Remote work and study visas in the Caribbean Islands
Some of the countries in the Caribbean are now encouraging tourists to stay for a long period by offering long-term/extended special visas and remote work permits. Remote work and travel are now trending in the world that has rapidly changed in the face of Covid-19. The islands in the Caribbean have their own uniquely suited requirements for the special remote work and study programs.
Now more than ever, factors that drive remote workers to choose a destination are also influencing business executives, entrepreneurs, and students. It’s not just freelancers working with clients, but also entrepreneurs with business with some additional tax benefits too.
Positive side of pandemics
Pandemics has a positive side too. Tourism authorities have come up with new flexible visa
programs to adapt to the tourism challenges. That is you can now stay longer in the Caribbean Islands and work in a cozy resort, rent, or buy a house. Islands like Barbados, Antigua, Bermuda, and Montserrat have come up with a one-year extended visa program that includes remote work permit along with your family members on the island.
That means you can sit on your favorite beach and do what you like to do or work with passion,while sipping a crushed ice drink. This will take away your mental stress while you indulg in calmness with the lush green trees, sparkling white sand, and the blue sea.
While you are on the Caribbean island enjoy your joys in life with amazing food & drinks and music around the island like never before. If you are a nomad kind of person this is the best opportunity you can ever find.
Caribbean Islands that are providing Remote Work Visa program
Bermuda has a highly-respected financial service and industries sectors from insurance to asset management to family offices. The island also opened its opportunity to work or study remotely from the 1st of August,2020. The new rules in Bermuda with a one-year residential certificate allows professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and post-secondary students to live like islanders.
Bermuda is just a 90-minute nonstop flight from New York and other East Coast gateway cities in the USA, and also from European countries like the United Kingdom. The island’s Atlantic Standard Time is ideal for those monitoring or directly serving global markets in their businesses.
Facilities for Remote Working in Bermuda
Bermuda is well facilitated with broadband and remote workspaces. Workspaces have plenty of inspiration and itineraries you can dive right into colorful and creative island life while remaining professionally productive out there in Bermuda. Find out more.
“If you are working remotely from home, please take the opportunity to explore the option of working remotely from Bermuda for the next year. Bermuda is safe, Bermuda is friendly, Bermuda is close and Bermuda is beautiful.”
E. David Burt, JP, MP Premier of Bermuda
Remote Work as Businesses and investments
Bermuda encourages Black-owned businesses. Increasingly travelers want to find Black-owned tourism businesses. If your business is Black-owned, then you can get connected by completing a simple process on BTAConnect.
Security and Covid-19 concerns for Remote Work
Bermuda offers physical and social security to assuage current concerns. The island has proven to be one of the most successful countries in the world at controlling the Covid-19 and testing per capita. It reopened to visitors in July with responsible health and safety measures in place. With these precautions, Bermuda authorities build trust and highlight the importance of keeping residents and visitors safe.
The Barbados Government has announced the introduction of the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp. This new remote work program establishes a visa to allow people to work remotely or study in Barbados for a maximum of 12 months. The visa is available to anyone who can meet the visa requirements and whose work is location-independent, whether individuals or families.
“We recognize 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.”
Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P.Prime Minister of Barbados
Applying for the Barbados Welcome Stamp now very easy for the visitors worldwide. The island provides special call assistance program 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Find out more.
Aruba‘s “Workation” in paradise gives the benefits of working remotely from Aruba. US nationals can stay up to three months in Aruba island’s finest hotels and resorts. ‘One Happy Workation’ program is strictly operated as an intermediary between visitors and the hotels/resorts that are involved with the program. Therefore, check out the Aruba tourism Authority website for package details of hotels/resorts that are linked in the program.
Antigua & Barbuda
On the islands of Antigua and Barbuda you can now live, work and play with the special visa program called NOMAD Residence. While you are there you enjoy staying on the best beaches, working with the best facilities, plus playing your favorite sport on the island.
With the Nomad Digital Residence visa, the holder and their dependents are allowed to travel in and out of Antigua and Barbuda for a period of two years extended stay while visiting. With the nomad/NDR, visa income taxes are to be paid to the resident country which you normally pay to as before. No personal income tax is payable to Antigua and Barbuda. However, applicants are not allowed to work for any entity of any kind in Antigua and Barbuda, nor to derive any income from any entity in Antigua and Barbuda. Find out more at NDR visas.
“Our telecommunications system is of international standard with an excellent landline and cellular coverage across the country, and high-speed internet connections allowing computers, smartphones, and other devices to connect to the Internet wirelessly. This means that you can work in any part of the world from Antigua as if you were in your office or home.”
The Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
People from various parts of the world now have the ability to work from home and are actively looking for a change of environment. The remote worker program is not only inviting but encouraging them to go to Montserrat to work/study and at the same time be more than tourists a part of the community on one of the world’s most unique destinations.
“The global pandemic has changed how we live and work, and as multinationals and leading start-ups across the world accelerate their rates of digital adoption, the need to be physically present to fulfill professional responsibilities has been redefined,”
Montserrat’s Deputy Premier, Samuel Joseph
Applications for the 12-month visa cost around $500 for individuals and $750 for individuals with family members. You can also add up to three family members. For this program, the candidates need to show proof of full-time employment and an annual income of $70,000 (along with health insurance coverage).
Business and Investment in Montserrat
You can also invest in property on the island with the approval of real estate agents. By joining Montesserat’s citizenship investment program.
Life is not just about being monotonous or working from home all day long. There are more options and things to do than you can think of on these Caribbean islands. Live your life working on what you love while enjoying sports and your favorite hobbies. On the safe island with wonderful beautiful beaches and recreation.
Note: Remote work and Longterm Visas information is as per the date when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all offers and discounts before planning your trip and with the latest Covid-19 conditions.
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