The days of daydreaming of paradise from your makeshift home office or classroom are over. The Islands of The Bahamas announced its new Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) program, a one-year residency permit designed to allow professionals and students to pack their laptop and their swimwear as they march to the island rhythm of their own drum, remotely, from The Bahamas. Learn More

Plan your Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) on Freeport, Grand Bahama at these participating accommodations:

Taino Beach Resort & Clubs

Homes/Villas/Vacation Rentals

Steps to Apply Now

  1. Fill out an Application – The applicant will fill out and submit the online BEATS application form with an application fee of $25. Valid for work & study remote applicants.
    • Please have the following documents ready to apply
      • Valid Passport Data Page
      • Medical Insurance Card
      • Those applying to work remotely, proof of employment
      • For those applying to study remotely, Student ID
  2. Permit Approval – An immigration officer will approve or deny the application within 5 business days.
  3. Permit Fees – If the application is approved, the applicant will receive an email for payment.  Work Remotely permits are $1,000 for the head of household and $500.00 for each dependent.  Study Permits are $500.00 for each applicant.  A permit application fee of $25 will also be collected once approved.  All fees quoted are in Bahamian currency.
  4. Electronic QR Permit – After successful payment is received, the applicant will receive a confirmation QR code to show upon arrival into The Bahamas.