Barbados Welcome Stamp Programme

The Barbados Welcome Stamp Programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport. School-aged children who have been approved under the Barbados Welcome Stamp Programme do not require a separate Student Visa application.

Once the Immigration Department has issued the Welcome Stamp to the family the Student Visa should be placed in the passport of the school aged child. This Student Visa then gives permission for the parent to start the school enrollment process.

Parents have the option to

  1. Enroll in a Private school directly
  2. Select a Public school and make the request to the Ministry of Education
  3. Home School

It must be stressed that there is no space in the public Special Schools and limited space in several public secondary schools.