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12 Month Barbados 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 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.

Visa Requirements

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

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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A Message from the prime minister of barbados

Welcome to Barbados!

On behalf of our beautiful island of Barbados, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. Although the COVID 19 pandemic has been a tremendous challenge to people around the world, we believe it has also opened up opportunities.

We recognise more people are working remotely, sometimes in very stressful conditions, with little option for vacation. Our 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.

We believe we have something very special to offer on this little rock we call Barbados. Our friendly people, professional services, commitment to education and importantly safety and security, all make Barbados an ideal place to live for both singles and families.

Thank you for considering making Barbados your new home.

Blessings,
Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Barbados

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why 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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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.




Explore barbados from above

Barbados is magical, exotic and thoroughly delightful! With both natural and manmade treasures to admire and mystify, Barbados has what it takes to stimulate and satisfy even the most inquiring mind. Our island is all about discovery and going beyond the imagination to places where scenic vistas and scientific anomalies coexist, yet appeal to the romantic within us!

Here is a snapshot of Barbados from above:
 


where to stay

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.

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