The policy will be effective from August 1, 2020
The cost is $275
Yes, you can. Start now: Work From Bermuda One Year Residential Certificate
Yes. Providing appropriate documentation is required; this could include a simple letter outlining the details, a certificate of incorporation, or other appropriate documentation.
All responses will be sent by email. Approved applicants will receive a Work From Bermuda Certificate via email.
The turnaround time is five business days.
Yes, family members will need to apply separately and pay a separate fee. An income earner with dependents should submit one form for each family member. All related applications must be submitted on the same day.
Yes. Domestic staff are permitted, however the employer is required to apply for a Standard Work Permit, by submitting a completed application, which will not be unreasonably denied.
Standard Work Permit Application Form
Yes. They may attend public or private schools in Bermuda.
Yes, and after 30 days you will be able to take the Driver’s Examination at the Transport Control Department. It is not possible to lease a car in Bermuda. The law in Bermuda allows for one car for each household.
Yes, mini-car rentals and scooters are widely available, many with special rates for long-term rentals. More information on this is available at the Bermuda Tourism Authority website.
Here are the conditions under which you can bring a pet to Bermuda: Importing animals into Bermuda
Appeals should be submitted by email to the Chief Immigration Officer in the Department of Immigration. They should be marked Immigration Appeal within seven working days of the date of the refusal letter.
If you submitted an application in advance and received the Work From Bermuda Certificate, you will land as a resident because you will have your supporting documentation. Anyone who has not yet applied, or has not received an approval, will need to land as a visitor.
No. Remote workers and students are not employed in Bermuda so you will not pay income tax.
Customs allowance is $200 per person, per trip, which is the same allowance as Bermudians and other Bermuda residents.
Yes, multiple Bermuda insurers are developing healthcare products to meet the needs of certificate holders. The Bermuda Business Development Agency will have more information.
Healthcare services in Bermuda are excellent. Bermuda has private clinics as well as private medical doctors and numerous pharmacies. Bermuda’s general hospital, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, is an A&E hospital equipped with an intensive care unit (ICU), obstetric unit, dialysis unit, and several other specialty units.
You should contact the Bermuda Business Development Agency to facilitate incorporation of your business/company in Bermuda.
All travellers to Bermuda, residents and visitors, most complete an online Traveller Authorisation before arriving in Bermuda. To access the traveller authorisation process, visit Government of Bermuda Coronavirus Travel Page.
Yes. It is renewable on a case-by-case basis. There is no guarantee of renewal and it is not automatic; a new application must be submitted. Those who require a period longer than 12 months must apply for a standard residential certificate.
Bermuda’s open spaces and beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. Policymakers will be deliberate about ensuring the number of remote workers stays at a healthy and sustainable level.
We’ve compiled a list here
The 12-month time period begins on the date the Work From Bermuda Certificate is issued.