One of the best things that happened after the pandemic is the rise in the culture of working from home! Not only does it help you save some extra bucks on rent or conveyance, but it also gives you the freedom to work from the places of your choice. That said, turning this new era-work culture into an opportunity to increase tourism, many countries have opened their doors to the common public by offering dependent digital nomad visas for individuals who enjoy working while being on a trip.
What is a digital nomad visa?
Digital nomad visas are authorisations to work in countries while the applicants are staying there. Like tourist visas, they are easy to obtain. They allow for longer stays, provided the applicants do not enter the local labour market.
Why should you get a digital nomad visa?
There’s no overstaying your tourist visa. Whereas, with Digital Nomad Visa, you can stay in the country for as long as you like within an agreed period of time. Not only do you get more time to explore the country, but you can also experience it like a local. You also get to travel around! If you get a digital nomad visa for a country that’s in the Schengen area, for example, Germany, you get to travel around without a Schengen visa.
Most countries have communities for digital nomads along with online communities that can help you network and learn more about the digital nomad life.
Which countries/regions offer a digital nomad visa?
Dubai, Germany, Estonia, Costa Rica, Norway, Mexico, Portugal, The Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Cyprus, Latvia, Albania, St. Lucia, Grenada, Panama, Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Namibia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Indonesia-Bali, Italy, Columbia, South Africa, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cabo Verde, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Curaçao, Dominica, Georgia, Iceland, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Seychelles, Taiwan.
Note- The name ‘Digital Nomad Visa’ may differ from country to country, where you might have to fulfil some additional eligibility criteria to get the visa apart from having a well-paid remote job.