The British Overseas territory of Anguilla is one of the leeward islands in the Caribbean. It is located North of Saint-Martin separated by the Anguilla Channel. You have to love being on a small island when moving here as it is only 26 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide at its widest point. The population of Anguilla is under 15,000 with the capital The Valley having a population of around 1,100. Besides the main island, there are a number of smaller islands with no permanent population. Anguilla's main economic sectors are tourism, boat building and offshore financial services.
Anguilla was quick like other Caribbean islands to offset the decline in tourist arrivals by creating a digital nomad visa to get long term visitors to stay on the island. It was called the Work From Anguilla visa.
What Are the Requirements For the Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa?
It is a reasonably easy process to apply for the Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa. Most of it is explained here: https://escape.ivisitanguilla.com/work-from-anguilla/
- Filled application form.
- Proof of employment or business incorporation certificate
- Police records.
- Proof of relationship of dependant via marriage certificate.
- Birth certificate
- Copy of passport bio page.
- Necessary entry visa – for the full list check here.
- Have valid health insurance with coverage for Anguilla.
- A work description of what the applicant will be doing.
- Proof of school enrollment for students.
All documentation should be in English.
What are The Income Requirements For The Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa?
There are no minimum monthly income requirements for Anguilla. However, Anguilla is not cheap, for an idea of the cost of living in the capital The Valley check out Numbeo.
What Are the Covid-19 regulations with Regards to Anguilla?
All visitors require pre-approval before travelling to Anguilla. You can find all info here: https://escape.ivisitanguilla.com/. Vistors above 18 must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with pregnant women exempted. You will also need to show a negative PCR test to antigen test. There is an application fee of USD 50 per person which includes an arrival test.
What Are the Fees for The Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa?
The visa application fees are:
- US $2,000 for an individual application, be it a student or worker
- US $3,000 for a family application of up to 4 persons. This is the main applicant, spouse and dependents under the age of 26. For each additional dependent, there is a US $250 fee.
How Long Will It Take to Get the Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa?
The turnaround time is 14 days. After being approved you will have to pay the necessary fees associated with the Work From Anguilla program.
How Long Can I Stay With The Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa?
You can stay a maximum of 12 months on the Work From Anguilla Certificate. The 12-month time period starts at the moment the certificate is issued. It is not known if you can renew the visa.
Are There Any Tax Benefits with the Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa?
You will not be subject to any income tax or other taxes in Anguilla during your stay under the Work From Anguilla Certificate. You may have to pay some duties on personal effects that you bring to Anguilla.
What is the Digital Nomad Lifestyle Like In Anguilla?
First of all, you have to feel comfortable living on a small island. Anguilla's vibe is known as “cool without trying”. However, if you get bored you can take the 25-minute ferry to St Maarten / Saint Martin which has a lot larger population of 78,000 and do the famous plane spotting on the beach.
Anguilla has plenty of beaches, 33 in total on the main island. Shoal Bay is known as one of the best beaches in the whole Caribbean. Activities in Anguilla are centred around the water, like sailing, kitesurfing, snorkelling, diving, surfing, kayaking and fishing. Land-based activities include golf, horseback riding, birdwatching, hiking and cycling.
When it comes to Internet speeds and cost there are two telecommunications providers in Anguilla, Flow and Digicel. The 100 Mbps fibre connection with Digicel costs around EC$249 a month which is about USD 92. There are cheaper options available with lesser speeds.
Islands with Digital Nomad Visas
Anguilla is not alone with a Digital Nomad visa. It all started with Barbados and a few other islands followed quickly with their Digital Nomad visas. Most Caribbean islands are heavily dependent on tourism and saw a new niche market appear of offering Digital Nomads extended long term visas and the possibility to do work remotely.
These are the other Caribbean destinations offering remote work visas:
- Barbados – The Barbados Welcome Stamp.
- Dominica – Work in Nature
- Antigua & Barbuda – Antigua Nomad Digital Residence
- Bermuda – Work From Bermuda
- Cayman Islands – Global Citizen Concierge Program
- Montserrat – Montserrat Remote Work Stamp
- The Bahamas – Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay
- Curaçao – @Home in Curaçao
- Grenada – Grenada Digital Nomad Visa
- St Lucia – Live It
Some other nearby countries with Digital Nomad Visas that offer long stay beach access to the Caribbean Sea are:
- Panama – Short Stay Visa for Remote Workers
- Costa Rica – Rentista & Digital Nomad Visa
- Mexico – Temporary Resident Visa
Alternative Tropical Islands With Digital Nomad Visas
If you fancy tropical island life there are a few alternatives not in the Caribbean that offer a Digital Nomad Visa:
- Sri Lanka
- Malta – Malta Digital Nomad Residence Permit
- Cape Verde – Remote Working Cabo Verde
- Mauritius – Premium Travel Visa
- Seychelles – Seychelles Workcation Program
Nomad Girl has created an extensive list of Digital Nomad visas that is updated regularly.