Complete Index of Digital Nomad Visas Around the World


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Welcome to Deskless Nomad’s index of digital nomad visas around the world.  Here you will find information on 48 countries offering digital nomad visas with links to the official websites and applications.

As remote work increases in popularity, more people are searching for ways to travel while working remotely.  Digital nomad visas provide a way to work legally and stay for longer than allowed by typical tourist visas.

Depending on your travel and work plans you may not even need a digital nomad visa.  For in-depth information on digital nomad visas in general, check out my article, “What is a digital nomad visa? And do you even need one?” If you are interested in long-term travel but don’t you need a digital nomad visa, there are several countries with long-stay visitor visas.  

Before you choose a digital nomad visa, make sure to read our tax guide for digital nomads so you know what to expect at tax time. Tax benefits are just one of the many potential advantages of digital nomad visas but the rules are not the same for every program.

While I do my best to make sure the information below is accurate and updated, you should still review all requirements and details on each official visa website. Most digital nomad visas were only introduced in the past year or two.  The rules are constantly changing and new programs are regularly announced.  

Applying for a digital nomad visa can be a time-consuming and expensive process so make sure to read the official websites to find the best program for you. I hope you enjoy this complete list of digital nomad visas around the world!


Disclaimer: I am not an immigration lawyer or visa expert. This article is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal, tax, or other professional advice. You should obtain professional advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content in this publication. Deskless Nomad makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content in the publication is accurate, complete, or up to date. Please see the full Deskless Nomad Disclaimer

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CARIBBEAN DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Beyond Extraordinary Anguilla Program
Work type:Employed remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must not work for a company based in Anguilla. No requirement for employers of remote workers to create a local entity for remote workers to work there.
Program started:2020
Visa duration:91 days to 12 months
Renewable:Yes
Fees:Single – USD$2000
Family (Applicant + up to 3 dependents) – USD$3000
A family of more than 4 will incur an additional fee of $250 per additional dependent.
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: proof of employment OR business incorporation certificate, criminal background check, proof of relationship of dependents, copy of passport bio page, description of work, prearrange flights and accommodation, proof of health insurance. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:7-14 days
Income requirement:USD$55,000
Taxes:No local income tax. No capital gains or sales taxes. Must pay accommodation tax of 10%, Tourism Levy, annual Villa Rental Fees of about USD$1500.
Other:Travel and accommodation must be booked before getting the visa approval.
Application process:Apply online

Antigua and Barbuda Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Antigua and Barbuda’s Nomad Digital Residency Programme
Work type:Remote worker, Freelancer, Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Must work for an employer outside of Antigua and Barbuda or provide services to clients based outside of Antigua and Barbuda. Employers of remote workers are not required to register locally.
Program started:2020
Visa duration:2 years
Renewable:No
Fees:Single – USD$1500
Couple (Applicant + 1 dependent) – USD$2000
Family (Applicant + up to 3 dependents) – USD$3000
A family of more than 3 dependents will incur an additional fee of $650 per additional dependent.
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: passport photos, copy of passport bio page, birth certificate, proof of employment, client contracts if freelancer, business license if self-employed, bank statements or pay stubs, police certificate of character, medical insurance inclusive of travel insurance, marriage certificate for accompanying spouse or a notarized letter of relationship, proof of guardianship for children (if applicable), return tickets, a declaration stating expected income of no less than US$50,000 for each year of the 2 years in Antigua and Barbuda. Check website for complete list.
Processing time:1 to 7 days
Income requirement:Minimum annual income of USD$50,000
Taxes:No income tax but expected to pay income tax in your home country
Other:Family and pets are welcomed.
Application process:Apply online.

Aruba Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Aruba One Happy Workation
Work type:Remote workers, Digital nomads, Freelancers
Work restrictions:Must work for a company in your home country or be self-employed with business registered in your own country. Must not render services to or receive income from any Aruban company or individual
Program started:2020
Visa duration:90 days
Renewable:No
Fees:None
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:US Nationals are eligible.
Processing time:Immediate
Income requirement:None
Taxes:No local income tax
Other:Family and pets welcome
Application process:Online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) card and write “One Happy Workation” in the purpose of visit section

Bahamas Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay (BEATS) Programme
Work type:Remote workers, Digital nomads, Freelancers, Students studying remotely
Work restrictions:Not specified
Program started:2020
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, up to maximum of 3 years
Fees:Application fee: BSD$25
Permit fee: BSD $1000 + BSD $500 for each dependent
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Copy of passport biopage, proof of medical insurance, proof of employment, travel health visa with covid-19 vaccination information. Check website for complete list.
Processing time:5 days
Income requirement:Not specified but students are allowed to apply and no proof of income is required for application.
Taxes:Not specified on the website but ex-pats and citizens of the Bahamas do not pay taxes on income, inheritance, gifts, or capital gains. However, citizens of the Bahamas do pay social security tax and it is unclear if self-employed digital nomads would also be required to pay social security taxes locally.  
Other:You must also complete a travel health visa with covid-19 vaccination information
Online application:Apply online. Once applications is processed you receive an email for payment. After paying the fee you receive a QR code that you will present on arrival.

Barbados Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Barbados Welcome Stamp
Work type:Digital nomad, Freelancer, Remote worker
Work restrictions:Must work for companies and/or individuals outside Barbados. Employer of remote workers does not need to set up a local entity for remote workers to work there.
Program started:2020
Visa duration:12 months
Renewable:Yes
Fees:Individual USD$2,000, Family bundle USD$3,000. Must be paid within 28 days of application approval.
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: passport-sized photograph, biodata page of passport, proof of relationship to family members in the group (birth certificates). Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:7 business days
Income requirement:USD$50,000
Taxes:No Barbados income tax but expected to pay income tax in your home country. Also must pay 17.5% VAT on products and services purchased in Barbados.
Other:Families and pets are welcome. The website reports the “fastest internet and mobile services in the Caribbean.” Coworking spaces are available. Many public spaces with free Wi-fi. Fun fact: Barbados offered the very first digital nomad visa in 2020.
Application process:Apply online

Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Work From Bermuda
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must not work with a company based in Bermuda
Program started:2020
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, must re-apply
Fees:USD$263 (each family member is an additional $263)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: proof of employment, health insurance coverage, clean criminal background. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:5 business days
Income requirement:“Substantial means and/or have a continuous source of annual income”
Taxes:No local income tax
Other:Remote students can also apply under this program
Application process:Apply online.

Cayman Islands Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Cayman Islands Global Citizen Concierge
Work type:Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Cannot work for a company registered in the Cayman Islands
Program started:2020
Visa duration:2 years
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:USD$1469 (party of 2 people)
USD$500 for each dependent of the main applicatant
7% credit card processing fee
Available visas:Not specified. There were 152 applicants approved from Oct 2020 to Dec 2021.
Application requirements:May include:  Letter showing proof of employment with an entity outside of the Cayman Islands stating position, length of employment, and annual salary on company letterhead. Proof of legal existence of employer, notarized bank reference, passport-sized photos, copy of bio page of passport, copy of Federal criminal record, proof of health insurance. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:3-4 weeks
Income requirement:USD$100,000 (applicant only)
USD$150,000 (applicant plus one dependent)
Additional income requirements for more dependents
Taxes:Not specified on the website however there is no individual income tax in the Cayman Islands for Cayman Island residents. There is also no tax on dividends, interest, or royalties. A 22% import duty is assessed on all items valued at over CI $500.
Other:One of the highest income requirements of any digital nomad visa, especially if you are traveling with family (USD$186,000 for family of 4).
Application process:Apply online

Curaçao Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Curaçao Digital Nomad Visa (@Home in Curaçao)
Work type:Remote worker, Digital Nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must either work for an employer registered in a foreign country and have a contract with that employer; OR conduct business activity for a company that is registered in a foreign country and of which you are a partner/shareholder; OR
offer freelance or consulting services to clients in foreign countries outside of Curaçao.
Program started:2021
Visa duration:6 months
Renewable:Yes, for additional 6 months
Fees:ANG 535 (approximately USD$297) paid via bank transfer
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: return ticket, proof of travel and health insurance, proof of remote income, letter of intention. See the website for a complete list.
Processing time:2 weeks
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:No local income tax
Other:Families and dependent children welcome
Application process:Apply online

Dominica Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Dominica Work in Nature Program
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must work for foreign companies or individuals not registered in Dominica.
Program started:2021
Visa duration:18 months
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:Single Applicant: USD$800
Family Application: USD$1,200
One Business, Multiple Applicants: USD$800 plus USD$500 for each additional employee for a business applying for four or more employees
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: copy of bio data page of passport, marriage and/or birth certificates for accomanying family, criminal background check, bank reference letter, employment letter, passport size photos, proof of health insurance. Check the website for a complete list
Processing time:14-28 days
Income requirement:USD$50,000 per year and/or have the means to support yourself, your spouse/partner, and their other family members accompanying you
Taxes:No local income tax, however, you will be responsible for paying income tax within your normal country of residence/tax domicile. No import taxes on your personal effects for the first three months of the visa period, after that, normal charges will apply. 
Other:Families welcome
Application process:Apply online

Grenada Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Grenada Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Not specified
Program started:Forthcoming (announced in 2021)
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:USD$1500 (individual)
USD$2000 (families)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:Not specified
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:USD$37,000
Taxes:Not specified. In general, people who are considered non-residents in Grenada tax are subject to a fixed 15% tax rate on income earned while in Grenada.
Other:Check Grenada embassy news for updates.
Application process:Application not yet live

Montserrat Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Montserrat Remote Worker Stamp
Work type:Remote worker, Freelancer, Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Must work for an employer that is registered in a foreign country; OR
must conduct business activity for a company that is registered in a foreign country and of which they are a partner/shareholder; OR must offer freelance or consulting services mostly to clients, whose permanent establishments are in a foreign country, and with whom they have contracts. 
Program started:2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, but must reapply
Fees:USD$500 (plus USD$50 visa fee if you are from one of these countries)
Families (up to 3 dependants): USD$750
Additional family members: USD$250 each
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof that you work for or own a company not based in Montserrat or proof of your business incorporation certificate, proof of annual income (bank statements or letter from employer), criminal background check, copy of bio page of passport, passport size photos, proof of health insurance. See the website for a complete list.
Processing time:7 to 14 days
Income requirement:USD$70,000
Taxes:No local income tax
Other:The official website has a great “everything you need to know” article.
Application process:Apply online. You may also require a visa if you are from one of these countries.

Saint Lucia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Saint Lucia Live It
Work type:Digital nomad, freelancer, self-employed
Work restrictions:Not specified
Program started:2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:190 EC (approximately USD$70)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: passport size photographs, passport and copy of bio page, return ticket, proof of travel itinerary, proof of accommodation. See the website for a complete list.
Processing time:5 business days
Income requirement:None
Taxes:Not specified
Other:Watch a video describing the program. There are a number of travel agencies specializing in visa applications and extensions as well as travel arrangements.
Application process:Complete application and apply through immigration web portal

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

Belize Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Belize Work Where You Vacation
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer, Self-employed
Work restrictions:Must not be employed by company registered in Belize
Program started:2022
Visa duration:6 months
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:$500 BZD (around USD$250) per adult
$200 BZD (Around USD$100) per dependent child under 18 years of age
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of employment outside of Belize, notarized banking reference and statement of account, criminal background check less than 6 months old, bio page of passport, proof of travel insurance policy (minimum USD $50,000 coverage). Check the website for a complete list
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Minimum annual income of USD $75,000 for individuals
Minimum annual income of USD $100,000 for couples/families
Taxes:Not specified. Likely no income tax since maximum stay is 180 days (183 days required to establish tax residency)
Other:Special offers on activities, entertainment and accommodations through Work Where You Vacation lodging partners
Online application:Apply online or email: visas@immigration.gov.bz or secretary@immigration.gov.bz
Bring documents to Belize and pay fee at the airport.

Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Costa Rica Estancia for Remote Workers and Service Providers
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must not perform local remunerated work in Costa Rica
Program started:2022
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for a maximum stay of 2 years
Fees:USD$100
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Copy of passport biopage and page containing Costa Rican entry stamp, proof of private medical insurance valid for the entire duration of their stay in Costa Rica, bank statements showing monthly income for the past year, criminal background check. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:15 days
Income requirement:At least USD$3000 monthly (or USD$4000 if accompanied by dependents) for the past year. You may need to prove you have sufficient funds for a full year that can be deposited into a Costa Rican bank account (more details to be announced)
Taxes:No local income tax. No importation tax for basic personal computing, IT, telecommunications or similar equipment needed to carry out remote work.
Other:Spouse and dependent children welcome
Application process:Apply online. Once in Costa Rica you must make an appointment with an immigration official through the web portal within 3 months of arrival to process migratory accreditation document or risk losing immigration status.

Mexico Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Mexico Temporary Resident Visa
Work type:Freelancer, Self-employed, Digital Nomad
Work restrictions:Must not work for Mexican clients or businesses registered in Mexico
Program started:Not specified
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, up to a maximum of 4 years
Fees:USD$48 (visa fee) + USD$279 (migratory fee for permission to work)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Copy of bio page of passport, passport size photos, copy of client contracts to prove income, bank statements, and letter from your bank
Processing time:1-3 months
Income requirement:Minimum monthly income of USD$2650 plus savings of USD$44,000
Taxes:Must pay local taxes if the stay is greater than 183 days
Other:US citizens (among others) can stay in Mexico for up to 180 days without a special visa although you are not legally allowed to work
Application process:Complete visa application and bring required documents to an appointment at the nearest Mexican consult. Once in Mexico, must go to National Migration Institute to process your residence card within the first 30 days of arrival.

Panama Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Panama Digital Nomad Visa (Visa de Corta Estancia como Trabajador Remoto)
Work type:Remote workers, freelancers, digital nomads
Work restrictions:Must not work for or provide services to an individual or company registered in Panama.
Program started:2021
Visa duration:9 months
Renewable:Yes, for up to additional 9 months
Fees:USD$250 application fee + USD$50 for issuance of visa card
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Passport size photographs, proof of medical insurance valid in Panama, copy of foreign company registration, letter on company letterhead detailing your general data, work position and functions, monthly salary, ability to perform work remotely, and the commitment to assume the expenses of return if necessary, criminal background check. A sworn declaration that you will not accept a job or provide services to a company or individual in Panama. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:30 days
Income requirement:USD$3,000 per month for an individual or USD$4,000 per month per family.
Taxes:Must pay local income tax if the stay is 183 days or longer
Other:The process is not yet streamlined and there is no official website. Currently, it looks like you must arrive in Panama on 30-day tourist visa and apply upon arrival. It may be best to enlist the help of an immigration lawyer specializing in Panama prior to arrival.
Application process:Arrive in Panama on a regular tourist visa and apply in-country

SOUTH AMERICA DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

Argentina Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Argentina Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Digital nomads, remote workers
Work restrictions:Must not provide services to residents of Argentina or companies registered in Argentina
Program started:Announced in May 2022 (Forthcoming)
Visa duration:6 months
Renewable:Yes, for a maximum stay of 1 year
Fees:USD$200 (USD$120 visa fee + USD$80 consular fee)
Available visas:Not specified, but the government’s goal is to attract 22,000 nomads by 2023
Application requirements:May include: documentation of employment abroad (work contract, employment certification, evidence of income or fee receipts), resume/CV which includes your professional experience and educational level, letter of intent stating your purpose of travel and application. All documents issued outside of Argentina must be notarized and translated to Spanish. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:No local taxes if the stay is less than 183 days.
Other:Only available to visa-exempt foreign nationals, i.e., those who do not generally require a visa to enter Argentina as tourists. The program also promises discounts on airport transfers and transportation, accommodation, and coworking spaces. Buenos Aires remote work program is a separate program to boost digital nomad interest in the city of Buenos Aires.
Application process:Apply online then appointment at the nearest consulate or in Argentina (details still being worked out)

Brazil Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Brazil Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Remote worker, digital nomad
Work restrictions:Must not do work for companies in Brazil. A foreign employer of a remote worker may need to register locally.
Program started:2022
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:USD$100
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: declaration that work can be done remotely, employment or services agreement proving income, private medical and travel insurance valid in Brazil for the full length of stay, criminal clearance certificate from your country of origin, passport with at least 2 blank pages, birth certificate showing both parents’ full names, passport-sized photo, bank statements showing available funds meet criteria. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:4 weeks
Income requirement:Minimum monthly income of USD$1,500 from sources outside of Brazil or an available bank balance of USD$18,000.
Taxes:No local income tax if you stay less than 183 days. Unclear tax obligations if staying 183 days or more.
Other:Information is scattered across multiple Brazilian government sites. Make sure to speak directly to someone at your consulate regarding questions.
Application process:Fill out the application and then apply in person through the nearest consulate or in Brazil.

Columbia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Columbia Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Must work for a foreign company
Program started:Forthcoming
Visa duration:2 years
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:Not specified
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:Legal documentation that employer is a foreign company, 3 months of bank statements, letter from employer stating salary and confirmation that work is performed remotely, client contracts, proof of health insurance
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Approximately USD$794 per month
Taxes:Not specified but likely required to pay local taxes
Other:
Application process:Not specified

Ecuador Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Ecuador Visa Nomada
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer, Self-employed
Work restrictions:Must not work for company registered in Ecuador
Program started:2022
Visa duration:2 years
Renewable:Yes
Fees:USD$450
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: 3 months of banks statements showing minimum monthly income, proof of health insurance, copy of bio page of passport. Documents may need to be translated to Spanish and notarized. See the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Minimum salary USD $1,275 USD per month or a proof of minimum USD $15,300 earned in last year
Taxes:Not specified
Other:Ecuador’s Professional Visa already has very favorable terms for the self-employed and digital nomads. The Visa Nomada primarily benefits remote workers.
Online application:Apply online for electronic visa. Within one month send originals of documents to visa administrative body for review. Once you receive receipt of fee payment, schedule a virtual consulate appointment online.

EUROPE DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

Albania Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Albanian Unique Permit
Work type:Freelancers, digital nomads, remote workers
Work restrictions:Freelancers must work for clients outside Albania
Program started:mid-2022
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for 2 years, 5 years, and can then be changed to permanent residency
Fees:Not specified
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: passport-sized photograph, copy of passport bio page, employment contract, clean criminal record, health insurance, Albanian bank account, document certifying local accommodation, notarized copies of marriage certificate and birth certificate. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:4 to 12 weeks
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:Not specified on the official website. Some sources state no income tax up to a limit of USD$135,000.
Other:Albanian banks require a residence permit before you can open a bank account BUT the Unique Visa application requires an Albanian bank account.
Application process:Apply online (select Type D visa, visa for “digital mobile workers”)

Croatia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Croatia Digital Nomad Residence Permit
Work type:Employed remote worker, Digital Nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:You must work for a company that is not registered within Croatia. If you are self-employed, your company must be registered abroad and not within Croatia.
Program started:2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, but you must wait 6 months before you can reapply. However, you can still “visit” Croatia for 90 days during the 6-month waiting period with the Croatia Tourist Visa
Fees:HRK 350 (approximately USD$50) for a temporary stay permit, HRK 240 (approx USD$34) for a biometric residence card, HRK 70 (approx USD$10) for administrative fee
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: copy of passport, proof of purpose, government-issued background check, proof of health insurance, police clearance certificate, bank statements, pay stubs or employment contract stating salary, proof of accommodation, a letter from your employer OR a copy of registration of your company and proof that you perform work through your own company OR a copy of client service contract. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:4-12 weeks, then up to 3 weeks for the Residence Card
Income requirement:Around USD$2560 per month (2.5 times the average Croatian monthly net salary from the previous year) or $30,720 per year. If you don’t have a regular income you can show a bank statement with funds of at least USD$30,720. If you plan to bring along a spouse or family member, the total amount increases by 10%.
Taxes:No local employment income tax or local tax filing for up to 1 year. If you are not a tax resident elsewhere then you will be required to pay local taxes. All passive income (real estate or capital) from investments gained while in Croatia is taxable in Croatia.
Other:For foreign employers of remote workers, there is no local registration, payroll, or social security required.
Application process:Apply online. Once you have the permit you must travel to Croatia to register your temporary address and apply for your Residence Card. You can also apply while you are traveling in Croatia on a tourist visa. Notarize important documents and get them translated to Croatian if possible to expedite the process.

Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Cyprus Remote Work Visa (Cyprus Digital Nomad Scheme)
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Must not perform work for companies registered in Cyprus
Program started:2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for a maximum 3-year stay
Fees:€140 (€70 for temporary residence permit + €70 for registration to the Aliens’ Registry)
Available visas:500
Application requirements:May include: proof of health insurance, background check. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:5-7 weeks
Income requirement:At least €3500 per month, with an additional 20% increase for the accompanying spouse and a 15% increase for each dependent child
Taxes:Must pay local income tax if the stay is 183 days or more
Other:Spouse and dependent children welcome
Application process:Submit application to the Civil Registry and Migration Department in Nicosia (in person or via representative)

Czech Republic Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Czech Zivno Visa (zivnostenske opravneni), Long-term business visa
Work type:Freelance, self-employed Digital Nomad
Work restrictions:Must do contract or freelance work
Program started:Maximum quotas for certain countries
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:Approximately USD$108 (CZK 2,500)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Passport with at least 2 blank pages, passport-sized photos, proof of Czech private health insurance, proof of accommodation, bank states showing at least 137,000 CZK (USD$5,954) in your account, documents regarding the purpose of your stay, criminal background check. All documents must be translated into Czech. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:90 to 120 days
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:Must pay local income tax if the stay is 183 days or longer
Other:Check out the official brochure and film on Czech government website
Application process:Submit application at the nearest Czech consulate. Pass the interview in which they will ask you about your business plan, your accommodation, education, experience, and what you know about the Czech government systems (tax, social security, health care system).

Estonia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Estonia Digital Nomad Visa
See also e-Residency for Entrepreneurs
Work type:Remote (location-independent) workers, Freelancers, Digital nomads
Work restrictions:Must primarily work for employers or clients outside of Estonia but may do additional work for Estonian companies. Must be able to perform work duties online.
Program started:2020
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Must re-apply. The combined stay of first and second visas can be no longer than 548 days (18 months) within 730 days (24 months).
Fees:100€ for a Type D visa (long-stay over 90 days)
Available visas:Approximately 1800 visas per year but unlikely to be limited
Application requirements:May include: police background check, proof of contract to work for a company registered in a foreign country OR proof of employment with a company of which you are a partner or shareholder OR proof of freelancer contract with clients who are permanent residents of a foreign country, documents certifying income like bank statements and employment contracts, income tax return or other documents showing payment of income tax in home country, health insurance policy. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:30 days average
Income requirement:€3504 per month before taxes in the 6 months preceding the application
Taxes:Must pay Estonian income taxes (20% flat income tax rate) once you qualify as a tax resident after staying 183 days in 12 months. No local taxes if you stay less than 183 days (but expected to pay taxes at home).
Other:Once approved you will have access to the EU and may stay outside of Estonia in the Schengen zone for 90 days within 180 consecutive days. No right of citizenship or permanent residence. There is an e-Residency newsletter for updates. Foreign employers must register locally.
Application process:Submit the form at the nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate.

Germany Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Germany Freiberufler Freelancer Visa
Work type:Freelance, Self-employed, Digital Nomad
Work restrictions:Not for employed remote workers
Program started:Not specified
Visa duration:Freelancer visa valid for 3 months then must apply for a freelancer residence permit valid for 1 year
Renewable:Yes, for up to 3 years maximum
Fees:€60 for a freelancer visa + €100 for a freelancer residence permit
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Passport-sized photos, CV, letter of intent, proof of health insurance, letters of recommendation, professional authorization or certification (proof of expertise), proof of education (statement from university), bank statements, contracts or letters of commitment from future clients, proof of local accommodation (signed lease), proof of adequate pension plan if age 45 or older. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:5-6 weeks
Income requirement:Not specified but you will be presenting documentation of your housing expenses, “financing plan,” and business profit-loss statement
Taxes:Must pay local income tax
Other:Must reside in Berlin
Application process:After applying for the visa (valid for 3 months) you will need to apply for a freelance residence permit once you arrive in Germany at the Berlin Immigration Office. For this, you will also need to register your address, open a bank account, and register at a tax office.

Greece Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Greece Digital Nomad Visa (also known as long-term D visa or Digital Nomad Residence Permit)
Work type:Remote worker, digital nomad, freelancer
Work restrictions:Cannot perform work for Greek companies
Program started:2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, renewable from within Greece for a maximum total stay of 3 years
Fees:€253 (€75 per applicant or family member + €150 administration fee + €28 service fee)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Work contract showing that local activities in Greece are not performed for the duration that the visa will be valid, bank statements, a personal statement confirming you will not engage in local work, proof of health and travel insurance, criminal background check, marriage and/or birth certificates of accompanying family members, lease agreement for local accommodation, return flight ticket, medical certificate proving you are healthy. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:10 days
Income requirement:At least €3,500 gross monthly income.
Additional 20% required for spouse (total €4,200)
Additional 15% for each child
Taxes:A special tax break for digital nomads. 50% of earned income will not be taxed for up to 7 years. The remaining 50% of income is subject to local income tax (Greece currently applies a tax rate of 44% for any earnings over €40,000).
Other:Applicants can sponsor a spouse, partner, and/or minor or dependent children. Check out the Work From Crete digital guide if you want to work remotely in Crete. The island is currently working on expanding its 5G network to the entire island in order to attract digital nomads.
Application process:Applications can be filed at the nearest Greek consulate or in Greece.

Hungary Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Hungarian White Card
Work type:Remote worker, digital nomad (company owner). Not for the self-employed.
Work restrictions:Must have valid work contract outside of Hungary OR own shares in a country with profit outside of Hungary. Must use digital technology that allows your work to be done from anywhere.
Program started:2022
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for a maximum total stay of 2 years
Fees:€110
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: employer contract or proof of company ownership, proof of income, tax return, proof of the feasibility of remote work, passport, bank statement, proof of local accommodation, travel tickets, and health and travel insurance. Documents may need to be notarized and translated.  Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:30 days
Income requirement:At least €2,000 per month during the 6 months before the permit application and for the entire permit duration
Taxes:Must pay local income tax
Other:With your White Card, you’re allowed to visit any one of the Schengen Member States for a maximum of 90 days within every 180-day period
Application process:Fill out online but must be submitted to the nearest consulate in person. After arrival, you must also apply at your district’s National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.

Iceland Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Iceland Remote Worker Visa
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Not allowed to work for local employers or in any other way participate in the Icelandic labor market
Program started:2020
Visa duration:6 months
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:12,200 ISK (approximately USD$95) per applicant and per family members
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Passport-sized photos, copy of bio page of passport, confirmation from an employer that the applicant is allowed to perform their work remotely or proof of self-employment, employment contract with information on the monthly salary or bank statements, criminal record check, marriage and/or birth certificates of accompanying family members. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Minimum ISK 1,000,000 (approximately USD$7,750) monthly or ISK 1,300,000 (approximately USD$10,075) monthly, if bring spouse or partner.
Taxes:No local tax if staying less than 183 days
Other:Families welcome
Application process:Applications can only be submitted in paper form, either in the drop box in the lobby of the Directorate of Immigration at Dalvegur 18, 201 Kópavogur or by sending the application by regular mail to the same address.

Italy Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Italy Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Digital nomad, Remote worker, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must not work for an Italian company or client. Of note, the visa is being managed under article 27 of the immigration code, implying it will be aimed at highly skilled workers.
Program started:Forthcoming (announced in 2022).
While an Italian visa for digital nomads is not yet available, non-EU nationals who wish to work remotely from Italy are able to apply for the Italy self-employment visa.
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:Varies by consulate
Available visas:No limit (unlike other visas under Italy’s foreign workers quota)
Application requirements:May include: proof of having sufficient financial funds, criminal background check, proof of health insurance, bank statements, proof of accommodation, proof that you have been doing your job for a “significant” amount of time
Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not yet specified.
Taxes:Lavoratori impatriati law allows new tax residents to earn 70% of their income tax-free for the first 5 years in the country.
Other:This is different than the Self-Employment Visa currently available. Check out the Venywhere Initiative to attract remote workers and digital nomads to Venice. May be extended to spouse and children.
Application process:Apply through the nearest Italian consulate. Once in Italy, you must also apply for Permesso Di Soggiorno residence permit.

Latvia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Latvia Digital Nomad Visa (forthcoming)
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer, Self-employed
Work restrictions:Must not work for a company registered in Latvia. Company you work for or own must be registered in an OECD country (such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, among others).
Program started:Forthcoming in 2022
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for an additional 1 year
Fees:Not yet announced. (Likely similar to Long-Stay Visa fee of €120)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of employment by a company outside of Latvia for at least six months, bank statements, passport-sized photos, proof of medical and travel insurance. Must be a highly qualified professional. See the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:At least €2,858 per month (2.5 times higher than the national Latvia average)
Taxes:Not yet announced
Other:The Latvian government announced the plan for the digital nomad visa in 2022 but the details are still to be worked out. For now, only citizens and residents of OECD countries (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) will be able to apply. OECD countries include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and others.
Application process:Not yet announced. Likely apply online and then appointment with the nearest Latvian consulate.

Malta Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Malta Nomad Residence Permit
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must work for an employer registered abroad OR be a shareholder in a company registered abroad OR offer freelance or consulting services to foreign clients
Program started:June 2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:€300 Residency Malta Agency Fee, €27.50 Identity Malta
Agency Fee, additional €300+27.50 for each family member
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: passport, proof of health insurance, accommodation rental agreement, background verification check, letter of intent, employment contract or freelance service contract, tax document, resume/CV, 3 months of bank statements proving income, marriage and birth certificates for included family members. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:30 days
Income requirement:€2,700 per month (plus an additional 20% of the median wage for each dependent)
Taxes:You become a Malta tax resident once present in the country for 183 days and will be subject to Malta personal income tax.
Other:Spouse and children welcome (with additional income requirements). Malta was the first EU country to have a nationwide 5G network. English is one of the official languages of Malta, making it very attractive for English-speaking digital nomads.
Application process:Application forms and supporting documentation may be submitted by email to nomad.residencymalta@gov.mt.

Montenegro Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Programme for Attracting Digital Nomads in Montenegro
Work type:Digital nomad, Freelancer, Self-employed
Work restrictions:Not yet announced
Program started:Forthcoming (Announced in 2021)
Visa duration:2 years
Renewable:Yes, for maximum 4 years total then you are required to leave the country for 6 months before reapplying
Fees:Not yet announced
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of sufficient funds to support yourself, proof of accommodation, proof of health insurance, criminal background check, copy of passport bio page. See website for full list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not yet announced
Taxes:Possible tax benefits but no details yet
Other:Must first enter the country under a Type D long-term tourist visa which lets you stay in the country for up to 180 days.
Application process:Once in the country, apply at the Ministry for the Interior

North Macedonia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:To be announced
Work type:Remote workers, Digital nomads, Freelancers
Work restrictions:Not yet announced
Program started:Forthcoming
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:Not specified
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Not specified. Check website for complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:Not specified
Other:
Online application:Not yet available

Norway Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Norway Independent Contractor Visa
Work type:Freelancer, Self-employed, Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Must be a freelancer or independent contractor. Unlike most digital nomad visas, with the Norway visa, you must have at least one client in Norway.
Program started:Program updated in 2021 to make the application process easier
Visa duration:2 years
Renewable:Yes
Fees:€600
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of self-employment, proof that your business is established outside of Norway, bank statements to show proof of minimum income, a signed contract with a Norwegian client agreeing to pay at least minimum wage for a skilled worker, proof of accommodation, CV/resume, proof of education. Documents must be in Norwegian or English. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:15 to 30 days
Income requirement:Minimum €35,719 per year
Taxes:Must pay local taxes and apply for a VAT number
Other:Unusual freelancer visa in that it allows for contract work with Norwegian clients
Application process:Complete application and UDI checklist and take to visa appointment at a Norwegian police station or nearest Norwegian consulate.

Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Portugal D7 Visa
Work type:Freelancer, Self-employed, Digital nomad
Work restrictions:Unlike other digital nomad visas, you are allowed to work for companies registered in Portugal
Program started:2007
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:€256 (approximately €100 visa application fee at consulate + €156 fee per application for SEF appointment and residency card issuance in Viana do Castelo)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Copy of employment contracts showing you have been stable in your current role for at least one year, formal letter of authorization from your employer confirming employment and explicitly stating that you are allowed to work remotely from Portugal, minimum of €7,500 in a Portuguese bank account in your name, evidence of accommodation, passport-sized photos, 6 months of bank statements, criminal background check, proof of travel and health insurance. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:3-4 months
Income requirement:Minimum €705 monthly (€8,424 per year) plus an additional €317.50 per month for your spouse. The application will also be more likely to succeed if you have additional passive income from rental properties or dividends
Taxes:Those who become Portuguese tax residents can apply for special tax status (Non-habitual residence) which provides tax benefits including a reduced tax rate of 20% on income earned in Portugal and little or no tax for 10 years on most foreign-source income (pension income, dividends, interests, royalties, and real estate income)
Other:In order to keep your residency permit renewable, you have to spend a minimum of 183 consecutive days per year in Portugal or 2 stays of 4 consecutive months each. You can become eligible to apply for Portuguese residency after 5 years, provided that you continue to meet the requirements and spend the requisite amount of time in the country each year.
Portugal also has numerous digital nomad villages and communities.
Application process:Fill in forms. Apply for a temporary D7 Visa (lasts 4 months) at the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Once in Portugal, make an appointment with SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras – Portuguese Immigration Department) for the official D7 Residency Visa.

Romania Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Romanian Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Remote worker, self-employed
Work restrictions:Must be employed abroad or must own a company registered abroad for at least three years before submitting the application
Program started:Announced in Sept 2021
Visa duration:6 months
Renewable:Yes
Fees:Estimated €120 but check with the consulate
Available visas:Approximately 2000
Application requirements:May include: employment contract, passport, company incorporation certificate, company contact details and industry, information on your job, letter of intent about the purpose of stay, travel tickets, health insurance, proof of sufficient income, criminal record certificate, copy of a rental agreement. Documents may need to be translated and notarized. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:10-14 business days
Income requirement:3x the national average gross salary (currently RON 6,095 or approximately €1150 or USD$1330 per month), during the 6 months before the visa application and for the entire visa duration.
Taxes:No local tax but must pay tax in your home country
Other:Details are sparse. Check with the consulate.
Application process:Apply online and then make an appointment at the nearest Romanian consulate

Serbia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Serbia Digital Nomad Temporary Residence Permit
Work type:Freelance, digital nomad, self-employed
Work restrictions:Not specified. Requirements may differ if you perform work for a Serbian company.
Program started:Not specified
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:Approximately USD$110
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: copy of biopage of passport, proof of income, proof of accommodation, proof of health insurance, proof of fee payment, passport-sized photos, a Serbian bank account with deposited funds (€500). See the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not specified (likely less than 1 month)
Income requirement:At least €3,500 per month
Taxes:Not specified
Other:You can find more information on this Serbian lawyer website
Application process:Application must be submitted in person to the Police Directorate for the City of Belgrade-Directorate for Foreign Nationals or regional police directorates оr by e-Government portal.

Spain Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Spain Digital Nomad Visa (forthcoming)
Work type:Freelancer, Digital nomad (owner of small business), Remote worker
Work restrictions:Employed by a foreign company outside of Spain or receive less than 20% of freelancer income from Spanish companies
Program started:Forthcoming
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for further 2 years
Fees:Not yet announced
Available visas:Not yet announced
Application requirements:Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:Not yet announced
Income requirement:Not yet announced
Taxes:Reduction in company tax rate for startups and Non-Resident Income Tax rate for individuals  (15%)
Other:Remote work is not legally allowed under the current Spain Non-Lucrative Visa Program
Application process:Not yet announced

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

United Arab Emirates – Dubai Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Dubai Virtual Working Program
Work type:Remote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:You must be employed by a company outside of Dubai and cannot perform work for a local employer in Dubai or provide any services to any person or entity carrying out business in Dubai.
Program started:2020
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, must reapply
Fees:USD$287 per person (excluding the medical examination and Emirates ID card fees)
Available visas:Not Specified
Application requirements:May include: a certificate of employment from the current employer with a minimum contract validity of one year, most recent payslips covering a period of one month, official bank statements from the last three months, proof of health insurance valid for the United Arab Emirates. Business owners must provide proof of company ownership for a minimum of one year, instead of an employment contract. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:5-7 days
Income requirement:Minimum salary of USD$5000 per month
Taxes:Not specified on the website however the UAE does not levy income tax on individuals.
Other:Remote Working Visa holders may sponsor residence permits for their dependent spouse, children, and parents. 
Application process:Apply online and a representative will contact you to commence the application process

Georgia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Georgia Visa Free Travel (for travelers from 95+ countries)
Work type:Remote workers, Digital nomads, Freelancers
Work restrictions:Must not work for local business
Program started:2015
Visa duration:12 months
Renewable:Yes, after 12 months away
Fees:$0
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: proof of the financial ability to pay taxes while in Georgia, proof of health and travel insurance during the stay. Check the website for a complete list.
Processing time:14 days
Income requirement:At least USD$2000 monthly
Taxes:No tax for stays less than 183 days. Must pay local 20% flat tax if staying more than 183 days. If self-employed, can register for Small Business Status and only pay 1% tax (see conditions). 
Other:Employers of remote workers may be required to register locally
Online application:Apply online

AFRICA DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

Cabo Verde Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Cabo Verde Remote Working Program
Work type:Remote Worker, Freelancer, Digital Nomad
Work restrictions:Cannot perform work for local companies.
Program started:2020
Visa duration:6 months
Renewable:Yes, for additional 6 months
Fees:€54 (€20 visa fee + €34 airport fee)
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of health insurance and travel insurance, passport size photo, copy of passport bio page, proof of income and means of subsistence (account statement of the last 6 months or copy of last 3 monthly salary receipts), copy of booking accommodation. Check the website for the complete list.
Processing time:14 days
Income requirement:USD$27,000 a year
Individual: minimum average bank balance of €1500 in the last 6 months
Family: minimum average bank balance of EUR €2700 in the last 6 months
Taxes:No local income tax
Other:No local registration is required for employers of remote workers. Spouse and dependent children are welcome.
Application process:Apply online. Upon arrival must submit a copy of the application approval letter issued by Instituto de Turismo de Cabo Verde and copy of visa approval declaration issued by Direcção de Fronteiras e Estrangeiros to airport authorities.

Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Mauritius Premium Travel Visa
Work type:Remote worker, Freelancer, Digital Nomad
Work restrictions:Must not work for local companies
Program started:2020
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes
Fees:$0
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:Proof of travel and health insurance, proof of accomodation, letter documenting purpose of visit and long stay plans, copy of airline ticket, copy of passport bio page, copy of marriage certificate, employment contract documenting salary or bank statements. Check the website for the complete list.
Processing time:2 business days
Income requirement:USD$1500/EUR €1300 per month for each applicant
USD$500/EUR €400 per month for each dependent below 24 years old
Taxes:Must pay local tax if stay is longer than 183 days
Other:Visa not necessary for stays up to 180 days
Online application:Apply online

Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Seychelles Workation Program
Work type:Remote worker, Digital Nomad, Freelancer
Work restrictions:Must not work for or partner with a company registered in Seychelles
Program started:2021
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Yes, for 6 months and possibly longer
Fees:€ 45
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Copy of passport biopage, letter of employment or proof of business ownership stating the nature of occupation, proof of income or funds sufficient for the duration of the stay (bank statements), proof of valid medical and travel insurance, provisional onward ticket for the duration of the visit or flight itinerary from the airline, provisional proof of confirmed accommodation in Seychelles. See website for complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:No personal income tax and no business tax
Other:Check out the helpful brochure. In additional to covid testing you will also need a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
Online application:Apply online

South Africa Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:South Africa Remote Work Visa
Work type:Rmeote worker, Digital nomad, Freelancer, Self-employed
Work restrictions:Must not work for South African company or client
Program started:Forthcoming (announced in 2022)
Visa duration:Not specified
Renewable:Not specified
Fees:Not specified
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of accommodation, proof of health and travel insurance, copy of biopage of passport, bank statements, medical certificate with radiological report (likely a chest xray for tuberculosis), criminal background check. See website for complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not specified. Probably around USD$3,000 monthly
Taxes:Not specified
Other:
Application process:Not yet announced but will be online

SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

Indonesia – Bali Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Bali Digital Nomad Visa (in progress)
B211a visa (socio-cultural visa) is the current 6-month option for Indonesia
Work type:Digital nomad, freelancer, self-employed, remote workers
Work restrictions:Must not work for a local company or client but can attend meetings and “discuss, negotiate, or sign business contracts.”
Program started:B211a has been available for a while but is now officially recommended for digital nomads. A dedicated digital nomad visa is forthcoming (announced in 2021)
Visa duration:60 or 180 days with the B211a visa, (plans for up to 5 years with forthcoming digital nomad visa)
Renewable:The 60-day visa option can be renewed 2 times for a total of 180 days
Fees:Around USD $133 for 60-day entry
Around $400 for 180-day entry
Available visas:Number not specified
Application requirements:May include: Passport valid for at least 12 months, proof of funds of at least USD $2,000 to support the cost of living, 2 color passport photos, return ticket and proof of covid vaccination. See the website for the complete list.
Processing time:4 business days
Income requirement:Current plans state that applicants will have to make a deposit of USD $142,300 per person or USD $178,000 per family for the forthcoming digital nomad visa. The B211a only requires proof of $2,000.
Taxes:No local income taxes
Other:On September 14, 2022, Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, announced that digital nomads should use the B211a visa for a maximum stay of 180 days. There are also plans to make it easier to obtain the KITAS which permits a longer-term stay.
Application process:Apply online

Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:DE Rantau Programme (Professional Visit Pass)
Work type:Remote workers, Digital nomads, Freelancer
Work restrictions:None. Clientele can be local and/or foreign but employer must be foreign and not based in Malaysia. Must have and active project contract with duration 3 months or longer.
Program started:2022
Visa duration:3 months to 1 year
Renewable:Yes, for additional 12 months
Fees:RM1,000 plus RM500 for each dependent
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of active employment contract, passport photo, proof of qualifications and experience, employment and project contracts, ”other supporting documents.” Check website for complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:$24,000
Taxes:Not specified
Other:Unlike other digital nomad visa programs, Malaysia’s DE Rantau program plans to establish hubs with curated services and facilities including accommodations. They also plan to promote digital nomad communities and an ”ecosystem” of benefits including vouchers and promotions.
Online application:Apply online

Sri Lanka Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Sri Lanka Digital Nomad Visa
Work type:Remote workers, Digital nomads, Freelancers, Self-employed
Work restrictions:Must not work for a company registered in Sri Lanka
Program started:Forthcoming (Announced in 2021)
Visa duration:1 year
Renewable:Not yet announced
Fees:USD$500
Available visas:Not specified
Application requirements:May include: Proof of income, biopage of passport. Check website for complete list.
Processing time:Not specified
Income requirement:Not specified
Taxes:Likely tax exemption
Other:
Application process:Not yet announced

Thailand Digital Nomad Visa

Visa program name:Long Term Residence visa program for work from Thailand professionals
Work type:Remote worker, digital nomad, freelancer, entrepreneurs
Work restrictions:For skilled workers and investors
Program started:Forthcoming (Announced in 2022)
Visa duration:10 years
Renewable:Not yet specified
Fees:USD $1,600
Available visas:Not yet specified
Application requirements:May include: Check website for complete list.
Processing time:Not yet specified
Income requirement:Must have earned $80,000 per year for at least 2 years
Taxes:Tax rate of 17% as opposed to the 35% usually charged on income over USD $140,000
Other:Must have a master’s degree or above, own intellectual property, or receive Series A funding. Current employer must be a public company on a stick exchange, or a private company in operation for at least 3 years with combined revenue of at least $150 million over the last 3 years. Must have at least 5 years of work experience in the relevant fields of the current employer.
Online application:Apply online

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