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Here's what you need to know.


Here's what you need to know.



On June 30, 2020, the Barbados Government announced the introduction of the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp. This new remote work programme establishes a visa to allow people to work remotely in Barbados for a maximum of 12 months. The visa is available to anyone who meets the visa requirements and whose work is location independent, whether individuals or families.

Visa Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply under the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp are required to complete and submit the following documents electronically:

Passport photo
The correct size of a passport photo is: 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

Bio data page of passport

Upon approval the following non-refundable fees are applicable:

Individual – Fee of US $2,000.00(BDS$4,000)

Family Bundle – Fee US $3,000.00(BDS$6,000)

Applying to work in Barbados

The 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp is a visa for a non-national who is employed in a country other than Barbados and who is resident and employed by a company registered and operating outside of Barbados (not carrying on business in or from Barbados).

The Minister responsible for Immigration may revoke the Stamp of an individual who contravenes or fails to comply with the provisions of the stamp.

Applications are now open and can be accessed via

Your application will begin processing within 48 hours of receiving a complete application. A visa will be processed and confirmed or denied in 5 working days or less.

Yes, you can apply for multiple workers in your company.

Families can apply under this programme. The Family Bundle Fee is US $3,000.00

Fees are US $2,000 for individuals and there is a family bundle fee of US$3000

You must come to Barbados within 12 months of the date your visa is granted.

The 12-month Welcome Stamp is issued on arrival into Barbados and is valid from that date for 12 months.

Arriving in Barbados

No, you must have your passport and your welcome stamp which was sent to you electronically on successful completion of your application.

Yes you can travel in and out of Barbados any time during the 12 months of the date your visa is granted.

Working in Barbados

This Stamp only allows you to work remotely for companies and individuals not registered in Barbados.

You will not be liable to pay Barbados Income Tax.


Barbados offers a wide range of accommodation from budget-friendly studios to beachfront luxury condos.

Connectivity and Internet

Barbados has high-speed fibre internet with download/upload speeds up to 1,000/500 Mbps and 4G mobile services.

There are multiple telecommunications providers on island with various packages on offer for personal internet.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the island including restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, public libraries, public parks and parts of Bridgetown.

Education and Schooling

Non nationals may attend private schools or pay a small stipend for attendance at the state owned public schools. Education is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16. There are also several tertiary education institutions including The University of The West Indies and The Barbados Community College.

Medical and Health

Valid medical insurance is a prerequisite for approval of your Welcome Stamp application; however if you have challenges securing insurance in your country of origin, Barbados will be providing medical insurance  options on island as required.


Barbados has one of the most dense and accessible road networks in the English-speaking Caribbean, making travel to any place on island easy. There is both public and private transport across the island which run daily, although schedules vary depending on the location.


Barbados has reliable private taxi services available for your convenience.


There are a variety of religious beliefs and practices throughout the island. There are places of worship for many religions including Christian, Jews, Muslim, Hindu, Rastafarian, Buddhist, Baha'i', and Scientologists.

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