Last Updated on 14 November 2023 by Brittany
You can now live and work in paradise with the Bermuda digital nomad visa for one year or more. It’s a digital nomad’s dream come true!
Remote workers and students can now live on the tropical island of Bermuda and enjoy the sun, sea, and sand with the Work from Bermuda Certificate. Valid for 12 months, with the possibility to renew, digital nomads are flocking to the island to live a life of pure joy.
Bermuda offers one of the easiest digital nomad visas you can apply for, too. You can complete the entire process online, and fill out the application in just 15 minutes. What’s even better is that you’ll receive a response about your application in five business days. That’s incredibly efficient for a digital nomad visa!
Applicants may bring a spouse and dependents with them. It’s important to note that each family member must fill out their own application form and submit all related applications on the same day.
Are you ready to begin a new chapter of your digital nomad lifestyle in Bermuda for the next year? By the end of this article, you’ll know how and where to apply for the visa and why Bermuda is an excellent destination for digital nomads.
What is a Digital Nomad Visa?
A digital nomad visa is a temporary residence permit for people who work remotely. This visa allows you to stay in a foreign country anywhere from six months to a couple of years, depending on the country.
Those eligible for a digital nomad visa must work remotely either as a freelancer, entrepreneur, or employee for a company outside of the country they want to live in.
Most digital nomad visas don’t require holders to pay local income tax but instead, keep paying taxes to where they’re from or where their business is set up.
It’s ideal for digital nomads who want to settle down somewhere for a bit without worrying about overstaying tourist visas.
Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa Requirements
As with every visa, there are certain requirements you must be to be eligible to apply for it. Below are what you need to be eligible for the Bermuda digital nomad visa.
- Valid Passport – You must have a valid passport
- At Least 18 Years Old – You must be 18 years of age or older to apply
- Proof of Remote Work – An employment contract or business registration proving you make an income outside of Bermuda
- Letter of Enrollment – If you’re a student, you must have an acceptance letter from your undergraduate, graduate, research, or doctorate program
- Proof of Health Insurance – Your health insurance must be valid during the term of your visa and offer coverage in Bermuda
- Clean Criminal Record – You must not have committed and charged for any crimes in or outside of Bermuda
- Substantial Income – There is no income requirement, but you must have substantial means and a stream of income to support yourself
How to Apply for the Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa
Now that you know what you need to be eligible to apply for this visa, let’s go over the steps you need to take to proceed with the process.
Step 1: Gather Documents
When filling out the application, you’ll have to submit digital files of certain documents. To make the process easier and faster, gather these documents before filling out the application.
- Colored scan of your passport photo page
- Proof of employment or education enrollment
It’s important to note that all documents (permitting) should be in English.
Step 2: Complete & Submit Application
Now that you’ve gathered your documents, it’s time to apply for the visa online.
You’ll need to do the following to submit the application:
- Complete the Application Online
- Upload Documentation
- Pay $263 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Step 3: Wait for Approval
Once you’ve submitted your application and the Bermuda government received your application fee, you’ll hear whether your application was approved or denied within five business days via email.
Bermuda may not be the first destination on your list as a digital nomad, but their remote worker visa may change your mind. This British territory is quite a unique destination for digital nomads.
With excellent wifi and coworking spaces in the island’s capital, Hamilton, digital nomads can find comfortable places to set up their workspace each day. You’ll also have the pleasure of enjoying relaxing beach clubs after a long day’s work.
While the island does still offer a tropical vibe, it has an air of sophistication and business-oriented habits. This can be a huge benefit for digital nomads who don’t want to get lost in the partying and island-life atmosphere and instead have a balance of productively working while relaxing and enjoying life.
However, one of the major downfalls of living in Bermuda is its high cost of living. Before jumping to apply for the digital nomad visa, ensure you have the funds to live a comfortable lifestyle for a year on the island. However, those with a visa do not have to pay income tax in Bermuda, which is a plus.
Learn More About Digital Nomad Visas
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