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Retirement Special Stay Visa - Retirement in The Caribbean

Retirement Special Stay Visa - Retirement in The Caribbean

Old Jan 25th 2017, 2:32 pm
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Default Retirement Special Stay Visa - Retirement in The Caribbean

For those asking about Retirement to Barbados - this helpful post from "Happy Owner" one of the forum members could be the info you need

I think the website referred to is this one
Retire in the Caribbean – How & Where to Retire in Paradise!


"For years I have happily come in and gone out of Barbados for up to 4 months at a time in the belief that you could stay for 6 months then leave for a short while and come back. Well last January (2016 ) they caught me ! Told me the limit was 6 months PER YEAR ( when did that happen ? ) and advised me to apply for a Retirement Special Stay Visa for 5 years at a price of $7000 BDS which I declined .

However, a kind lady on Trip Advisor, advised me to look at The "Retirement in the Caribbean site " where I found that I actually was entitled to a Special Stay Visa for LIFE for a one off $10000 BDS . This is for a person and spouse and is really equivalent to Residency , in that I have an ID card and can travel in and out of the country, or STAY indefinitely. ( before BREXIT $10000 BDS would not have hurt so much but that was my fault for delaying )

So, the following August, I made an appointment to see the lady in Immi, I had met before , and armed with the necessary silly form which is really used to apply for an extension, but is also used for this. My Police Character Refce. My Birth Certificate, Copies of my bank accounts from the UK showing I received a couple of Pensions to keep me, Copies of my Bajan account . Proof of my Pensions, and Health Insurance , Land tax bill and Deeds to my little condo ( Which had to be worth a minimum of $150000.00 US ( not millions at at all ) I plonked the copy of the Retirement website in front of her, and said " I think you got my age wrong , I seem to be entitled to THIS Visa for LIFE !!"

She agreed, and sent me a letter in September directing me to come and pay the money . I paid, and that was that-----------------I can now stay forever in BIM NO problem.

So, you do need to buy a house first, but really, you cannot say that $150 thousand US is over the top,if you are thinking of retiring to somewhere like Barbados, and THEN you can apply and it's easy, provided you have met the age of 60 and can manage a one off payment of $5000 US ---------------it's plain sailing from then on".
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