Investment Visa Overview

Bermuda implemented a new investor visa program called as the Economic Investment Certificate ("EIC"), which will allow candidates, their spouses, and any dependant children to live in Bermuda for five years.

Program 1
  • Name
    Economic Investment Certificate
  • Description

    Bermuda invites qualified individuals to show their interest in the Economic Investment Certificate and Residential Certificate Programs. The certificate encourages and facilitates significant economic investments in Bermuda by high-net-worth individuals.

  • Requirements

    A minimum investment of $2.5 million in one of the following categories is required to qualify for an Economic Investment Certificate:

    • Bermuda residential or commercial real estate;
    • An established Bermuda-based company;
    • Bermuda Government bonds; the creation and launch of a new Bermuda-based firm;
    • Bermuda Registered Charity in the fields of sports development, youth, seniors, and health;
    • The Bermuda Trust Fund or Sinking Fund; or Any other social or useful initiative that promotes Bermuda
  • Validity
    5 years
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate, Business, Donation, Active
  • Avg. Processing Time
    6 months
  • Investment Amount
    $2,500,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    No physical presence, for naturalization more than 6 months per year.
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Mobility Options
Passport Overview

The British National (Overseas) passport, also known as the BN(O) passport, is a British passport issued to people who have British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) citizenship. According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, this type of passport is now ranked seventh. It allows anyone to travel to 190 countries without needing a visa. As a result, it is one of the world's most sought passports, having a very high mobility score. Visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel is available to British passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Japan, Peru, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the whole European Union, allowing for practically instantaneous travel around the world. British passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 39 countries around the world. Russia, China, Cuba, and Iran are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

7

Visa Free Countries

190

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    141
  • Visa on Arrival
    40
  • Visa Online
    9
  • Visa Required
    8
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    0.58
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    0.46
Passport Ranking Factors

Bermuda Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries United Kingdom passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 141 visa-free countries for UK passport holders, 40 visa-on-arrival countries for UK passport holders, and 9 eTA destinations. In total, UK passport holders can visit 190 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the United Kingdom passport is ranked number seven in the world. In addition to these visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 39 other countries where United Kingdom passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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    No
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