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Applicants seeking to join the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) are required to meet the following criteria and submit the following original documents.


  • Bahamian citizen between the ages of 18 and 25 years
  • Minimum of five (5) Bahamas Junior Certificates (BJCs), grades C and above inclusive of Math and English (mandatory). Higher levels of qualifications are accepted which may include BGCSE certificates and Academic Degrees.
  • Police Record (without criminal offence)

Original Documents Required:

  • Two (2) completed RBDF application forms
  • Birth Certificate
  • First three (3) pages of current passport or first two (2) pages of E-passport
  • National Insurance Card
  • High school diploma
  • Transcript (along with evaluation letter from the Ministry of Education)
  • Two (2) character references
  • Three (3) passport photos


*Please note that original documents must accompany application forms at the time of submission.


For further information, please contact:

Recruitment Office 362-1818 Ext. 3717 or 362-3718

Defence Force Headquarters, RBDF