Barbados Launches 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp for Remote Workers!
The nation of Barbados has just launched a brand-new visa program that allows remote workers to live and work on the island of Barbados for up to 12 months!
This visa presents an incredibly exciting opportunity for remote workers to fulfill their dreams of experiencing a Caribbean paradise for an extended period of time while also being able to keep their jobs and maintain their normal workflows.
The VISA is called the 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp visa. It was created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic after the government of Barbados realized that many more people around the world were working remotely.
The 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp visa is a win-win: remote workers can live in Barbados and experience all of its natural beauty, its breathtaking beaches, and its lovely culture and Barbados can benefit economically from an influx of new visa holders.
The 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp is a way for remote workers to destress in the aftermath of the pandemic while helping to revitalize local businesses.
Speaking about the opportunity for remote workers with the new visa, the prime minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley said:
“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.”
In order to qualify for the visa, a person must be a remote worker or a family member of a remote worker who will be applying for the visa.
There is a US$2,000 non-refundable fee that must be paid upon visa approval for individuals, and a US$3,000 fee for families.
Applicants for the visa have to make at least US$50,000 a year and have the means to fully support themselves and their families if they have them.
All of the following documents must be submitted electronically by applicants for the 12-Month Barbados Welcome Stamp visa:
- Passport sized photograph
- Bio data page of passport
- Birth certificate (self/spouse/children)
- Proof of relationship of dependents