One thing that the pandemic has taught us, is that the workplace as we know it has been turned on its head. Covid-19 has had fast-changing effects on workplace culture including the attitudes of employees towards work and people quickly discovered that commuting to an office every day is not necessary for their productivity and output.
The Caribbean has long been a place where people vacationed but what if it were a place where people could also work while enjoying a change of scenery? It is possible! Enter the Digital Nomad Visas. DMVs are a special type of visa that gives someone the legal right to work remotely in a country other than their country of residence. With the decline in tourism during the pandemic, many Caribbean countries offered DMVs as a way of targeting digital nomads and upping visitor arrivals. While travel regulations have somewhat relaxed globally, these DMV programs are still in operation for anyone who wishes to tap into them. Keep reading to see our list of Caribbean countries that offer DMVs.
The Barbados Welcome Stamp is a 12-month visa that allows you to relocate and work from one of the Caribbean’s most popular destinations.
Applicants must have an annual income of 50k along with health insurance
Application fee: $2000.00 for a single person; $3000.00 for a family
Background checks are required.
Turnaround time: 1 week
Cost of program: $263.00
Must show: Proof of employment or in the case of students, proof of enrollment
Must have valid health insurance with coverage for Bermuda
Applications are individual. All applications for family members are done separately but must be done on the same day
Not allowed to seek employment in Bermuda
Length: 1 year
The Cayman Islands Global Citizen Concierge Program
Length: 2 years
Income to prove: $100,000.00 per year for a single person, $150,000.00 per year per couple, $180,000.00 per year for a family
Anguilla’s Digital Nomad Visa
PCR testing + surveillance once on the island
Length: 1 year
Cost: $500.00 per single person; $750.00 for a family up to three dependents, $250.00 for each additional family member
Length: 1 year
Income to prove: $70,000. Per year
Turn around: 7 Working days
Cost: $100 non-refundable application fee; $800.00 for a single person, $1200 for family
Length: up to 8 months
Income to prove: $70,000.00
Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS)
Cost: $25.00 application fee. $1000.00 for the first applicant and $500.00 for each dependent
Length: 12 months; renewable on a case-by-case basis up to 36 months
Income to prove: Job letter from current employer or proof of self-employment and income
@HOME in Curaçao is a program accommodating travelers, remote workers, extended-stay visitors, and investors looking for a temporary home away from home.
Cost of program: $294.00 per person
Length: 6 months with another 6-month extension
Income to prove: Proof of Solvency
Costs: $1500.00 per person; $2000.00 per family with 3 dependents, $200.00 for each additional dependent
Length: 12 months and renewable for another 12 months
Income to prove: $37,000.00 annually