Experience the Digital Nomad Lifestyle in these Countries offering a Remote Work Visa
Have you ever wanted to work in your country remotely but live elsewhere? We have got the solution for you. Now you can be employed by a company from your country of origin and live in a foreign country simultaneously. This is possible by the Digital Nomad Visa policy offered by a few countries. Countries are launching this program in the hope of replacing tourists with remote workers.
So what exactly is a ‘Digital Nomad Visa’?
A Digital Nomad Visa is a permit that allows remote workers to live and work in a foreign country. They don’t have to apply for residency or immigration.
travel/tourist visa allows you to stay in a country for 30–90 days, 6 months maximum. With a nomad visa, professionals can legally live and work remotely for up to a year or two.
A nomad visa is better than a travel visa for professionals who wish to live in another country, explore it, and work there, without worrying about applying for residency.
Here is a list of 7 countries that provide a digital nomad visa to remote workers:
Bermuda provides a one-year Digital Nomad Visa. Its visa program is called ‘Work from Bermuda’.
The visa fee would be around $263 which is quite affordable in comparison to other countries that offer the same.
To attain the same, you need to prove that you own a location independent business and/or you work remotely for a company based outside of Bermuda.
2. Cayman Islands
They call their program the ‘Global Citizen Concierge Program’. Travellers can stay here for up to two years.
The average visa fee is $1469. One must provide annual income proof of $100,000 if single and $150,000 for couples. You must be employed by an entity outside of the Cayman Islands and have a notarized bank reference letter.
This is a place for all beach lovers! Apart from a popular vacation spot, Barbados is increasingly becoming popular as a remote working place. Its program is called ‘Barbados Welcome Stamp’ and is of one-year duration.
The visa fee is $2000 per person or $3000 per couple/family. The basic conditions required are that you work remotely for a company based outside of Barbados and earn at least $50,000 per year.
Dubai offers a digital nomad visa called ‘One-year Virtual Working Program’. The average visa cost is $287 which is also very affordable.
You must prove an annual salary of $5000.
Dubai also provides schooling facilities for children so you can bring your family too. Dubai was also awarded a ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Estonia is currently the only EU nation to offer a digital nomad visa. It has been offering a digital nomad visa for a long time now and hence, you will find a lot of people working remotely here.
They provide one-year visas to foreigners to live in their country and work remotely. The visa fee is €100. Some basic requirements are that you own a location independent business and/or work remotely for a company based outside of Estonia. You need to prove that you earn at least €3504 per month for the last 6-months.
Georgia’s digital nomad program is called ‘Remotely from Georgia’ which is of one-year. The biggest advantage of this country is that it doesn’t charge a visa fee.
You must prove a monthly income of $2000 and financial ability to pay taxes while staying in Georgia.
The nation provides a digital nomad visa for 91 days to 12 months. The visa fee is $2000.
Proof of employment outside of Anguilla and police record not older than 6 months for all applicants older than 18 years is mandatory. This is a relatively new place for remote working so you can make your place here easily.
Working remotely is the new trend now. With companies going remote and employing remote workers, and countries offering amazing digital nomad visa programs, who are you waiting for? Choose a country from the list above, apply for their visa and get your remote working started!