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Old November 12th, 2004, 01:36 AM
Dillon Pyron
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Thus spake Chrissy Cruiser :

On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:26:42 GMT, MarkT wrote:

Who would you rather believe...a travel agent not in the visa business, or
the official government office of the country you are traveling to?


As if gov't agents always have a clue.


True. But this also applies dockside. I would plan for the worst
case and get one.

Best bet, call two or three consular offices and see what answer you
get (of course, it depends on how many offices the country in question
has).

Bahamian embassy, Washington DC 202-319-2660
fax 202-319-2668

Bahamas Tourist Office, Miami 212-758-2777

other offices in Aventura, FL, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles
--
dillon

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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:01 AM
Diane Giambalvo
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Get in touch with the Consulate for India. Each country has different
regulations. I would not trust the Travel Agent when the Bahamas Consulate says
different. Agents are not required to know the rules for every country.
Diane Giambalvo
Travel Consultant
GalaxSea Cruises And Tours
East Brunswick, NJ
1-800-357-9393
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:01 AM
Diane Giambalvo
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Get in touch with the Consulate for India. Each country has different
regulations. I would not trust the Travel Agent when the Bahamas Consulate says
different. Agents are not required to know the rules for every country.
Diane Giambalvo
Travel Consultant
GalaxSea Cruises And Tours
East Brunswick, NJ
1-800-357-9393
http://www.galaxseaeb.com
http://hometown.aol.com/iv18/myhomepage/business.html
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Chrissy Cruiser
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On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:36:11 GMT, Dillon Pyron wrote:

True. But this also applies dockside. I would plan for the worst
case and get one.


Good advice.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Chrissy Cruiser
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On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:36:11 GMT, Dillon Pyron wrote:

True. But this also applies dockside. I would plan for the worst
case and get one.


Good advice.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Chrissy Cruiser
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On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 00:36:11 GMT, Dillon Pyron wrote:

True. But this also applies dockside. I would plan for the worst
case and get one.


Good advice.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 04:54 AM
Rosalie B.
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"Thomas Smith" -NO-SPAM wrote:

It would be more appropriate to ask the Bahamian embassy in India, since
that is where the traveler is coming from, and if a visa is required, they
would be where the traveler would apply from. That said, as I understand
it, both India and the Bahamas are parts of the British Commonwealth of
Nations, and visas may not be required for citizens of member nations to
travel between them. Again, check with the Bahamian embassy in India.


Do you think they are actually coming from India? He said they were
cruising out of Miami, which I took to mean that they were already in
the USA.

If they ARE in the USA with Indian passports, then I still think they
need to ask the Bahamas immigration people IN NASSAU. They will know
if they require a visa or not.

grandma Rosalie
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Old November 12th, 2004, 04:54 AM
Rosalie B.
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"Thomas Smith" -NO-SPAM wrote:

It would be more appropriate to ask the Bahamian embassy in India, since
that is where the traveler is coming from, and if a visa is required, they
would be where the traveler would apply from. That said, as I understand
it, both India and the Bahamas are parts of the British Commonwealth of
Nations, and visas may not be required for citizens of member nations to
travel between them. Again, check with the Bahamian embassy in India.


Do you think they are actually coming from India? He said they were
cruising out of Miami, which I took to mean that they were already in
the USA.

If they ARE in the USA with Indian passports, then I still think they
need to ask the Bahamas immigration people IN NASSAU. They will know
if they require a visa or not.

grandma Rosalie
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Old November 12th, 2004, 04:54 AM
Rosalie B.
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"Thomas Smith" -NO-SPAM wrote:

It would be more appropriate to ask the Bahamian embassy in India, since
that is where the traveler is coming from, and if a visa is required, they
would be where the traveler would apply from. That said, as I understand
it, both India and the Bahamas are parts of the British Commonwealth of
Nations, and visas may not be required for citizens of member nations to
travel between them. Again, check with the Bahamian embassy in India.


Do you think they are actually coming from India? He said they were
cruising out of Miami, which I took to mean that they were already in
the USA.

If they ARE in the USA with Indian passports, then I still think they
need to ask the Bahamas immigration people IN NASSAU. They will know
if they require a visa or not.

grandma Rosalie
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Old November 12th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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There is a list of entry requirements on the Min of Tourism website,
scroll down to country list
http://www.bahamas.com/assets/conten...=48203&level=2

There is also one on the Min of Foreign Affairs website
http://www.mfabahamas.org/vsiaforforeign.htm

(citizens of) most Commonwealth states don't need a visa, some do,
India does

If somebody already has a visa for the US, this usually means that it
will be easier to get a Bahamas visa at a Bahamas representation (such
as Bahamas Consulate General in Miami) - "easier" meaning: the visa
might be issued within a day (because the tourist has already been
"cleared" by the US).

But if somebody has to go via the British representation (because
there is no Bahamas representation in his/her country of residence) it
might take between 4 - 6 weeks until the visa is issued.

If a cruise ship passenger arrives in a port and does not fulfill the
entry requirements, he/she will not able to leave the ship. Which can
be a problem, I suppose.

Hope this helps
Johanna





Chrissy Cruiser wrote in message ...
On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:26:42 GMT, MarkT wrote:

Who would you rather believe...a travel agent not in the visa business, or
the official government office of the country you are traveling to?


As if gov't agents always have a clue.

 




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