Countries Offering Digital Nomad Visas (2023)

The world has changed substantially thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nowhere is this more evident than in the travel and tourism industry and the workforce. Economic losses continue to mount in tourism-dependent countries as people remain reluctant to travel.

Employers now allow their staff to operate outside the office—something most companies see for the foreseeable future to help keep their employees safe.

These two needs—tourist destinations seeking to attract visitors, while minimizing the risk of outbreaks, and workers looking for a break from their home workspaces—are both being met by countries offering what is known as the digital nomad visa.

Key Takeaways

  • A digital nomad is a person who lives a nomadic lifestyle and uses technology to work remotely from outside their home country.
  • Digital nomad visas allow these individuals to legally live and work in another country.
  • These visas are available to students and workers, although the costs and requirements tend to vary.
  • Many offering countries allow individuals to apply for themselves as well as for dependents.
  • Although a digital nomad lifestyle allows you to have a long vacation while you work, it can be stressful and may hinder the formation of long-lasting relationships.

What Is a Digital Nomad Visa?

A digital nomad is someone who lives a nomadic lifestyle and uses technology to work remotely from outside their home country. A digital nomad visa is a document or program that gives someone the legal right to work remotely while residing away from their country of permanent residence.

The phrase digital nomad visa often isn’t used by the governments that issue them, with most regions giving their programs a unique name, such as the Cayman Islands’ Global Citizen Concierge Program, or using more general terms like residence permit. Keep in mind, though, that these visas may not explicitly target digital nomads.

Workers and students are able to use digital nomad visas, although the costs and requirements may vary. For example, the Work From Bermuda Certificate requires scholars to provide proof of enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, or research program with their application.

Some countries actually allow employers to apply for a digital nomad visa for their company. Dominica’s program charges $800 (in U.S. dollars) plus an additional $500 for each employee for a business of four or more people.

The information provided in this article focuses on digital nomad visas solely in the context of remote workers—not those who want to study abroad or for those who are in search of a lengthy corporate retreat.

Digital Nomads vs. Remote Workers

Although the term remote worker has become increasingly common, it isn’t perfectly synonymous with being a digital nomad. All digital nomads are, by necessity, remote workers. Yet the latter term can also apply to those who simply operate from their permanent residence instead of from an office. Laws differ, but entering a country as a tourist generally doesn’t permit the traveler to work while living there.

Working remotely (in your home country) wasn't as popular as it is today. That's because many employers felt that their employees wouldn't be productive if they worked away from the office. Those who needed to work from home were given special permission for certain reasons, such as family or a lack of workplace accommodations.

But telecommuting has become very common, boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies now believe that working from home can increase productivity. Some research indicates that people who work from home end up working 1.4 days more than in-office workers.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Nomads


It’s crucial for anyone considering working abroad to review and follow whatever is requested by their temporary residence of choice. While there are certain benefits, there are some downfalls to working on a digital nomad visa.

Advantages

The obvious benefit of these programs is that you can enjoy a long vacation while maintaining a stable source of income without putting your career on hold. Most regions that offer digital nomad visas already have the infrastructure necessary to support remote workers, such as strong wifi as a selling feature. For instance, Anguilla has two telecommunications network providers that offer high-speed internet.

Disadvantages

Being a digital nomad requires a job that’s remote and flexible. This is especially important when it comes to logging in hours when there's a time difference. Although these kinds of jobs have become more common in the wake of the pandemic, this may be a guaranteed deal-breaker for some companies and workers.

Visas can be costly and if the application for your next destination is rejected, you could be left scrambling to find a new place to live before you’re forced to leave once your current visa expires. Moving around can also make it harder to form long-lasting relationships, while the constant distance can also put a strain on existing ones.

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Unless a country offers you permanent residency when your temporary visa expires, there’s little point in putting down roots where you won’t be living after a year or so. And although this lack of ties can be seen as a plus to those who value their independence, anyone thinking about a lengthy period abroad should carefully consider how isolating it might be.

Cons

  • Job must be remote and may require flexibility

  • Stress associated with constant moving

  • Expensive

  • Harder to plant roots and form long-lasting relationships

Who Offers Digital Nomad Visas?

As of November 2022, 49 regions offering programs for temporary remote workers. Besides the 24 highlighted below, the following countries also accommodate the digital nomad: Spain, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Cyprus, Latvia, Albania, St. Lucia, Grenada, Panama, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Namibia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Indonesia-Bali, Italy, Columbia, and South Africa.

Anguilla

The Beyond Extraordinary Anguilla program allows digital nomads to reside in the British Overseas Territory for up to 12 months. If you want to work remotely from the island, you'll need to pay a USD $2,000 (per individual) travel fee, though families of up to four people will be on the hook for USD $3,000 (plus an additional USD $250 for each additional family member).

Prospective travelers need to complete an application form, in addition to submitting several other documents (proof of employment, copy of a birth certificate, etc.). Approval for the remote work program takes approximately 14 days.

Antigua & Barbuda

Nomad Digital Residence is a long-stay program offered by both islands for remote workers. The visa is good for two years and costs $1,500 USD per individual, while couples and families of three or more must pay $2,000 USD and $3,000 USD, respectively. Applicants must fill out the application and submit up to 11 documents, including proof of expected income of at least $50,000 USD for each year of the program.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay allows digital nomads to work remotely for one year from any of 16 islands. An application requires a $25 USD fee, a valid passport data page, a medical insurance card, and proof of employment. The application typically takes just five days to process. Approved applicants must pay $1,000 USD (plus $500 USD for each dependent) to receive their Work Remotely permit.

Barbados

The Barbados Welcome Stamp established a visa that allows visitors to work remotely for up to one year. The application fee is $2,000 USD for individuals and $3,000 USD for families. The application must be accompanied by a passport-sized photograph, the bio data page of a passport, and proof of relationship of dependents (if applicable). Applicants must also prove that they will earn $50,000 USD during their 12-month stay.

Bermuda

The Work From Bermuda Certificate permits digital nomads to work remotely for 12 months. The $263 USD application fee must be accompanied by health insurance and proof of employment. Applicants cannot have a criminal record. Although there isn't a minimum requirement, applicants must have enough income to support themselves for the full year. Family members will also need to pay a fee and apply separately, but all applications must be submitted on the same day. The turnaround time is approximately five business days.

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Cabo Verde

The Cabo Verde Remote Working Program is available to remote workers originating from Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), and the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO).

Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum bank account balance of €1,500 (1,500 euros) for individuals and €2,700 for families for at least the last six months
  • Submit five documents with the application, including a passport and health insurance
  • Provide 10 documents to border authorities in person after arriving at one of the 10 islands, though there is some overlap between the two sets of documents

Processing time can take roughly two weeks. The visa is valid for six months and can be renewed for another 12 months.

Cayman Islands

The Global Citizen Concierge Program targets wealthier remote workers. Minimum annual salary requirements are:

  • $100,000 USD for singles
  • $150,000 USD for couples
  • $180,000 USD for families

These minimums are on top of the annual certificate fee of $1,469 USD for a party of up to two people, plus another annual certificate fee of $500 USD for each dependent. Then there’s a credit card processing fee equal to 7% of the total application fee.

Those who can meet this high entry barrier can work remotely from any of the three islands for two years. Additional application requirements include, but are not limited to, a notarized bank reference, a valid passport, and proof of health insurance.

Costa Rica

This Central American country’s temporary residency visa, also known as Rentista, offers a two-year remote work opportunity.

Prospective visitors are required to have a monthly income of $2,500 USD. That amount may increase if there are more dependents involved.

Other requirements include, but are not limited to, the payment of fees, fingerprint records, and a copy of the prospective visa holder’s birth certificate. The permit can be renewed as long as all requirements are still being met.

Croatia

Croatia doesn't offer a visa but its program still targets digital nomads. Temporary stay is available for an individual and their close family members for up to one year, without the possibility of extension. You can submit a new application for six months, though.

Prospective visitors must submit several documents with their application, including Form 1a if filing in person. Applicants must prove an income of 17,822.50 kunas (HRK), per month or 213,870.00 HRK for the full year. That's about $2,377.47 USD and $28,529.76 USD, respectively. These amounts increase by 10% per family member.

Applicants are responsible for a fee of 350 HRK ($46.69 USD) to 460 HRK ($61.36 USD), depending on the method of application.

Curaçao

This Dutch Caribbean island offers the @HOME in Curaçao program. Available to remote workers for six months, residency can be extended for an additional six-month period.

Outside of a $294 total for fees, the application also requires a copy of a passport photo, proof of solvency, and proof of health insurance. Processing time is approximately two weeks.

All applicants must file individually. Families may also apply for the program, but they must do so under the main applicant. An additional fee applies to any dependents.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s freelancer visa, Zivno, is a bit trickier to acquire than most on this list. This program requires a variable fee, proof of a minimum income of 124,500 koruna (CZK)—about $5,121.62 USD—and documents like a passport, proof of accommodation, criminal record, etc.

Applicants must also receive a trade license for one of the jobs on this list before they apply. That means juggling remote work with a local career, albeit a temporary one. Applicants will also be required to pass an immigration interview. The visa lasts for one year, and being approved can take 90–120 days.

Dominica

Dominica, also known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, provides an 18-month Work In Nature Extended Stay Visa for digital nomads. Applicants must present proof of expected income of $50,000 USD, in addition to paying a $100 USD application fee and either $800 USD single or $1,200 USD family visa fee.

Several other documents, including the biodata page of a passport, a bank reference letter, and proof of health insurance, must also be submitted alongside the application. Approval letters are often sent within 14-28 days.

Estonia

On Aug. 1, 2020, Estonia launched an official Digital Nomad Visa for remote workers to remain in the country for up to one year. Applicants need proof of a minimum of €3,504 in income and pay a state fee of €80 or €100 for a Type C (short stay) or Type D (long stay) visa, respectively.

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Additional requirements include having a valid travel document and health insurance. They must also pass a background check. Applications must be submitted in person at the nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate, and the processing time is typically 15 to 30 days.

Georgia

The Remotely From Georgia program enables digital nomads and their families to work within the former Soviet state for one year.

The project is available to travelers from up to 95 countries, including the United States and European Union (EU) members. The list is essentially composed of all nations whose residents were able to visit Georgia without a visa for up to one year prior to the start of the pandemic.

Applicants only need to submit an online application form and provide financial proof—the exact amount isn’t specified—along with any other requested information.

Germany

Germany’s residence permit is granted to freelancers and other self-employed workers to reside within the country for three months, but this can be extended by up to three years.

In addition to the visa application form and a €60 fee, digital nomads must submit photocopies of documents with their application, including, but not limited to:

  • A passport
  • Two biometric photographs
  • A cover letter
  • A portfolio of previous freelance work

The application must be submitted in person to the nearest German Embassy or Consulate. Before applying for the residence permit, prospective travelers must secure a German residence and register it with the local Residence Registration Office. They must open a German bank account, register with the Tax Registration Office, and secure German health care.

Iceland

The long-term visa for remote workers program is available to digital nomads from any country that doesn’t require a visa to travel to Iceland and is not available to any that are part of the EU, the European Economic Area, and/or the European Free Trade Association.

The visa can be issued for up to 180 days, as long as applicants can prove a monthly income equivalent to one million króna (ISK) or about $7,261.11 USD for singles or 1.3 million ISK (about $9,439.44 USD) for couples. Each applicant must submit a separate application and pay a 12,200 ISK ($88.59 USD) processing fee separately for each one.

Applications will also require a passport photo (no older than six months), copies of a passport, proof of health insurance, proof of purpose of stay in Iceland, and potentially a criminal record check.

All applications must be submitted in person or via mail to the Directorate of Immigration at Dalvegur 18, 201 Kópavogur.

Malta

The Nomad Residence Permit allows digital nomads to work remotely within the archipelago for one year. It can be renewed but is available only to residents of countries outside of the EU.

Family members of remote workers must apply via a separate application. Applicants must meet a gross monthly income threshold of €2,700, hold a valid travel document, have health insurance, acquire a valid property rental or purchase agreement, and pass a background check.

Once the application and all required documents have been submitted via email, instructions will be sent to pay a €300 administrative fee for each applicant.

Mauritius

The Premium Travel Visa offers one year of remote working abroad with the potential for renewal. The best part? The Premium Travel Visa is 100% free—no fees of any kind.

Applicants still need to prove a minimum monthly income of $1,500 USD for each applicant as well as $500 USD per month for each dependent under the age of 24. Prospective travelers must submit multiple documents with their online application, such as a valid passport, proof of travel and health insurance, and a copy of their marriage certificate (if applicable).

Applications are processed within 48 hours after they are submitted.

Mexico

Mexico’s Temporary Resident Visa is unique in that it is targeted toward—but not restricted to—Canadians. Digital nomads can work remotely within Mexico for 180 days to four years.

Prospective travelers must prove a monthly income of $2,720 CAD ($2,166.11 USD) or an average monthly bank balance of $45,334 CAD ($36,102.41 USD) during the previous 12 months—though the exact amounts can vary depending on the circumstances of their application. They must also include:

  • A passport or valid travel and identity document
  • A 3.9-centimeter × 3.1-centimeter headshot
  • A document indicating their legal migratory status in Canada(for anyone who isn't a Canadian citizen) along with their visa application form

The Family Unity Application, which has its own documentation and economic solvency requirements, enables a digital nomad’s kin to join them abroad.

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The base consular fee for the application is $371 CAD ($284.67 USD), though this can increase if additional services are required.

Montserrat

The Montserrat Remote Work Stamp is valid for one year of remote working. It requires proof of an annual income of $70,000 USD, and there’s a $500 USD fee for single travelers or a $750 USD fee for families of up to three dependents (plus a $250 USD fee for any additional dependents).

Proof of valid health insurance, a copy of passport biographical data, a passport-size photo, a police record, and proof of employment or a business incorporation certificate are also required.

Processing takes seven working days after the application is submitted.

Norway

The Independent Contractor Visa provides two years of residency within Norway for remote workers. The visa costs €600 and requires proof of an annual income of at least €35,719.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration has an online checklist of required documentation, such as a passport, two passport-size photos, and proof of having a Norway residence. These must be turned in alongside the application and the completed checklist itself. Applications and all required documents must be submitted to the nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate.

Portugal

Portugal offers a D7 passive income visa for independent workers that is valid for one year. It can be renewed twice, each time for an additional two years. The visa costs €83 and there’s also a resident permit fee of €72.

In addition to the application form, prospective residents must provide a valid passport, two passport-size photos, valid travel insurance, proof of residence (if applicable), proof of sufficient income or aterm of responsibilitysigned by a Portuguese citizen or resident, proof of owning a business entity (or a contract for providing services), and declaration by an authority that the applicant is qualified to be employed in their sector (if applicable).

There is also a separate residence permit for family reunification purposes.

Seychelles

The Seychelles Workcation program enables digital nomads to work remotely from any of the 115 islands that comprise the archipelago for as little as one month or as much as one year.

There is a €45 fee, and prospective travelers must also provide a valid passport, proof of being an employee/business owner, proof of income (exact amount unspecified), and a valid medical and travel insurance policy with their application.

Family members can also join an applicant as ordinary visitors, as long as they meet all requirements and submit birth and/or marriage certificates, whichever is appropriate.

Taiwan

Taiwan is a unique case, in that the Taiwan Employment Gold Card isn’t technically a digital nomad visa. It’s a four-in-one card, combining an open-ended work permit, resident visa, alien resident certificate, and re-entry permit.

The card allows workers (remote or otherwise) to reside in Taiwan for one to three years and costs $100 USD to $310 USD, depending on the applicant’s nationality and the duration of their stay.

Applications typically take 30 days to receive approval, but this can increase to 50 to 60 days if additional documents are requested. Qualification is based on the assessment of an applicant’s professional skills; prospective travelers aren’t required to already have a job in Taiwan when applying.

In addition to a passport and photo, digital nomads will need to provide additional documents, based on the skill applied under.

What Is a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad is someone who works entirely remotely using digital technologies. A digital nomad may work out of cafes, beaches, or hotel rooms, and from anywhere in the world, as they are not tied down to any one location.

What Is a Digital Nomad Visa?

A digital nomad visa legally allows visitors to work remotely for a foreign country and receive foreign income for an extended period of time. Several countries today offer such long-term stay arrangements to work digitally abroad.

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What Other Countries Offer Digital Nomad Visas?

While we profile just a few countries with digital nomad visas, 49 countries have in place a digital nomad visa or equivalent visa that would allow digital nomads to work, as of 2022.

FAQs

Is it hard to get a digital nomad visa? ›

'Digital nomad' visas are easier to get than ever — especially if you're rich. The Indonesian government's recently-launched “second home visa” permits wealthy foreigners, professionals, investors and retirees with a minimum of $130,000 in their bank accounts to stay in the country for up to 10 years.

Does the UK have a digital nomad visa? ›

There are currently a number of different formats for UK digital nomad visa programs. Typically, the applicant must be employed outside of the host nation, self-employed through a foreign-registered business, or a freelancer with regular income and client contracts.

Which country rejects visa most? ›

Which Countries Have The Highest Rejection Rates? According to Schengen Visa Statistic 2021, the 4 countries with the highest rejection rates were: Sweden, Norway, France, and Denmark.

Does USA have digital nomad visa? ›

*A visa for digital nomads has been introduced but has not yet been implemented. Note that there is no Digital Nomad Visa in the USA to date.

What is the hardest country to get a visa for? ›

Which is the hardest VISA to get?
  • North Korea.
  • Russia.
  • China.
  • Saudi Arabia.
  • Iran.
  • Pakistan.
  • Nigeria.
  • Turkmenistan.

Do digital nomads pay tax? ›

Paying taxes as a digital nomad

This is complicated as it depends on your host country. Nomads who stay away for short periods will probably continue to pay tax as normal in their home country, and will not be liable for local taxes.

What is the hardest country to get a work visa in? ›

North Korea

It's one of the most difficult countries to get access to and acquire a visa. One will need to apply for the visa through a tourist agency, which provides state-approved tours.

Is it too late to become a digital nomad? ›

Although you might think digital nomads are all Generation Z, the reality is that you can become a digital nomad at any age, in your 30s, 40s or beyond. Even better, you have some big advantages that younger people don't enjoy — and that can get your remote working lifestyle off to a great start.

How much do you need to make a month to be a digital nomad? ›

It depends on the area you are traveling to and your lifestyle, but the average monthly spending of a digital nomad is between $1000 and $2000. Make sure that your digital nomad salary is at least this amount so you can live comfortably.

Does Canada have a digital nomad visa? ›

Canada has many opportunities for remote workers but does not have a digital nomad visa - yet. Depending on whether you want to stay in Canada for a short time or for a longer period, an experienced immigration lawyer can help you determine the best visa opportunity for your goals.

Does Switzerland have a digital nomad visa? ›

No, Switzerland does not have a digital nomad visa. Non-EU citizens are not allowed to live and work in Switzerland unless they have a work permit issued for finding a job for a Swiss employer.

Does Italy have a digital nomad visa? ›

Does Italy Have a Digital Nomad Visa? Italy does not have a digital nomad visa yet. However, on March 28, 2022, the digital nomad visa for remote workers was approved and signed into Italian law.

Which country gives free citizenship? ›

Austria, Belgium, Ecuador, Belize and Costa Rica, countries where you can get citizenship and work visas easily of you have an Indian passport. Travel Tips, Immigration with Indian Passport: There are many countries in the world who give citizenship of their country if you have the passport of India and some documents.

Which country visa is No 1? ›

Currently ranked 1st place on the Guide Consultants Passport Ranking Index, the Singaporean passport is essentially the golden ticket for international mobility. Holders of a Singapore passport can travel to 194 international destinations visa-free, the highest number of countries allotted to any passport in 2022.

Which country has the easiest visa? ›

Estonia. Estonia is known for its high rate of accepted work visa applications, making it the easiest country to obtain a work visa. On the other hand, it receives a relatively small number of requests compared to other countries. Therefore, Estonia might be your best choice for working abroad.

How many Americans are digital nomads? ›

This is expected to grow significantly over the next few years as people switch to remote work more and more. In the United States alone, there are 15.5 million digital nomads meaning that US digital nomads make up the vast majority of the nomad population.

Do digital nomads live in hotels? ›

Digital Nomads: Live everywhere.

Not everyone has a traditional nine to five job, and not every hotel can accommodate extended stays. As a digital nomad, your flexibility where you work and the desire to travel give you the possibilities to stay in multiple locations throughout the year.

What is the most powerful visa in the world? ›

Just one country short, Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.
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CountryRankVisa-free access
Japan1193
Singapore2192
South Korea2192
Germany3190
6 more rows
Jul 20, 2022

What is the most powerful passport in the world? ›

The best passports to hold in 2023, according to the Henley Passport Index
  • Japan (193 destinations)
  • Singapore, South Korea (192 destinations)
  • Germany, Spain (190 destinations)
  • Finland, Italy, Luxembourg (189 destinations)
  • Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden (188 destinations)
3 days ago

Which US visa is most powerful? ›

O-1 Visa: Individuals of Extraordinary Ability or Achievement.

Do digital nomads use Airbnb? ›

They're using Airbnb to travel to thousands of towns and cities, staying for weeks, months, or even entire seasons at a time. We want to design for this new world by making it even easier for guests to live on Airbnb.

Do digital nomads need a VPN? ›

Do digital nomads need a VPN? Consistent internet connectivity is integral to life as a digital nomad. A VPN will ensure that you're able to access sites and services, including important region-locked services like online banking.

Which country welcomes immigrants the most? ›

Canada. Considered to be one of the most immigration-friendly countries globally, Canada provides international students with quality education, flexible immigration laws, simple visa requirements and part-time work permits while studying and post-study work permits.

What country is easiest to move to? ›

Easiest Countries to Immigrate To
  • New Zealand.
  • Australia.
  • Spain.
  • Paraguay.
  • Germany.
  • Montenegro.
  • Czechia.
  • Thailand.

Which country gives permanent visa easily? ›

Nicaragua is the only country that gives you permanent residency immediately. Most countries, including Panama, start with a temporary residency and then allow you to upgrade to permanent status.

What is the most common digital nomad job? ›

Building websites is one of the most common nomad jobs for 2 reasons. It doesn't necessarily require meeting clients and it's quite easy to learn. What is this? Most people think that to build a website, you need coding skills!

What are the most popular locations for digital nomads? ›

The best digital nomad cities to live in
  1. Chiang Mai, Thailand. Apply now. ...
  2. Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal is second on our list because even though it's a little more pricey than other options on our list, the city has tons to offer. ...
  3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ...
  4. Mexico City, Mexico. ...
  5. Canggu, Bali.
Dec 1, 2022

What problems do digital nomads face? ›

Difficulties in maintaining a work-life balance, not finding the right destination, lack of social life, financial hardships, problems regarding your routine and mental health problems as well as access to healthcare can be considered as some of the most common challenges digital nomads face.

How much money do you need to live as a nomad? ›

However, I've found a good estimate for a monthly living to be around $1000 to $2000 if you want a pretty comfortable living with your own place and not just hostels – though it can be achieved for both less and more.

Are digital nomads happy? ›

Overwhelmingly, digital nomads are “highly satisfied with their work and lifestyle.” And about four out of five said they are satisfied or very satisfied with their income. Yet, few digital nomads plan to travel for long periods.

How long are digital nomad visas good for? ›

Digital Nomad Visa Countries in North & Central America

The visa which was already in place before the Covid-19 pandemic is called Rentista, which allows foreigners to stay for a 2-year period. This can be extended. This visa is for self-employed people or entrepreneurs, you are not allowed to work for another company.

How do I pay no tax as a digital nomad? ›

Some digital nomads avoid tax completely by becoming non-resident at home, and moving around to avoid being a resident of anywhere.

How do I become a digital nomad with no experience? ›

The key to becoming a digital nomad with no experience is to start small. Don't quit your current job and jump right into learning these new skills for your new digital nomad job. Instead, create a plan or schedule to acquire certain skills by a specific date. Spend an hour after work attending an online course.

How long do digital nomads stay in one place? ›

According to the source, approximately 45 percent of digital nomads worldwide stated that they stayed in one place for a duration of between one week and three months.

How do I get a Portugal nomad visa? ›

The Portugal D7 Visa Application Process
  1. Step 1 - Acquire All The Necessary Documents.
  2. Step 2 - Fill Out The Application Form.
  3. Step 3 - Submit Your Documents.
  4. Step 4 - Collect Your Residency Visa.
  5. Step 5 - Schedule An Appointment At SEF.
  6. Step 6 - Attend Your Appointment With SEF.
  7. Step 7 - Get your Portugal Residency Permit.
Nov 18, 2022

Does Dubai have digital nomad visa? ›

A digital nomad visa for Dubai is easy to obtain if you meet the criteria. You must work remotely for clients outside of the country where you are applying for a visa, either as an employee, the owner of a business, or a freelancer, and have an income of at least $5000 per month.

Does Sweden have a digital nomad visa? ›

No, Sweden does not have a digital nomad visa. Even though many people work remotely as digital nomads with a Swedish tourist visa or during their visa-free stay, it is not allowed.

Does Norway have digital nomad visa? ›

Norway has also entered the growing list of countries that launched the visa program for digital nomads. However, unlike other nations, Norway's digital nomad visa is actually a broader visa, as it allows a lifelong stay once the travelers apply for such visas. The visa is unique as it only applies to Svalbard.

Can I work remotely for a US company from Switzerland? ›

Foreign employees who work for a US company remotely from their own country do not need a visa or work permit, as long as they work outside of the US. However, they would need a business visa if the US company wanted to bring them to the US for an extended stay or training purposes.

Which European countries offer digital nomad visa? ›

Many European countries offer Digital Nomad Visas to qualifying foreign remote workers who plan to set up their remote work in Europe. These include Portugal, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Romania, Spain, and Norway.

Does Portugal offer digital nomad visa? ›

A Temporary-Stay Visa for Portugal allows digital nomads to stay in Portugal for one year, after which time you can renew it up to a total of five years. A standard tourist visa will only let you stay for a maximum of 90 days and does not permit you to complete certain activities, such as opening a bank account.

Does Portugal have a digital nomad visa? ›

Portugal now offers a straightforward way for digital nomads to get residency. The Portuguese government officially launched the new digital nomad visa in October 2022 – providing a great option for salaried remote workers who want to live in Portugal.

In which US state is it easiest for a nomad to become a resident? ›

South Dakota is by far the most nomad-friendly state in the country. In fact, while most states enact rules that make it difficult for nomads, South Dakota has specifically adopted rules to make it easy for full-time travelers to become residents of the state.

Does Canada offer digital nomad visa? ›

Although nearly 50 countries worldwide have implemented a digital nomad visa since the start of the pandemic, a Canadian digital nomad visa does not currently exist.

What is one disadvantage of being a nomad? ›

Lack of private space.

Constantly changing locations means you don't always have that private home-base, and although occasionally you'll find something more stable for a few months, it will never be home, since you know you will leave it soon.

Do you pay taxes as a nomad? ›

Yes, American digital nomads must file U.S. taxes, even when working remotely abroad. The most common question we hear is, “Do digital nomads have to file U.S. taxes?” Yes, if they make over the minimum amount required to file, digital nomads must file a U.S. tax return.

How much money do you need to live a nomadic lifestyle? ›

However, I've found a good estimate for a monthly living to be around $1000 to $2000 if you want a pretty comfortable living with your own place and not just hostels – though it can be achieved for both less and more.

Why being a nomad is hard? ›

One of the worst things about the nomadic lifestyle is the lack of community. If you are used to being surrounded by family and friends, then suddenly not having them right there will feel like a shock, and you will feel lonely at times.

How much is a digital nomad visa? ›

Work. Life. Bliss.” The visa is available to single digital nomads, families and university students. Visa Length: 91 days-12 months with a cost of $2000 USD for individuals and students and $3000 for a family of four ($250 for each additional dependent).

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