PLANNING TO WORK REMOTELY IN BARBADOS?
12 MONTH BARBADOS WELCOME STAMP FAQS
Here's what you need to know.
The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities, cold climates, and long commutes.
Say goodbye to an unhealthy work-life balance and say hello to an outdoor lifestyle, local foods, and a friendly, welcoming culture – all whilst continuing to succeed at work!
Barbados is recognised in the global marketplace for being a sound International Business Centre that has attracted Foreign Direct Investment for decades. With strong social support services Barbados offers the opportunity to live and work here whilst earning global salaries, experience reliable and fast Internet, and have access to good healthcare and education.
The Atlantic Standard time means that Barbados’ time zone allows for remote teams being in-sync with many North American offices and still on the same day as European ones. As natural hub for International air travel Barbados offers physical and virtual connectivity to global teams to allow seamless work remotely.
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. The Barbados Welcome Stamp Allows the non-national to work in Barbados for a period of 12 months
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 www.barbadoswelcomestamp.bb
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.
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 visa only allows you to work remotely for companies and individuals outside of 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 boasts the fastest fibre internet and mobile services in the Caribbean.
There are multiple telecommunications providers on island with various packages on offer for personal internet.
Some cafes, public libraries and some parts of Bridgetown have free public Wi-Fi.
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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.
Currently Barbados has many taxicabs and public buses but there is currently not a privately-owned ride-share service.
There are several dozen religious denominations in Barbados including Christians of the Anglican, Catholic and Evangelical denominations. There are also places of worship for Jehovah Witness, Methodist, Moravian, Jewish, Muslin, Rastafarian, Seven Day Adventist, Buddhist, Bahai and Spiritual Baptists.