This Caribbean Island is Offering One-year Visas to Remote Workers

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The mountainous Caribbean island of Montserrat is looking for long-term visitors. A British overseas territory with a population of approximately 5,000, the island is part of the Lesser Antilles chain, not far from the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Tourism is a major source of revenue for Montserrat and the plummet in pandemic travel hit the island hard, despite the fact that COVID has been next to non-existent there. Since March 2020, Montserrat has recorded 200 cases and only two deaths. There are currently no active cases on the island.

To try and revive tourism, the Montserrat government launched its Remote Work Stamp program in 2021. The program offers a one-year visa to anyone who works for a foreign company, or consults or freelances for a foreign company. 

The island boasts an average internet speed of 20 Mbps, and safe working and living conditions. The only catch is that to be eligible for the program, you need to earn an annual income of at least $70,000 and must have health insurance.

If you meet those conditions, you could spend the next year exploring black-sand beaches, coral reefs, and shoreline caves. The visa takes approximately seven days to process and costs $500 per individual.

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