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Working in the Caribbean – Jobs in Paradise

Kevin

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BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD

Remember yourself in 2018? How much you complained about your job? Hated the traffic, the dusty office, your incompetent boss and kiss-ass co-workers? You remember while you gazed upon a falling star or as you blew out the crooked candles of your store-bought birthday cake, at the office party you said you didn’t want, “If only I could work from home, my day would be so much easier!”

[Photo insert Caption] Year 2020… well if you insist/ Weren’t you wrong about that ‘ish/So young, so naïve. 

Now that you’ve gotten your wish, life is packed with 3-hour Zoom meetings, homeschooling your kids, and the desecration of your household. No longer is home your secluded sanctuary away from the barely bearable stress of the office. Home has become the office! Your kitchen is now the breakroom, files are stacked next to an open laptop on your counter and every day is, “Bring your child to work day”. Now you’re wishing for a break from both home and your job! A Caribbean getaway perhaps?  It sounds fantastic but with the pandemic still in full effect, a vacation getaway to an island paradise is possible but you don’t want to lose precious days sitting in a Covid Quarantine and figuring out each country’s regulations.

However, Working Caribbean has the solution! Become a Digital Nomad by applying for a temporary working visa! Therefore, you can have an extended trip (up to two years) to the Caribbean and take your job, family and pets along for the ride. 

What Is a Digital Nomad?

A Digital Nomad is a person who uses telecommunications technology to earn a living while satisfying their wanderlust. A good internet connection is all that’s required and potential workspaces can include coffee shops, beachfront cafes, guest houses or mobile homes. Escaping the mundane and experiencing the rich cultures of the world is the life of a Digital Nomad. 

Although they work and play abroad, many destinations who invite Digital Nomads do not allow them to purchase land, find additional local employment or start a local business; and they’re still required to pay taxes in their home country. 

What About COVID-19?

Mandatory COVID-19 Tests and negative PCR test results are required for all Digital Nomad applications. Remember that every country has its own quarantine regulations and curfew restrictions, so please research the Covid-19 Protocols of your preferred destination. 


Barbados (Welcome Stamp)

Fee: US $2,000.00 for an individual or US $3,000.00 for a family.

Length of Permit: 12 Months

Requirements: Valid medical insurance and a job earning an income of at least US$50,000 and/or means to support yourself and your family.

Supporting Documents: Passport size photographs, negative Covid-19 test results, proof of relationship and bio data page of passport for all members of the family.

Apply Here:  www.barbadoswelcomestamp.bb


Bahamas (BEATS – Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay)

Fee: US$1000 for an individual work permit or US$500 for student permit and dependents. An additional US$25 for processing is included for each application.

Length of Permit: 12 Months (and renewable up to three years)

Requirements: Valid medical insurance, means to support yourself and your family, police certificate of character.

Supporting Documents: Passport size photographs, negative Covid-19 test results, a valid passport, job letter or proof of employment and proof of school enrollment for students. 

Apply Here:  www.bahamasbeats.com


Bermuda (Work From Bermuda Certificate)

Fee: US$263

Length of Permit: 12 Months (renewable on case by case basis)

Requirements: Valid medical insurance (insurance coverage is also available in Bermuda), means to support yourself and your family, clean criminal record.

Supporting Documents: Passport size photographs, a valid passport, negative Covid-19 test results, job letter or proof of employment and proof of school enrollment for students. 

Apply Here:  www.gotobermuda.com


Antigua (Antiguan Nomad Digital Residence)

Fee: US$1500 for an individual work permit, US$2000 for couples and US$3000 families of three or more

Length of Permit: 24 Months

Requirements: Valid medical insurance and a job earning an income of at least US$50,000 and/or means to support yourself and your family as well as a clean criminal record.

Supporting Documents: Passport size photographs, birth certificate of applicant, a valid passport, job letter, negative Covid-19 test results, police certificates of character for each applicant. 

Apply Here: www.antiguannomadresidence.com

Anguilla (Work From Anguilla)

Fee: US$2000 for an individual work or student permit, US$3000 for families of 5 (or less) and US$250 for any additional family members

Length of Permit: 91 days – 12 Months

Requirements: Proof of employment or certificate of incorporation, valid visas, recent police certificate of character.

Supporting Documents: Negative Covid-19 test results, valid passport and travel documents

Apply Here: www.escape.ivisitanguilla.com

Curaҫao (@HOME In Curacao)

Fee: US$294 for an individual work permit 

Length of Permit: 6 Months 

Requirements: Proof of employment and that you can work independently using telecommunications technologies

Supporting Documents:  A valid passport, negative Covid-19 test results, job letter, police certificates of character 

Apply Here: www.athomeincuracao.com

Montserrat (Montserrat Remote Work Stamp)

Fee: US$500 for an individual work permit, $750 for a family of 5 or less and US$250 for any additional dependents

Length of Permit: 6 Months (renewable on case by case basis) 

Requirements: Valid health insurance, proof of employment, an annual income of US$70,000, clean criminal record.

Supporting Documents:  Negative Covid-19 test results, a valid passport, a recent job letter or certificates of incorporation, police certificates of character

Apply Here: www.applymonserratremoteworker.com 

Jamaica 

While Jamaica does not have an official Digital Nomads permit or programme, remote workers are still invited to apply for extended stays on the island for up to 6 months.

Apply Here: www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization

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