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Forget home away from home,

let Barbados become your new home!

It's time to re-define the way we work-
and we say, why not do it on the beach?
Introducing the new 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp-a visa that allows you to relocate and work from one of the world's most beloved tourism destinations!
Sure, the sun, sea and sand are major perks, but Barbados has so much more than that to offer! We are the home of friendly people, professional and modern services, quality education and most importantly, safety and security! Whether you're a single looking for a change of pace (and place) or a family hoping to create new experiences and make new memories, Barbados has it all!

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About the Welcome Stamp

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. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you're in luck! The application process is online and easily facilitated. Even better, once approved, the Barbados 12-Month Welcome Stamp visa is valid for one year, and if you love it (we are confident you will!), you can easily reapply.


How to Apply

You're ready to start your remote-work life in Barbados-now what? Well, following the application process is super simple.You can get started here!

See below for our visa requirements:

  • Passport sized photograph Principal Applicant and all other members of the Family Group over the age of 18 (if applicable).
  • Bio data page of passport - Principal Applicant and allother members the Family Group (if applicable).
  • Proof of relationship of Principal Applicant to all other members of the Family Group.
Applicants must also make an annual income of at least USD$50,000 over the 12 months you intend to have the travel stamp.


Applications are typically approved within 7 business days,after which the payment of the applicable, non-refundable fees will be due. Fees must be paid within 28 days of application approval.
Individual - USD $2,000.00
Family Bundle - USD $3,000.00

Living in

We have a wide range of accommodation here, from budget-friendly studios to beachfront luxury condos. Whether you're looking for a cozy family home, a modern studio apartment or simply a room to rent, we promise you'll find something that suits your needs perfectly!

What about pets?

Well, they are part of your family too, aren't they? So, of course they can come-after all, we're sure they certainly wouldn't want to miss out on a trip to Barbados! Just ensure that you fill out all the relevant paperwork to prepare their travel and be sure that your chosen accommodation is pet-friendly and you're good to go.
For more detailed information on travel requirements for pets-please see the below links.
  • Requirements and Rules for Pets Travelling into Barbados
  • U.S. requirements for Pets Travelling from the United States to Barbados

Working in

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 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 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 located in the West of the island or TEN Habitat, located in the city's capital, Bridgetown. its ideal space for smaller teams. For a more central location, check out, which offers a fully-furnished, air conditioned office, located thecentral parish of St. George.

Playing in

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.

Learning in

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.
The Barbados Welcome Stamp Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport. School-aged children who have been approved under the Barbados Welcome Stamp Programme do not require a separate Student Visa application. Once the Immigration Department has issued the Welcome Stamp to the family the Student Visa should be placed in the passport of the school aged child. This Student Visa then gives permission for the parent to start the school enrollment process. Parents have the option to Enroll in a Private school directly Select a Public school and make the request to the Ministry of Education Home School It must be stressed that there is no space in the public Special Schools and limited space in several public secondary schools.
Note that education is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16 in Barbados. Non-nationals have the option of attending private schools or paying a small stipend for attendance at the state-owned public schools.School-aged children who have been approved under the Barbados Welcome Stamp Programme do not require a separate Student Visa application.There are also several tertiary education institutions including the University of The West Indies and the Barbados Community College.

Why Barbados

166 square miles of happiness
  • Quality of Life

Be Inspired

See what Welcome Stampers are doing on our island

So, when are
you coming?

Think of the Barbados Welcome Stamp programme as a sign to switch things up for a little bit! The world has opened up in a whole new way and thanks to this brand-new visa, you now have the opportunity to live an adventure you've always dreamed of-even if only for a little while.

Barbados is calling,
maybe it's time to answer!