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Work From Paradise

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 for 12 months. The visa is available to anyone who can meet the visa requirements and whose work is location independent, whether individuals or families.

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Work from Paradise for a Year!

How to Apply


Visa Requirements
Applicants wishing to apply under the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp are required to complete and submit the following documents electronically: Apply Now Here
Two Passport
Sized Photographs
Bio data page
of passport
Birth certificate
(self/spouse/partner/children)
Proof of relationship
of dependents
Pre-Requisite Entry Visa
View list here
No local tax requirements
or payments
Upon approval the following non-refundable fees are applicable. Applications are approved within 7 business days and full payment is required within 28 days of application being granted.
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Individual - Fee of US $2,000.00
Family Bundle - Fee of US $3,000.00


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Barbados Life

Living in Barbados


From all-inclusive family resorts to quirky boutique hotels, Barbados has a place to stay for every sort of traveller. Choose stately colonial splendour at a historic plantation house, the all-out luxury of our world-class 5-star hotels, or why not add on a few days ashore as part of your Caribbean cruise? From luxury villas to charming B&Bs, AirBnBs, apartments, when it comes to places to stay in Barbados, you'll be spoiled for choice.

Take a peek at our long-term rental rates here or browse the latest edition of the local property news. Fill out the Application HERE 




About Our Island

As you are aware, Barbados is a vibrant island nation that boasts a bounty of wondrous natural beauty and gracious hospitality.
And we welcome all to come and experience life how it was truly meant to be lived. Nonetheless, whilst enjoying all that Barbados has to offer, there are certain customs, laws and general information that you should be familiar with before traveling to the island.
 

Internet Access

As a country with one of the highest standards of living in the developing world, Barbados offers an excellent world-class telecommunications and mosy utilities available island wide. Globally, the country of Barbados was ranked by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and UNICEF to be one of the most wired countries in the world on a per capita basis. Telecommunication and cellular services in Barbados are provided by Digicel and FLOW, who both boost an advanced island-wide fibre optic network and world-class ITC Solutions. Fully Accessible Barbados.
 

Cellular phone service

Visitors who bring their cell phones with them on holiday must remember to ensure the roaming feature is activated prior to arriving in the island. Please note that receiving and making international calls on your mobile phone can be quite costly and you may wish to explore the alternative of renting a cell phone locally - contact Flow or visit them online at https://discoverflow.co/barbados/ or contact Digicel online at digicelbarbados.com
 

Currency

The Barbados dollar is pegged to the USA dollar at an exchange rate of US$1 = BDS$1.98. US dollars are accepted island-wide and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and traveller's cheques.
 

Drinking water

The Barbados Water Authority, a Government statutory corporation, is the sole provider of water services. The water service in Barbados is reliable and the water supply is safe and refreshing to drink.
 

Electricity

115/230 volts 50 cycles. Standard plug types in Barbados are two flat blades or flat blades with round grounding pin -most hotels provide converters for European or Asian appliances. North American appliances will not need converters.
 

Accessibility

With Barbados' Fully Accessible Barbados (FAB) program, the island nation is working hard towards creating a fully inclusive experience for disabled visitors and Barbadians alike. With the desire to make visiting and living Barbados as inclusive as possible, the Barbados Tourism Authority has been working on this initiative for two years, alongside the Barbados Council for the Disabled, the Ministry of Tourism and the FAB Committee. For more information, please visit Fully Accessible Barbados.



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Workspaces

Work in Barbados


It’s important to note that this visa is for remote work only i.e. for companies and individuals outside of Barbados. What does this mean for you? Well, a couple of things:

You will not be liable to pay Barbados Income Tax and therefore will not be subject to any double taxation
- However, visitors will be subject to Barbados’ 17.5% VAT on any products and services purchased on the island.
- Note, that if you ultimately decide to start a business here in Barbados, We have a very competitive corporate tax rate of between 1%-5.5%. To find out more, visit Invest Barbados

You’ll find Barbados well equipped for all your remote work needs. The island boasts the fastest fibre internet and mobile services in the Caribbean and many local cafes and several public spaces across Bridgetown offer free public Wi-fi.

We also have many co-working and office spaces available (for times when you don’t want to work on the beach!), such as large communal workspaces like:



Regus is located in the West of the island - Regus is part of a network of thousands of co-working spaces around the world. Take your place among a wide range of ambitious businesses in our open-plan or shared-office coworking spaces in Barbados. Build new relationships at regular networking events and connect with like-minded professionals in our breakout areas. Book space by the hour, day or month. And focus on your work with the help of secure, business-grade WiFi and efficient on-site support.


For a more central location, check out Desktop.bb, which offers a fully-furnished, air-conditioned office, located in the central parish of St. George. For a flat rate, you will get a fully-furnished air-conditioned office. including furniture, WiFi, telephones, electricity, water and a staffed reception.


TEN Habitat, located in the city’s capital, Bridgetown. It's an ideal space for smaller teams. The TEN Habitat co-working space and innovation hub is the perfect environment for entrepreneurs to work, innovate and find community with like-minded individuals!

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Things To Do

Play in Barbados


Visitors to Barbados highlight the friendliness of the people as its greatest asset but Barbados' quality of life goes much beyond this.

It combines breathtaking beauty with a unique environment of clean air, pure drinking water, year-round sunshine and a spirit of vitality. As a country with one of the highest standards of living in the developing world, Barbados offers an excellent education system, an outstanding healthcare system, affordable housing, world-class telecommunications and mosy utilities available island wide. It caters to all tastes and budgets from the luxury to the self-catering. There is much to discover about the island and always something to do.


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Local Education

Learning in Barbados


The Barbados school system is one of the best in the region, and we have the necessary protocols in place for Welcome stampers and their families to experience a smooth integration.

Apply for the Barbados Welcome Stamp HERE

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Applying to work in Barbados

What is the 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp?
Can the 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp be revoked?
Where can I sign up for the Barbados Welcome Stamp?
When can I begin my application process for the Barbados Welcome Stamp?
How long will it take for the Application to be processed?
Can I make multiple Applications for all the remote workers in my country?
Will my family have to apply individually?
What are the Fees for the Welcome Stamp?
Do I have to stay in Barbados for the entire year or can I travel in and out of the island?


Arriving in Barbados

Do I have to show a return ticket to enter Barbados with the Barbados Welcome Stamp
Can I travel in and out of the island on the Barbados Welcome Stamp?

Working in Barbados

Does the Welcome Stamp allow employment with a Barbados employer?
Will I be subject to paying Barbados Income Tax?

Accommodation

What type of housing and accommodation is on offer in Barbados?

Connectivity and Internet

How reliable is internet?
What is the cost for internet?
Is there free public Wi-Fi?

Education and Schooling

Can non-national children attend schools for the 12-month period?

Medical and Health

Will I be able to obtain medical insurance?

Transportation

How reliable is public transportation?
Are there Ride-Share services in Barbados?

Miscellaneous

Is Barbados open to different religions?
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