Working by the ocean, that's the dream. This Barbados work remotely visa will allow you to do your job there and that could make putting in your hours every day way more enjoyable. You can stay there for an entire year if you want.
The Caribbean country has introduced a 12-month visa for foreigners, including Canadians.
Applications are open now and completely online for anyone to fill out.
With the Barbados Working Stamp, you are given the opportunity to work remotely just like you would at home but from the beach nation instead.
Once you apply, it'll be processed within 48 hours and will either be confirmed or denied within seven days.
So, you could be working remotely in Barbados in as little as a week if you apply today.
However, you don't have to stay in the country for an entire year.
You can go to the country any time during the year the visa is valid.
Once there, you can travel in and out of Barbados whenever you want and as many times as you want before the visa expires.
To apply, you need to fill out a form and electronically provide your birth certificate, two passport-sized photographs, the biodata page of your passport, and an entry visa where applicable.
If your application is approved, there's a fee of US$2,000 for individuals which is about CA$2,673.
There's also an option to do a family bundle which is US$3,000 or just over CA$4,016.
However, you don't have to pay the Barbados income tax.
There are so many places to stay like budget-friendly studio apartments and luxury beachfront condos.
In Barbados, some cafes, public libraries and some parts of the capital cities have free public wifi.
Even better, the country has the fastest fibre internet and mobile services in the Caribbean according to the government.
This working visa comes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the country's tourism industry.
Barbados is currently one of the countries Canadians can travel to without having to quarantine upon arrival.