Required Travel Documents
Must have valid proof of citizenship. While a passport is highly recommended, passengers can travel with an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency (not from a hospital) and a valid government issued photo ID, in place of passport. Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are also acceptable forms of documentation.
Children ages 15 and under only require a birth certificate as noted above. Children ages 16 and over must carry a government-issued picture ID such as a state ID or provincial driver's license and an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency.
Passengers from Puerto Rico must have a valid U.S. passport or a valid government-issued photo ID along with an original issued birth certificate. Birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.:
Will require a valid U.S. passport for travel or an original naturalization certificate along with a valid government issued photo ID.
U.S. Permanent Residents:
Will require a valid Permanent Resident card, also known as a Green Card, with a valid government-issued photo ID or a valid passport from their country of citizenship. Please note some permanent residents (e.g. Haitian citizens) must carry a valid passport along with a valid Permanent Resident card. Please contact the Bahamian Consulate or U.S. immigration for more information.
Non-U.S. Citizens or Residents:
A valid Passport, Multiple Entry Visa, or Resident Alien Card is required for re-entry to the United States. Please contact U.S. Customs or the Bahamian Consulate for any additional required documentation. Guests from other countries must possess a valid passport and should check with their travel agent or appropriate consulate to determine other necessary travel documentation.