Barbados Digital Nomad Visa and Destination guide.

Danish Soomro
20 Oct, 2020
4 min read
Danish Soomro
20 Oct, 2020
4 min read



Barbados is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the other West Indies Islands. Barbados is the easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles. It is flat in comparison to its island neighbours to the west, the Windward Islands. The island rises gently to the central highland region known as Scotland District, with the high point of the nation being Mount Hillaby 340 m (1,120 ft) above sea level.

In the parish of Saint Michael lies Barbados's capital and main city, Bridgetown, containing 1/3 of the country's population. Other major towns scattered across the island include Holetown, in the parish of Saint James; Oistins, in the parish of Christ Church; and Speightstown, in the parish of Saint Peter.

Barbadians (Bajans) are a warm, friendly, and hospitable people who are genuinely proud of their country and culture. Although tourism is the island's number one industry, the island has a sophisticated business community and stable government; so life here doesn't skip a beat once passengers return to the ship. Barbados is the most "British" island in the Caribbean. Afternoon tea is a ritual, and cricket is the national sport. The atmosphere, though, is hardly stuffy. This is still the Caribbean, after all. Beaches along the island's south and west coasts are picture-perfect, and all are available to cruise passengers. On the rugged east coast, the Atlantic Ocean attracts world-class surfers. Rolling hills and valleys dominate the northeast, while the interior of the island is covered by acres of sugarcane and dotted with small villages. Historic plantations, a stalactite-studded cave, a wildlife preserve, rum distilleries, and tropical gardens are among the island's attractions. Bridgetown is the capital city, and its downtown shops and historic sites are a short walk or taxi ride from the pier.


The 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp visa allows people whose work is location independent to work remotely from Barbados. According to ministry website

What do you need to know?

  • Price: Individual $2000 USD 3000 for family or couple 
  • Length: Up to 12 months from the date of approval 
  • Required income: At least $50,000 per year 

Supporting Documents Needed:

  • Passport sized photos
  • Bio data page of passport
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Proof of relationship when applying as family/couple
  • Completed application form
  • Payment of visa fee upon approval

How To Apply:

You can apply here


Saves on Visa Runs 

Even if Visa charges a high fee of $2000 USD, it can actually save some digital nomads some of the cash they usually use for visas. If you consider flights in and out of the country, visa extension fees or have to relocate to the country due to visa expiration, the visa operation may cost a lot of money. The visa fee in Barbados is US$166 per person per month, which is a considerable cost, allowing them to stay in one place without worrying about the issue of visa operations.

Island life

Barbados is cool. Who wouldn't want to turn bustling city life into the tranquil atmosphere of an island? Many people entering the world of remote working with Covid-19 have realized how hard it can be in their dark home office overlooking the soaring fence next to them. Working from an island with a view of the ocean and the sound of the waves brings a much higher quality of life and joy while working remotely.

Internet speed

Sunil Chatrani, president of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., stated that Barbados has the fastest fiber internet and mobile services in the Caribbean. Music to the ears of digital nomads.


The country generally experiences two seasons, one of which includes noticeably higher rainfall. Known as the "wet season", this period runs from June to December. By contrast, the "dry season" runs from December to May. Annual precipitation ranges between 1,000 and 2,300 mm (40 and 90 in). From December to May the average temperatures range from 21 to 31 °C (70 to 88 °F), while between June and November, they range from 23 to 31 °C (73 to 88 °F).[57]

What to do next? 
Plan your trip and post it in the trip