A digital nomad visa also known as a remote work visa is a type of visa that allows individuals to live and work remotely in a foreign country for an extended period of time often with the benefit of low taxation. Currently, few countries offer specific visas for digital nomads, but some countries have started to recognize the growing demand for remote work and have created programs to attract these workers.
Countries Offering Digital Nomad Visas
Some examples of countries offering such visas include:
The Estonian e-Residency program allows individuals from anywhere in the world to apply for a government-issued digital ID, which enables them to access a range of online services, including setting up and running a location-independent business.
The “Non-Habitual Residency” program in Portugal allows individuals to live and work in Portugal for up to a year, provided they can demonstrate that they are not going to be working for a Portuguese employer and that their income is generated abroad.
The Barbados Welcome Stamp program allows remote workers to stay in Barbados for up to a year, provided they can demonstrate that they have an income from outside of Barbados.
Offers a “Remotely from Georgia” visa, which allows individuals to work and live in the country for up to one year.
Offers the 12-month “Welcome Stamp” visa, which is aimed at remote workers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs.
Offers the “Work from Bermuda” visa, which allows individuals to live and work in Bermuda for up to one year.
Offers the “Global Citizen Concierge Program” visa, which is open to anyone who can prove they can support themselves while living and working in the Cayman Islands.
Offers the “Temporary Resident” visa, which is aimed at remote workers and digital nomads, and allows individuals to stay in Mexico for up to four years.
Offers the “Rentista” visa, which is open to anyone who can prove they have a guaranteed monthly income of at least $2,500.
Offers the “Elite” visa, which is aimed at high-income individuals and allows them to stay in Thailand for up to five years.
This is not a comprehensive list and requirements, fees, and processes for obtaining a digital nomad visa can change frequently. It’s recommended to check official government websites for the most up-to-date information.