September 9, 2020 – Bermuda is one of those countries where it is really hard to live for a period longer than a brief vacation stay. But the pandemic has changed that, at least temporarily. Now, if you are still working, you can live there for one year for just a $263 application fee. The move is one to bolster the tourist based economy, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Work from Bermuda website, the program is for people who are currently employed and working from home or enrolled in tertiary education and studying remotely. Instead of working or studying remotely in your home country, you can work or study remotely from Bermuda.
The site says that the form will take about 15 minutes to complete if you have all the information available. The application fee is $263 and is non-refundable. You can stay in Bermuda for one year if approved. Barbados apparently has a similar program.
You need the following to complete this form
- proof of employment or evidence of school enrolment;
- color scan of your passport photo page;
- color scan of visa information;
- all supporting documentation should also be in English, where practical
Bottom line: So if you are not already retired or have your own business, and you can work remotely, this is a rare opportunity to experience an extended stay in this island paradise. Lodging and living expenses tend to be high, but if you have the means, this could be a great adventure.