Emergency Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

In case of emergencies involving the death, injury, welfare, or arrest of an American citizen in The Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands, please call (242) 322-1181, ext. 4406, 4584 or 4547  or 242-311-1181 x9 during business hours, and 242-357-7004 at all other times.  (Please note that the Duty Officer who answers this number will not be able to assist with visa or routine passport matters.)

The American Citizen Services Unit stands ready to help American citizens in The Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands — and their loved ones – in emergency situations.  American citizens overseas, of course, remain subject to the laws of the country they are in.

To call an ambulance or rescue squad within The Bahamas, dial “919”.  (This is the number for all emergencies.)