Special Entry and Reside Permit

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Barbados Immigration is now offering Special Entry Permits to foreigners and non-nationals who wish to visit the island for an indefinite period of time.

The following categories of persons are eligible to apply for a SEP:

  • Retired property owners
  • High net worth persons, employed or retired
  • High net worth persons are defined as those with over US$5 million in net assets.

Fees for retired persons:

• Special Entry Permit for retired persons over 60 years: US$5,000
• Special Entry Permit for retired persons under 60 years: US$3,500

Fees for employed persons over 60 years:

• Special Entry Permit: US$5,000; plus
• Indefinite work permit: US$15,000; or
• Annual work permit: US$1,500

Fees for employed persons under 60 years:

Option 1:

• Special Entry Permit: US$5,000; plus
• Indefinite work permit: US$20,000.

Option 2:

• Special Entry Permit: US$3,500; plus
• Annual work permit: US$1,500.

Fees for Non-Executive Directors:

• Special Entry Permit: US$5,000; plus US$500 annually.

Fees for Dependents:

• US$150 per dependent.

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DURATION

60 months

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CITIZENSHIP

60 Month(s)

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FEES

150

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements for Special Entry and Reside Permit

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • All retired persons who own property in Barbados can qualify for a SEP.
  • Retired property owners who are over 60 years of age qualify for an indefinite SEP that will not expire.
  • Retired property owners who are under 60 years of age qualify for a SEP that is valid until they reach 60 years of age. At that time, the SEP must then be renewed as an indefinite Special Entry Permit that will not expire.
  • High net worth persons are defined as those with over US$5 million in net assets.
  • High net worth persons over 60 years of age qualify for an indefinite SEP that will not expire.
  • High net worth persons under 60 years of age qualify for a SEP that is valid until they reach 60 years of age. At that time, the SEP must then be renewed as an indefinite Special Entry Permit that will not expire.
  • High net worth persons are also eligible to purchase annual work permits and indefinite work permits which give them the right to work in Barbados.

Document Requirements for Special Entry and Reside Permit

8 Document Required

  • Extension of Stay form.
  • Applicant's Birth Certificate.
  • Police Certificate of Character (PCC) from any country in which the applicant has resided for a period of 6 months or more after the age of 16.
  • Enhanced disclosure form in lieu of PCC for British applicants.
  • Title Deeds – if applicable Land Tax document (if applicable).
  • Proof of financial resources – ability to support self and dependents e.g. bank statements, pension document Health insurance (insurance coverage must be valid in Barbados).
  • Proof of high net worth (if applicable).
  • Proof of relationship to dependents where applicable i.e. birth certificates/legal documents.

Cost of living

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