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Take A Year of
Work-Life Balance

365 Days of Serenity

With the new Welcome Stamp, you now have the unique opportunity to spend one year in Barbados. You can work from here and experience the island like a local – and everything that goes with it.

How to Apply
How to Apply
How to Apply

For consideration, applicants should submit :

  • Two biometric passport photos
  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificates of all travelers
  • Proof of relationship with relatives
  • Completion of online entry form

Applications are processed within seven days.

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Our Island
Our Island
Our Island

A choice of telecommunications providers and free public Wi-Fi throughout the island make working from Barbados easy. In 2018, German statistics company WorldData. Info ranked Barbados as having the highest quality of life in the Caribbean.

Stays Under 12 Months
Stays Under 12 Months
Stays Under 12 Months

EU citizens can stay in Barbados for up to three months without a visa. Enough time to truly soak up the culture, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Bajan lifestyle.

How To Get Here

The World Health Organisation praised Barbados for its management of COVID-19. Safety measures have protected its population of 290,000 from widespread transmission of the virus.

Entry Requirements upon Arrival
Entry Requirements upon Arrival
Entry Requirements upon Arrival

Germany is considered a country with a medium risk of infection. To ensure that all people in Barbados can enjoy life almost carefree, every visitor is required to present a negative Covid19 test on entry – this must be in English and carried out by a recognized laboratory.

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Online Entry Form
Online Entry Form
Online Entry Form

For quicker entry at our borders, visitors should fill out our online customs form where they can also upload their negative COVID test result. Both should be printed out and presented on entry.

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Closer than you think - with Lufthansa
Closer than you think - with Lufthansa
Closer than you think - with Lufthansa

Thanks to the Lufthansa Group, you will be taken directly, comfortably and safely to Barbados from Frankfurt am Main. And all this from just 568 euros. Flights operate on Thursdays and Saturdays, offering seats in Economy, Premium Economy and Business.

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Make Yourself At Home

Explore what makes the ideal island home for you in Barbados. On the beach or in the countryside, in a village or in the suburbs – live the way you always thought you should. Rents include all utilities and regular cleaning service.

Vacation Rentals
Vacation Rentals
Vacation Rentals

The easiest way to rent is with a vacation rental – that way you can review other’s experiences.

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Affordable Apartments
Affordable Apartments
Affordable Apartments

Our budget-friendly options offer an authentic way of living like a local.

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Villas
Villas
Villas

If you are traveling with a large family, or want to make a year of glamourous living, opt for a villa that leads to a quiet stretch of beach, or that sits on a golf course. Just what you need after an exhausting day.

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Live and Breathe the Culture

Barbados is six hours behind Germany in the summr and five hours behind in the winter. This means you can work in the morning, play in the afternoon.

Frequently asked questions

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    Religion
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How long will it take for the application to be processed?

Complete applications take seven days to process.

Can I make multiple applications for all the remote workers in my company?

Yes, you can apply for multiple workers in your company to work remotely in Barbados for up to 12 months. After 12 months it will be possible to reapply for a further year.

Will my family have to apply individually?

No; families can apply under this programme. The Family Bundle Fee is US $3,000.00

Do I have to stay in Barbados for the entire year or can I travel in and out of the island?

You must come to Barbados within 12 months of the date your visa is issued. After you arrive in Barbados, you can travel into and out of Barbados as many times as you like before your visa expires.

Does the Barbados Welcome Stamp allow employment with a Barbados employer?

No. This visa allows you to work remotely for companies and individuals outside of Barbados only.

Do supporting documents have to be provided in English?

Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation that is certified by a translator. Verified copied of the original with the translation should be included in the application.

The data page for yourself and all people accompanying you must be certified and submitted as well.

Will I be subject to paying Barbados Income Tax?

No; you will not be liable to pay Barbados Income Tax.

Can I get an extension on the visa?

Yes; visa holders Those on the visa can re-apply to extend their Welcome Stamp.

Once approved, do we have to move to the island within a given time?

No; the Welcome Stamp is valid for 12 months from the date of approval.

How reliable is the Internet in Barbados?

Barbados boasts the fastest fibre Internet and mobile services in the Caribbean.

Will I be able to obtain health insurance?

Yes, you may obtain medical insurance on island, but it is recommended that you already have it upon arrival.

Is there any nightlife in Barbados?

Barbados is home to varied nightlife and entertainment choices ranging from small and intimate to several large festivals throughout the year. Nightclubs, restaurants, beach bars, exciting attractions, are just some of the activities of interest.

Is Barbados open to different religions?

Barbados is home to dozens of different religious denominations. In addition to Anglican, Catholic and Evangelical Christians, there are places of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses, Methodists, Moravians, Jews, Muslims, Rastafarian, Seven Day Adventists, Buddhists, Bahais and Spiritual Baptists.

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

Non nationals may attend private schools or pay a small stipend for attendance at the state owned public schools.

Education is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16. There are also several tertiary education institutions including the University of The West Indies and the Barbados Community College.

How can I get around the island?

There are several choices, including taxis, public transport buses and minivans. You can also rent cars or bicycles, including electric bicycles.

How reliable is public transportation?

Barbados has one of the densest and most accessible road networks in the Caribbean, making travel around the island easy. Public and private transportation run daily.

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Do more than explore the island’s beaches: learn to kite surf, swim with turtles, plant trees, and get to know the culture by making Barbadian friends.