7 Countries With "Digital Nomad Visas" You Should Know About
If you can (and want to) work remotely from abroad, there are several countries that legally allow you to stay and work there for a longer period of time.
Remote work is booming, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise. The ability to work from anywhere enables us to stay in some of the most beautiful places in the world while still being able to do our jobs or run our businesses.
In this week’s issue, I want to introduce you to seven countries that provide “digital nomad visas” to upwardly-mobile remote workers. I included lower and higher-priced options so that there is something for everyone.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find one that you like and you’ll end up working from the beach in no time. 😉
Antigua & Barbuda
Ahhh, the Caribbean. Probably my favorite place in the world.
And, guess what? It has digital nomad visas!
Antigua & Barbuda has a visa called the Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) that targets international remote workers and their families.
This visa lasts for two years and you will require your own health insurance.
You work remotely for a company outside of Antigua & Barbuda.
You own a business outside of Antigua & Barbuda.
You make $50,000+ per year.
You have international health insurance.
Bermuda is another Carribean hotspot that wants to attract remote workers.
The “Work From Bermuda” visa targets remote workers and individuals with location independent businesses who would like to live and work on the island for up to a year.
Interestingly, Bermuda does not require you to have a minimum income.
You work remotely for a company based outside of Bermuda.
You run a business that’s located outside of Bermuda.
You must have travel insurance.
Costa Rica has long been a hotspot for digital nomads and perpetual travellers.
Costa Rica has a freelancer visa, called the Rentista, which allowers foreigners to live and work in the Central American country for up to two years.
You have must have an income of $2,500+ per month for two years or deposit $60,000 in a Costa Rican bank.
You must work remotely for an international company or run a company outside of Costa Rica.
Estonia is arguably the most tech-forward country in Europe. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that is also boasts a one-year digital nomad and freelancer visa.
You have a business outside of Estonia.
You work for a company outside of Estonia.
You have earned at least €3,504 per month for the last six months.
I have never been to Mauritius but it’s very high on my list. I made a lot of Mauritian friends at university that I would love to visit down there.
Thanks to the country’s Premium Visa that shouldn’t be too difficult for me.
To qualify for the island’s Premium Visa, which lasts for one year, you need to show proof of your long-stay plans and possess insurance coverage for your entire stay.
You must own a business or work for a company outside of Mauritius.
You have to provide proof of plans to stay in Mauritius.
You must provide proof of travel and health insurance coverage for your entire stay.
Ola! If you have never been to Mexico, you are missing out!
It’s not all drug cartel shootings, you know. It’s a wonderful country with friendly people, amazing food, and beautiful scenery.
Mexico is also a nomad-friendly nation. In addition to a six-month tourist visa, you can apply for a year-long Temporary Resident Visa.
You own a business or work for a company outside of Mexico.
You earn at least $1,620 per month or show a bank balance of $27,000.
One of my good friends lived and worked remotely from Portugal for a while and he loved it. The Iberian country is a lot cheaper than the UK and most of Western Europe, and you are never too far from a beach.
Both Lisbon and Porto are great hubs for nomads and with the country’s independent workers and entrepreneurs that lasts for one year, you can easily make the country your home for one year. What’s more, you can extend your visa if you want to live there more permanently.
Show a proof of income or proof of financial means.
You earn at least €600 per month.
You must provide proof of private travel and health insurance.
Provide a criminal background check.
For a longer list of countries with digital nomad visa’s, check out this blog post by the Expert Vagabond. I used this resource as my primary source for this week’s issue.
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