Live in Bermuda

LIVING IN BERMUDA

Types of status in Bermuda

  • Bermudian
  • Permanent Resident’s Certificate Holder
  • Work Permit Holder
  • Visitor

Becoming a resident of Bermuda

As of 15th December 2015 Bermuda the Residential Certificate Policy, which allows for non-bermudians who “have substantial means and/or have a continuous source of annual income” to apply to reside on a permanent basis in Bermuda. It does not grant the Certificate Holder the right to work while in Bermuda.  For more information and details on the conditions and restrictions of applying for a Residential Certificate, visit the Government of Bermuda website

For an online copy of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956 (BIPA) visit Bermuda Laws Online (BLO)

Acquiring property in Bermuda

  • Non-Bermudians must obtain a license from the Minister of Labour, Home Affairs and Public Safety prior to purchasing a property in Bermuda  (Page 68, Section 84 of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act)
  • Non-Bermudians are permitted to buy only selected properties in Bermuda with an Annual Rental Value (ARV) of $126,000.00 or higher for a house and an Annual Rental Value (ARV) of $25,800.00 or higher for a condominium (Bermuda Immigration and Protection Regulations 2007)
  • Non-Bermudians are not permitted to buy vacant land, unless they are married to a Bermudian, or one of your parents is Bermudian.  (Page 72, Section 90 of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act)
  • Non-Residents can only acquire condominium units in “special development areas” approved for foreign ownership.  (Page 73, Section 92 of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act)

Retiring in Bermuda

To retire in Bermuda you and/or your spouse must own residential property in Bermuda or have been gainfully employed in Bermuda for at least five years.  (Source: Government of Bermuda knowledge base)

Becoming a citizen of Bermuda

You can apply for Bermudian status if:

  • You are a person who is 18 years of age or older, who has been a resident of Bermuda for at least 10 years, and who meets certain other criteria (Page 20, Section 19(1) of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act),
  • You are a spouse, widow or widower of a Bermudian

Bermuda Immigration https://www.gov.bm/coming-bermuda/immigration

Bringing your pets to Bermuda

Before bringing your animal to Bermuda, you must obtain an Import Permit

Transportation in Bermuda

Bermuda is served by an excellent Ferry System.   You can find a map of the system and it's schedules by clicking here

Get around the island on the extensive bus service.  Route maps and information can be found by clicking here

You can also try one of our many taxis.  Find some of those services by clicking here

For experienced riders you may also rent a scooter to get around the island.  Find some of those services by clicking here

If you're staying in Bermuda for a period of 30 days or more you may obtain a driver's license and purchase your own vehicle

Emergency Services

  • Ambulance, Fire, Police - 911
  • Marine Rescue - 911
  • Emergency Broadcast Station - FM 100.1 MHz
  • Emergency Measures Organisation - 295-0011
  • BELCO - 955
  • BTC - 295-1001
  • Public Works - 295-5151
  • Maritime Operations Centre - 297-1010

Upcoming Events in Bermuda

For a comprehensive list of upcoming events in Bermuda, visit the Bermuda Tourism Authority website here

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