The Bermuda government has launched a purpose-built website for professionals, investors, entrepreneurs and digital nomads who are able to work remotely, including post-secondary students, to apply for the new “Work from Bermuda” one-year residential certificate.
Eligible applicants can submit their completed form, together with supporting documentation and the US$263 fee, by visiting www.workfrombermuda.com. Applications will be processed by the Bermuda Department of Immigration, and a response will be provided within five business days.
Leader of the country, Premier, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP stated,
“If you are working remotely from home, please take the opportunity to explore the option of working remotely from Bermuda for the next year. Bermuda is safe, Bermuda is friendly, Bermuda is close and Bermuda is beautiful.
“To date Bermuda has successfully managed the coronavirus pandemic and our COVID-19 testing regime is the most stringent in the world. This has kept transmission of the virus to a minimum which allows our residents and visitors flexibility not seen in other jurisdictions.
“As a holder of a residential certificate you will be a long-term visitor in Bermuda and we are ready to share our vibrant culture and unique brand of hospitality to cure the coronavirus blues. No need to be trapped in your apartment in a densely populated city with the accompanying restrictions and high risk of infection; come spend the year with us working or coding on the water.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda, I look forward to welcoming remote workers, self-employed digital nomads and university students engaged in remote learning to our shores.”
A “Work from Bermuda” certificate holder is entitled to reside in Bermuda and work remotely for a full year. A certificate holder’s dependent family members may also reside on the island (provided the remote-working family member demonstrates they can financially support their dependents). A separate application is required for each dependent family member, and each application is subject to the prescribed application fee. Renewal of the certificate after 12 months will be subject to a fresh application.
Dependent family members residing on the island may volunteer their time to support Bermuda’s many not-for-profit organisations and registered charities.