This may be a small island, but it is one of the richest countries in the world with the fourth highest GDP and an unemployment rate of only 2.7%. Life expectancy is 81 years, which probably has something to do with the paradise like surroundings and wealth on the island. 

The cost of living in Bermuda is definitely not cheap, but there is no income tax and the average salary is a lot higher than in other places. There are public and private schools on the island and employers must offer their employees health care and pay half of the costs from the day the job starts. Only locals are allowed to drive, so the island stays quiet and peaceful but public transport is available so even without a car it’s easy to get around. 

Bermuda is a snorkeling paradise, has characteristic old colonial towns to explore and the white sandy beaches are the perfect weekend escape from work. For a little more action there are plenty of cafe’s and restaurants, often with amazing views over the water and the island also has a lot of nice shops and wellness centres. Bermuda has everything to make you feel at home. 

Bermuda offers different types of work permits and which one you need depends on the length of your stay and the type of work you will be doing. For most jobs, the ‘standard work permit’ will be the right choice but there is also a ‘global entrepreneur work permit’ for business planning and a ‘global work permit’ for people who are already employed with a global company. 

Only employers can apply for a work permit so finding one before you plan to settle in the country is essential. English proficiency is one of the requirements for getting a permit. 

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Here are some of the ways to live in Bermuda:

  • If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident of Bermuda, you are eligible for residency.  If your spouse is a citizen, you can apply for citizenship after being resident in Bermuda for a period of 10 years.  Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.

Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in Bermuda:

  • If one or both of your parents were born in Bermuda and were citizens of Bermuda when you were born, you are probably also a citizen of Bermuda. 
  • If your spouse is a citizen or permanent resident of Bermuda, you are eligible for residency.  If your spouse is a citizen, you can apply for citizenship after being resident in Bermuda for a period of 10 years.  Please note that your status of spouse needs to be legally recognised in this country.

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