Non-Bahamian nationals who are desirous of living and working in the Bahamas must seek authorization from the Department of Immigration in the form of a residence permit. Permanent residence is available to those who purchase a home of minimum value of five hundred thousand Bahamian dollars (B$500,000). Accelerated consideration is given to international investors and owners of residences valued at one million, five hundred thousand Bahamian dollars (B$1.5 million) or more. Bahamas Residency.
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas consists of more than 700 sun-kissed cays spanning over 100,000 square miles of ocean with the most populated areas being Nassau/New Providence, and Freeport/Grand Bahama. The Bahamas are just a quick flight from Miami. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence and the Bahamas has a strong relationship with the United States and United Kingdom. The Bahamas is also closely associated with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
The Bahamas relies heavily on tourism and financial services. The estimated population is over 390,000 persons,
The official language is English and the currency is the Bahamian Dollar. The Bahamas is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy and is a member of the commonwealth of nations. The laws are based on English Common Law.