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Barbados Residency & Citizenship options

Barbados offers a Special Entry and Residence Permit (SERP). These permit individuals, along with their spouses and children, to obtain permanent residency in Barbados. Each category affects the length of the SERP and a person's eligibility to work in Barbados. There is a path to Barbados Citizenship after completing 7 years of Permanent Residence.

Program 1
  • Name
    Special Entry and Reside Permit
  • Description

    Applicants are required to submit a certified statement of assets exceeding $5 million. This must be validated by a certified auditor or broker. Applicants must also provide evidence of a minimum $2 million investment in Barbados.

  • Requirements

    This program requires evidence of a minimum $2 million investment in Barbados. The funds must come from outside Barbados. Individuals must also demonstrate a high net worth exceeding $5 million.

  • Validity
    5 years or indefinite (if net worth of $5M)
  • Investment Type
    Active, Passive, Real Estate
  • Avg. Processing Time
    4-6 weeks
  • Investment Amount
    $2,000,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    No minimum
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Mobility Options
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Barbadian passport is presently ranked 24th. It allows entrance to 163 countries without requiring a visa. As a result, it has a good overall mobility score and is a desirable passport. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Barbadian passport holders in countries such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, China, and the European Union as a whole. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Barbadian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 66 countries. Taiwan, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

24

Visa Free Countries

163

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    131
  • Visa on Arrival
    29
  • Visa Online
    3
  • Visa Required
    17
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Canada, China, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    45%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    54%
Passport Ranking Factors

Barbados Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Barbados passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Barbados passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Barbados passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 131 Barbados passport visa-free countries, 29 Barbados visa-on-arrival countries, and three eTA destinations. Barbados passport holders can travel to a total of 163 countries without needing a visa, a visa on arrival, or an eTA. As a result, Barbados' passport is currently ranked 24th in the world. In addition to these Barbados visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Barbados passport holders must get a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 66 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    No
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