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Hiring in Saint barthelemy

Saint Barthélemy, officially known as the Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy, is an overseas collectivity of France in the Caribbean. Gustavia is the capital and the largest city of Saint Barthelemy. French is the official language and Euro is the official language. Saint Barthelemy’s economy relies on tourism and duty free retail. Moreover, Saint Barthelemy is known for its handicraft products. Its main trading partners are Indonesia, France, Germany, Spain, and South Africa. Global PEO or Employer of Record (EOR) play a pivotal role in providing companies with services related to hiring employees, and ensuring compliance with Saint Barthelemy’s legal and tax regulations. Employment regulations including probation, holidays and termination are covered by the Labor Code. Labor Code stipulates that employees. There is no income tax, wealth tax or inheritance tax. Global PEO’s or Employer of Record (EOR) facilitate companies by ensuring compliance with Saint Barthelemy’s Labor Code and tax laws.

statutory labor requirements

Public Holidays

  1. New Year's Day (1st January)
  2. Easter Monday (13th April)
  3. Labor Day (1st May)
  4. Victory Day (8th May)
  5. Ascension Day (21st May)
  6. Whit Monday (1st June)
  7. National Day (14th July)
  8. Assumption Day (15th August)
  9. Abolition Day (9th October)
  10. All Saints' Day (1st November)
  11. Armistice Day (11th November)
  12. Christmas Day (25th December)

 income tax

There is no income tax, wealth tax or inheritance tax

immigration 

  • Foreigners seeking to enter Saint Barthelemy must apply for a visa at their respective French embassy
  • The main short stay visas include tourist visa and business visa
  • Visas are not required by foreigners from the France, UK, USA, Australia, Canada and other EU countries
  • To enter Saint Barthelemy, passports with 6 months’ validity are required by individuals from the aforementioned nations

Type of Visa/Permit

Documentation

Validity

Eligibility

Business Visa

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of onward and return flights
  • Documents showing proof of travel purpose (e.g. business cover or support letter, conference registrations, etc.)
  • Proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay

90 days            

  • Foreigners seeking to visit Saint Barthelemy for business purposes such as meeting/conferences must obtain a business visa

Tourist Visa

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of onward and return flights
  • Documents showing proof of travel purpose (e.g. business cover or support letter, conference registrations, etc.)
  • Proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay

90 days             

  • Foreigners seeking to visit Saint Barthelemy for tourism purposes must obtain a tourist visa

 value added tax

There is no VAT in Saint Barthelemy

 employer accruals

Employer Accruals Additional information

    Employment Accruals
Social Security Employers must make the following contributions: - Old-age insurance (with upper limit) 6.9% of EUR 3,428; Old-age insurance 0.4% of total earnings; Social security surcharge (CSG) 9.2% (98.25% of gross salary); Social security debt reimbursement contribution (CRDS) 0.5% (98.25% of gross salary). This equals 17% of annual income

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