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Forum: Barbados
Sep 5th 2019, 7:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Happyowner

Re: barbados health care questions

Really, it all hinges on whether you have a home here ? You cannot apply for the Special Stay if you are renting. A lot depends on whether they believe you are committed support and stay in...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 5th 2019, 5:29 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Bicycle Registration

If you are bringing a straight forward bicycle with no engine, then I'm pretty sure no registration is necessary.
A friend of mine brings her bike every year and I have never heard her mention...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 5th 2019, 5:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Happyowner

Re: barbados health care questions

What exactly are your intentions ? You cannot just decide to live in Barbados unless one of you is Bajan, or Bajan by descent .
To relocate to Barbados as a foreign National, you have to apply, and...
Forum: Barbados
Aug 21st 2019, 1:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Moving to Barbados as a missionary

The problem with not naming your organisation Twill , is that it could be construed as one of these crack pot money extracting sects, who try to brainwash people, especially young ones.

Now I'm...
Forum: Barbados
May 24th 2019, 8:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Happyowner

Re: 1. A nigerian relocating to Barbados: challenges and prospects.

Also, be aware that if you turn up at Grantley Adams Airport as a tourist and do not have a valid Return ticket to Nigeria you will not be allowed entry.
As a tourist you will likely be given a...
Forum: Barbados
May 23rd 2019, 8:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,249
Posted By Happyowner

Re: 1. A nigerian relocating to Barbados: challenges and prospects.

You will have to get a job BEFORE you travel. The Company who is going to employ you will then have to apply, and pay a lot, for a Work Permit for you. However, I would warn you that Work Permits...
Forum: Barbados
May 15th 2019, 7:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Transfer bds to uk

Of course, you may only be talking a relatively small amount of money, so all the above will not apply. If so, I'm sorry I can't help-----------I'm too busy trying to get money into Barbados FROM the...
Forum: Barbados
May 15th 2019, 6:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Transfer bds to uk

One way is to find someone who is buying a property on the Island and who is willing to give you Sterling in the UK for your Bajan Dollars in Barbados, which they can then use towards their...
Forum: Barbados
Mar 17th 2019, 12:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Citizenship by marriage

Hi there---------------I wasn't inferring that you had participated in a Marriage of Convenience ----------far from it, I was trying to point out that it may seem that way to Immigration as you are...
Forum: Barbados
Mar 16th 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Barbados
Mar 16th 2019, 9:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Citizenship by marriage

All I can say is my friend married a Bajan 4years ago and was told her Citizenship may take 5 to 7 years. She has been given "right to work " She too is close to Retirement age , and they are still...
Forum: Barbados
Mar 16th 2019, 9:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Ex-pat social scene?

Before you even start planning your social life here, as Sunnie asks, do you have permission , ie a Visa , to stay in Barbados for more than 6 months a year ? If not, I suggest you do not sell your...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 31st 2019, 4:35 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

Sunnie, for a very short time, ( I can't remember when ) ,Virgin and BA were instructed not to sell Air tickets for stays of more than 3 months. This immediately , lead to a public outcry amongst the...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 26th 2019, 5:02 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

Barbados has not had a direct hit from a Hurricane since 1955. Thank God we are east of the normal Hurricane path. We prepare ( in a fashion ) and we have Tropical Storms which often turn into...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 8:42 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

Don't despair Vinnie, there are loads of good places for sale. Just don't go for any new builds or half builds , make sure they have been lived in before and you will be fine.
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 3:47 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

PS I believe Zinnia is the product of the same Nigerian who is in partnership with Peter Odle,the hotel owner , in the Sands venture .

If I were you,I would come here for as long as you can, and...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 3:39 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

Zinnia is yet another new, unfinished as yet , block of condos /apartments right on the edge of the main coast road across from the sea.

You can't see the front properly as yet, because they are...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 12:40 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

The confusion arises from the fact that when Michael Tabor ( a Sandy Lane owner / Director ) built One Sandy Lane --------multi million Dollar Apartments where Rihanna has a home and Simon Cowell...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 12:25 am
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

No, absolutely not ,to an East coast Villa. A very few people love renting there for the Surfing, but that is it.

You have to go for the west or south west / south coast, to ensure lettings.
Forum: Barbados
Jan 23rd 2019, 7:38 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

Vinnie, I have never regretted buying here,and have no worries about re selling my home ( or for whoever has to after I'm dead ) . That is because my one bed condo is on the beach and would be very...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 23rd 2019, 2:49 am
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Barbados ID card

My Visa is for life, but if you are entitled to one, just go to the Office ( others on here will confirm, but I think it was at Warrens ) with your Visa and ask for one. They will photograph you etc....
Forum: Barbados
Jan 17th 2019, 4:53 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

I wish you the best of luck Vinnie. I know what it is to have a dream. I achieved mine. I hope you do too.
Forum: Barbados
Jan 15th 2019, 9:18 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,154
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Info if Over 50 and looking at Retiring in Barbados

I would point out that I had to pay $300 just to apply for my Visa, and had I been turned down, I would have lost it, so don't be surprised if that happens and know that you will also need your...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 15th 2019, 5:15 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

I have just found this website which appears to have superseded the one I was sent

Barbados Immigration for Retired Property Owners | Barbados Offshore Advisor...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 15th 2019, 5:05 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,934
Posted By Happyowner

Re: Building new home.

Hi Dips, as I said before, when I was finally caught for exceeding 6months a year, I was first offered 5 years for $7000 BDS No permission to work at all. However, when I was sent the rules by a nice...
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