71 Countries With Digital Nomad Visas (or Similar) in 2024

When I started traveling in 2010, I’m not sure I’d even heard of the term ‘digital nomad visa’. Digital Nomadism wasn’t a thing and if it was, it was very early days.

However, it’s been a steadily growing trend and has exploded since COVID-19. In fact, as of the beginning of 2024, there are 35 million digital nomads worldwide!

Hence the number of countries now with digital nomad visas, something similar or plans to introduce them in the coming months.

What is a Digital Nomad Visa?

A digital nomad visa provides remote workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and of course online solopreneurs, the opportunity to live and work in a foreign country legally.

Digital nomad visa programs vary from one country to another in terms of cost and requirements. Some countries may offer digital nomad visas for a fee, while others might have specific criteria, such as proof of income or self-employment status to qualify.

Since the pandemic, the location independent lifestyle has exploded as more people seek flexibility, and the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures.

With an official digital nomad visa, you can fully embrace the traveling lifestyle, enjoying the benefits of living and working in diverse environments.

Happily, several countries around the world have recognized the appeal of the digital nomad lifestyle and have introduced their own digital nomad visa programs.

Many of the digital nomad visa countries include destinations known for their scenic beauty, cultural richness, and connectivity, making them extremely attractive options for those of us seeking adventure while generating income.

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71+ Countries Offering Digital Nomad Visas (or Similar)

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in Europe

1. Czechia (Czech Republic)

The Czech Republic offers a special visa for freelancers, allowing them to live and work in the country. It’s suitable for those seeking a European base with a rich culture and good connectivity.

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Required Documents:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Flexible job
  • Online Resume
  • Business plan
  • Website
  • Business card
  • Trade license
  • Clean criminal record
  • Health insurance

Who Can Apply: All nationalities

Income Requirement: The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic mandates that you make $2,730 per month, which is at least 1.5 times the minimum wage in the nation.

Validity Period: Up to 1 year

Cost: The cost of the visa is pretty affordable, around $117 plus $46 for the trade license.

Can You Apply Remotely: No, an embassy interview required

2. Estonia

Estonia provides two visa types for individuals working for foreign employers, depending on the length of their stay.

  • Type C: This short-stay visa enables you to stay for up to 90 days.
  • Type D: With this long-stay visa, you can spend a year living as a digital nomad in Estonia.
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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Application form
  • Photographs
  • Work contract
  • Employer letter
  • Proof of financial means
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Health insurance

Who Can Apply: Various nationalities

Income Requirement: Minimum $48,600 annual income

Validity Period: Type C up to 90 days, Type D up to one year

Cost: Type C €80 ($87), Type D €100 ($108)

Can You Apply Remotely: No, must apply at an Estonian embassy, a Police and Border Guard office in Estonia, or a VFS office.

3. Iceland

This special visa allows non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens to work remotely while living in Iceland. This visa is ideal for those seeking a unique, natural environment with a high quality of life.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Completed application form
  • Visa payment proof
  • Passport-size photo
  • Health insurance
  • Letter from employer or proof of business ownership
  • Proof of income
  • Clean criminal record certificate

Who Can Apply: Non-EU/EEA/EFTA citizens

Income Requirement: minimum of $7,763 per month

Validity Period: 6 months

Cost: Around €88 ($95)

Can You Apply Remotely: No, must apply to the Directorate of Immigration in Iceland

4. Svalbard (Norway)

This special visa allows foreign freelancers to live and work indefinitely in Norway’s remote Svalbard region.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Application form
  • Passport-size photos
  • Income documents
  • CV

Who Can Apply: All nationalities

Income Requirement: annual minimum income of €35,719 ($39,165).

Approximately $3,264 per month

Validity Period: Initially valid for two years, after which applicants have the opportunity to request an extension for additional years or potentially for a lifetime visa.

Cost: Approximately €600.($647)

Can You Apply Remotely: The application starts online, and documents submitted online or to a Norwegian diplomatic mission

5. Portugal

Portugal offers a special visa for non-EU/EEA residents, allowing them to live and work remotely within the country.

There are two types:

  • Residency visa for an initial four months, extendable to a two-year residence permit.
  • Temporary stay visa valid for 12 months. You can’t use it to obtain residency, but you can extend it four times.
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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Passport photos
  • Work contract or partnership agreement
  • Bank records and statement
  • NIF registration certificate
  • Tax refund voucher or payment evidence
  • The letter detailing reasons for relocating
  • Ticket to Portugal
  • Valid health insurance
  • Police certificate
  • Portuguese lease agreement or property proof
  • Family relationship evidence (if applicable)

Who Can Apply: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Income Requirement: Individuals must make four times the national minimum wage, which amounts to around €3,040 ($3,283) per month.

Validity Period: 4 months for residency visa (extendable), The temporary-stay visa, is valid for a year and may be extended four times for a total of five years.

Cost: €75 ($81) for a temporary stay visa, €90 ($97) for a long-term visa

Can You Apply Remotely: No, you are required to fill out the application on the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, then schedule and attend an appointment at a Portuguese consulate with all necessary documents.

6. Spain

Spain offers a specialized visa for individuals from outside the EU/EEA who are employed remotely by companies not based in Spain.

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Required Documents:

  • Application forms
  • Passport
  • Criminal record certificate
  • Health insurance
  • Income proof
  • Professional qualification proof

Who Can Apply: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Income Requirement: Minimum €2,334/month ($2,520)

Validity Period: 1 year, extendable up to 5 years

Cost: Approximately €80 ($86)

Can You Apply Remotely: No, an in-person appointment required

7. Latvia

Latvia introduced a unique visa program tailored for individuals from OECD countries, granting them the opportunity to reside in the country for up to a year, with the option to extend their stay. After two years, participants in this program become eligible for permanent residency.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Employment proof
  • Income evidence
  • Health insurance

Who Can Apply: International applicants

Income Requirement: Minimum €2,857/month ($3,085)

Validity Period: 1 year, renewable for another year

Cost: €60 ($65.51 – Standard), €120 ($131 – Expedited)

Can You Apply Remotely: Details pending; likely to include online or embassy submission

8. Montenegro

A temporary visa in Montenegro is open to individuals from non-EU countries who are employed by foreign companies located outside of Montenegro. This visa offers the benefit of extending your stay in the country beyond the duration allowed by a tourist visa.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Insurance documents
  • Income documents
  • Return ticket or an onward ticket.
  • Accommodation proof
  • Employment proof
  • Valid email

Who Can Apply: Citizens of countries that are not part of the EU

Income Requirement: The exact income requirement is still unconfirmed. As a tip, budgeting about $1,500 to $2,000 monthly allows for a comfortable lifestyle, which is 44.4% cheaper than living in the U.S..

Validity Period: Individuals can stay in Montenegro for up to four years on a renewable two-year permit, with a six-month wait required before reapplying after this period.

Cost: Not specified

Can You Apply Remotely: (Details not confirmed)

9. Hungary

The White Card in Hungary allows individuals to reside in the country while working remotely for an employer located outside of Hungary. This setup provides a flexible work environment within the Hungarian borders.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Visa application form
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Remote work proof
  • Financial means proof
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation proof

Who Can Apply: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Income Requirement: To qualify for the visa, applicants are required to demonstrate a consistent monthly income of at least 2000 euros or its equivalent in a different currency. This means that for the six months preceding the application, the applicant must have consistently earned a minimum of 2000 euros each month.

Validity Period: 1 year, extendable for an additional 1 year period once

Cost:

  • The fee for the White Card application in your home country is around €110.
  • The fee for the White Card application in Hungary is around €123.
  • The fee for the White Card application through NDGAP’s online portal is €76.
  • The fee for extending your visa at NDGAP is €110.
  • The fee for extending your visa at NDGAP’s online portal is €73.

Can You Apply Remotely: No. Applications should be submitted either at a Hungarian consular office or at any authorized location that processes residence permits, within the country where the applicant holds permanent or temporary residency.

10. Malta

Since 2021, Malta has implemented a program allowing non-EU citizens, who are employed by companies outside of Malta, to live and work remotely on the island. This initiative provides remote workers with the chance to stay in Malta for one year.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Application forms
  • Cover letter
  • Employment proof
  • CV
  • Accommodation proof
  • Financial means proof
  • Health insurance

Who Can Apply: Non-EU citizens

Income Requirement: To qualify, you need to show a monthly income of at least €2,700 (approximately $2,916). This income requirement is established higher than the average salary in Malta to ensure a comfortable standard of living.

Validity Period: 1 year

Cost: €300 ($324)

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes

11. Croatia

Croatia offers a special program for non-EU citizens, permitting them to work remotely for foreign companies while residing in the country. This visa is valid for up to a year.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Visa application form
  • Proof of income
  • Health insurance
  • Clear criminal record
  • Temporary address in Croatia

Who Can Apply: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Income Requirement: €2,300/month ($2,484)

Validity Period: 1 year

Cost: Varies €55-€31 ($59-$335)

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, either online or at an embassy

12. Greece

Greece’s special visa program for non-EU professionals offers a two-year opportunity to combine work with the pleasure of its stunning coastlines and vibrant culinary scene within a secure, connected European setting.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Application form
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Cover letter
  • Employment proof
  • Clean criminal record
  • Accommodation proof
  • Health insurance
  • Return flight ticket
  • Medical certificate

Who Can Apply: Non-EU citizens

Income Requirement: €3,500/month ($3,780)

Validity Period: 1 year and can be extended to a maximum of three years.

Cost:

  • €75 ($81) application fee.
  • €150 ($162) administration fee.

Can You Apply Remotely: No, in-person application required

13. Cyprus

Cyprus offers a program for non-EU/EEA individuals to live and work remotely from the island. This is ideal for those employed by non-Cypriot companies or serving international clients, leveraging telecommunication for their work.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Application form
  • Proof of remote work
  • Proof of income
  • CV
  • Letter of intent
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation proof
  • Clean criminal record

Who Can Apply: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Income Requirement: €3,500/month ($3,780)

Validity Period: 1 year, renewable for 2 more years

Cost: Residence permit – €70 ($76), Registration at Aliens’ Registry – €70 ($76) (one-time)

Can You Apply Remotely: Apply at the Cypriot embassy, then in Cyprus

14. Romania

In December 2021, Romania launched a special visa catering to remote workers from non-EU countries. This visa, essentially a form of temporary residence permit, is designed to appeal to individuals who work remotely and travel frequently. With this initiative, Romania aims to attract over 2,000 such professionals annually, seeking to become a preferred destination for this modern workforce.

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Required Documents:

  • Employment proof
  • Company information
  • Letter of intent
  • Tax compliance evidence
  • Valid travel ticket
  • Financial proof
  • Health insurance
  • Clean criminal record
  • Accommodation proof

Who Can Apply: All non-EU citizens

Income Requirement: Approximately €3,700/month ($3,996)

Validity Period: 1 year

Cost: Not specified

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, through the Romanian eVisa platform

15. Georgia

Georgia’s Digital Nomad Visa, called “Remotely from Georgia,” is for remote workers and freelancers staying for 6 months to a year.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport copies
  • Work contract or certificate of incorporation
  • Health insurance
  • Proof of funds

Who Can Apply: Citizens from 95 eligible countries

Income Requirement: $2,000/month or $24,000 in bank

Validity Period: 1 year

Cost: Free

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, online

16. Albania

In early 2022, Albania introduced a unique visa, referred to as the “Albania Digital Nomad Visa” or the Unique Permit. This initiative is designed for individuals who work remotely via online platforms, enabling them to live and work in Albania. The application process for this visa is now accessible through Albania’s online visa application system.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport.
  • Application form.
  • Proof of income.
  • Health insurance documentation.

Who Can Apply: self-employed individuals, remote workers.

Income Requirement: The applicant must possess at least €4,376 in cash or at earn least €364.7 per month.

Validity Period: Up to 1 year, renewable.

Cost: Varies based on nationality and application process.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

17. Andorra

Andorra offers a digital nomad visa, classified as a “liberal professional” visa, initially available for two years and renewable. Applicants must have their work approved by the Ministry of the Economy.

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Required Documents:

  • Police certificates with Apostille
  • Proof of civil status with Apostille
  • Private medical insurance valid in Andorra
  • Proof of accommodation in Andorra
  • Proof of meeting the minimum income requirement
  • A signed letter of intent to reside in Andorra for a minimum of 90 days annually

Who Can Apply: Self-employed or employees of a company who can work remotely

Income Requirement: Minimum 300% of Andorra’s minimum salary (€3,858.39/$4,213 monthly)

Cost: Application fee EUR 2,500 ($2,730), plus EUR 500 ($546) for residence card issuance and renewal per person

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, with application submission at the local consulate or embassy

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in North America

18. Mexico

Mexico offers a unique opportunity for remote workers to immerse themselves in its rich culture and history. Foreigners have the option to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa, permitting stays from six months to four years.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport.
  • Application form.
  • Recent photo.
  • Income proof.
  • Criminal background check.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers with sufficient income.

Income Requirement: Monthly income of $2,595 or bank balance of $43,000.

Validity Period: 6 months to 4 years.

Cost: between $150 and $350

Can You Apply Remotely: No.

19. Bermuda (UK Territory)

Individuals who are currently working remotely or students pursuing their education online have the opportunity to apply for Bermuda’s unique Digital Nomad visa, also referred to as the Work From Bermuda Certificate. This program allows you to conduct your professional work or academic studies from Bermuda, offering an alternative to working or studying in your home country.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport scan.
  • Visa scan (if needed).
  • Employment proof or student status.
  • Health insurance.
  • Criminal record certificate.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers and students.

Income Requirement: There is no specific percentage of income you should have, but you must have enough substantial means to support yourself and your dependents.

Validity Period: 12 months, renewable.

Cost: $263

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

20. Cayman Islands (UK Territory)

The Cayman Islands offer the Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP), a digital nomad visa for remote workers and their families.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport.
  • Employment proof.
  • Health insurance.
  • Criminal record certificate.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers and applicants with their foreign firm.

Income Requirement: $100,000/year for individuals, $150,000/year for couples, and $180,000/year for families.

Validity Period: 2 years.

Cost: $1,469 for up to two persons, $500 per dependent.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

21. Montserrat (UK Territory)

Montserrat, like many Caribbean islands, offers a visa tailored for remote workers. The Montserrat Remote Workers Stamp, a program initiated in January 2021, caters specifically to those looking to work remotely from the island.

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Required Documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Recent passport-size photo
  • Proof of health insurance coverage (including COVID-19)
  • Proof of employment or income
  • Criminal record certificate
  • Additional documents for dependents, if applicable

Who Can Apply: Employed and under contract with overseas employers.

Income Requirement: $70,000 annually.

Validity Period: 12 months, renewable.

Cost: $500 for individuals, $750 for families (up to three dependents), plus $250 for each additional dependent.

Can You Apply Remotely:: Yes, online.

22. Belize

The “Work Where You Vacation” program allows digital nomads to work remotely from Belize. It allows individuals to move to Belize for six months, with the possibility to extend

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Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Proof of Employment outside Belize
  • Notarized Banking Reference
  • Clear Criminal Record
  • Travel Insurance (minimum coverage of US $50,000)

Who Can Apply: foreign workers, freelancers, and those owning companies registered abroad.

Income Requirement: $75,000/annually (individuals), $100,000/annually (couples/families).

Validity Period: 6 months, extendable.

Cost: Varies, paid upon arrival.

Can You Apply Remotely: Initial contact via email.

Digital Nomad Visas Countries in Central America

23. Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Digital Nomad Visa stands out for its ease of access and streamlined application procedure. Ideal for remote workers, business owners, and freelancers, this visa offers a prolonged stay in Costa Rica beyond the duration typically permitted by a tourist visa

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Required Documents:

  • Passport copies (first and last page).
  • Stable income proof ($3,000 for singles, $4,000 for families).
  • Health insurance for stay duration.
  • $100 government fee payment proof.
  • Consular or restricted visa for entry.
  • Dependent’s documents (marriage/birth certificates).
  • Power of attorney for local representatives.
  • Email for visa correspondence.
  • Payment through credit/debit card.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers not employed in Costa Rica

Income Requirement: $3,000/month (individuals), $4,000/month (families)

Validity Period: This program extends a 90-day tourist visa to a full year, with the option to renew for an additional year.

Cost: $100, must be paid to the Banco de Costa Rica before you submit your application.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes

24. Panama

The Panama Digital Nomad Visa, introduced in 2021, offers professionals the opportunity to experience the stunning landscapes of the country while maintaining their remote work lifestyle.

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Required Documents:

  • Application from a Panamanian embassy or consulate.
  • Passport with three months’ validity on arrival.
  • Certified passport copies.
  • Three specified-size passport photos.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for stay and return.
  • Clean criminal record certificate.
  • Health insurance covering Panama.
  • Local hospital health certificate.
  • No employment in Panama affidavit.
  • Annual income proof ($36,000) or monthly ($3,000).
  • Employment letter or self-employed business proof and declaration.

Who Can Apply: Professionals from a foreign company, or foreign business owners.

Income Requirement: $3,000/month ($36,000/year)

Validity Period: 9 months, renewable once

Cost: The fees include $250 for the National Immigration Agency and $50 for the Visa Card

Can You Apply Remotely: No, apply through a Panama embassy or consulate

25. El Salvador

The El Salvador Digital Nomad Visa permits individuals to reside in El Salvador for up to two years, with options for renewal. This visa is perfect for those desiring a tropical setting and an immersive cultural experience.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Income Verification
  • Employment Documentation
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Authorization for Representation

Who Can Apply: Students, freelancers, and entrepreneurs conducting business outside the country.

Income Requirement: $1,460/month

Validity Period: 2 years, renewable

Cost: Approximately $2,825

Can You Apply Remotely: No, you need to set an appointment at the embassy or consulate

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in South America

26. Brazil

Brazil introduced a digital nomad visa in January 2022, designed for foreign individuals who work remotely. This visa grants them the opportunity to reside in Brazil while maintaining their employment elsewhere. Initially valid for one year, this temporary residence permit offers the option of renewal for an equal duration.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport with two blank pages.
  • Completed digital nomad visa application form (available online).
  • One recent color photo with a white background.
  • Criminal record documents from your country of residence.
  • Health insurance policy covering Brazil.
  • An employment contract or proof of self-employment.
  • Bank statements from the last three months.
  • Any additional documents requested by the Brazilian embassy or consulate.

Who Can Apply: Self-employed or remote workers for a foreign company outside Brazil

Income Requirement: Around €1,500/month ($1,648)

Validity Period: 1 year, extendable

Cost: $100 to $300

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes

27. Argentina

Argentina allows international travelers seeking to work remotely for organizations based outside its borders. This permit is commonly referred to as the ‘Argentina Digital Nomad Visa’.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport with extended validity.
  • Proven monthly/annual income.
  • Argentine accommodation contract.
  • Extensive background check.
  • Argentina-valid health insurance.
  • Job certifications and resume.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers

Income Requirement: €2,500/month ($2,749) or €30,000/year ($32,985)

Validity Period: 1 to 3 years

Cost: Not specified

Remote Application: Expected

28. Ecuador

Ecuador offers a temporary residence visa called “The Rentista for Remote Work” for individuals who wish to work remotely from Ecuador. This visa is valid for up to two years and can be renewed every two years.

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Required Documents:

  • Completed and signed visa application form.
  • Valid passport (minimum six months validity, issued within the last 10 years, two blank pages).
  • Two recent passport-sized photos with a white background.
  • Health insurance is valid in Ecuador for the visa period.
  • Clear criminal record certificate from local police.
  • Proof of employment with a foreign entity.
  • Recent apostille marriage or birth certificates for dependents.
  • Financial proof showing 3x basic salary or annual income plus dependent costs.
  • Rental agreement meeting visa requirements.
  • Business ownership proof for business owners abroad.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers employed by foreign entities

Income Requirement: $1,275 Minimum Monthly Income, $250 increase for each individual dependent.

Validity Period: 2 years

Cost: $450 ($50 upon application,$400 for visa cost)

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes

29. Colombia

The digital nomad visa in Colombia is tailored for individuals who work online, allowing them to live and work in the country for up to two years. This visa is a perfect choice for those aiming to stay in Colombia for longer periods while maintaining their online professional activities.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport valid for 6+ months.
  • Photocopy of passport’s personal details page.
  • Passport-size photo (3 cm x 4 cm) on white background, under 300 kb in JPG.
  • Proof of legal entry into Colombia.
  • Letter from employer detailing role and earnings, in Spanish/English.
  • Explanatory letter for entrepreneurs.
  • Recent bank statements show income 3x Colombia’s minimum wage.
  • Comprehensive health insurance is valid in Colombia.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers from visa-exempt countries.

Income Requirement: At least three times the Colombian minimum wage. Approximately $684.

Validity Period: 2 years.

Cost: The Colombia Digital Nomad Visa has two fees: a $52 application fee paid at submission, and a visa fee of $170 to $230, payable upon visa approval, with the exact amount varying based on factors like dependents.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

30. Uruguay

Uruguay shows a strong preference for Digital Nomads, offering a cost-effective visa at just around $10. This visa doesn’t require proving a specific income level. It’s initially valid for six months, with the possibility of extending it once more. Applications for family members, like spouses and children, must be done individually

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Passport photo
  • Financial means affidavit
  • Clean criminal record
  • Vaccination certificate

Who Can Apply: Remote workers employed by companies outside Uruguay or self-employed individuals.

Income Requirement: There’s no specific income requirement for Uruguay’s digital nomad visa, though proving financial stability through an Affidavit of Financial Means is required.

Cost: Approximately $10 (payable only within Uruguay).

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, but the fee must be paid in Uruguay within one day of application.

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in the Caribbean

31. Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) program, by the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, offers a special long-stay visa ideal for individuals working independently or remotely. This initiative allows participants to enjoy the islands’ income tax exemption and reside for up to two years.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport for 2+ years with a color bio-page copy.
  • Two recent 51×51 mm passport photos.
  • Entry visa if nationality is required.
  • Health insurance is valid in Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Clear police record for anyone over 18.
  • Marriage certificate or relationship letter for partners; birth/adoption certificates for children.
  • Employment or self-employment proof.
  • Annual income declaration of $50,000+.
  • Visa application payment receipts.

Who Can Apply: Digital nomads employed or self-employed outside Antigua and Barbuda.

Income Requirement: Minimum $50,000 annually.

Validity Period: 2 years.

Cost: $1,500 for a single applicant, $2,000 for a couple, $3,000 for a family.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

32. Anguilla (UK Territory)

The Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa allows remote workers to reside on the island for one year, offering a tax-free, internet-connected environment with comfortable living conditions.

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Required Documents:

  • Application Form
  • Employment Verification
  • Passport: Must be valid for at least six more months.
  • Entry Visa
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of Relationship to Dependents
  • Birth Certificate Copy
  • Passport Information Page Copy
  • Proof of School Enrollment.
  • Work Description
  • Transport Arrangements

Who Can Apply: Digital nomads employed or self-employed outside Anguilla.

Income Requirement: there’s no specified income requirement. Keep in mind, the estimated monthly living cost is around $5,250

Validity Period: 1 year.

Cost: $2,000 for an individual, $3,000 for a family (up to 4 persons), additional $250 for extra family members.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

33. Barbados

The Barbados Welcome Stamp Visa provides a unique opportunity for individuals who work online to reside in Barbados for one year. This program offers a tax-exempt status and access to high-speed internet.

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Required Documents:

  • Filled out the application form
  • Valid passport
  • A passport-size photo
  • Evidence of relationship to dependents
  • Proof of annual income ($50,000 annually)
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of clean criminal record
  • Entry visa (if applicable)

Who Can Apply: Digital nomads employed outside Barbados.

Income Requirement: $50,000 annually.

Validity Period: 1 year.

Cost: $2,000 for an individual, $3,000 for a family.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

34. Dominica

The Dominica Digital Nomad Visa allows remote workers to live and work in Dominica for up to 18 months.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport.
  • Two passport-sized photos are needed.
  • Proof of relationship for dependents (marriage, birth certificates).
  • A police clearance certificate is necessary.
  • Employment verification (employer letter or self-employment documents).
  • Proof of sufficient income (around $50,000/year).
  • Bank reference letter for character and financial standing.
  • Health insurance is valid in Barbados.
  • Visa application for certain nationalities.
  • All documents in English or with certified translations.

Note: Requirements may vary slightly, so it’s always best to check the latest guidelines from the Barbados immigration authority or their official website.

Who Can Apply: Individuals over 18, with a minimum income.

Income Requirement: $50,000 per year.

Validity Period: 18 months.

Cost: $100 application fee, $800 individual visa, $1200 family visa, and $800, plus $500 for each additional employee for a business applying for four or more employees.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

35. Grenada

Grenada has also introduced its Digital Nomad Program, similar to several other island nations. This initiative permits visitors to work remotely in Grenada for an extended period. The program also accommodates applications from dependents, allowing families to travel together.

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Required Documents:

  • A passport with at least six months validity remaining from your planned departure date from Grenada.
  • A completed visa application form.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs, taken within the last three months.
  • Payment for the visa application fee.
  • Documentation verifying your income.
  • Evidence of valid health insurance coverage.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers with sufficient income

Income Requirement: $37,000 annually

Validity Period: 1 year, extendable for another year

Cost: Individuals pay $1,500; a family of four costs $2,000; each additional dependent incurs a $200 fee.

Can You Apply Remotely: The process involves mailing the application and documents; it’s not fully online.

36. Saint Lucia

The St. Lucia “Live It” program offers freelancers, students, and others the opportunity to live and work in St. Lucia for up to a year. This visa aims to provide a unique and memorable 12-month experience, facilitated by certified Live It Island Specialists, tailored to the individual needs of those who wish to immerse themselves in the island’s lifestyle.

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport.
  • Passport-size photo.
  • Proof of relationship for dependents (if applicable).
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • Evidence of employment or business ownership.
  • Proof of sufficient funds.
  • Police certificate of character.
  • Completed visa application form.
  • Fee payment confirmation.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers, freelancers, and students.

Income Requirement: Proof of sufficient funds is required, without a specified minimum amount.

Validity Period: Up to 1 year.

Cost: 125 XCD ($46.25) single entry, 190 XCD ($70.30) multiple entries.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

37. Aruba (Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Aruba offers a program called the One Happy Workation, designed for digital nomads. This initiative permits them to live and work in Aruba for up to 90 days. During this period, as they are not classified as residents, there is no obligation to pay income taxes.

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Required Documents:

  • Completed application form from the official Aruba website.
  • Copy of the bio page of your passport, valid for at least six months beyond your stay.
  • Recent passport photo, not older than six months.
  • Proof of Employment or Business Ownership: You need to demonstrate that you’re employed with a company outside of Aruba or own a business registered outside of Aruba. This is to confirm that your source of income is not local.
  • Receipt for application fee payment.
  • Proof of financial solvency, such as recent bank statements.
  • Criminal record clearance from a local police department.
  • Proof of accommodation in Aruba, like a hotel booking or rental agreement.
  • Health insurance coverage is valid in Aruba.
  • Return flight ticket to your home country.

Who can apply: Remote workers of any nationality, with eligibility varying by country.

Income Requirement: No minimum monthly income requirement.

Validity Period: Up to 3 months.

Cost: Varies by nationality; some, like Americans, are exempted.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, through embassy appointments and online document submission.

38. Curaçao (Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

The Curaçao Digital Nomad Visa, part of the @Home in Curaçao program, permits individuals to live in Curaçao for an initial period of six months, with the option to extend. This program is designed for those who work remotely and seek a change in environment.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport: Valid for your entire stay.
  • Photos: Two recent passport-sized.
  • Return Ticket: Shows your departure date.
  • Accommodation Proof: Booking or rental agreement.
  • Income: No minimum income required.
  • Proof of Employment or Business Ownership: Documents that verify your employment status with a company outside of Curaçao or proof that you own a business registered outside of Curaçao.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine: Certified, 10 days before travel.
  • Health Insurance: Adequate coverage for the trip.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers, digital nomads, investors.

Income Requirement: The @Home in Curaçao program doesn’t have a minimum income requirement for digital nomads.

Validity Period: 6 months, renewable for another 6 months

Cost: $294 per applicant.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

39. Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

The Cabo Verde digital nomad visa is open to individuals from Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To participate in this six-month program, a passport is required.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport’s bio page is required for the six-month program.
  • 2×2 inch passport photos with specified head size.
  • Financial proof: six-month bank statement or recent salary slips.
  • Necessary health and travel insurance for Cabo Verde.
  • Family relationship proof like marriage or birth certificates.
  • Local police department criminal record certificate.
  • Accommodation confirmation through hotel or rental agreement.

Upon approval, to receive the visa stamp, you must present these documents at the border:

  • Passport with at least six months validity.
  • Copy of approval letter from Cabo Verde Tourism Institute.
  • Visa approval declaration from the Directorate of Borders and Foreigners.
  • Fees for airport and visa upon arrival.

Who Can Apply: Residents from Europe, North America, CPLP, and CEDEAO countries.

Income Requirement: $27,000. annually

Validity Period: 6 months, renewable.

Cost: €20 ($22) visa fee, €34 ($37) airport fee.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

40. The Bahamas

In October 2020, The Bahamas launched the Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) program, offering a distinctive visa opportunity. This initiative allows individuals, including students, to reside and pursue work or education on any of the country’s 16 islands for a maximum period of one year.

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Required Documents:

  • Completed online application form for the Bahamas digital nomad visa.
  • Passport (minimum six months validity).
  • Proof of employment or self-employment.
  • Medical insurance with Bahamas and COVID-19 coverage.
  • Student ID (for remote studying applicants).
  • Entry visa (if applicable).
  • Letter proving financial self-sufficiency.
  • Clean criminal record certificate.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers, students.

Income Requirement: No minimum income is needed, but sufficient earnings are advised.

Validity Period: Up to 1 year, renewable.

Cost: $25 application fee, $1000 permit fee for the main applicant, $500 permit fee for dependents.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in Africa

41. Mauritius

In October 2020, Mauritius introduced the Premium Visa, a digital nomad visa, which permits remote workers to reside and work in the country for one year. This visa can be extended for an additional year upon renewal.

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Required Documents:

  • Online application form completion.
  • Passport’s biometric data page copy.
  • Standard passport-sized photograph.
  • Airline ticket evidence, including return if staying over six months.
  • Specialized health insurance for digital nomads.
  • Accommodation proof: hotel booking, lease, or local sponsorship letter.
  • Financial proof: recent bank statements or income proof, with a $1500 monthly minimum.
  • Dependents’ documentation: marriage certificate or children’s birth certificates.

Who Can Apply: Tourist, retiree, or professional (such as a business owner, remote worker, or digital nomad) managing or operating a business from a remote location.

Income Requirement: Proof of monthly income threshold of $1500.

Validity Period: 1 year.

Cost: Free of charge.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

42. Seychelles

The Seychelles Workation Retreat Program offers a visa for freelancers and individuals who work online, allowing them to reside in Seychelles for up to one year.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport valid for at least six months before application.
  • Employment verification letter or self-employment documents including bank statement.
  • Bank statements as proof of income.
  • Proof of accommodation like a hotel reservation or rental agreement.
  • Onward travel ticket for the intended period of stay.
  • Travel and health insurance are suitable for digital nomads.
  • Insurance coverage for COVID-19.
  • Negative PCR test certificate from a certified center.

Who Can Apply: Individuals who work remotely and freelancers.

Income Requirement: There is no specific minimum income threshold; however, you are required to demonstrate financial self-sufficiency.

Validity Period: 1 year, renewable for 6 months.

Cost: €45 ($46.07).

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in Middle East

43. Dubai (UAE)

This visa enables individuals to reside and work in Dubai for a year, with options for renewal. It’s perfect for those who want a tax-free, well-connected setting with access to quality healthcare.

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Required Documents:

  • Online filled out the visa application form from the official “Work Remotely from Dubai” website.
  • Passport (minimum six months validity).
  • Digital passport photo (45mm/35mm, white background).
  • Accommodation proof (hotel booking, lease, or rental agreement).
  • Medical insurance with UAE coverage

For business owners:

  • Proof of company ownership for at least one year.
  • Minimum monthly income of $5,000.
  • Bank statements from the last three months.

For employees:

  • Proof of employment with a one-year contract.
  • Last month’s payslip.
  • Minimum salary of $5,000 per month.
  • Bank statements from the last three months.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers, digital nomads.

Income Requirement: $5,000 monthly.

Validity Period: 1 year, renewable.

Cost: around $611.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, online process.

44. Abu Dhabi

While Dubai often overshadows Abu Dhabi in popularity, the lesser-known Abu Dhabi Digital Nomad Visa deserves recognition. Although it shares similar costs with Dubai’s visa, Abu Dhabi’s version stands out for its lower monthly income requirement, set at $3500. This makes it an attractive option for those seeking a more affordable digital nomad experience in the UAE

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Required Documents:

  • Valid passport (minimum six months validity)
  • Valid health insurance
  • Proof of remote work for a company based outside the UAE
  • Proof of monthly income of at least $3,500

Who Can Apply: Remote workers and entrepreneurs with a monthly income of at least $3,500.

Income Requirement: Minimum $3,500. per month.

Cost: $287 per person, plus medical insurance premium and Emirates ID cost.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, through the official website of the Abu Dhabi Resident’s Office or in person in the UAE.

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in Asia

45. Georgia

The Georgia Digital Nomad Visa offers freelancers and those working remotely the opportunity for a one-year stay. It’s a suitable choice for individuals looking for cost-effective living and a beneficial tax system.

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Required Documents:: Must be valid for at least three months, with copies of the passport bio page attached.

  • Passport
  • Proof of Business or Employment: This can include:
    • A copy of your work contract.
    • Certificate of incorporation.
    • A detailed letter outlining employment.
    • For self-employed individuals, a certificate of incorporation.
  • Medical Insurance:
  • Proof of Funds: Demonstrating a monthly income of at least $2,000 or a bank balance of $24,000. Acceptable proof includes:
    • Bank statements.
    • Stock statements.
    • Contracts with fixed repayment.
    • Certificates of employment.

Who Can Apply: Remote workers, and freelancers from 95 eligible countries.

Income Requirement: $2,000 monthly or $24,000 in bank.

Validity Period: 1 year.

Cost: Free.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, fully online.

46. Indonesia

The B211a visa in Indonesia allows individuals to enjoy a six-month stay, with the possibility of extensions. This visa offers tax advantages and access to stunning locations for those seeking a flexible work lifestyle

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Required Documents:

  • Passports must be valid for 12 months or 6 months for shorter stays.
  • Recent passport-size photo with a white background.
  • Bank statements showing at least $2,000.
  • Proof of a return ticket to your home country.
  • Letter confirming adherence to Indonesia’s health protocols.
  • Documentation proving COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Health or travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment costs.

Note: Proof of funds is not required if applying through a professional service.

Who Can Apply: You can apply for the B211a visa if your country doesn’t offer visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to Indonesia, or if you intend to stay for six months. However, applicants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guinea, Israel, Cameroon, Kosovo (not recognized), Liberia, Nigeria, North Korea, and Somalia must apply through an embassy or consulate, as they cannot use the visit e-visa system.

Income Requirement: $2,000 minimum bank balance.

Validity Period: valid for 60 days, and can be extended twice for an additional 60 days each, giving you a total of 180 days.

Cost: The costs for a B211a visa vary based on the type and duration:

  • For a single-entry visa valid for 60 days, the fee is $131.23.
  • For a single-entry visa valid for 180 days, the fee is $393.70.
  • For a single-entry tourist visa valid for 60 days, the fee is $98.43.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

47. Malaysia

Malaysia introduced a digital nomad visa on October 1, 2022, as an enhancement to the pre-existing professional visit pass. This initiative, part of the De Rantau Program, is designed to stimulate economic growth and encourage digital transformation within the country.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport valid for at least 14 months with six blank pages
  • Passport photo meets Malaysia’s size specifications and recently within six months
  • Last three months’ bank statements and proof of annual income
  • Recent three months’ payslips
  • Updated resume with recent professional achievements
  • Notarized letter of good conduct or statutory declaration
  • Personal Bond Form to comply with visa and Malaysian laws
  • Highest educational certificates and accolades
  • Health insurance is required after visa approval for you and your dependents
  • Contract for freelancers or employment contract with a non-Malaysian company

Who Can Apply: Digital freelancers, remote workers in specified fields.

Income Requirement: $24,000 annually

Validity Period: 3-12 months, renewable for another 12 months.

Cost: Around $225, additional for dependents.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

48. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka launched a Digital Nomad Visa in 2021, aimed at drawing international professionals and enhancing the country’s tourism sector. The initial announcement was made earlier, but the official implementation has only been confirmed recently. This visa permits digital nomads to live in Sri Lanka for one year, offering a possibility for an extension.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport valid for at least six months from the entry date.
  • Email address for ETA confirmation.
  • Debit or credit card for fee payment.
  • Return ticket confirmation.
  • Proof of monthly income of at least $2000.
  • Printed ETA confirmation.

Who Can Apply: Professionals who work online.

Income Requirement: $2,000 monthly income.

Validity Period: 30 days, extendable up to 270 days.

Cost: $35-$40, varies with extensions.

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes.

49. Thailand

Thailand offers a Long-Term Residency (LTR) Visa, specifically targeting affluent digital nomads. This visa allows for legal work and residency in Thailand for a duration of up to 10 years, with an option to extend. It is suitable for digital nomads or remote workers employed by major international companies, among others.

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Required Documents:

  • Passport with 6+ months validity and 2 blank pages.
  • A passport-size photograph.
  • Health insurance with a minimum $50,000 coverage.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of 5 years of related work experience in the last 10 years.
  • Employment letter from the current company.
  • Individual income tax return.
  • The company’s annual financial statement shows over $150 million in revenue in the last 3 years.
  • Employment contract.
  • Police certificate (if required).
  • Master’s degree (if applicable).
  • Evidence of intellectual property ownership (if applicable).
  • T.M.6 Card (if relevant).

Who Can Apply: Eligible for retirees, wealthy individuals, digital nomads in large companies, and skilled professionals

Income Requirement:

  • Personal income of at least $80,000 a year for the past two years
  • For incomes between $40,000 and 80,000, applicants must have a master’s degree, own intellectual property, or receive series A funding

Validity Period: Up to 10 years, with the option to extend

Cost: Approximately 50,000 Thai Baht (around $1,500)

Can You Apply Remotely: Yes, the initial application process can be started online, but an appointment at a Thai embassy or consulate, or Immigration Office in Thailand, is required for visa issuance​​​​​​.

Countries on the Verge of Launching Visas

50. Canada

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Canada has recently introduced the Digital Nomad Visa for 2024, designed to attract freelancers and digital nomads from around the world. This new visa category allows individuals to live in Canada temporarily while working remotely.

  • Significant changes include an extended stay duration of up to three years for freelancers, a shift from the previous six-month limit.
  • The application process requires a demonstration of intent for a temporary visit and sufficient financial stability.
  • Detailed information about the complete requirements and procedures is not fully detailed yet, so it’s advisable to wait for further official announcements or confirmation for more specifics

51. Italy

Italy’s digital nomad visa, approved in March 28, 2022 but not yet implemented, will allow non-EU citizens working for employers outside Italy to work remotely using telecommunications technology.

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  • Requirements likely include a valid passport, online application form, work contract from a non-Italian employer, proof of financial means, accommodation, health insurance, and a clean criminal record.
  • The visa offers benefits like good internet, enjoyable weather, cultural attractions, Italian cuisine, and friendly locals.
  • Alternative visas include the Italy Self-Employment Visa, available in Startup, Freelancer, and Entrepreneur categories.
  • Popular cities for digital nomads in Italy include Rome, Milan, Trieste, and Palermo.

52. North Macedonia

North Macedonia has been considering a digital nomad visa since February 2021, but it’s not yet implemented.

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  • The benefits of working there as a digital nomad include great internet speed, safety, beautiful landscapes, and low living costs.
  • The exact requirements, application process, visa duration, processing time, and costs are not specified as the visa is not launched.
  • Taxation for digital nomads in North Macedonia involves a personal income tax rate of 10%, among other taxes.
  • Further updates are expected once the visa is officially available

53. Namibia

Namibia has recently introduced a Digital Nomad Visa, which allows remote workers to live and work in the country for up to six months, with the option for renewal.

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  • Given its recent introduction, it’s advisable to verify the latest details and confirm the current requirements and procedures.
  • This visa is tailored for individuals working for companies based outside of Namibia and requires proof of income and an online application process​​

54. South Korea

South Korea has introduced a digital nomad visa, launched on January 1, 2024. This visa allows foreigners to live and work remotely in South Korea for a foreign company, initially for one year, with a possible one-year extension.

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  • Applicants must be over 18, have a year’s experience in their field, have an annual income of around $65,860, have no criminal record, and provide proof of employment and travel health insurance.
  • The visa does not permit job applications within South Korea.
  • Applications are handled by South Korean embassies.
  • The program will be evaluated for potential permanent adoption.

55. Philippines

The Philippines announced the launch of a Digital Nomad Visa in May 2023, expected to be open for applications by early 2024. This visa allows remote workers employed by companies outside the Philippines to reside and work in the country for an initial 12-month period, extendable for another 12 months.

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  • Visa holders are exempt from local taxes on international income but cannot engage in employment with Filipino employers.
  • Applicants must meet certain requirements, including proof of stable international income and comprehensive health insurance.
  • The new Digital Nomad Visa provides an extended opportunity for remote work in the Philippines, complementing the existing tourist visa options​​.

56. Goa (India)

In December 2022, the Goa government initiated the creation of a Digital Nomad Visa specific to Goa, not applicable to the rest of India. This visa is designed to attract remote workers and freelancers to Goa, offering them the opportunity to live and work there for an extended period.

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  • While the full requirements and application process are yet to be detailed, it’s expected to include standard criteria like proof of income, health insurance, and a valid passport.
  • This visa is seen as a way to boost Goa’s economy and foster cultural exchanges.

Countries Offering Visa Options Similar to Digital Nomad Visas

57. Armenia

Armenia does not have a specific digital nomad visa; instead, it offers a residency permit for foreign business owners, which can be utilized by digital nomads. This permit is part of Armenia’s “Golden Visa” program and requires the applicant to register as a sole entrepreneur.

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  • It grants a one-year temporary residence, renewable up to five years, with eligibility for permanent residency thereafter.
  • Tax obligations apply, and the permit can be extended to include a spouse and dependents.
  • The application process involves submitting various documents and paying associated fees.

58. Germany

Germany does not offer a specific digital nomad visa. Instead, it provides a freelancer visa (Freiberufler) which allows remote work for German clients.

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  • The process involves obtaining a Freelancer Entry Visa from a German Embassy and then converting it into a Freelancer Residence Permit upon arrival in Germany.
  • This permit enables long-term stay and work in Germany

59. Serbia

The Serbia Self-Employed Visa, though not specifically a Digital Nomad Visa, serves a similar purpose. It’s designed for foreigners wishing to conduct business activities in Serbia, following registration with the Serbian Business Register Agency.

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  • The visa has a duration of one year, with the possibility of obtaining permanent residency after five years and citizenship after eight years.
  • Eligibility includes appropriate qualifications and equipment for the intended business activities.
  • Required documents include a passport, business activity statement, qualifications proof, business premises rights, and equipment proof.
  • The processing time is 3-4 weeks, and the complexity is low, with a fee of approximately $120.

60. Slovakia

Slovakia currently does not offer a digital nomad visa. While many work remotely from Slovakia on a tourist visa, this is illegal. Non-EU citizens must find employment with a Slovak company. EU/EEA citizens can work in Slovakia without restrictions.

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  • Alternatives include applying for a self-employed permit in Slovakia, which requires proving project innovation and legal business operation.
  • This permit takes about four months to process and is valid for up to three years

61. France

France does not offer a specific digital nomad visa. However, non-EU citizens interested in working remotely in France can utilize the “Profession Liberale” visa.

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  • This visa is for freelancers and allows individuals to engage in commercial, industrial, or artisanal activities, or work in liberal professions for up to one year.
  • The business must benefit the French economy, and applicants must meet specific eligibility criteria, including proof of economically viable activity.

62. Ireland

Ireland currently does not offer a digital nomad visa.

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  • Non-EU citizens looking to work in Ireland must secure a job with an Irish company or have Irish clients.
  • EU and EEA citizens can work as digital nomads for three months before registering for their stay.
  • An alternative is the Irish start-up entrepreneur visa, allowing long-term residence for those with a new or innovative business plan, meeting specific requirements such as job creation, sales generation, and having headquarters in Ireland

63. Netherlands

The Netherlands does not offer a specific digital nomad visa. However, it provides alternatives like the Dutch Self Employment Visa and Startup Visa.

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  • These visas cater to entrepreneurs and freelancers who plan to contribute to the Dutch economy.
  • Applicants must meet certain criteria, including a viable business plan, sufficient funds, and relevant experience.
  • These visas are more suited for those looking to establish a business presence in the Netherlands rather than for typical remote work scenarios of digital nomads.

64. Jamaica

Although Jamaica has not officially introduced a specific digital nomad visa,, it offers a “Stay at Home” visa, suitable for remote workers and digital nomads.

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  • This visa allows individuals to stay in the country for up to 90 days.
  • To apply, applicants typically need to provide a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay, a return ticket, and proof of accommodation.
  • While this visa is not exclusively for digital nomads, it offers an opportunity to work remotely in Jamaica and experience its culture, landscapes, and hospitality.
  • However, applicants need to stay updated with the latest visa regulations and requirements, as policies can change over time.

65. Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic does not offer a specific digital nomad visa. However, the visa regulations are relatively straightforward and accommodating.

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  • Visitors from over 100 countries, including the US, Canada, and all Schengen countries, can enter the Dominican Republic without a visa.
  • Initially, they can stay for up to 30 days and have the option to extend their stay online for a fee to a maximum of 120 days.
  • Alternatively, some visitors choose to stay beyond their permitted time and pay a fine upon departure, equivalent to the fee for a visa extension.

66. South Africa

South Africa does not currently offer a specific digital nomad visa. However, digital nomads can apply for a Temporary Residence Visa, also known as a Business Visa, if they wish to stay for more than 90 days.

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  • This visa caters to those who want to work, start a business, or invest in South Africa.
  • The process for obtaining a digital nomad visa in South Africa, including requirements and application procedures, is still under development and has not been officially announced.

67. Taiwan

Taiwan does not offer a specific digital nomad visa. Instead, digital nomads can apply for the Taiwan Employment Gold Card, a combined open work permit, residence permit, and visa for skilled professionals.

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  • Eligible applicants include professionals, freelancers, or self-employed individuals with a monthly income of at least $5,700 or those in high-skilled professions in specified fields.
  • The Gold Card allows stays of one to three years and offers benefits like tax exemptions for up to 183 days, fast internet, reliable transport, diverse cuisine, and affordable living costs.
  • The application process is online and costs between $100 to $310, depending on nationality and stay duration.

68. Vietnam

Vietnam does not have a special digital nomad visa. However, digital nomads can enter Vietnam on a tourist visa, which allows them to work online for companies based outside Vietnam.

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  • The most convenient option for digital nomads is the e-Visa for tourists, which can be easily obtained online.
  • Vietnam is a popular destination for digital nomads due to its low cost of living, unique landscapes, and an increasing number of co-working spaces

69. Singapore

As of now, Singapore does not offer a specific digital nomad visa. However, digital nomads can consider alternative options like the visa-free regime and the tourist visa.

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  • The visa-free regime allows stays of either 90 or 30 days, depending on the country of citizenship.
  • The tourist visa, known as an Entry Visa, is issued for 30 days and can be applied for online.

70. Japan

Japan does not have an official digital nomad visa. However, alternatives for digital nomads include the Highly Skilled Professional Visa (HSPV), which applies to various professional fields.

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  • For freelancers, Japan offers the possibility of working under different work visas, provided the freelance work falls within the same visa category.
  • Additionally, individuals can transition to a general work visa sponsored by a Japanese client, with specific requirements like annual income proof and relevant qualifications or experience.
  • Another option is the Business Manager Visa for those planning to establish or manage a business in Japan

71. Australia

Australia does not have a visa specifically for digital nomads. However, digital nomads can enter and work remotely in Australia using a Working Holiday Visa or a Tourist Visa.

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  • The Working Holiday Visa is popular among digital nomads planning a longer stay, allowing work for an overseas company while in Australia.
  • Tourist visas, while not officially permitting work, are sometimes used by digital nomads for short-term remote work.
  • The prospect of an official Australian Digital Nomad Visa in the future remains uncertain

Digital Nomad Visas – Summary

The world is once again opening up and welcoming visitors with open arms. There’s never been a better opportunity to start an online business or generate an income while travelling the world and exploring the globe!

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I will endeavour to keep this post updated as new countries launch visas or requirements change, however, if you find anything on here that needs updating do let me know and I’ll get straight on it.

In the meantime, happy travelling!

Digital Nomad Visas – FAQ’s

What is a Digital Nomad Visa?

A digital nomad visa is an official program offered by various countries to facilitate the stay of foreign nationals who work remotely or lead a digital nomad lifestyle. It allows individuals to live and work in a foreign country legally for a specified duration, often with the option to extend their stay.

Which Digital Nomad Visa is the easiest to get?

The Greek digital nomad visa stands out as one of the more accessible options to secure. With this visa, you can reside and work remotely in Greece for a full year, and the possibility exists to extend your stay for an additional two years.

Do you have to pay taxes on a Digital Nomad Visa?

Tax obligations for digital nomads depend on your home country’s tax laws and the specific terms of the digital nomad visa program you choose. In many cases, you may still be responsible for paying taxes in your home country, but you may not be subject to local income taxes in the host country. Consulting a tax professional is advisable to understand your tax liability.

What is an Independent Contractor Visa, and do countries offering Digital Nomad Visas also provide this option?

An independent contractor visa, sometimes referred to as a freelancer visa, is a type of visa that allows self-employed professionals, such as freelancers and independent contractors, to legally work and live in a foreign country. While some countries that offer digital nomad visas may extend their programs to include independent contractors, it’s essential to research each country’s specific visa offerings.

Independent contractor visas can provide similar benefits to digital nomad visas, such as the ability to work remotely while exploring a new destination. However, the eligibility criteria and application processes may differ, so it’s advisable to check with the relevant authorities or embassies of the country you are interested in for up-to-date information on their visa options for independent contractors.

What is the typical Digital Nomad Visa cost for a country’s program?

The digital nomad visa cost varies from one country to another, as each nation has its unique program with associated fees. Generally, the cost can range anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the duration of the visa, the services included, and the specific requirements of the country’s program. It’s essential to research and compare the costs of different digital nomad visa programs before applying to find the one that best fits your budget and needs.

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