Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa

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Bermuda has a digital nomad visa known as the “Work from Bermuda Certificate,” which was introduced on July 18th, 2020, and is also known as the “One Year Residential Certificate.”

Just like most digital nomad visas, it allows digital nomads to work from Bermuda for one year. The application fee is only $263 per applicant.

Bermuda in a Nutshell

Rounded Bermuda Flag IconBermuda is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, 1035 kilometers from the coast of the United States. There are 181 islands in total, with bridges linking the major ones. Bermuda has a subtropical climate with warm winters and summers. In 1505, Bermuda was named after the Spanish sailor Juan Bermuda.

Bermuda has been one of the most popular vacation destinations over the years due to its beautiful beaches and laid-back environment. This is why digital nomads select Bermuda as a remote work destination.

Despite not being in the Caribbean, Bermuda’s beaches have little to envy in terms of sand quality, magnificent sceneries, pure water, and breathtaking views.

Bermuda is made up of 138 coral islands spread across 20 square miles and has become famous for its link with the infamous “Bermuda triangle.”

The Advantages of Being a Digital Nomad in Bermuda

Bermuda Coat of ArmsWorking as a digital nomad in Bermuda provides the following benefits:

Simplified visa application process. Because everything is done online, applying for a digital nomad visa in Bermuda is a breeze. It simply takes a few minutes to complete the application. Furthermore, you will only have to wait five days for a response.

Reasonable application fees. You only have to pay the $263 application cost and nothing else.

Taxes. You are not required to pay any local income tax or other taxes as a digital nomad in Bermuda under the work from Bermuda certificate. In addition, each individual will receive a $200 customs allowance per trip.

Excellent medical care. Bermuda has outstanding medical services. Bermuda has a large number of private clinics, as well as private doctors and pharmacists. There is an intensive care unit (ICU), an obstetric unit, a dialysis unit, and numerous other specialty units at Bermuda’s general hospital, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Delicious food. Bermuda’s cuisine is distinctive. It is influenced by British, African, Spanish, and Caribbean cultures. In Bermuda, a lot of food revolves around fish. The codfish breakfast, fish soup, Bermuda Fish cake, and the famed fish sandwich are the most famous fish specialties. Hoppin’ John and black rum cakes are two non-fish specialties.

Fast internet. Bermuda has the fastest “real” fiber service in the region, with three subsea cable lines connecting it to the rest of the Caribbean. Bermuda’s internet connection speed exceeds 500Mbps.

Environment devoid of COVID-19. Bermuda has been the most successful Caribbean country in terms of viral management and testing per capita. With a population of 71,000, it was simple to keep the virus under control. When working remotely here, COVID-19 poses no problems.

Bermuda Country Landscape Photo

Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa Requirements

The application process for the Bermudan digital nomad visa is now accessible to anyone who wants to reside in Bermuda while working remotely as a freelancer or for a foreign corporation, as well as online university or college students.

This visa has no citizenship limitations, which means that anyone can apply regardless of nationality. Similarly, you won’t have to be concerned about the location you’re working in because there are no classifications for what constitutes a qualified remote employment based on it.

When compared to the “few” nations that offer similar visas at current moment, the application process for the Bermuda digital nomad visa is exceptionally simple. The following documents are required by the Bermuda government to apply for a Bermuda digital nomad visa:

  • Valid passport & a color scan of the passport photo page of the passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months.
  • Color scan of the visa. You do not require a visa to enter Bermuda if you are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the European Union. If you aren’t, check to see if you need to apply for one.
  • Employment verification. Submit your job contract or certificate of establishment. You might submit a short letter describing the specifics, a certificate of incorporation, or other necessary papers if you are self-employed.
  • Proof of foreign university enrolment (if you are a student).
  • Valid health insurance. You must have proper Bermuda health insurance, including COVID-19 coverage.
  • No criminal history. You should have no criminal convictions in Bermuda or anywhere else. Your criminal record can be obtained through your local police department or other relevant agencies in your nation.
  • Proof of income. There is no set percentage of income that you should have, but you must have enough to sustain yourself and your dependents.

How to Apply for a Digital Nomad Visa in Bermuda

To apply for a Bermuda digital nomad visa, please complete the following steps:

Gather the necessary documentation. All essential documentation must be gathered ahead of time and translated into English. These materials will be posted to the online application portal. The required documents are listed above under “Requirements for Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa.”

Fill out the application form. Once you have all of the necessary documents, you must upload them to the visa application platform. Make sure all of the information you provide into the application is in English, and double-check everything.

Complete and submit the application form. After completing the application, you must submit it. If you are applying for family members, you must submit both applications on the same day.

Pay the non refundable fee. The application price is $263 per participant, payable online. The fees are not refundable.

Allow time for approval. You must wait up to five business days for clearance. If your application is approved, you will be notified by email. The Work from Bermuda Certificate will also be emailed to you.

In addition to these measures, if you are not from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or the European Union, foreign nationals may need to apply for an entry visa before visiting the nation, which can be done at any British Embassy or High Commission Office. The optimal time to apply for a Bermuda visa is about 1-2 months before your trip.

Application timeline

According to official information, the application process for the “One Year Residential Certificate” visa is rather short, taking no more than 10 working days to complete. Most applications, however, take an average of 5 working days to complete.

While the visa application processing period is very short and there are no restrictions on the number of visas that can be awarded, you should apply as soon as possible to avoid any changes in the requirements or travel circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

You only need to pay the $263 application cost. It is non-refundable, even if the visa application is denied.

It simply takes a few minutes to complete the application form. Then, you must wait up to five business days for an email informing you whether your application has been granted.

The Bermuda digital nomad visa is valid for twelve months. The twelve-month period begins when the certificate is issued. The Bermuda digital nomad visa is renewable based on your circumstances, but you must reapply. Those who intend to stay for more than 12 months must obtain a basic residential certificate.

As a digital nomad in Bermuda, you are not required to pay income taxes or other taxes under the work from Bermuda certificate. In addition, each individual will receive a $200 customs allowance per trip.

Profits, income, dividends, and capital gains are not taxed in Bermuda. Instead of these taxes, Bermuda's government collects a payroll tax. Payroll tax applies to all employers. However, an employer can withhold around 6% of a Bermuda citizen's wage in order to meet the total payroll tax obligation.

Bermuda has no minimum income requirements. However, keep in mind that this is the most expensive country in the world, so you'll need a high income to sustain yourself. You will be required to provide proof. A kilo of apples costs about US$10, while a bottle of mid-range wine costs about US$23.50.

All visitors to Bermuda over the age of 18 must be completely vaccinated against Covid-19. A Bermuda Travel Authorization is required. You must also provide the results of an antigen test or a PCR test. More information can be found at www.gov.bm/applying-for-bermuda-travel-authorization.

The processing time is five business days. If you are approved, your residential certificate will be emailed to you. After that, you will arrive in Bermuda as a resident rather than a visitor.

The Work From Bermuda Certificate allows you to stay for a maximum of 12 months. The 12-month period begins when the certificate is issued.

It is renewable, but only on a case-by-case basis, and you will need to file a fresh application.

Under the Work From Bermuda Certificate, you will pay no income tax or other taxes in Bermuda during your stay. Per passenger, per journey, you will be given a $200 customs allowance.

Bermuda's Internet is connected by three undersea cable systems, and the country has fiber to the home, allowing for 500 Mbps internet rates. Furthermore, the 4G services offer 99.8% coverage on the island, eliminating the need for patchy Internet connectivity. But, being Bermuda, there will be a cost. A 150 Mbps Internet connection at home costs $130 per month.

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