years ago, the Bahamas pose no problems to anyone who has English as their first language – the region is definitely a destination of choice.   more ...

Bahamas > Working


An Expat Guide To Self-Employment In The Bahamas

Friday November 03, 2017 (14:32:16)

Pristine beaches, balmy weather, welcoming people and a relaxed lifestyle are just a few things that you are bound to enjoy if you decide to move to the Bahamas. This archipelago state consists of more than 700 islands and 2,400 cays; some of them are almost uninhabited whereas others are packed with houses, hotels and resorts. There is plenty to see, do, explore and experience for tourists as well as residents. While some visitors are attracted to the luxurious amenities this destination provides, others choose it for its laidback lifestyle. The tax advantage that international residents are given is an added bonus.   more ...

Bahamas > Living


An Expat Guide To Food And Drink In The Bahamas

Thursday October 19, 2017 (15:45:39)

Millions of tourists flock to the Bahamas each year to enjoy the warm sun, white sandy beaches, and turquoise waters - and it is a popular destination for expats too! When you are not at the beach or enjoying the island’s many attractions, you can sample the nation’s delicacies at local restaurants. Seafood is quite popular in the country because of its proximity to the ocean. However, there are many other treats that you can enjoy here.   more ...

Bahamas > Property


An Expat Guide To Buying Property In The Bahamas

Friday April 21, 2017 (15:05:57)
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The Bahamas is made up of 700 islands and 2,400 cays in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located to the north of Cuba and southeast of Florida. The archipelagic state has a population of nearly 400,000, the majority of which are people of West African descent. The rest of the population consists of descendants of European and Latin American settlers.   more ...

Bahamas > Links


The Bahamas - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday January 25, 2017 (20:39:56)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Bahamas and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Bahamas > Living


How Moving To The Bahamas Will Change Your Life

Monday January 09, 2017 (17:47:06)
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The Bahamas caters to a wide range of people wanting to make the islands their home. The population ranges from world travelers and retirees to the rich and glamorous. The Bahamas has a sizeable expat community with people from different walks of life, professions and economic levels. Doctors, bankers and teachers have all settled down on the islands. Some live here on short contracts or assignments, while others settle down permanently. Many of the sectors on the island also regularly recruit foreigners.   more ...

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