Barbados is now welcoming applications for a 12-month welcome stamp visa. People will now have the opportunity to live and work remotely in paradise.
The visa offers new opportunities for anyone whose work is location-independent
It now includes entire offices, multi-disciplinary creatives, digital nomads, and bold entrepreneurs. Barbados has ensured that the application process is very simple for applicants to complete electronically. The visa is valid for one year but may be re-applied and applicants will not be liable for Barbados income tax. Upon approval, the following non-refundable fees are applicable; US$2,000 for individual applicants and US$3,000 for families.
The island’s prime minister, Mia Mottley, said, “Covid-19 has changed work globally, with a larger number working remotely from home. Now we can give you certainty for the next 12 months that you can work from here. We have a mechanism that allows people who want to take advantage of being in a different part of the world, of the sun, sea, and sand, and a stable society; one that functions well.”
The country of more than 280,000, having recorded over 100 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, it has handled the virus so far, putting contact tracing protocols in place. Even Barbados has established various travel protocols as it re-opened its borders.