All non-Bahamians or Permanent Residents seeking to do business in The Bahamas must submit a Project Proposal to the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA).
Non-Bahamians must meet a minimum capital investment of BS$500,000 (US$500 approx.) and the proposed investment must not be in an area reserved for 100% Bahamian participation.
Categories eligible for Business proposals/Investments:
a) Touristic resorts
b) Upscale condominium, timeshare, and second-home development
d) Information/data processing;
e) Assembly industries
f) High-tech services
g) Ship registration, repair, and other ship services
h) Light manufacturing for export;
j) Food processing
k) Mari culture
l) Banking and other financial services;
m) Captive Insurance
n) Aircraft services
o) Pharmaceutical manufacture;
p) Offshore medical centers
q) Wholesale distribution of any product produced locally
4. Once a determination has been made, the BIA will communicate to the applicant in writing.
5. Once approval is obtained, the BIA also coordinates with other Government agencies and facilitates the implementation of projects.
8 weeks max.
5 Eligibility Requirements
10 Document Required
Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.
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