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Long Term Rentals, services, utilities, relocation advice, extending holiday visa...


You may require lodgings for three months or more and many agencies in Barbados list 'long term rentals' on their books. Please note that most will only take on tenants that require six months or longer, although some seem to list places that will accommodate travellers fro one to three months. Most tourists are only able to stay on the island for a maximum of three months (and certainly cannot work without a permit) - but for more details regarding your own situation please see the useful links shown further down this page, explaining how to extend a stay in Barbados, immigration procedures etc.There is nothing to stop non-nationals from renting property on the island long term, or taking out utilities (Bds$500 security deposit required for telephone line, electricity service etc).

Shoestring Barbados tips about finding long term property rentals in Barbados.......

Our advice would be to go to the island, staying in holiday accommodation, and buy the Nation (or Advocate) newspaper and then go house hunting! Alternatively place a wanted ad in the Nation with your email and see who contacts you.
Its so difficult finding a place before you get there as photos wont show you the area etc - although we will be happy to offer advice. The Nation has a web site and listings may be available on the site - - let us know!

However if you cant do that then why not try an agency. You may be paying a little more, but you will know that certain standards have to be upheld, and the place should be well maintained.

Click here to read info about extending your stay, and relocating to Barbados


Click on the sentence below to view lists of companies/ agencies and individuals offering long term rentals (usually managing a variety of long term rentals properties)


Helpful information and links

Click on the appropriate word to jump down to that listing

Barbados Agencies and Individuals Listing Long Term Rentals

Barbados Immigration Officer

Barbados Relocation Information

Barbados Shipping Line Agencies

Barbados Newspapers - see classified ads

Shoestring Barbados - helping you to relocate and/ or find the short and long term apartment, house or villa rental in Barbados to suit your budget and needs!

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Barbados Chief Immigration Officer

Immigration Dept, Careenage House, The Wharf, Bridgetown. Barbados Tel 246 426 1011

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Official Barbados Relocation Information

http://www.Barbados.org/relocate.htm - information including

Documents required to enter Barbados, Duration of visit, Extension of stay, Permanent Residency, Employment, Importing animals, Student visas

Immigration Regulations

Duration of Visit
Visitors coming to Barbados should provide proof of adequate means of support during their stay.

Extension of Stay
Visitors wishing to extend their stay should make an application to the Immigration Department on the prescribed form which is available at the department.
The following items should be submitted with the application:

one passport size photograph
a valid passport or travel document
a valid airline ticket
evidence of means of support
application fee of BDS $25 (US$ 12.50)
Visitors are not permitted to engage in any occupation or to accept any employment during the period of their stay.

Chief Immigration Officer
Immigration Department
Careenage House, The Wharf,
Bridgetown, Barbados
Tel: (246) 426-1011
E-mail: Imm-dept@caribsurf.com


Permanent Residence
Persons who wish to take up permanent residence in Barbados must provide tangible evidence that they are not likely to become a charge on the nation.

Applications should be made to:

Chief Immigration Officer
Immigration Department
Careenage House, The Wharf,
Bridgetown, Barbados
Tel: (246) 426-1011
E-mail: Imm-dept@caribsurf.com

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Cargo / shipping

Rmj R.M. Jones and Co Ltd Full Service Shipping Agents, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, Stevedoring Contractors, Worldwide Courier Services, Agents for N.V.O.C.C. Cargo Consolidators. Tel (246) 426 2152 Fax (246) 427 6798 Telex 2304 ROBJONES WB

Email rmjones@caribsurf.com/ upsbig@carbisurf.com

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Barbados Newspapers/ Classifieds

The Nation

To reach the Nation Online
Email: nationnews@sunbeach.net
For advertising,
Email Sonia Worrell or Richard Haddock
For submitting press releases etc,

Email: Janice Griffith
For information on the Nation Newspaper or its community outreach programmes
Email: The Corporate Communications Manager
For problems with the website and website related matters
Email: The Webmaster

Telephone: (246)430-5400
Fax: (246)427-6968
P.O. Box 1203
St. Michael

Tell them you found their details on the Shoestring Barbados site!

The Advocate

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Barbados Agencies and Individuals Listing Long Term Rentals

ACA Investments Ltd (Caribbean Realty Agency)

Email agent@caribbeanrealtyinc.com
3 Roebuck Plaza Roebuck Street Barbados Tel (246) 427 1664 Fax (246) 436 4018

A Gregory Jackman Associates

17A Wilcox Ridge Christ Church Barbados Tel (246) 420 6631

Terra Caibbean

Barbados (246) 430 3790 Trinidad and Tobago (868) 628 2391

Alleyne Aguilar and Altman Ltd

Email realestate@aaltman.com
Derricks, St James Barbados Tel (246) 432 0840 Fax (246) 432 2147

Rival Enterprises - One, two and three bed accommodation in Sunset Crest St James.
Ideal for those with children or who will be without a car - close to beach, pool, supermarkets etc Email Rival Enterprises!

Realtors Limited
Email info@realtorslimited.com
Tel (246) 432 6930

Bajan Services
Email villas@bajanservices.com
Tel (246) 422 2618

Port St Charles rentals
Exclusive one, two and three bed lagoon front apartments US$2250 - 6000 monthly
Email suastin@portstcharles.com.bb or reservations@portstcharles.com.bb

Accommodation site listing properties in Sunset Crest, St James, Barbados- several seem to have long term rental terms so contact Irene
Email Bajan Retreats
please tell her where you found the listing for her site!

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