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Forum: Barbados
Apr 28th 2022, 8:56 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Citizenship By Marriage

There used to be at least two ceremonies.. but as to what happens these days.. sorry I don’t know.
Forum: Barbados
Apr 1st 2022, 2:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Citizenship By Marriage

As I recall I applied for my passport after the ceremony because up until then I didn't have the supporting paperwork... but you are a citizen once you have paid...
Forum: Barbados
Mar 2nd 2022, 7:10 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Citizenship By Marriage

That does seem quicker... my phone interview was a few years down the line...

But I am on the island and initially got a three year reside and work permit once I started the application...
Forum: Barbados
Mar 2nd 2022, 1:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Citizenship By Marriage

All I can remember is the whole process took pretty much 5 years to the day from start to finish.. hope that helps..
Forum: Barbados
Oct 26th 2021, 5:26 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Reputable letting agents

Something similar to council tax does exist in the form of Land Tax. Its not recovered by a local authority so thats the main difference.. but it is a tax based on property values...which is the...
Forum: Barbados
Oct 22nd 2021, 2:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

I find the outdoor wearing of masks has dropped off considerably (in my opinion not a bad thing but thats a personal opinion). People tend to don their masks outside when they are expecting to come...
Forum: Barbados
Oct 21st 2021, 8:03 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

Quarantine rules changed today..at least for now.. fully vaccinated people only need a neg PCR test prior to flying in.

If the rules revert then the point of approved quarantine hotels is also...
Forum: Barbados
Oct 13th 2021, 8:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

For car rental I'd suggest MAH or Stoutes...

Vistors' driver permits are bought online..
Forum: Barbados
Oct 9th 2021, 3:40 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

Computers are exempt duties.. however it doesn't stop retailers adding in a huge margin... "for shipping"....
Forum: Barbados
Sep 27th 2021, 8:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Reputable letting agents

I'm looking to buy another property in Barbados next year... ironically I've found the best listings to be on Rightmove.. they have a Caribbean page.. .rentals too..
Forum: Barbados
Sep 26th 2021, 5:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Reputable letting agents

Lol Stuart.. what I really meant was after 3 posts you can send/receive direct messages... I have messaged you a number of an agent..
Forum: Barbados
Sep 26th 2021, 4:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

Stuart if you make another post to the forum I can PM you the contact details of a reputable agent to perhaps source a rental property.
Forum: Barbados
Sep 26th 2021, 11:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

Second hand car market... varies a lot.. Can be expensive but there are a number of bargains to be had amongst a few people who buy Japanese/Korean cars and put them back together here.. if you don't...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 25th 2021, 10:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Advanced reconnaissance

Hi Stuart,

Good to hear you're interested in the Hash.. def keep in touch about that..

As for living in a particular area.. I'm very much of the opinion it doesn't matter that much. The island...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 10th 2021, 9:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Help!

I'm sorry but your first reply was a list of doom and gloom. The OP talks of modernisation.. and you quickly go on to talk of bribing officials.... if thats not gloomy... I'd hate to talk to you on...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 10th 2021, 8:52 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Help!

Hi,

Despite the long list of doom and gloom of UK Grenada... it is definitely possible to get building work done here in Barbados... and by some reputable contractors...

You need to make a...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 7th 2021, 1:57 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

Surely Residency is a sort of immigration status... I guess you mean citizenship... understandable.. but the population is ageing and something has to be done...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 6th 2021, 3:54 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

Lots of info there.. the only point I would pick at is the one that says the Welcome Stamp cannot be extended... almost from the beginning of people arriving in this way there was talk people being...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 8:40 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

I know.. it was a very tongue in cheek comment....
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 8:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

Opps.. I just did a quick scan of my network... I have 23 devices... lol... but then so many are unnecessarily connected I guess
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 8:22 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

I always thought LTE was only 4.5G anyway...

I don't believe there is any 5G here yet.. or anywhere in the Caribbean?
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 7:51 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

LOL.. i work in a business which travels with miles of cable.. moving to fibre saves an absolute fortune in costs in all sorts of areas.

Yes fibre is a bigger pain to repair.. but, as a for...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 7:38 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

But here I have access to every sports and movie channel... lol....

I would agree you don't NEED fibre.. but if it gives you the "feeling" of security (in a speed sense) when you will be working...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 7:24 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,833
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Welcome Stamp Questions

I pay around BD$230 a month for a fibre circuit giving me speeds of approx 200MBs, a tv package and landline with inclusive UK/US minutes.

Is that much cheaper than the UK? Serious question as I...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2021, 6:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By satellite_ian

Re: Computer equipment

Check the labels on any electrical equipment you think you want to bring. Modern computer equipment will generally work with no issues. Other types of devices won't.

Buying computer equipment in...
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