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#1 Aaron the Photographer :)

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    Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:16 PM

    here's a partial email i recv'd below about getting a permit for vendors.
    i just wanted to post this so it can help everyone who has this question.


    Hi Aaron,

    You'd mentioned that you had to get a permit to do a wedding photo shoot in Bahamas. Could you provide me some tips and information on how to get this. I'm bringing my own photographer... My wedding coordinator told me before that getting a permit was just an easy & quick process but now she got back to me and telling me that it will be a complicated & long process and I'm better off just sending my photographer there without any permit. I'm stuck now! please give me some advise on what to do.

    Here's what I think. Play it safe and get the permit. It will probably cost you (or your photog) between $100 and $300. BUT...I'm not sure that you really need one. I shot one wedding in the Bahamas. I wasn't asked for my permit at all while I was there...but I was glad I had it just in case.

    Re: the time issue. I'm not sure how long it will take in your case. It took me an hour I think to talk w/ someone over the phone, submit my info and process my credit card payment. I spoke with someone here in the US handling everything. Just call and tell someone your situation (of course without giving too many specifics) and ask what is required and how long it will take. That should help you make your decision. I did feel like getting the permit could just be another way to provide income to the govt there, but I wasn't sure so I got one...


    #2 SUZE143

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      Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:17 AM

      Thanks so much for the information and advice. I appreciate you assistance!

      #3 Aaron the Photographer :)

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        Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:39 PM

        no problem, suze... hey i also had some other inquiries on this topic asking about who i spoke with to get the permit... here's the info...

        Elaine Smith
        Accounts Supervisor
        Zamar Group Companies Limited
        Tel: 242-394-2857
        Fax: 242-394-2865

        #4 Amber Hughes

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          Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:11 PM

          Awesome to know... I really want to shoot in the Bahamas at some point, so this could definitely come in handy. :)

          #5 leahstafford

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            Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:48 AM

            I had a permit when I did a wedding there a couple weeks ago as well. Was never asked for it- even checked "for work" on my customs form and no questions!

            #6 classadiva

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              Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:50 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Aaron the Photographer :)
              here's a partial email i recv'd below about getting a permit for vendors.
              i just wanted to post this so it can help everyone who has this question.


              Hi Aaron,

              You'd mentioned that you had to get a permit to do a wedding photo shoot in Bahamas. Could you provide me some tips and information on how to get this. I'm bringing my own photographer... My wedding coordinator told me before that getting a permit was just an easy & quick process but now she got back to me and telling me that it will be a complicated & long process and I'm better off just sending my photographer there without any permit. I'm stuck now! please give me some advise on what to do.

              Here's what I think. Play it safe and get the permit. It will probably cost you (or your photog) between $100 and $300. BUT...I'm not sure that you really need one. I shot one wedding in the Bahamas. I wasn't asked for my permit at all while I was there...but I was glad I had it just in case.

              Re: the time issue. I'm not sure how long it will take in your case. It took me an hour I think to talk w/ someone over the phone, submit my info and process my credit card payment. I spoke with someone here in the US handling everything. Just call and tell someone your situation (of course without giving too many specifics) and ask what is required and how long it will take. That should help you make your decision. I did feel like getting the permit could just be another way to provide income to the govt there, but I wasn't sure so I got one...

              Thanks so much for the information!! I am looking to bring over a photographer to shoot my wedding at the Atlantis and needed to know this information about a permit. I'm thinking that it is best to just go ahead and get the permit. I would hate to get to my big day and have a problem when I could have just spent a few hundred dollars to have peace of mind.

              BTW...if my photographer has an assistant, do you think I would need a permit for the assiatnt too? Thanks.




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