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41 Countries Offering a Digital Nomad Visa in 2024 | The Complete List


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Over the past years, more and more countries have started to recognize the enormous benefits of hosting digital nomads. With more than 40 nations offering specialized ‘digital nomad visas’, you now get to choose from an extensive list of remote working possibilities. Trying to figure out what your next destination is going to be? This is your perfect starting point to explore the possibilities.


What is a Digital Nomad Visa?

A digital nomad visa is a unique type of visa that gives you the freedom to live and work remotely in a foreign country for an extended period. The concept gained popularity when, during the global pandemic, many countries experienced a significant decline in tourism revenue. Governments soon realized that attracting digital nomads could be an ideal and alternative way to bring business, money and travel into the country.


Even though some countries offer other types of long-stay work or travel visas, in this article I’ll focus only on digital nomad visas specifically designed to support you in generating income through online work or remote employment.


The specific requirements and conditions of digital nomad visas vary from country to country. In most cases, you’ll need to demonstrate a stable income or hold a remote job that allows you to support yourself during your stay. Additionally, you may be required to provide proof of health insurance, a (return) ticket, a clean criminal record and sufficient funds to cover your expenses. The duration of digital nomad visas typically ranges from a few months to 1 or 2 years, depending on the country. This provides you with a great advantage compared to travelling with a regular tourist visa, which often restricts stays to a maximum of 3 months.


Are you eager to embrace the ‘slowmad’ lifestyle and do you want to immerse yourself in a country for a more extended period of time? Then a digital nomad visa is the ideal way to fulfil your goals. Here’s an extensive list of countries offering one right now:


Countries with Digital Nomad Visas


Digital Nomad Visas in North & Central America


Digital Nomad Visas in The Caribbean


Digital Nomad Visas in Africa


Digital Nomad Visas in Europe


Digital Nomad Visas in Asia and the Middle East



In Detail

Curious about the digital nomad visa of your choice? More details and all necessary requirements per country can be found in the list below.


Digital Nomad Visas in North & Central America


Argentina

Argentina introduced its digital nomad visa in 2022. This visa allows you to spend up to 180 days in the country and seems fairly easy to request online. Another way to enjoy Argentina without having to pay for a digital nomad visa, is to enter on a tourist visa (90 days) and apply for a 90-day extension during your stay.


Requirements for Argentina’s digital nomad visa

A cover letter explaining your reasons for applying | Up-to-date resume | Passport valid for at least 6 months | Passport picture | Proof of employment


Costs for Argentina’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Argentina costs $200,-.


Belize

Belize’s “Work Where You Vacation Visa” or Long Stay Permit, allows you to work and live in the South American country for up to 6 months. Application for the visa is done online, you are not allowed to engage in employment in Belize, and you’ll need to show quite the yearly income.


Requirements for Belize’s digital nomad visa

A minimum annual income of $75,000 if you’re applying alone or $100,000 if you are applying with dependants | Proof of employment outside of Belize | Police Record issued within 6 months of application | Proof of travel insurance | Copy of valid passport | Only applicable for citizens of the EU, UK, US or Canada


Costs for Belize’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Argentina costs $500,-.

Tropical beach in Belize

The tropical beaches of Belize


Brazil

The tropical country of Brazil was the first one to offer a digital nomad visa in South America. This visa (called the VITEM XIV) allows you to live and work in the country for up to a year, with the possibility of renewing for an extra year. Do note: to apply for Brazil’s digital nomad visa you’ll need to visit a Brazilian consular office. Applications can not be done online.


Requirements for Brazil’s digital nomad visa

A monthly income of at least $1,500 | A filled-out visa application form | Passport valid for the entirety of your intended stay | One recent passport-size photograph | Criminal record certificate | Birth certificate | Bank account statements | Travel insurance including Medical insurance | Proof of being a digital nomad (such as the contract of your overseas employer)


Costs for Brazil’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Brazil costs approximately $130,-.


Canada

There is officially no digital nomad visa for Canada just yet. However, the country's Digital Nomad Program does allow you to legally live and work online in Canada with a visitor visa or ETA for up to six months. If you want to stay longer, the program also offers the opportunity to seek a job with Canadian employers once you're there. Should you land a job offer within those six months, you can immediately apply for a temporary work permit or permanent residency.


Requirements for Canada's digital nomad program

Proof of employment or work abroad


Costs for Canada's visitor visa or ETA

Currently, requesting an ETA costs $7,-, and requesting a visitor visa costs $100,-.


Colombia

Colombia is one of the latest countries to offer a digital nomad visa, the so-called ‘Visa V Nómades digitales’. The visa is quite easy to obtain by filling out an application online. Once your application is approved, you’ll be able to stay in Colombia for up to 2 years.


Requirements for Colombia’s digital nomad visa

A statement of employment by the company you work for | In case you’re an entrepreneur, you’re requested to submit a motivational letter | A valid passport | A minimum income of at least 3 times the minimum wage in Colombia | Travel insurance including medical insurance


Costs for Colombia’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Colombia costs $177,-.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica introduced its digital nomad visa in July 2022, allowing you to stay up to a year with the possibility of extending it for another year. The process to apply is fairly easy and can be done completely online. Do note that all provided documents will need to be translated into Spanish by an official translator or notary.


Requirements for Costa Rica’s digital nomad visa

A monthly income of at least $3,000 | A filled-out visa application form | A valid passport | Travel insurance | Proof of accommodation for the entirety of your stay | An employment contract or declaration proving that you work remotely


Costs for Costa Rica’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Costa Rica costs $190,-.


Ecuador

Ecuador’s digital nomad visa is called the Visa de Residencia Temporal Rentista Para Trabajo Remoto. With this visa, you can live in the country for up to 2 years, as long as you can show proof of working remotely. After the initial 2 years, extending your visa for another 2 years is possible. Not planning to stay for long? With Ecuador’s tourist visa, you can visit the country for 90 days, and extend your stay for another 90 days at a local migration office.


Requirements for Ecuador’s digital nomad visa

A monthly income of at least 3 times the current Ecuadorian minimum wage | A valid passport and recent passport picture | A clean criminal record | Proof of accommodation | Travel insurance including medical insurance | An employment contract or other type of proof that shows you work remotely


Costs for Ecuador’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Costa Rica costs $450,-.


Mexico

Mexico has become an increasingly popular destination for digital nomads and remote workers. One of the reasons could be its tourist visa, which allows you to visit the country for up to 6 months. Are you eager to stay longer? Then you can now make use of Mexico’s digital nomad visa (called the Temporary Resident Visa), allowing you to work and live in the country for up to as many as 4 years. To apply for the Resident Visa, you’ll need to visit a Mexican embassy or consulate outside of the country. An appointment is booked online via this link.


Requirements for Mexico’s digital nomad visa

A monthly income of at least $2,700 | 6 months of bank statements | A valid passport and passport picture | A filled-out visa application form


Costs for Mexico’s digital nomad visa

The costs to apply for a digital nomad visa depend on the embassy or consulate you’re visiting.


Panama

The stunning country of Panama created a digital nomad visa in 2021, allowing remote workers to work and live in the country for up to 9 months. If you’re enjoying your stay, you can renew your visa for another 9 months. To apply for your visa, you’ll need to make an appointment with a Panamanian embassy or consulate outside of the country. Note that all necessary documents as shown below need to be notarized and apostilled.


Requirements for Panama’s digital nomad visa

Proof of annual income of at least $36,000 | A valid employment contract or proof of being an independent freelancer doing remote work | A completed application form which you can obtain from your embassy or consulate | A valid passport and 3 passport photographs | A valid medical insurance | A clean criminal record | A certificate of good health | Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself once the visa expires | An affidavit of non-acceptance of any jobs within Panama


Costs for Panama’s digital nomad visa

The costs to apply for a digital nomad visa depend on the embassy or consulate you’re visiting.


Uruguay

Uruguay is fresh on the list, offering a digital nomad visa since the spring of 2023. The application process is one of the easiest yet and can be completed online. The visa allows you to stay in the country for up to 180 days after which you can renew for another 180 days. The only catch? You won’t be able to pay for the visa from a foreign bank account, meaning you’ll need to be in Uruguay when applying for your visa.


Requirements for Uruguay’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | A signed affidavit stating you’ll have the means to support yourself financially | Proof of a clean criminal record over the past 5 years | A valid passport and photograph


Costs for Uruguay’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Uruguay costs $9,-

City and beach in Uruguay

Ever thought of living in Uruguay?


Digital Nomad Visas in The Caribbean


Anguilla

The tropical island of Anguilla has been offering a digital nomad visa since 2020. The so-called ‘Lose the Crowd, Find Yourself, Work Life Bliss’ visa (yes, that’s the full name) is easy to obtain online, and the application process shouldn’t take more than 14 days in total. Once approved, you’ll be able to work and live on the island for up to 12 months.


Requirements for Anguilla’s digital nomad visa

A completed application form | Proof of employment or a business incorporation certificate | Proof of visas where applicable | A police record with a validity of no more than 6 months | A copy of your birth certificate | A copy of a valid passport | A brief description of the work you’ll be doing


Costs for Anguilla’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Anguilla costs $2,000.


Antigua & Barbuda

Where Antigua and Barbuda’s tourist visa only allows you to stay up to 30 days on the island, its digital nomad visa gives you the option to hang out for up to 2 years in total. The process of application does not require you to go to an embassy and can be done completely online.


Requirements for Antigua & Barbuda’s digital nomad visa

A yearly income of at least $50,000 | A clean criminal record | A copy of your passport including 2 passport photos | A birth certificate | A filled-out application form | Proof of employment | Proof of sufficient funds | A police certificate of character | Travel insurance including medical insurance


Costs for Antigua & Barbuda’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Antigua & Barbuda costs $1,500 for a single applicant.


Barbados

Barbados was quick to introduce its digital nomad visa right after the pandemic hit in 2020. The popular holiday destination now offers the possibility of working and living on the island for a maximum period of 12 months. What’s unique about this program, is that companies are also allowed to pay for the visa and start applications for their remote employees. The process of applying can be done online and is relatively easy.


Requirements for Barbados’ digital nomad visa

An annual income of at least $50,000 | A valid passport and passport-size photographs | A filled-out application form | Proof of relationship to any joining members of your family (if applicable)


Costs for Barbados’ digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Barbados costs $2,000 for a single applicant and $3,000 for a family.

Beach and ocean in Barbados

Life in Barbados


Bermuda

Another visa that’s very easy to apply for is the digital nomad visa of Bermuda. The tropical Caribbean country offers the possibility of working and living on the island for up to 1 year, given that you will not work for a local company. All you need to do is take 15 minutes of your day to fill out the online application form and pay the requested fee. You will receive a response within 5 business days. Easy as that!


Requirements for Bermuda’s digital nomad visa

Proof of remote work | Proof of sufficient income to support yourself | A filled-out application form | A valid passport | Proof of health insurance | A clean criminal record


Costs for Bermuda’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Antigua & Barbuda costs $275,-.


Curaçao

The @HOME program in Curaçao is an initiative that accommodates travellers, remote workers, extended-stay visitors, and investors looking for a temporary home away from home. The visa allows you to stay on the island for 6 months, with the possibility of extending for another 6 months. Applications can be accessed via the online portal, and you can apply in English, Dutch or Spanish. Note: as a Dutch or American national you are already allowed to travel to Curaçao as a tourist and stay for 6 months, after which you can continue to work remotely on a digital nomad visa.


Requirements for Curaçao’s digital nomad visa

Proof of working abroad for a foreign employer or clients | A return ticket equal to your stay | A filled-out application form | Medical or health insurance | A valid passport | Proof of payment for fees or costs


Costs for Curaçao’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Curaçao costs ANG 535,- or +/- $294,-.

The city of Willemstad in Curacao

Willemstad in Curaçao


Dominica

Dominica’s Work In Nature Extended Stay Visa programme offers remote workers the possibility to live on the island for up to 18 months. The application process can be done online via this link.


Requirements for Dominica’s digital nomad visa

An annual income of at least $50,000 or proof of having sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay | A police record of the past 5 years | A filled-out application form | A reference letter from your bank | A valid passport plus recent passport photos | Proof of relationship with dependants (if applicable) | A letter from your employer or an up-to-date bank statement and credit report | Valid health insurance


Costs for Dominica’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Dominica costs $800 for a single applicant and $1200 for a family.


Grenada

The process to apply for the Grenada digital nomad visa (the so-called ‘Remote Employment Act’) is a bit different than for other Caribbean nations. The application is done by mail – not online. You’ll need to gather your needed documents timely and fill out this application form, send your application to the Grenada embassy at least 6 weeks in advance, pay the requested fee (by money order or certified cheque) and wait for the approval. It will take about 10 business days before hearing back. Approved? Then you’re allowed to live and work in Grenada for up to 1 year.


Requirements for Grenada’s digital nomad visa

Proof of working remotely | An annual income of at least $37,000 | A valid passport and 2 passport photos | Valid health insurance


Costs for Grenada’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Grenada costs $1,500 for a single applicant and $2,000 for a family of four. Each additional dependent is $200.


*Sidenote: the latest information about Grenada’s digital nomad visa stems from 2021 and has not been updated since. I would recommend getting in touch with the Grenadian embassy before applying, and double-checking if the above process and requirements are still up-to-date.


Montserrat

With the so-called ´Montserrat Remote Work Stamp´, you are able to work remotely on the exotic island for up to 1 year. The application process is easy to complete online and approval takes up to 7 business days.


Requirements for Montserrat´s digital nomad visa

Proof of location-independent employment or a Business Incorporation Certificate | An annual income of $70,000 | Valid health insurance | Valid passport and 1 passport-size photo | A filled-out application form | A police record


Costs for Montserrat’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Montserrat costs $500 for a single applicant and $750 for a family of four. Each additional dependent pays $250.


The Bahamas

Ever dreamed of calling The Bahamas your home? Now is your chance with the Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) programme. Simply fill out the application form online and wait for 5 days - approval will grant you a stay of up to 1 year on the island. Good to know: the payment of $1,000 is only requested after the application is approved.


Requirements for The Bahama’s digital nomad visa

Proof of employment | Valid medical insurance | A filled-out application form | A valid passport


Costs for The Bahama’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for The Bahamas costs $1,025 for a single applicant and $500 for each dependant.



Digital Nomad Visas in Africa


Cabo Verde

Looking for great weather to enjoy, beautiful places to see, a vibrant (digital nomad) culture to discover and reliable internet to work with? Then Cabo Verde might be the digital nomad destination for you! The Cabo Verde Remote Working Program consists of a temporary work/tourism visa lasting 6 months, with the opportunity for another 6-month renewal. The application can be done completely online and costs only $20,-.


Requirements for Cabo Verde’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | Proof of income of at least $1,500 over the past 6 months | A valid passport and 1 passport-size photo | Valid travel and health insurance | Copy of booking accommodation


Costs for Cabo Verde’s digital nomad visa

Currently, the individual visa fee for Cabo Verde is $20,- per person.


Mauritius

The beautiful island of Mauritius already offers tourists the possibility to stay on the island for 6 months. With its digital nomad visa (called the Premium Visa), you can now work and live in Mauritius for up to 1 year. The application process is easy, the costs free and the life on the island absolutely priceless (speaking from experience).

Requirements for Mauritius’ digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | A valid passport and 1 passport-size photo | Copy of airline return ticket | Travel and health insurance for the intended period of stay | Letter of accommodation for the intended period of stay | Proof of minimum monthly income of $1,500 | Copy of recent bank statements | Marriage certificate if applicable


Costs for Mauritius’ digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Mauritius is completely free.

Beach and palmtrees in Mauritius

An after-work swim in Mauritius


Namibia

Namibia launched its digital nomad visa in October 2022, hoping to attract more remote workers to its country. The visa will allow you to stay for 6 months, with the possibility of extending for another 6 months. All necessary documentation will need to be sent in via email.


Requirements for Namibia’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | A medical certificate & radiological report | A valid passport | Proof of medical insurance | A copy of your marriage certificate if applicable | Proof of minimum monthly income of $2000,- | A 6-month bank statement | A motivation letter from the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board | A motivation letter from your employer | Copies of qualifications | Original/notarized or certified copy of police clearance from your country of origin (translated into English)


Costs for Namibia’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Namibia costs approximately $124,-.


Seychelles

The ‘Seychelles Workcation’ program welcomes remote workers to live on the island for 30 days up to 1 year. To participate in the program, you need to apply for a permit at least 60 days before arrival via this link. Once the permit is validated, you’ll be able to complete your application by applying to the Health Travel Authorization (HTA).


Requirements for Seychelles’ digital nomad visa

A letter of employment or proof of being a business owner | A valid passport | Proof of income or sufficient funds | A valid medical and travel insurance policy | A return ticket | Provisional proof of accommodation | A filled-out application form


Costs for Seychelles’digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Seychelles costs $45,-.



Digital Nomad Visas in Europe


Are you an EU citizen? Then no need to browse through this list. You are automatically allowed to live and work everywhere in the EU, and you do not need to apply for a tourist- or digital nomad visa to enter a country.


Albania

Albania has just recently introduced its new permit scheme, allowing digital nomads to apply for a 1-year stay (renewable for up to 5 years). The so-called ‘Unique Permit’ can be obtained online, and applications should be processed within a maximum of 12 weeks.


Requirements for Albania’s digital nomad permit

A valid employment contract or service contract with an overseas employer or contractor | Documents demonstrating your professional capacities | Payslips and bank statements from the last 6 months | Proof of accommodation | A valid health insurance | A clean criminal record | A valid passport and 1 passport photo | Evidence of a valid bank account in Albania


*Note: it is not clear yet if a minimum income is required for Albania’s digital nomad permit.


Costs for Albania’s digital nomad permit

The costs for applying for Albania’s digital nomad permit are based on reciprocity, meaning that they are determined by how much an Albanian would have to pay for a visa in your country of residence.


Croatia

Popular digital nomad destination Croatia has been welcoming remote workers since January 2021. The so-called Croatia Digital Nomad Permit allows you to work and live in Croatia for 6 months up to 1 year, with the option to reapply. Applications can be done online, at a Croatian embassy or consulate, or at a local police station near your residency in Croatia. Once your application is completed, you’ll need to register your address within 30 days. All information on how to do this can be found on the Ministry of Croatia’s official website.


Requirements for Croatia’s digital nomad permit

A valid passport | A monthly income of €2,540,- (approx. $2,718,-) or proof of sufficient funds | Proof of either being employed by a foreign company or being self-employed | A valid health insurance | A bank statement from the previous 3 months | A criminal background check | A temporary address in Croatia | A filled-out application form


Costs for Croatia’s digital nomad permit

The costs for applying for Croatia’s digital nomad permit vary depending on the location where you submit your application. The most up-to-date information can be found through this link.

City of Dubrovnik

The beautiful city of Dubrovnik


Cyprus

Cyprus released its Digital Nomad Scheme in October 2021, currently allowing 500 remote workers to obtain a visa and live in the country for up to a year. After the year, you have the option to reapply for another year. Good to keep in mind: your application must be completed in Cyprus, within 3 months after arrival. All necessary documents need to be officially translated and submitted at the central offices of the Department in Nicosia. More information can be found on the website of the Civil Registry and Migration Department.


Requirements for Cyprus’ digital nomad visa

Proof of remote work | A valid passport & 2 passport photos | A monthly income of at least €3,500,- | A criminal background check | Proof of valid health insurance | A resume | Your address in Cyprus | Letter of intent for living in Cyprus


Costs for Cyprus’ digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Cyprus costs €140,- (approx. $150,-).


Czech Republic

Want to work and live in the Czech Republic for longer than 90 days? The Czech Republic launched a new Digital Nomad Visa in the summer of 2023, intending to lure foreign highly skilled professionals and freelancers to its country for up to one year. The digital nomad visa is currently open to nationals from eight select countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To qualify, you must hold a university degree or possess three years of work experience in the IT industry. This requirement ensures that those benefiting from the visa have a high level of expertise in their field.


Requirements for the Czech Republic’s digital nomad visa

A monthly income of at least CZK 60,530 (approx. $2,735) | Proof that your company has a least 50 employees | Proof of university degree or higher in science, technology, engineering or maths or three years of work experience in the IT industry


Costs for the Czech Republic’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for the Czech Republic costs CZK 2,500 (approx. $112,-).


Estonia

While Estonia might not be on top of mind when considering bustling destinations to live and work from, the country is one of the frontrunners when it comes to welcoming digital nomads. Back in 2014, Estonia already launched its e-residency program which allows people around the world to access Estonian services without the need to physically be in the country. Then in 2020, the country released its digital nomad visa for remote workers. This visa gives you the right to temporarily stay in Estonia for up to 1 year. Applications can be done online, after which you need to make an appointment at your nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate to submit your application


Requirements for Estonia’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | A written description of your study and professional life course | A valid passport & passport photo | Valid medical insurance | A minimum monthly income of €4,500 (approx. $4,800,-)


Costs for Estonia’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Estonia costs €100,- (approx. $107,-) for a long-stay visa and €80,- (approx. $86,-) for a short-stay visa.

Houses and buildings in Estonia

Picturesque Tallinn in winter


Georgia

In 2020, as a response to the pandemic, the Georgian government introduced a program for digital nomads called ‘Remotely From Georgia’. By filling out an application form online, you’d be granted an invitation letter to live and work in Georgia for 1 year. Nowadays, the program seems no longer in place, but the country invites anyone from the Visa-Free 95+ list to live & work in Georgia. All you need to do is fill out an online application form and you’re good to go. Easy as that!


Requirements for Georgia’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form


Greece

Ever pictured yourself living and working on one of the many gorgeous Greek islands? Now you can! Greece’s Digital Nomad Visa was launched in 2021 and allows remote workers to live in the country for up to 1 year with the possibility of renewing for an additional year. The application process is pretty straightforward but will need to be handled in person by a local Greek embassy or consulate.


Requirements for Greece’s digital nomad visa

A minimum monthly income of €3,500,- (approx. $3,800,-) | A declaration letter stating the intention to not work for a company registered in Greece, and showcasing proof of income and details about your job outside of the country | Proof of (self-) employment | Recent bank statements | A visa application form | A valid passport and 2 passport size photographs | Proof of accommodation | Valid travel insurance | A clean criminal record | A return flight ticket


Costs for Greece’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Greece costs €75,- (approx. $80,-). On top of that, you’ll be charged a €150,- administration fee (approx. $160,-).

Hungary

Hungary’s digital nomad visa, or ‘White Card’, allows you to stay in the country for up to 1 year. Want to stay longer? Once the year has passed, you can try to apply for an extension of another year. Applications are only to be done in person, at a nearby Hungarian consulate or embassy.


Requirements for Hungary’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | A valid passport and passport-size photo | A minimum monthly income of at least €2,000 (approx. $2,150) over the past 6 months | Documents verifying the purpose of residence | Proof of accommodation | A return ticket


Costs for Hungary’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Hungary costs €110,- (approx. $118,-).


Iceland

The beautiful country of Iceland now offers remote workers the possibility to stay for up to 180 days. Applications for the ‘long-term visa for remote work’ can either be sent by regular mail or delivered to the Directorate of Immigration’s dropbox at reception. Quite remarkable: the income requirement for Iceland is steep and currently the highest one for all digital nomad visas available.


Requirements for Iceland’s digital nomad visa

A minimum monthly income of kr1,000,000 (approx. $7,190,-) | A filled-out application form | A valid passport and 1 passport photo | Valid health insurance | Documents confirming the purpose of your stay | A clean criminal record


Costs for Iceland’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Iceland costs kr12,200 (approx. $88,-).


Latvia

The small European country of Latvia has been offering digital nomad visas since 2022. The visa will allow you to stay in the country for up to 1 year. Where and how to apply? That’s difficult to say. The only information I found online was via a handful of blogs or articles. The official website seems to be down most of the time, and I wasn’t able to find any first-hand experience or stories. It’s therefore good to be aware that the below information is possibly not up to date and subject to change.


Requirements for Latvia’s digital nomad visa

A valid passport | Minimum monthly income of €2,858,- (approx. $3,100) | Citizenship or residency of OECD country | A valid health insurance


Costs for Latvia’s digital nomad visa

Currently, there is no information available regarding the costs of Latvia’s digital nomad visa.


Malta

Malta has rapidly become a popular destination for digital nomads and remote workers over the past years. Its ´Nomad Residency Permit´ now allows non-EU citizens to work and live on the idyllic island for up to 1 year. Submitting your application and all relevant documents can be done via email. The most up-to-date information and requirements are to be found on the official website.


Requirements for Malta’s digital nomad visa

Prove of (self-) employment or freelance entrepreneurship in a foreign country | Proof of a guaranteed source of income for the upcoming 5 months | A minimum gross yearly income of €32,400 (approx. $35,000) | A valid passport | A valid property rental or purchase agreement covering the whole duration of your permit | A valid health - and travel insurance | A filled-out application form | A letter of intent | A resume | A bank statement showing your main source of income over the past 3 months


Costs for Malta’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Malta costs €327,50 (approx. $355,-).


Portugal

After years of anticipation, Portugal has finally released a visa specifically tailored to remote workers. The D8 visa allows you to legally work and live in Portugal for up to 2 years, with the option to renew your residency for another 3 years. Where and how to lodge your application depends on your country of residence. You can find more information on the website of the Portugal Ministery of Foreign Affairs.


Requirements for Portugal’s digital nomad visa

A valid passport and 2 passport-size photos | A valid health insurance | A clean criminal record | A work contract or freelance agreement | A minimum monthly income of at least 4 times the minimum wage. This currently means €3,040 per month (approx $3,320,-) | Proof of accommodation | A motivation letter | Proof of sufficient funds


Costs for Portugal’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Portugal costs approximately €90,- (about. $100,-).

buildings and ocean in lisbon

Lisbon is a very digital nomad-friendly city


Romania

Ever since September 2021, Romania has offered the possibility to live and work remotely in the country for a total of 9 months. The application process is twofold: first, you’ll need to apply for a long-stay visa, allowing you to stay in the country for 90 days. Once you’re in and you have no less than 30 days left on your visa, you are allowed to apply for a residence permit, which grants you another 6 months (and can be renewed after that). The initial application process can be done online. Do note: all documents must be officially translated into Romanian


Requirements for Romania´s digital nomad visa

Average earnings of at least 3 times the gross salary in Romania. This currently means you need to make €3,700 a month (approx. $4,055,-) | Proof of employment | Ability to show identifying details of the company you work for | A letter of intent | Proof that your taxes are up to date | A valid health insurance | A valid plane ticket to Romania | A clean criminal record | Proof of accommodation in Romania


Costs for Romania’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Romania costs approximately €120,- for the application and €53,- for the residence permit (approx. $190,-).


Spain

After a long wait, Spain finally launched its digital nomad visa in January 2023, fulfilling the expectations of lots of eager digital nomads. The visa is valid for an initial period of 12 months and is possible to extend for up to 5 years. There are quite some documents required, all to be handed over at your nearest Spanish consulate or embassy.


Requirements for Spain’s digital nomad visa

A filled-out application form | A valid passport and 1 passport photo | A certificate of a clean criminal record | A valid health insurance | A certification of working at least 3 months for a foreign company | A certificate from the Government Companies House, declaring the date of creation of the company | Average earnings of at least 2 times the gross salary in Spain. This currently means you need to make around €2,500 a month (approx. $2,740,-) | A copy of your university degree or a professional certificate prooving you have had at least 3 years of experience in your business activity


It is important to note that each embassy might require different documents, either translated into Spanish or English. I’d always advise you to check with your embassy or consulate before submitting your application.


Costs for Spain’s digital nomad visa

The costs for applying for a digital nomad visa for Spain vary depending on your nationality. The estimated costs fluctuate between €70,- and €90,- (approx. $75,- to $100,-). It is advised that you contact your local embassy to find out what applies to your situation.



Digital Nomad Visas in Asia and the Middle East


Dubai (UAE)

Even though Dubai is not a country, the glamorous city by the beach does come with its very own digital nomad visa, allowing you to live and work in the desert town for up to 1 year. Applications for the visa are accepted online. When successful, you will be provided with an Emirates ID card shortly after.


Requirements for Dubai’s digital nomad visa

A valid passport | Health insurance with UAE coverage | Proof of employment or proof of business ownership | A minimum monthly income of $3,500,-


Costs for Dubai’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Dubai costs approximately $60,-. This excludes the medical examination and the fees for the Emirates ID Card.

Dubai city

Luxury living in the Dubai desert


Malaysia

With Malaysia’s DE Rantu Nomad Pass, remote workers and digital nomads from all countries are allowed to live and work in Malaysia for 3 to 12 months. The pass is renewable for another 12 months and you can bring your spouse and children with you once approved.


Requirements for Malaysia’s digital nomad visa

A valid passport | Your resume | Bank statement from the last 3 months | Income statement or tax returns | If employed: payslips over the last 3 months | A valid project- or employment contract with a contract period of 3 months or more | Letter of good conduct | A personal bond | Your highest education certificate | Valid health insurance | Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia tax registration slip


Costs for Malaysia’s digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Malaysia costs approximately $215,-. Dependents on the same visa pay half the price.


Sri Lanka

The newest addition to this list is the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. Its digital nomad visa allows you to stay for a year initially, with the option to extend annually. As the visa is still brand new, it's not very clear yet where and how to apply for it. We advise you to get in touch with your local consulate to enquire more information.


Requirements for Sri Lanka's digital nomad visa

A valid passport | A minimum monthly income of $2,000,-


Costs for Sri Lanka's digital nomad visa

Currently, requesting a digital nomad visa for Sri Lanka costs $500,- and includes the application for your spouse and dependents.


Taiwan

In recent years, Taiwan's so-called Employment Gold Card Visa has become popular among many digital nomads and remote workers. While it wasn't designed specifically for visitors working remotely, the card does offer the flexibility of open work rights. This means you have the freedom to work for any company, including your own, whether it's within or outside of Taiwan. Upon receiving a Gold Card, you are permitted to stay in Taiwan for a duration of 1 to 3 years, while working in one of these 10 designated fields. It's worth noting that if your occupation doesn't fall within these categories, obtaining an Employment Gold Card Visa might become challenging.


Requirements for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card Visa

To qualify for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card Visa, you must work in any of these 10 areas: Architecture, Culture & Arts, Digital, Economy, Education, Finance, Law, National Defence, Science & Technology and Sport. Each category comes with its own requirements, you can check the various necessary qualifications here.


Costs for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card Visa

Currently, the costs for applying for an Employment Gold Card Visa for Taiwan range from approximately $120,- to $270, depending on your nationality and length of stay.



More visas to come

And that was it for now: the full and updated list of all digital nomad visas currently available. There is news of more visas releasing soon, I will therefore keep amending this blog as often as I can. Want to make sure you stay in the loop? Then follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll make sure to keep you posted on digital nomad visas, newly written articles and all the latest updates about life as a digital nomad.



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