Everything you need to know about The Bahamas BEATS Program
Are you thinking of dipping your toes into remote working? Are you thinking of exchanging your views right now as a student?
Well, we have good news for you! The Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) program might be just what you’re looking for because it not only gives you a change of scenery while working but also if you’re a student.
What is The Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) Program?
The Program offers participants an annual residence permit so they can work or study in any of its 16 major islands and is created for long-term travellers, their families and for virtual college and university students.
And before you ask, yes- it can be renewed annually for 3 years.
How do you apply for Bahamas BEATS?
Applications are being processed online here. You’ll need your passport and health insurance card and proof from your employer that shows that you’re permitted to work remotely or self-employment documents. There is a $25 per person application fee. Students will need to show that they are enrolled in an eligible university and can support themselves during their time in The Bahamas.
The good news is that the application process is pretty straightforward. You should hear back within 5 days, and if approved, you’re be provided with a QR code to show at the airport.
In addition to the application fee, there is a program fee- $1000 for each remote worker, and $500 for each student. This fee will give students access to support and library services at the University of The Bahamas.
Be sure to check out The Bahamas Tourism Board website to keep up to date with all the rules and regulations.