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Digital Nomad Visa: What You Need to Know

Remote work is no longer a fantasy. It’s something that many companies have been adopting, and many employees have been taking advantage of. With this rise in location-independent workers, a lot of countries are starting to jump on the opportunity with their very own digital nomad visas.

Not all countries call their visa programs “digital nomad visas”, however. So, it can be a little tricky to navigate the systems and find the right visa for you.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the countries offering visas which are perfect for digital nomads.

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Countries that issue Digital Nomad Visas for remote workers

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or social media marketer, influencer, or skilled developer, you can always make a living with what you do anywhere! If you want to stay in the favorite city abroad for longer period (more than 6 months) and remote work as a slowmad, consider getting a digital nomad visa.

What countries provide remote work visas, though? Read on to find out!

Europe

🇲🇹 Malta Digital Nomad Visa

Malta digital nomad visa

The beautiful Mediterranean country Malta started issuing Digital Nomad Visa called “Nomad Resident Permit” to non-EU nationals in June 2021. Once you obtain the permit, you can stay up to 1 year in Malta, working remotely for the business based outside the country. It is also required to have a gross monthly income of 2,700 EUR or more.

You can find more information and apply for Malta digital nomad visa on Residency Malta Agency’s website.

🇬🇷 Greece Digital Nomad Visa

Greece digital nomad visa
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For those looking for a more long-term option in a sunny European spot, Greece might just be the perfect place.

Greece’s visa option for digital nomads allows the holder to stay and work in Greece for one year, but also offers the option of applying for a Digital Nomad Residence Permit which works as an extension and allows you to stay in the country for up to three years.

To apply, you need to have an income of €3,500 per month, or be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Greece. You will also need to be working from abroad, and have proof of valid health insurance.

The application process can vary depending on what country or area you are applying from. Some places may allow you to apply by email, but many seem to require you to physically visit the consular office in your country.

List of embassies and consulates to apply for Greece’s Digital Nomad Visa: https://www.mfa.gr/missionsabroad/en/

🇪🇸 Spain Digital Nomad Visa

Spain digital nomad visa
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Spain has introduced a digital nomad visa that has been long-awaited by many. Remote work has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and Spain has been a popular destination for digital nomads. According to InterNations ranking, Valencia was voted the best city for expats in the world, and Madrid was the 5th. Furthermore, Gran Canaria and Tenerife on the Canary Islands have been the preferred destinations for digital nomads due to their warm weather and natural beauty.

The digital nomad visa allows non-EU citizens to reside and work remotely in Spain legally. The permit can be extended up to 5 years, providing an opportunity for individuals to make Spain their long-term base while continuing their work remotely. The eligibility requirements for the visa include a university degree or three years of professional experience.

Additionally, the income requirements for the visa are currently set at 200% of the monthly minimum wage. Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria for the digital nomad visa can apply for it at their local Spanish consulate or embassy.

This visa provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to experience Spain’s rich culture, cuisine, and natural beauty while working remotely. The digital nomad visa enables location independent remote workers to contribute to Spain’s economy through their stay and enrich their lives through the experience of living in Spain.

List of Spanish embassies and consulates

🇭🇷 Croatia Digital Nomad Visa

Croatia has recently been growing in popularity among nomads due to its gorgeous seaside towns and affordable living costs, and so has decided to offer “temporary residency” to digital nomads.

Although this is not technically a digital nomad visa as such, it works in a very similar way, and is perhaps even more beneficial to the holder in some ways, as you are able to bring family members along with you.

The residency lasts from six months to a year, but does not give the option for renewal. You are allowed to re-apply for the same residency later on, but only after leaving the country for 90 days.

Once again, you must not be working within the Republic of Croatia, but rather be employed outside of the country and simply conducting your work there remotely.

Official information from the Republic of Croatia: https://mup.gov.hr/aliens-281621/stay-and-work/temporary-stay-of-digital-nomads/286833

🇪🇪 Estonia Digital Nomad Visa

Unlike other countries, Estonia didn’t implement a Digital Nomad Visa in response to the remote work opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic. They had actually been planning it for around two years!

If you want to visit an exotic country, check out the wonders of Estonia with its digital nomad program.

The country saw that a lot of people wanted to work remotely even before the pandemic arrived, basing it on a survey they commissioned. The survey revealed that over 50% of those surveyed would live abroad if they had the ability to work remotely. Commonly-cited reasons include the lower cost of living and more cultural experiences in new territories. (https://e-resident.gov.ee/nomadvisa/)

Besides this, the government already expected people already work remotely using tourist visas. To apply for the digital nomad visa, you must submit these requirements:

  • Application and payment for the digital nomad visa
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof that you have at least €3,504 (or $4,180) monthly income in the past six months

🇬🇪 Georgia Digital Nomad Visa

Georgia digital nomad visa
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Georgia has also seen the rise of digital nomads entering their country, and they have announced the similar programs other countries have, welcoming remote workers. The country is implementing this program to attract highly-skilled international workers who can contribute to taxes.

The program is still in the works, but it will hopefully roll out in the next few months, so you can start eyeing Georgia in the future. Follow Georgia’s official consul website to learn more and find out when the program is open. But with that in mind, there have been digital nomads saying that the 1-year tourist visa is a more affordable option, which you can apply for now without the taxes.

That’s why it’s best to do your research for now and find out the exact visa prices of the future program to weigh your pros and cons. You may be able to save more with a long-term tourist visa, though this depends on your expertise, as you may require a working visa to perform some specialized tasks or do business with others.

🇵🇹 Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

Portugal digital nomad visa

Although Portugal does have options for digital nomads, the definition of digital nomad in this case is probably closer to remote worker, as freelancers with several clients may not be eligible to apply.

To be eligible for Portugal’s residency visa, also known as the D7 visa, you will need to prove that you have a permanent employment contract, and that you have been in that role for the past year prior to your application. On top of that, you’ll need to be earning at least €700 per month. Your application is also much more likely to succeed if you have additional savings or passive income.

If you simply want to visit Portugal, you can do so under one of their other short-term visas, but note that you are not technically allowed to make money under regular tourist visas.

Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://vistos.mne.gov.pt/en/national-visas/general-information/

🇭🇺 Hungary Digital Nomad Visa

Hungary is another European country offering a one-year visa, and is one of the easier ones to obtain, given its lower income requirements.

Hungary’s digital nomad visa is called the White Card, and was launched late 2021. It is actually a residence permit, and allows the holder to stay in the country for one year, but may be extended for a further year on successful application.

The White Card is primarily aimed at “singles under 40”, so couples and families are not eligible to apply.

The cost of the visa is €110 (EUR), and requires you to make an income of €2,000 (EUR) per month. You must also be able to prove that you have been making this much in the six months prior to your application.

Given the lower barrier to entry, Hungary makes for a perfect destination for digital nomads looking to experience Budapest and the beauty of the country alongside some of the fastest internet speeds in Europe!

Information on residence in Hungary: http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=1714&Itemid=2100&lang=en#eligibility

🇷🇴 Romania Digital Nomad Visa

Romania has recently announced their new visa for digital nomads. The visa is called the “long-stay visa for other purposes”, which allows the visa holder to stay in the country for one year, with the possibility to renew for one further year.

In order to apply for Romania’s digital nomad visa, you must be earning your income from outside of Romania. That income must amount to 3x Romania’s average monthly income for the duration of your stay, and should be the case for the 6 months leading up to your application. Right now, the average is at 6,095 LEI, so you would have to be earning around $4,170 (USD) per month. Of course, this is subject to change as the average income fluctuates.

While this income limit is lower than that of Dubai’s, for example, there are certainly countries with more lenient salary requirements, so don’t despair if you’re not quite there yet.

Visa information from Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://evisa.mae.ro/TypeOfVisa

🇮🇸 Iceland Digital Nomad Visa

Iceland digital nomad visa
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Iceland is an excellent place if you want to work remotely while enjoying the breathtaking northern lights. Also, Iceland is the first to offer digital nomad visas in Schengen countries! This visa is for remote workers of any employer registered outside Iceland who earns not less than €7,300 per month. This is one of the highest incomes in the world but once you have the visa, you don’t have to pay taxes in Iceland.

The visa application costs ISK 12,200 and it will allow remote workers to stay up to 180 days while working.

For more information or to apply, visit their official website at https://island.is/en/get-long-term-visa-for-remote-workers

🇨🇾 Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa

Cyprus digital nomad visa
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The initial announcement of the digital nomad visa that Cyprus will offer was 100 but in March 2022, they made an announcement that they will issue 500 digital nomad visas for remote workers!

Cyprus has a long history that incorporates nearly 12,000 years of human activity. So if you’re a historian, check out their digital nomad visa!

The country’s quality of life is really good while the cost of living is low. The accommodation rate ranges from $600 to $900 per month. Although they don’t have a train as a means of transportation, you can roam around the town on foot or on a bike since the town is small.

The government website says he application process may take time so better prepare all the requirements and submit an application ahead of your schedule.

🇱🇻 Latvia Digital Nomad Visa

Latvia digital nomad visa
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Latvia has recently launched a digital nomad visa that allows the remote worker to live and work in the country for a year if they meet the requirements. Latvia attracts digital nomads because of their excellent quality of life while having low taxes.

If you’re looking to obtain an EU passport, Latvia may be your stepping stone! With the Latvia digital nomad visa, remote workers can live in the country for one year and it’s renewable for another year. After living 2 years in Latvia with a digital nomad visa, you can apply for permanent residency! And after residing for five years, you can apply for a Latvian passport. Once you have the Latvian passport, you’ll have the privilege to travel to Schengen Area visa-free.

For more information, check out their official website at https://www.pmlp.gov.lv/en/article/obtaining-long-stay-visa-remote-work

Latin America & Caribbean

🇦🇬 Antigua & Barbuda Digital Nomad Visa

If you are nature lover who like water activities and hiking, Antigua and Barbuda might be the perfect place. Antigua and Barbuda has been offering a long-stay visa called Nomad Digital Residence for remote workers and the application process is so easy. Everything can be done via online and the result will be out in 14 days.

🇦🇮 Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa

Anguilla has offered Digital Nomad Visa since 2020 and recently attracting many digital nomads since they have easy and affordable living costs. The residency lasts a year but they do not offer an option for extension but you can re-apply for the visa. You just need a proof of employment, health insurance, and proof of clean criminal record along with the other requirements to apply for their Digital Nomad Visa.

🇲🇸 Montserrat Digital Nomad Visa

Like many of the Caribbean islands, Monsterrat introduced a digital nomad visa called the Montserrat Remote Workers Stamp.

If you are dreaming of working remotely from a white sand beach, gather documents and submit your Montserrat Remote Workers Stamp application. The visa is available for 12 months and it is renewable.

The government of Montserrat’s official website for the Montserrat Remote Worker Stamp: https://montserratremoteworker.com/

🇩🇲 Dominica Digital Nomad Visa

Do you love working surrounded by the nature? Dominica is well-known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean and they have implemented its own remote work visa program called Work in Nature or WIN in April 2021.

This was created to increase their tourism because Dominica’s income mostly comes from tourism.

This visa is the opportunity to call the beautiful Caribbean island home for up to 18 months! The steps to apply for their visa is pretty easy. Collect the following documents and submit the application online.

・Copy of Passport
・Proof of Remote Work
・Proof of Income ($50,000 per year)
・Health Insurance
・Criminal Background Check
・Proof of Relationship (of dependents if they are joining you)
・Dominica Entry Visa (if you’re from a country where visa is required to entry Dominica)

🇧🇸 The Bahamas Digital Nomad Visa

The Bahamas digital nomad visa

The Bahamas launched their own Digital Nomad Visa in October 2020. The visa is called, Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay or BEATS. It’s different from most of the other countries because the BEATS allows not only remote workers but also students who work or study remotely!

You can stay at the country’s 16 islands for up to 12 months.

🇨🇼 Curacao Digital Nomad Visa

If you’re looking for an island with extraordinary marine life, Curaçao may be your perfect match. Curaçao introduced the digital nomad visa to welcome remote workers called At Home in Curaçao.

Curaçao’s digital nomad visa gives you the right to stay on the island for six months. After this period is over, you’re eligible to apply for a renewal for another six months. But note that living for a year on the island does not grant you a residency.

Here are the requirements to apply for the visa:
・Valid passport
・Remote work with a livable income
・Health insurance
・Clean criminal record
・Residential address in Curaçao

@Home in Curaçao official website: https://athomeincuracao.com/remote-workers/application-remote-workers/

🇱🇨 St. Lucia Digital Nomad Visa

Saint Lucia has joined with other Caribbean countries in offering long-term visas for remote workers.

Saint Lucia is a small island country located in the southeastern Caribbean. It is full of breathtaking scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. Co-working spaces in Saint Lucia aren’t a thing yet but many local places like coffee shops have free Wi-Fi so no worries on that.

For more information: https://www.govt.lc/services/apply-for-saint-lucia-non-immigrant-visa

🇬🇩 Grenada Digital Nomad Visa

To attract more foreign visitors, Grenada launched a digital nomad program called Remote Employment Act on October 2021. Under this program, remote workers will be allowed to live in the country for up to a year. Dependents are also welcome to apply for this visa.

Their program is open for remote workers of any nationality but the applicant must have a valid passport, be fully vaccinated with health insurance, and can prove that the annual income is not less than $37,000.

Unlike other countries, their application cannot be done online. So better prepare everything before your scheduled trip.

The list of requirements from the official website: https://grenadaembassyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Grenada-Visa-Requirements-for-Applicants-of-Visas-Prior-to-Arrival-in-Grenada-as-of-Mar-2018.pdf

The application form from the official website: https://grenadaembassyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Grenada-Visa-Application-Form-April-2016.pdf

🇨🇷 Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa

Costa Rica is finally ready to offer its Digital Nomad Visa. This visa will allow not only remote workers and freelancers but also business owners to stay in the country for longer than tourist visas.

Since Costa Rica offers a wide variety of options in everything, this country is the best for a remote worker who wants to explore nature while having unique and authentic experiences.

More about Costa Rica’s digital nomad program: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/digital-nomads

🇵🇦 Panama Digital Nomad Visa

The Panamanian government created Short-Stay Visa for non-resident remote workers on May 2021. This was made to encourage tourism for telecommuting travelers.

Panama is an excellent place for digital nomads not only for having the fastest internet connection in all of Central America but they are expat friendly because of the low cost of living. Of course, there will be requirements to be qualified for a visa application.

For more information: https://www.embassyofpanama.org/visas-1

🇧🇿 Belize Digital Nomad Visa

North American digital nomads find Belize to be among the best places to work remotely mainly because the time zone is comparable to the North American time zone. If you’re dreaming of working in a tropical country but in the same time zone, Belize is the answer to your dream!

Belize digital nomad visa or also known as the Work Where You Vacation program allows remote workers to temporarily reside and work in the country for 6 months with the possibility to extend it.

Belize Tourism Board website for Work Where You Vacation: https://www.travelbelize.org/work-where-you-vacation/

🇪🇨 Ecuador Digital Nomad Visa

Ecuador has launched The Rentista for Remote Work in July 2022, which allows foreigners to work remotely for up to 2 years. This was made to revive its economy after the pandemic.

Unlike other countries, only citizens from 183 countries and territories are eligible to apply for the visa. But don’t worry, there might be other visas that you are eligible for. You can check other visas on their official website.

If you’re thinking of settling in Ecuador, a digital nomad visa would be best for you. This visa allows you to stay and work in Ecuador for up to two years with an option to renew for another 2 years. However, you have to consider that it takes time and money.

While citizens of many different countries can stay for 90 days with a tourist visa on arrival. If you wish to stay longer, you can extend it for another 90 days at a migration office. This way, you are not required to open bank accounts and secure a lease accommodation, etc.

It would be best to think before deciding which visa you will get.

Ecuador government information for Digital Nomad Visa: https://ecuador.travel/en/nomad-visa/

🇦🇷 Argentina Digital Nomad Visa

Argentina is popular for tourists issued its first digital nomad visa on May 21, 2022. The digital nomad visa is a type of authorization that allows foreigners to work remotely (for themselves or for a foreign firm outside of Argentina) for 180 days while enjoying the culture and beauty of Argentina.

Argentina, a country known for its friendly people makes attract digital nomad to enjoy their stay while working. The country is classified as one of the cheapest countries in the world. Even if you’re a remote worker, you can have a comfortable lifestyle. Also, cities are filled with cafes which are perfect for digital nomads to work in.

Finally, Argentina has issued its first digital nomad visa which allows remote workers to stay in the country for 180 days. They have recently issued requirements for the application and the application form at https://www.argentina.gob.ar/servicio/tramitacion-de-ingreso-electronica-nomadas-digitales.

🇨🇴 Colombia Digital Nomad Visa

Colombia is already a famous place for digital nomads. This place is popular for unlimited options for attractions or fantastic places to visit. Finally, the Columbian government has made a visa for foreign citizens working remotely with foreign companies or clients! This visa allows remote workers to stay up to two years.

The cost of living in Colombia compared to many other destinations in South America is low. You can set your expectations to spend around $4 for an inexpensive restaurant, $280 – $290 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the city. You can expect a fast internet connection and co-working spaces are available in bigger cities too!

The application process for a digital nomad visa can be done online at their Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://tramitesmre.cancilleria.gov.co/tramites/enlinea/solicitarVisa.xhtml

🇧🇲 Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa

Bermuda digital nomad visa
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The Bermudan government has noticed there were more visitors applying for an extension of their 90-day visas after the British Overseas Territory reopened borders in July 2020. Furthermore, there were more overseas travelers booking accommodation that lasts for months, also joining gyms for the long-term. These are clear signs that such foreigners wanted to stay here for even longer than the average tourist.

Bermuda has its own digital nomad program made for long-term stays to explore the beauty of this island as you work!

Most of these teleworking visitors are from North America’s East Coast, mostly American and Canadian businessmen. After taking short trips to the island, many have decided that Bermuda was ideal for remote working.

The government was quick to act on these rising numbers, and that’s when they implemented the Work from Bermuda program, introducing an all-new residential certificate visa allowing digital nomads to stay in their territory for up to ONE whole year.

To get this visa, you will need to meet these requirements:

  • Have a valid health and travel insurance
  • Apply and pay for the visa fee
  • Showing proof you have the sufficient funds to cover your stay

🇧🇧 Barbados Digital Nomad Visa

Barbados also introduced its own digital nomad schemes last July 24, which is called the “Welcome Stamp”. This allows foreign nationals to work remotely and stay in Barbados for up to one year. After all, many people would want to work on the beach, especially on one of the most beautiful islands around the world filled with five-star resorts!

Barbados digital nomad visa
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However, you will need to shell out a bit more for the visa application and requirements. You will need to submit your application form and pay a $2,000 fee. Furthermore, you will also need to expect to make more than $50,000 for one year, and have proof of it. If you plan to bring your family as well, the visa fee would be $3,000 for everyone.

Known as the area where British celebrities stay in for vacation, you would expect staggering high prices, as well as a higher cost of living. But if you earn a lot of money, then luxurious Barbados may be perfect for you. 

🇲🇽 Mexico Digital Nomad Visa

Sunny Mexico with its amazing, rich culture and its fun and lively atmosphere is a must-visit destination for any digital nomad. So it’s a good thing they have two visa options for them!

Although Mexico doesn’t have a visa option advertised as a “digital nomad visa”, it does have a six-month tourist visa as well as a one-year temporary residence visa.

As with other digital nomad visas, you must not carry out work with Mexican companies, but should be working remotely from Mexico for companies abroad. The one-year temporary residence visa can be extended to up to four years! This makes it a great option for anyone wanting to spend longer in the country while remote working.

To apply, you must be able to prove that you’ve had over $43,650 (USD) in your bank every month for twelve months prior to your application, or a monthly income of $2,600 (USD) for the six months prior to your application.

Each country has its own official Mexican Consulate website, such as this Australian page: https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/australia/index.php/visatrv

🇧🇷 Brazil Digital Nomad Visa

With its low cost of living and party atmosphere, Brazil is a popular destination for digital nomads, so it’s great news to hear that they have introduced a new digital nomad visa.

Even lower than Hungary’s requirements, in order to stay in Brazil you only need a minimum monthly income of $1,500 (USD). Alternatively, you can prove a bank balance of $18,000 (USD).

The visa lasts for one year, and like the others we’ve mentioned, can be renewed for one further year. Unlike some other countries, you will not be able to apply for this visa from within Brazil or online, and you must visit one of their consular offices abroad to make your application.

Official announcement of the digital nomad visa (BR): https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/resolucao-cnig-mjsp-n-45-de-9-de-setembro-de-2021-375554693

Useful information: http://ereminas.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/visa_and_fpv.xml#vistos%20info

Asia & Middle East

🇦🇪 Dubai (UAE) Digital Nomad Visa

Next up is the famous Dubai! Although the cost of living makes this destination a little out of range for some backpackers, if you’ve got enough saved up, this megacity on the coast makes for a prime location as a digital nomad.

Dubai has recently launched their “Remote Work Visa” for those wishing to continue their work remotely from Dubai. This is best suited for those who are already employed by a company or own their own, as you will have to show your contract or proof that you have had the company for over a year.

There are some restrictions to Dubai’s digital nomad visa however. As with most visas of the sort, you cannot work for a company located within Dubai. You must also be able to prove that you are making an income of $5,000 (USD) per month, and that you have health insurance that covers your stay while in Dubai.

The cost of the application is $287 (USD) per person, and is valid for one year.

Official visa information from the United Arab Emirates: https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id/types-of-visa/remote-work-visas

https://www.visitdubai.com/en/business-in-dubai/travel-to-dubai/visas-and-entry/work-remotely-from-dubai

🇱🇰 Sri Lanka Digital Nomad Visa

Sri Lanka has long been a favorite among digital nomads and travellers, so we’re very excited to hear that they have plans to roll out a digital nomad visa soon.

As far as we know, the Sri Lanka digital nomad visa is set to have a one-year validity period and cost $500 (USD). There are talks of adding possible extensions or longer term options. However, this is still in the works. Under the new visa, digital nomads would be allowed to work for their overseas employer (or clients) remotely from Sri Lanka, which is currently not possible as of March 2022.

There may be minimum salary requirements under the digital nomad visa, and this would not allow work with Sri Lankan companies.

If you cannot wait for the details to be announced, you can use Sri Lanka’s tourist visa, or business purposes visa, which are now both much easier to extend in 30-day blocks. However, please be aware that the official immigration website states that: “You should not engage in any form of employment, paid or unpaid, or in any trade or business other than that specified in the visa during the period of your stay in Sri Lanka.”

Official immigration website: https://www.immigration.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=196&lang=en

Sri Lanka government information:https://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/index.php/en/component/info/?id=405&catid=27&task=info

Sri Lanka online visa application form:https://eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp

🇮🇩 Bali Digital Nomad Visa

Bali digital nomad visa

Dreaming of staying and working in Bali, Indonesia? Many people like to stay in Bali for its calm and relaxing nature around them. In Indonesia, there are 3 types of visa that suits digital nomad to stay in the country.

Those are:

1. VoA or Visa on Arrival – stays up to 60 days

2. B211A – 60 days to a maximum of 180 days

3. The Second Home Visa – 5 to 10 years

Please note that each has different requirements.

🇲🇾 Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa

Malaysia digital nomad visa

If you’re looking for a place where you can work while enjoying different cultures, you will enjoy Malaysia! Malaysia has made a pass called De Rantau Nomad Pass or digital nomad visa which allows remote workers to live and work in the country for up to 12 months and it is renewable.

Malaysia is perfect for digital nomads because you can enjoy a quality lifestyle even if you’re on a budget. Also, even if their main ethnicities are Chinese, Indian, and Malays, the majority of people speak English so you will have no trouble interacting with people from the major cities.

For more information about De Rantau Nomad Pass, go check their website at: https://mdec.my/derantau

Africa & Indian Ocean

🇲🇺 Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa

Remote working while enjoying island life? Mauritius is the dream destination! Mauritius digital nomad visa, also known as the Premium Visa allows remote workers to stay in the country for one year and it is renewable as long as you comply with the requirements. But don’t worry, their requirements are easy to prepare compared to other countries with digital nomad visa. Check the following items:

・Valid passport
・Proof of employment
・Proof of income ($1,500 per month)
・Travel and Health insurance
・Proof of accommodation

The application process can be done online at their official website here.

And the best thing about Mauritius Premium Visa is that the visa fee is free!

🇨🇻 Cape Verde Digital Nomad Visa

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde is located in the Central Atlantic Ocean and it consists of 10 volcanic islands. Each island is unique so if you are looking for a place to work while exploring, Cabo Verde is your perfect match!

Cabo Verde implemented their digital nomad visa in December 2020. It is called Cabo Verde Remote Working Program and it allows remote workers to live there for 6 months with the option for renewal. Their program has an official website for more information and all application process can be done online too!

https://www.remoteworkingcaboverde.com/en

🇸🇨 Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa

 Seychelles digital nomad visa
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Seychelles finally launches a digital nomad vis called Workation Retreat Program in April 2021. Employees and self-employed individuals who work remotely are eligible to apply for this visa and can stay up to a year once they have the visa.

One of the benefits of this visa is you will get tax exemption for personal income, local income, or business tax once you live in the country as a digital nomad. Also, applying for the Seychelles digital nomad visa is pretty simple! You don’t have to go to the embassy or consulate, it can be done online. The total application fee is €45.

Keep in mind that if your country requires a visa to enter Seychelles, you must first have the visa. Upon arriving at Seychelles, then you can receive the Seychelles digital nomad visa.

Seychelles government website: https://seychelles.govtas.com/

🇳🇦 Namibia Digital Nomad Visa

The Namibia Digital Nomad Visa program was launched to allow those seeking for priceless memories while also gaining international working experiences and establishing lifelong contacts for only an approximate USD124 excluding other costs. The Namibia Digital Nomad Visa will be issued for six months.

This country may not be your option but if you’re into breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, it’s worth considering Namibia for your next destination.

Namibia finally launched its digital nomad visa in October 2022 to attract more remote workers. Anyone can apply as long as they meet the requirements. One of the requirements is a monthly income of at least $2,000. If you’re planning to apply with a family, the spouse must be earning $1,000/month and have a budget of $500/month per child.

Find out more about Namibia Digital Nomad Visa at https://nipdb.com/nomadvisa/

Wrapping It Up

Many companies used to resist the idea of remote working, wanting to keep their employees in an office, thinking it helps with productivity and for monitoring of work. However, times are changing, businesses are now changing their line of thinking, adapting to survive, and keep allowing their employees to work remotely. With remote work being a viable option for our future, the number of digital nomads is expected to rise.

If you plan to become a digital nomad as well, make sure you prepare for your digital nomad work visa to begin your travels. With the many countries offering such visas for remote workers and residency programs for digital nomads, you have the opportunity to explore while earning. So check out any of these amazing countries and start planning out your next adventure now!

R. Wallace
R. Wallacehttp://www.thedigitalnomad.asia
A digital nomad travelling in Asia and TheDigitalNomad.Asia Editor. Please read my article and I hope you will get inspired to go travelling as a digital nomad. You are welcome to comment and share the article with fellow travelers.
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