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41 Digital Nomad Visas for 2024: Unlock Your Global Workplace

Global mobility
Worker experience

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Jemima Owen-Jones

Last Update

July 03, 2024

Table of Contents

Visas in Africa

Visas in Central America

Visas in Europe

Visas in The Middle East

Visas in North America

Visas in Oceania

Visas in the Pacific Islands region

Visas in South America

Visas in Southeast Asia

Visas in East Asia

Visas in West Asia

Visas in The Caribbean

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Digital nomads typically choose foreign countries to live in based on the cost of living, internet speed, and safety, according to Statista. If you’re planning an extended stay in one location, you also need to consider the legal implications of your decision — securing visas and temporary residence permits.

Europe has the highest number of countries granting digital nomad visas for remote workers who want to explore the world while working. Other regions also recognize the growing potential of global mobility and its benefits for local economies, so you’ll find more and more countries offering remote work visas almost daily.

We’ve compiled a list of 41 countries offering digital nomad visa programs—check out the costs, requirements, and visa application processes.

Please note that the visa requirements, conditions, and application or processing fees (including currency conversions) were valid at the time of writing. We do our best to keep this article up to date but always check a specific country’s official website to confirm any information.

Visas in Africa

1. Cabo Verde

Fancy working from a beach? Then you’ll love the fact that Cabo Verde, an African jewel, offers remote work visa programs for digital nomads. Cabo Verde is ideal for those who prefer all-year-long sunny weather.

Conditions

  • Hold a valid passport from Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), or the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO)

  • Have an average bank account balance statement of at least around 1,585 USD in the last six months (if traveling solo)

  • Have an average bank account balance statement of at least around 2,850 USD in the last six months (if traveling with family)

  • Obtain travel and health insurance that covers evacuation and body transportation in the event of death (including a family package if applicable)

  • A copy of the accommodation booking

How to apply

Cost

  • Around 60 USD consisting of a visa fee and an airport fee

2. Mauritius

Getting a long-term remote work visa in Mauritius is completely free. This is a powerful incentive for remote workers who decide to live and work from this island nation. In addition, the island is an unspoiled paradise full of wonderful views and exquisite beaches — definitely something to make your day-to-day work easier.

Conditions:

  • Own a remote business or work remotely for an entity based outside of Mauritius

  • Provide information about your stay in Mauritius (details about the purpose of your visit, plans for leaving, and the address of intended accommodation)

  • Proof of travel and medical insurance coverage throughout your entire stay in Mauritius

How to apply:

Costs:

  • No application and visa processing fees

3. Namibia

Wildlife, incredible dunes, and wonderful, unspoiled beaches are just a few of the extraordinary sights Namibia will welcome you with. Good internet speed and coverage, affordable cost of living, and high walkability of cities like Windhoek make this country a popular destination among digital nomads searching for adventure. Namibia offers a great remote work visa program with a relatively simple application process.

Conditions:

  • Obtain valid travel documents

  • Earn a monthly income of at least $2,000 (if traveling with a spouse, they need to earn at least $1,000 per month; if traveling with kids, you need to have a $500 budget per child)

  • Obtain travel health insurance

How to apply:

  • Fill in the form on Namibia’s Ministry of Home Affairs’s website and send the required documentation to their email

Costs:

  • Around 124 USD paid upon arrival in Namibia

Visas in Central America

4. Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the perfect place for people who prefer a relaxed lifestyle. The country introduced a special visa for freelancers called Rentista designed to encourage digital nomads to visit. It allows the visa holder to live and work in Costa Rica for two years.

Conditions:

  • Proof of a monthly income of at least 2,500 USD for the last 2 years

OR

  • A deposit of 60,000 USD in a Costa Rican bank account

  • Be self-employed (entity owner or freelancer)

  • Not an employee of any entity, whether inside or outside of Costa Rica

How to apply:

Costs:

  • 250 USD registration fee

Visas in Europe

5. Croatia

Croatia established its digital nomad visa program in January 2021 and updated it in 2023. According to this program, digital nomads can stay in the country for up to 12 months. Croatia has become a favorite for many digital nomads given its affordable cost of living and a beautiful, long coast, strong internet connection, and excellent infrastructure for digital nomads.

Conditions:

  • Be able to prove that you are not a citizen of an EU or EEA country

  • Be able to prove that you have a monthly income of around 2,300€. If you want to bring your family members with you, the bank statement of your monthly income must show that you have an extra €90 per month

  • You must work for a company or clients outside of Croatia

  • Your passport must be valid for three more months after your Croatia digital nomad visa expires

  • Clear criminal record

  • Prove that you have secured accommodation in Croatia by submitting a confirmed booking or a rental agreement with a Croatian landlord

How to apply:

You can apply for the Croatia digital nomad visa at the embassy in Croatia or online from your home country. The advantage of applying from your home country (if you don’t need a visa to enter) is that you can stay in Croatia for 15 months at once – three months as a tourist and 12 months on a digital nomad visa.

You can bring your family members with a digital nomad visa. However, they must prove their relationship to you with marriage or birth certificates.

Applying at the embassy (in Croatia)

  • Fill out the 1a application form. You can find the form on the website of the closest Croatian embassy or the Croatian Ministry of Interior (MUP)

  • Prepare the required documents. Make sure you prepare the required documents, so your application does not get rejected for minor mistakes

  • Apply at the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Croatia. You must make an appointment if necessary and submit the completed application on the day of the appointment. See the embassies and consulates of Croatia here

  • You will receive an envelope or a phone call if your application has been approved, which typically takes three to four weeks

Applying online (in your home country)

  • Use the online form to apply for the Croatia digital nomad visa

  • Submit the online application. The application will be forwarded to the relevant authorities (police administration/station in Croatia), who will decide on your application. They may also request that you submit additional documents

  • You will receive an email if your application has been approved, which typically takes three to four weeks

  • After you enter Croatia, you must register your temporary residence within three days

Note: If you need a visa to enter Croatia, you must also apply for an entry visa at the nearest Croatian embassy or consulate.

Costs:

  • Approximately $85 if applying at an embassy

  • Approximately $75 if applying online

You may opt to pay an additional $60 to accelerate the issuing of the residence card.

6. Czech Republic

Obtaining the Zivno, the Czech freelancer visa for digital nomads, is a bit more complicated than some of the other visas on our list. But if rich history and beautiful architecture speak to you, the visa is worth the extra trouble.

Conditions:

  • A trade license for a registered trade listed here
  • Proof of registered accommodation for a period of at least a year
  • Proof of at least 6,385 USD per person in a bank account

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Around 80 USD in local taxes every month
  • 114 USD in visa processing fees

7. Estonia

Estonia is the first country to offer e-residency. This is a digital identity that gives you access to public services all over the country.

Conditions:

  • Own a location-independent business or work remotely for a company that is not based in Estonia

  • Earn at least 3,504 EUR per month for the last 6 months to be eligible

How to apply:

  • Complete the application form for a digital nomad visa and sign it

  • Make an appointment at your nearest Estonian Embassy or Consulate and submit the form in person.

  • Choose the type of digital nomad visa: Type C (short stay) or Type D (long stay)

Costs:

  • 80 EUR ($91) for a Type C visa
  • 100 EUR ($114) for a Type D visa

8. Georgia

Georgia offers amazing landscapes and breathtaking views. The country introduced the “Remotely from Georgia” visa, allowing remote workers to live and work from the country without registration fees.

Conditions:

  • Own a location-independent business or work remotely for a company that is not based in Georgia

  • Have the ability to pay taxes while you are in Georgia

  • Earn at least 2,000 USD a month

  • Obtain travel insurance valid for at least the following six months

How to apply:

Costs:

  • The “Remotely in Georgia” visa requires no additional fees

9. Germany

Getting a visa for remote workers in Germany is not difficult. Germany has one of the best networks in Europe and probably beyond, so the wifi is world-class. Add countless museums and sights across the country and amazing beer, and you get a hot spot for digital nomads.

Conditions:

  • Address of your accommodations in Germany
  • Proof of medical insurance for the duration of your stay
  • Proof of financial self-sustainability (bank statements, employee contract, etc.)
  • Provide services that will help the local economy (some of your clients, or the company’s clients need to be from Germany)

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Around 114 USD for visa fees

10. Greece

Imagine working remotely in the cradle of Western civilization and exploring ancient temples and monuments in your free time. Greece offers an unparalleled (and gorgeous) history lesson. Also, many digital nomads love Greece for its relatively low cost of living.

Conditions

  • Non-EU, EEA, or Swiss citizenship
  • A monthly income of at least 3,700 USD
  • Be employed by a company outside of Greece, or self-employed
  • Have no Greek tax residence for at least five of the previous six years
  • Obtain health insurance with coverage for Greece
  • Obtain a written and signed confirmation that you will not enter an employment relationship with a local employer while in Greece

How to apply

Note that the application process time is relatively brief: up to 10 days. If approved, you get the visa for 12 months. After this period, you can apply for the digital nomad permit, which can be renewed for two more years. The digital nomad visa also makes you eligible for a 50% tax reduction on local tax rates.

Cost

  • Around 80 USD per applicant

11. Hungary

Hungary is another hidden gem in Europe. With impressive architecture and good digital nomad infrastructure, it’s an excellent choice for remote workers who want to explore new cultures. If you’re a non-EU national interested in getting to know Budapest and other Hungarian cities while working, you can apply for the White Card—Hungary’s digital nomad visa, which can be renewed after 12 months for another year.

Conditions

  • Income of at least 2,111 USD per month (bank statement as proof)

  • Passport valid for at least six more months

  • Proof of employment outside of Hungary

  • Obtain health insurance covering Hungary

  • Proof of accommodation (for example, lease agreement or booking confirmation)

How to apply

  • Collect the required documentation and complete your application

  • Submit the documentation at the local Hungarian embassy or consulate

  • Wait up to 30 days to get approval

Costs

  • Around 125 USD for the application fee

12. Iceland

If you’re not a fan of sunny beaches, Iceland could be your spot. The island has more volcanoes than any other country in the world, which provides a great pastime when you’re done with your work, and you might get to see the Northern Lights.

Conditions:

  • Own a remote business or work remotely for an entity based outside of Iceland

  • Proof of your employment or self-employment

  • A minimum monthly income of 1,000,000 ISK (approximately 7,800 USD) for a single person or 1,300,000 ISK (10,000 USD) for a couple

  • Proof of travel and health insurance that covers Iceland

How to apply:

  • Complete the application form

  • Submit all the necessary legal documentation

  • Note that the visa is valid for 90 days only if you apply when already in the Schengen area

Costs:

  • Around 60 USD) for the visa processing fee

13. Italy

If you’re a fan of sightseeing after work, Italy will never let you run out of beautiful new things to see. Italy’s history and tradition are unmatched, but let’s not forget all the fashion, fantastic food, and wonderful beaches. Fortunately, as of April 2024, the country has launched its new digital nomad visa for highly skilled remote workers, and family members can potentially come too! The visa is valid for one year (although you can renew it annually).

Conditions:

  • A college degree (minimum three years) or a professional license for their trade or be able to show documentation of notable experience

  • Prove six months of working experience in the field they wish to work in remotely

  • A minimum annual income of USD $30,000 (EUR €28,000)

  • Adequate accommodation availability

  • healthcare coverage in the country, either privately or by signing up with the Italian National Health Service at a cost of €2,000 ($2,100) per year

How to apply:

  • Visit your local Italian consulate’s website for instructions, which vary by location.

Costs:

  • €116 ($120)

14. Malta

Malta is ideal for fans of the Mediterranean Sea. Located between Italy and North Africa, it offers wonderful weather, delicious cuisine, and excellent conditions for digital nomad jobs. You can set up your next remote office in Malta for 12 months, with the possibility to renew your Nomad Residence Permit, meant for non-EU citizens.

Conditions

  • Being self-employed or employed by a company based outside of Malta

  • A minimum income of around 2,850 USD per month

  • A letter explaining the motivation for staying in Malta

  • Health insurance with coverage for Malta (see complete documentation here)

How to apply

Cost

  • Around 345 USD

15. Norway

Norway’s cost of living is higher than the European average, but it offers stunning vistas and a great business atmosphere. Additionally, Norway is a stable country with excellent and well-organized public services, which will make your day-to-day life much easier.

Conditions:

  • Own a business or work remotely for an entity based outside of Norway

  • Possess relevant qualifications in order to work in your profession

  • Proof of accommodation in Norway (address, written statement from the landlord, and a copy of their ID)

  • Proof of income of at least 37,710 USD per year, pre-tax

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Around 633 USD

16. Portugal

Portugal’s Lisbon is one of the most interesting cities in Europe as it provides the perfect mix of relaxing beaches and vibrant nightlife. Many digital nomads from around the world who have chosen it as their temporary home eventually end up living there or applying for permanent residency.

Conditions:

  • Proof of income, business ownership, or proof of financial means to conduct business sustainably
  • Earnings of at least around 633 USD per month
  • Proof of independent travel and medical insurance
  • A criminal background check

How to apply:

  • Print out and complete the application form once you’ve gathered the necessary documents
  • Schedule an appointment at the nearest Portuguese Embassy or Consulate and deliver the application in person

💡 Alternatively, have Deel handle the application process from start to finish, from completing the necessary forms to managing communication with authorities. Speak to the team today

Costs:

  • Around 87 USD in visa processing fees

  • Around 76 USD for the resident permit fee

If you’re a digital nomad generating passive income, you can also consider Portugal’s D7 visa.

17. Spain

Not only is Spain a beautiful, vibrant, and welcoming country to live in, but its digital nomad visa comes with some irresistible benefits that are difficult to refuse. 

You can travel visa-free in other Schengen countries, family members such as your spouse, partner, or children under 18 can accompany you, and you can work for a Spanish company on top of any current self-employment work as long as your earnings don’t exceed 20% of your total income.

On top of that, you pay a reduced tax rate of 15% instead of the standard 24%, and if after a year you want to stay, you can apply for a three-year residence permit and renew it for two years. After spending five years in the country, you can apply for permanent residence, so your Spanish fantasy never has to end. 

Conditions:

  • You are a non-EU/EEA citizen
  • Your employer is based outside of Spain and allows you to work remotely, and you have done so for at least one year
  • You are self-employed and work for at least one client based outside of Spain for at least three months
  • You have health insurance that has full coverage throughout Spain
  • You have proof of your experience and technical knowledge of your job
  • You have not been a resident of Spain in the past five years
    You have an income of €2,334 per month or €28,000 per year

How to apply:

  • You can either apply for a digital nomad visa within your home country or when you arrive in Spain on a tourist visa

  • Schedule an appointment with the nearest Spanish embassy or consulate

  • Prepare the required documents, including completion of the application form 

  • Pay the visa fee

  • Attend the visa appointment

See the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs checklist for more information. 

💡 Alternatively, have Deel handle the application process from start to finish, from completing the necessary forms to managing communication with authorities. Speak to the team today

Costs:

  • Around 90 USD depending on your location

Visas in The Middle East

18. Dubai (UAE)

The United Arab Emirates virtual working visa is excellent for digital nomads who travel with their families. It allows you to bring several family members for reduced fees.

The beaches, hotels, and resorts in a city like Dubai are one-of-a-kind. The biggest disadvantage is that the cost of living is quite high.

Conditions:

  • Proof of employment from your current employer and a contract for at least one year

OR

  • Proof of ownership of a company
  • A minimum of 5,000 USD monthly salary (obtain pay stubs and bank statements for the three preceding months as proof)
  • Obtain health insurance with United Arab Emirates coverage

How to apply:

💡 Alternatively, have Deel handle the application process from start to finish, from completing the necessary forms to managing communication with authorities. Speak to the team today

Costs:

  • 287 USD for the visa fee

19. Indonesia

If you haven’t considered visiting Indonesia and Bali, are you even a digital nomad? This country is one of the most popular digital nomad hubs for its low cost of living and breathtaking beaches with unforgettable sunsets. And great news... the country has now officially launched its remote work visa, known as the E33G remote work visa.  

This visa permits eligible foreign nationals to live in Indonesia while working remotely for their overseas employer for up to one year, with the option to renew for another year. You can also enjoy unlimited entry and exit and bring along eligible family members to stay with you.

Conditions:

  • Be employed by a foreign company
  • Earn a minimum annual income of USD 60,000
  • Hold a valid passport with at least six months remaining validity

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Government Fee: USD $150italy

Visas in North America

20. Canada

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking expanse of Canada’s natural wonders, where majestic mountains, glaciers, serene lakes, and lush forests await. As a haven for digital nomads, Canada offers more than just its stunning outdoors. Its cosmopolitan cities are clean, safe, and teeming with multicultural charm. 

Canada’s digital nomad visa is pretty similar to the visitor visas. Your initial six-month stay doesn’t require a work permit since you’re considered foreign workers with non-Canadian employers. However, you also have the option of staying in Canada long-term if you receive a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Conditions:

  • Be eligible for visitor status in Canada
  • Have a valid passport (or other acceptable travel documents)
  • Be able to relocate to Canada for up to six months at a time while working remotely for a foreign employer or, if you are self-employed, working for yourself or providing services to clients outside of Canada
  • Have proof of booked travel out of Canada before your six months of eligibility expires

How to apply:

You only need to be able to obtain a visitor visa, which is usually granted on arrival at the border. The immigration, refugees, and citizenship Canada website has a digital nomads tool to help you see if you qualify and need an electronic travel authorization (eTA) or other documents to travel to Canada.

💡 Alternatively, have Deel handle the application process from start to finish, from completing the necessary forms to managing communication with authorities. Speak to the team today

Costs:

  • There is no cost!

21. Mexico

Mexico’s atmosphere is relaxed, and the people are friendly, which makes it perfect for winding down after a long day of remote work. Couple this with a great cost of living, and you’ve got a remote workers’ paradise!

Conditions:

  • Have remote business ownership or work remotely for an entity based outside of Mexico

  • Earn a monthly wage of at least 1,620 USD and provide proof of a bank balance of at least 27,000 USD

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Between 22 USD and 350 USD, depending on how long you’re planning to stay

Visas in Oceania

22. Australia

Melbourne and Sydney, Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, provide sunshine and the opportunity to meet many other digital nomads.

If you’re applying for a remote work visa in Australia, you’ll need the First Working Holiday Visa. It allows digital nomads to spend a year in the country with the ability to apply for an extension. You can apply for a Second Working Holiday Visa if you meet certain eligibility criteria.

Conditions:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years old

  • Must travel without dependants

  • Hold a passport from an eligible country

  • Plan to work while in Australia

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Around 384 USD per person for 12 months

Visas in the Pacific Islands region

23. New Zealand

The fairytale-like landscape of New Zealand will leave you speechless at first sight. The good news is that you can enjoy the view for more than what the regular tourist visa allows. Although New Zealand doesn’t offer a standard digital nomad visa program, it has a so-called “Working Holiday” visa, allowing you to stay in New Zealand for up to 12 months.

Conditions:

  • Be of select nationalities and between 18 and 30 or 35 years old (more details here)

  • Earn at least 210 USD per month and have sufficient funds in the bank account

  • Work as a secondary purpose of your visit

  • Pass the immigration health check

  • Hold A valid passport (for at least 15 months after the application)

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Application fees depend on your country of residence

Note that you become a local tax resident after spending more than 183 days in New Zealand, regardless of your visa.

Visas in South America

24. Brazil

Brazil is the land of coffee, perfect for busy digital nomads. In 2022, Brazilian authorities took new measures to boost the national economy. A digital nomad can now apply for an initial 12-month visa, with the possibility to prolong it for another 12 months when it expires. Brazil is even building a digital nomad village with infrastructure designed particularly for remote workers, so you’re likely to find expat and digital nomad communities to join.

Here’s a quick recap of what you need to apply for the Brazilian visa.

Conditions

  • Be employed by an employer outside of Brazil or self-employed and providing services in countries other than Brazil

  • Earn an income of at least 1,400 USD per month, or at least 17,000 USD (sources must be outside of Brazil)

  • Have a clear criminal record

  • Obtain health insurance with coverage for Brazil

  • Confirm that you can perform work through information technology channels (via employer declaration)

How to apply

  • Submit your application paperwork at a Brazilian consular office

  • Note that the process of approval may take up to four weeks (but typically takes two)

Costs

  • Around 100 USD for application fees

25. Colombia

With Medellin becoming a digital nomad hub, mostly due to its affordability and the wonderful climate of eternal spring, Colombia had no other choice but to launch a temporary resident visa program for digital nomads. As of 2022, you can apply to stay in Colombia as a digital nomad for up to six months in a year; however, the visa is valid for two years.

Conditions:

  • No paid activity with a natural or legal person in Colombia

  • Be employed by a foreign company or start a digital business of interest to Colombia

  • Obtain a letter of employment from your employer proving you work for them remotely

  • Earn at least 900 USD per month

  • Obtain health insurance with coverage for Colombia

How to apply:

  • Submit the application through Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs online portal

Costs:

  • Between 170 USD and 230 USD, depending on whether you’re going alone or with dependents

26. Ecuador

Ecuador is another Latin American country that recently launched a digital nomad visa. Facing the Pacific Ocean and the Galapagos Islands on one side and leaning on the Andes on the other, Ecuador is perfect for digital nomads who enjoy nature and outdoor activities.

Conditions:

  • A clean police record

  • Earnings of at least 1336 USD per month

  • Passport valid for at least six more months

  • International health insurance with coverage in Ecuador

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Processing fee of around 485 USD

27. Uruguay

South America’s Uruguay may be small, but it’s matured into a progressive, stable, safe, and culturally sophisticated country. And now it’s ready to welcome digital nomads to its surf-pounded beaches, late-night tango-dancing salons, and world-famous steak houses. 

The best part is that the application process is entirely online, you can apply from within the country as a tourist, and there are no minimum income requirements, making this one of the easiest digital nomad visas to get your hands on.

As a bonus, digital nomads working in the tech sector will enjoy extra spending money as income from technological services is tax-exempt. 

Conditions:

  • You must work remotely for companies outside of the country or be self-employed

  • Provide a written statement confirming you are earning enough money to support yourself in the country

How to apply:

  • You can start the application process after you enter the country as a tourist using the online form on the government website

  • Fill in your personal information and sign a written statement confirming you are earning enough money to support yourself while in the country

  • Pay the application fee, and you’ll be issued your permit via email, allowing you to stay in Uruguay for 180 days

  • You can’t apply jointly with a spouse or dependents but can submit individual applications for each person

Cost:

  • €9  for a single permit 
  • You can’t pay for the permit with a foreign bank account, so it’s best to apply and pay once you’ve arrived in the country

Visas in Southeast Asia

28. Thailand

Thailand is undoubtedly one of the top three most popular digital nomad locations today. Cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket are packed with remote workers who enjoy the speedy internet, delicious food, low cost of living, and sandy beaches in Thailand. The Thai government announced a new digital nomad visa—over 400 people applied within the first 12 days after the launch. The program is officially called Long-Term Residence Visa.

Conditions:

  • A valid passport (for at least six months after applying for the visa)

  • Earnings of at least 80,000 USD per year

  • Obtain health insurance of at least 50,000 USD coverage

  • Work remotely for an employer outside of Thailand

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Around 1,440 USD for the application fee

Visas in East Asia

29. South Korea

Hold onto your digital hats because South Korea is zooming up the charts as the go-to spot for digital nomads. Picture this: a sizzling mix of neon-lit cityscapes and serene natural wonders, all wrapped up in a high-speed internet bow. South Korea is like a buffet of experiences for remote workers, where you can surf the web at lightning speeds by day and dive into a cultural kaleidoscope by night, especially in the bustling heart of Seoul.

Korea's new nomad visa (workation visa F-1-D) allows foreign residents to stay in the country for up to two years while working a remote job back home. Applicants who receive the visa can bring a spouse and dependents who are under the age of 18.

Conditions:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Earn an annual income of over 84.96 million won (that’s USD 65,000)

  • Have worked in their field for at least a year

  • Have documents that verify employment status

  • A clean criminal record

  • Proof of private health insurance

How to apply:

Foreign nationals can apply through the South Korean embassy or consulate in their home country. Foreign nationals who are currently in South Korea on short-term tourist visas are also eligible to apply through the immigration office in South Korea.

Costs:

  • TBD

30. Japan 

Japan has become a popular destination for digital nomads due to its unique blend of modern technology and rich cultural heritage. With its blazing-fast internet speeds, which are on par with the country's high-speed train network, Japan offers a reliable infrastructure for remote work and travel. 

With Japan's new nomad visa, remote workers and their spouses and children can now live and work in the country for six months. Once the visa expires, you won't be able to get an immediate extension. However, digital nomads can reapply for the visa six months after leaving Japan.

Conditions:

  • Must be self-employed and doing business for overseas revenue
  • Must be from one of 49 countries and territories, including the US, Australia, and Singapore
  • Have private health insurance
  • Earn at least ¥10 million (about $66,400) a year

How to apply:

  • TBD

Costs:

  • TBD

Visas in South Asia 

31. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has become an attractive destination for digital nomads due to its affordable living, breathtaking landscapes, and hospitable locals. After a day’s work, you can unwindconfi by taking a yoga class, relishing the delicious local cuisine, or traveling to your favorite surf spot by tuk-tuk while catching a glimpse of the wild monkeys and elephants loitering in the grasslands by the road. 

The nomad visa gives remote workers working for clients or companies located abroad the right to live and remotely work on the island for 12 months and can be renewed for an additional 24 months.

Conditions:

  • Have at least a $ 2,000 monthly income, which you must channel through the Sri Lankan banking system
  • A passport valid for at least six months after you enter Sri Lanka
  • Obtain international health insurance with coverage in Sri Lanka for the duration of your stay 

How to apply:

  • The exact details are yet to be confirmed

Costs:

  • $500 application fee. The fee covers the visa holder’s spouse and dependents

Visas in West Asia

32. Turkey

When you awaken to the enchanting call to prayer, you’ll know Turkey was an awesome decision for your next work and travel adventure. Begin your mornings with a cup of coffee as rich as Turkey’s history before venturing to a local café to savor a bowl of Menemen, a traditional dish of eggs scrambled in a simmering tomato sauce. On the weekends, immerse yourself in adventure, from exploring Ephesus’s ancient ruins to marveling at Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, weaving through the bustling bazaars of Istanbul.

With this visa, you can live and work in Turkey for up to one year, with the option to renew. 

Conditions:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 55 

  • Be a citizen of one of 36 countries located throughout Europe and North America

  • Hold a travel document/passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in Turkey

  • A Diploma or certification of degree document showing you are a university graduate

  • A document showing that you work remotely for a company outside of Turkey. This can be:

    • A contract with an employer
    • A contract between you and a client if you’re self-employed
  • A biometric photo

  • A document proving that you have a monthly income of 3,000 USD monthly or 36,000 USD annually

How to apply:

  • Apply through the digital nomad pre-application platform, GoTurkey

Costs:

  • The visa fee varies depending on your nationality but is around $50

Visas in The Caribbean

33. Anguilla

Sunny beaches and amazing views, typical of the Caribbean region, make Anguilla a postcard destination. The country has a specialized tourism visa for digital nomads. The visa allows you to stay up to one year on the territory of Anguilla, renewable every year. The cost of living is not particularly cheap, but you get a luxurious climate for the price.

Conditions:

  • Must be self-employed or employed by a company based outside of Anguilla

  • Hold medical records for the past year

  • Obtain health insurance with coverage for Anguilla during your entire intended stay

  • Proof of accommodation while in Anguilla

How to apply:

  • Apply online and wait to be contacted by the assigned concierge

  • Make travel arrangements with a certified transport company

Costs:

  • 2,000 USD per individual, including travel and application fees

34. Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda offer a unique option to register as a Digital Nomad Resident (DNR) and renew your visa every two years. Less paperwork, more beach time. However, you must prove you are financially sustainable before becoming a DNR.

Conditions:

  • Own a remote business or work remotely for a company that’s based outside of Antigua and Barbuda

  • Have an income of at least 50,000 USD a year

  • Have a clear police background check

  • Obtain travel and health insurance for the duration of the stay

How to apply:

  • Fill out the visa application form online

  • Pay the fees

Cost:

  • 1,500 USD for a single visa

  • 2,000 USD for a couple

  • 3,000 USD for families of three members or more

35. Aruba

Aruba offers a “One Happy Workation” initiative for citizens of specific countries, including the US, UK, and Netherlands. This initiative allows you to stay up to 90 days, and you’ll receive discounts on accommodation and things to do on the island.

Since there are no income taxes on Aruba, you don’t need to provide bank statements or bank account information. Additionally, the entire island has an amazing internet connection, and you can even bring your pet, as long as it passes medical tests and doesn’t violate any import laws.

The residents of Aruba speak four languages and have more sunny days than any other island in the Caribbean.

Conditions:

  • Proof of accommodation – the program depends on the booking and travel period of each accommodation

  • Sufficient income for the whole stay 

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate

How to apply:

Costs:

  • Costs vary depending on your choice of accommodation; the program has no other additional fees
  • Prepare for Aruba’s above-average cost of living

36. Barbados

Barbados introduced a special Barbados Welcome Stamp for digital nomads planning to work remotely. The stamp allows you to stay and work on the island for a 12-month period. You can even reapply for the BWS after it expires.

Conditions:

  • Own a location-independent business or work remotely for an entity based outside of Barbados

  • Hold a valid passport

  • Earn an income of at least 50,000 USD a year

How to apply:

  • Fill out the application form online

  • Provide proof of relationship with dependents

Costs:

  • 2,000 USD for individuals

  • 3,000 USD for the family bundle

37. Cayman Islands

The Global Citizen Concierge is a special visa designed for travelers looking to live and work in the Cayman Islands. It allows digital nomads to stay in the country for 2 years, but it’s not as affordable as other digital nomad visa programs.

Conditions:

  • Be employed by a legal entity originating from outside of the Cayman Islands
  • Obtain a notarized bank reference letter
  • Have proof of income over 100,000 USD a year
  • Obtain travel insurance
  • Undergo potential background checks

How to apply:

Costs:

  • 1,469 USD per person

38. Jamaica

Unfortunately, Jamaica doesn’t provide remote work visas to countries other than the US. However, if you stay under 30 days, there’s no visa required. And if you are a US citizen, you can apply to work remotely from one of the country’s charming beaches.

Conditions:

  • Hold a US passport: other passports are not allowed to work remotely in Jamaica

  • Be self-employed or work for an entity based outside of Jamaica

  • No minimum income requirements

How to apply:

Costs:

  • 60 USD for up to 90 days

  • 140 USD for over 90 days

If you’re not a US citizen, don’t worry—there are plenty of other locations you can work from as a digital nomad. Read more about where non-US citizens can live and work remotely.

39. Montserrat

Montserrat is another country trying to draw in more digital nomads to recover from the lack of tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why they’ve designed the Montserrat Remote Work Stamp, which allows foreign freelancers to live and work in the country for a 12-month period. The visa is renewable. 

Conditions:

  • Obtain health insurance valid throughout your intended stay

  • Obtain an employment or business incorporation certificate

  • Proof of your annual income

  • An authorized copy of your Police Record or proof you don’t have a police record

How to apply:

Costs:

  • $500 in fees for a single person

  • $750 in fees for a family (up to four people), plus $250 per family additional member

40. Seychelles

If you’re looking to spend time working in a postcard location, you may be considering the Seychelles. This archipelago in the Indian Ocean boasts wonderful white sand beaches and enjoyable temperatures all year long. This country offers a program for digital nomads called Workation Retreat.

Conditions:

  • Onward or return ticket
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of employment provided by your employer
  • Proof of good standing and income
  • Health insurance covering Seychelles
  • Proof of accommodation (booking confirmation or lease agreement)

How to apply:

  • Submit your application and all required documentation online

Costs:

  • Around 53 USD for application fees

Visas in the North Atlantic Ocean

41. Bermuda

One of the main benefits of working from Bermuda is that residents from the US, Canada, the UK, or the European Union (EU) do not need to apply for a special digital nomad visa in advance. You can turn your tourist visa into a digital nomad visa while you are in the country.

The cost of living is pretty low, and Bermuda has picturesque beaches and year-round sunshine. 

Conditions:

  • Own a location-independent business or work remotely for a company that isn’t based in Bermuda

  • Travel insurance

  • No minimum income requirements

How to apply:

  • Fill out the application form (you can fill it out up to nine months in advance)

  • Submit any documentation required (passport, proof of employment, etc.)

Costs:

  • 263 USD for a visa processing fee

The world is your office!

We update this article as soon as we get more information, or a new digital nomad visa drops, so stay tuned. While you’re thinking about your next remote working destination, check out these helpful resources to ensure you thrive as a digital nomad:

Get visa and immigration support and launch your global career with Deel

Working abroad is an opportunity for personal and professional growth—but it’s a complex process to navigate alone. Digital nomad visas are relatively new, and the resources available can be sparse.

Immigration laws and processes also vary by country, making it time-consuming to find the correct visa for any specific situation.

Fortunately, we’re here to help. By connecting with Deel’s in-house team of experts, you’ll breeze through the digital nomad application process while getting dedicated advice specific to your personal needs as a remote worker. Deel will handle the application process from start to finish, from completing the necessary forms to managing communication with authorities, so you can spend more time planning the beautiful sights you’ll see.

Deel supports digital nomad visas in the following countries:

  • The UAE
  • Spain
  • Canada 
  • Japan 

Book time to speak to our immigration experts to kick-start your next adventure. 

With Deel, you’ll receive the following: 

One-on-one support: Whether you have a case-specific question or a general inquiry, we are always available to provide the information and guidance you need.

Accelerated immigration: Leave all admin to our experts. We’ll handle the visa application process and compliance in a fraction of the time.

Real-time application updates: Track the status of your application via your personal Deel dashboard. 

Ready to start your next adventure? Learn more about Deel’s visa and immigration support, or use the links above to schedule a call.

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