Invest Barbados

About Invest Barbados


Invest Barbados (IB) is an economic development agency of the government of Barbados with lead responsibility for promoting the country as a domicile of choice for global business and for international investment. It also works with stakeholders to develop and manage the Barbados business brand.

Our Services


  • Promoting and landing foreign direct investment
  • Providing relevant, timely, current, quality information to investors
  • Ensuring that the Barbados environment is conducive to foreign direct investment
  • Developing new investment products
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to manage the Barbados business brand

How We Can Help You

Thinking of establishing a business in Barbados? Then IB is the place to begin. IB opens windows to the procedures necessary to the set up process. In close cooperation with all government ministries, IB provides you with smooth access to administrative information including laws, standards, regulations, incentives and business conditions around the nation.


Our dedicated team of professionals will take you through the steps required for setting up your business. Our pre-investment facilitation services include:

  • Provision of social, political and economic information
  • Guidance on registration requirements and provision of relevant legislation
  • Co-ordination of strategic alliances with private sector organisations
  • Introduction and on-going liaison with relevant government agencies
  • Facilitation of a comprehensive itinerary of relevant business meetings in Barbados


After the decision to set up is made, our Investment Promotion and Facilitation division will provide guidance on:


  • Identification of service providers offering international tax, auditing, corporate secretarial and management services 
  • Applications for the relevant company licenses
  • Registrations with the Central Bank, Barbados Revenue Authority and the Customs Department
  • Work permit applications
  • Banking arrangements
  • Real estate selection
  • Application for utilities
  • Recruitment and training of staff

Aftercare Services

We also offer a customised client aftercare programme, designed to ensure that your investment experience is successful and free of impediments, from initial setup to ongoing expansion of your business. We stand ready to guide you through the process - let Barbados work for you!

Client Support

IB continues to be the liaison between the investor and government departments, providing personalized assistance to each client, including help in resolving issues related to:


   - Work permits

   - VAT returns

   - Customs requirements, etc.



Encourage Mandate Expansion

IB officers encourage and provide assistance for the expansion and growth of operations in Barbados. We facilitate continued contact with relevant government entities and other service providers to enable the smooth expansion of operations.


Advocate for Legislative Changes

IB, in collaboration with stakeholders, makes recommendations for appropriate legislative changes, as required.






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