Private Aircraft Declarations

 PLEASURE AIRCRAFT

Under the Customs regulations, this form of declaration is applicable only to private aircraft not carrying cargo and operated for pleasure and recreation only by a pilot who is not flying for reward or remuneration or for business purposes. Other aircraft must be reported on the General Declaration Form No C7.

This form should be presented in triplicate at all Ports of Entry other then Nassau, West End and Freeport, where two copies will be sufficient.

Eligibility

Pilots flying pleasure crafts operated for pleasure and recreation only. Pleasure Crafts arriving Under It’s Own Power or Pleasure Crafts Imported by a Bona-Fide Visitor.  

Process

  1. Complete the required forms
  2. Present forms to the Customs Officer at the point of arrival at your port of entry in The Bahamas.
  3. Once the form is processed, a copy of the processed form (C7A Inward Declaration & Cruising Permit For Private Aircraft Entering the Bahamas) will be given to you.

Application Form(s)

  1. Form C7AInward Declaration & Cruising Permit For Private Aircraft Entering the Bahamas
  2. Form C9 – Passenger Manifest for Air Crafts

Supporting Documents

  • Proof of citizenship/Identification for the captain (Passport) and other crew and passengers.

Deadline

This process must be completed within 24 hours after arrival into the Bahamas.

Related Fee(s)

  • All Pleasure Air Crafts – $50.00 (Processing Fee)
  • Departure Tax – $29.00 per Passenger (Applicable to all passengers including infants.)

Once the Aircraft leaves The Bahamas, another Inward Declaration is necessary to return.

Eligibility

All air crafts entering The Bahamas from a foreign port.

Turn-around time

24 hours

Deadline

This process must be completed within 24 hours after arrival into The Bahamas. No passengers or crew are to disembark until process is completed.