Barbados Beer on the Beach, Photo by Leemar Gaskin on Unsplash

 

Who wouldn’t love to be working from their computer while on the beach? Or sitting in a bar or cafe with a beach view? I can say, I would love to be. Whether you are a digital nomad looking for your next location or due to the Covid-19 pandemic find yourself being able to work online from home, you might want to consider your next work environment. Is that working from an island offering great climate where you could be swimming in the ocean and walking along golden sands every day? Well, I have done a bit of research and have discovered there are 8 Caribbean islands currently with remote work visa programs. Without further ado, if you are looking to live, work and play in the Caribbean here are the Caribbean islands with Remote Work Visa Programs to consider.

 

What is a Remote Work Visa?

 

So what exactly is a remote work visa? Well, a remote work visa, sometimes referred to as a digital nomad visa or temporary resident visa allows a person the opportunity to live and work in a foreign country for an extended period. The work of course, must be online. Good news is there is no age limit on the visa like there is with a working holiday visa. But when applying for the visa you do need to prove you are making an income from online work to receive the visa.

 

Caribbean Digital Nomad or Remote Work Visa Programs

 

Most Caribbean destinations have long since allowed the majority of their visitors to stay for 30 to 90 days without a visa. Some like Jamaica allow for an extension of stay while on the island. With the pandemic, travelling to the Caribbean has been affected due to many countries going into lockdown to combat the virus. Now, to help kick start economies severely impacted by the virus many countries, the Caribbean countries included are offering digital nomad and / or remote work visas to attract people who will stay for up to 12 months and spend their hard earned online cash to inject into their economy. This is because you will need somewhere to live, require utilities and spend your money on food and going out. All you need to do is prove you can support yourself during your stay and not be a burden on any countries systems such as the health system.

 

8 Caribbean Island Remote Work Visa Programs

 

Map Of The Caribbean Islands.

Map of Caribbean Islands

 

As you can see from the map there are many countries making up the Caribbean. But only eight at the moment have a remote work or digital nomad visa available for you to live, work and play in the Caribbean.

 

Which Caribbean Island will you choose?

 

Work From Anguilla

Launched: August 2020
Application Fee: US$2,000 for individuals and US$3,000 for families (main applicants plus three dependents) plus US$250 for each additional family member.
Visa Length: up to one year.
For more details and to apply: Work From Angulla

 

Antigua Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) Visa

Launched: September 2020
Application Fee: US$1,500 for individuals, US$2,000 for couples and US$3,000 for families of three persons or over
Visa Length: 2 years. Valid from the arrival date in Antigua and Barbuda and for two years after that.
For more details and to apply: Antigua Nomad Digital Residence Visa

 

Barbados Welcome Stamp

Launched: July 2020
Application Fee: US2,000 for individuals and US$3,000 for families.
Visa Length: 12 months. Valid from arrival date for 12 months.
For more details and to apply: Barbados Welcome Stamp

 

Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS)

Launched: October 2020
Application Fee: US$1,025 for work professionals and US$525 for college students inclusive of the application and permit fee.
Visa Length: Valid for up to 12 months from the date of issues. The Bahamas remote worker visa is renewable on a case-by-case basis for a maximum period of up to three years.
For more details and to apply: Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay

 

Work From Bermuda Certificate

Launched: August 2020
Application Fee: US$263
Visa Length: 12 months and renewable on a case by case basis.
For more details and to apply: Work From Bermuda Certificate

 

Cayman Islands Global Citizen Concierge Program

Launched: October 2020
Application Fee: US$1,469 per annum for 2 persons plus US$500 per dependent, per annum
Visa Length: 24 months from the date of arrival.
For more details and to apply: Global Citizen Concierge Program

 

@Home in Curacao

Launched: February 2021
Application Fee: US$294
Visa Length: Maximum stay of 6 months with the possibility of extension
For more details and to apply: @Home in Curacao

 

Montserrat Remote Workers Programme

Launched: February 2021
Application Fee: US$500 for a single person, US$750 for a family of up to 3 dependents.
Visa Length: Valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
For more details and to apply: Montserrat Remote Workers Programme

 

READ MORE: Countries with a Digital Nomad Visa

 

If you need a little motivation, just think of enjoying a beer or two at the beach at the end of your day. Throw in the warm weather, decent Wifi and reasonable cost of living, in my opinion, if you are a digital nomad or a remote worker home is where the laptop is. And home could just be in the Caribbean for 12 months. As and when other Caribbean countries introduce a digital nomad or remote work visa I will update this post. If you know of any others at this time, please comment follow as I would love to hear.

 

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