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Welcome Stamp statistics for period ending January, 2023

The Government of Barbados announced, as at January 31st, 2023, a total of 4,211 applications have been received under the Welcome Stamp visa programme since its inception. Among the applications received, 2,655 have been approved, signifying an overall acceptance rate of 63%.

Since the last review in October 2022, a total of 276 applications were received and of which 162 were approved, signifying an acceptance rate of 58%.

The top leading countries were the United States, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Canada, India and the Republic of Ireland.

In July, 2021, the Remote Employment Act, 2020 was amended to allow persons on the Welcome Stamp to apply for a renewal of their visa, for a further 12 months, at a 25% discount on the visa application fee.

Persons who wish to apply for a renewal of their Welcome Stamp visa can do so by visiting the official website.