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work legally ! using Germany passport

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Hey everyone I am Brazilian and I have have citizenship in Germany ! so I have two passports ! German and Brazilian .
I would like to know which Caribbean islands can I work legally ??
Thanks so much for your attention !!

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    As long as you do everything legally you can work anywhere. Each island has different requirements, but most have the general requirements:

    Right to work permit, this varies from island to island but most run about $7000 to $12000 a year, and must be renewed every year (at that cost)

    You must be able to do work that either locals can't or don't want to do.

    You can't work for a single day, even without pay without the work permit.

    Most islands require you to leave every 2-3 months overnight. (visa requirements)

    If a local wants your job, you're out of luck.

    Your best bet, is get in with an international company and have them send you to the island. Sme construction companies and international resorts would do that. Understand that you can only work for the company bringing you in, you can't arrive and change jobs.

    Mostly international resorts such as Club Med, construction companies and dive places are where you'd find work. Some of these require a work history in that field. All these companies will work you like crazy, you may not have much time to enjoy the island! (for example, Club Med works around the clock for months at a time)

    Another thing to keep in mind is standard of living. Wages are low, living is high. Think about 3 times what a mainland country is.

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    While Blamona is technically correct about foreigners living working in the Caribbean I think Nilbil is asking if there are any Caribbean where he/she can live and work by virtue of citizenship, i.e, either as a Brazilian or a German.

    As far as I know Brazilians have no legal right to reside and/or work on any Caribbean island so to do so they would have to apply for residency/Work Permits on every Caribbean island.

    However, Germany is a member of the European Union and since Nibili has German Citizenship he/she is free to live/work in other EU countries. Thus, Nibili could live/work on any of the French islands which are considered Departments of France - St. Martin (French side), St. Barts, Martinique, Guadalupe, Marie Gallant and Isle des Saintes).

    I'm not positive but I think having citizenship in an EU country may also allow Nibili to work on the Dutch islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and the Dutch side of St. Martin (aka Sint Maarten). Someone more familiar with the residency/work regulations on the Dutch islands may be able to confirm or deny this.

    For all practical purposes Nibili woud not have any citizenship/resident/work rights for any other islands in the Caribbean.

    Nibili can easily check the official government websites for the various islands he/she is considering to verify what the residency/work requirements are.

    one more point, I agree with blamona's assessment that regardless of where a person might live/work in the Caribbean, wages will generally be lower then they are for comparable positions in most other countries and living expenses may be significantly hired. That's the Catch-22 of living/working in the Caribbean.

    Lastly, Nibili didn't ask but he/she would be wise to visit any island where he/she is contemplating taking up residence for an extended period to find out what island life is like. Living/working on a Caribbean Island is far different than visiting on vacation. Island life is not for everyone and carries with it many limitations and frustrations. I tell people the Caribbean may seem like paradise but it is not heaven.

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