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Updated April 2024

Working while travelling has always been a trend and dream for many, and the onset of the pandemic, along with advances in technology, has inevitably rendered remote work more relevant and valued than ever. Remote workers and freelance professionals who primarily ply their trades online while living abroad are colloquially known as digital nomads.

If you’re looking to hit the road as a digital nomad, Wego is here to take a look at countries offering digital nomad visas from around the world.

What is a digital nomad?

Essentially, digital nomads are a new breed of remote workers travelling the world while generating income. While they have been around for years, their numbers have increased significantly due to the rising prevalence of remote working. 

These digital nomads are mostly freelancers, including bloggers, writers, editors, content creators, web programmers, translators, consultants, and photographers. Additionally, entrepreneurs and other types of remote workers may also be categorized as digital nomads.

While the types of work may vary, digital nomads are typically drawn to destinations that meet certain requirements, such as pleasant views and climate, reliable internet connection, affordable cost of living, and accessible visas that allow them to stay legally in a foreign destination for a good amount of time. 

Countries offering digital nomad visas

Many countries and cities, especially ones in Europe and the Caribbean, do see the potential of this type of traveller and have risen to the occasion by launching digital nomad visa campaigns to capitalize on these wandering professionals with generally good purchasing power. 

Here are some of the most notable countries offering digital nomad visas categorized by region.

The Americas


Argentina has been offering digital nomad visas since May 2022. The visa is valid for six months and can be renewed for another six months. You must fill out an application and provide your valid passport, a CV outlining your work experience, and proof of current employment. The application fee is split into two: a migration fee of USD 120 and a consulate fee of USD 80. You can apply for the visa from the official website.


Sunny Barbados offers digital nomads a chance to untether themselves from the confines of their corporate or home office by working in an island setting surrounded by natural beauties and rich culture. Its cosmopolitan nature also lures anyone able to set up their office remotely.

The Barbados Welcome Stamp allows digital nomads to spend a whole year living and working on this Caribbean island. Options for individual or couple/family stays are available. Fees are USD 2,000 for individuals and USD 3,000 for a family bundle.

Antigua and Barbuda

The Nomad Digital Residence is valid for two years and is aimed at individuals, couples, and families. The fees are USD 1,500 for individuals, USD 2,000 for couples, and USD 3,000 for families of three or more. Other requirements include a minimum annual income of USD 50,000 and possession of a travel/health insurance plan.


Anguilla’s Work From Paradise visa allows stays of 91 days to 12 months. Participating in the program costs USD 2,000. Other requirements include proof of employment and a police record with a validity of not more than six months. 


The Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay provides nomads with a year-long stay should their application be approved. The visa may also be extended to a maximum of three years. The program application costs USD 25, while applicants will be charged USD 1,000 and a further USD 500 for each dependent. Nomads will also have to provide a letter of employment or proof of self-employment and income.


Bermuda allows professionals (individuals and families) to settle on the island through its One Year Residential Certificate or Work from Bermuda Certificate. The application fee is a mere USD 263 per person, and applicants must be able to prove employment with a legitimate company and have not been convicted of a crime in Bermuda or elsewhere. Valid health insurance coverage is mandatory.


Canada, a country that has been open to hosting digital nomads on visitor visas for up to six months, has unveiled plans to develop a “tech talent strategy” aimed at enticing foreign professionals. This strategy is expected to be finalized by the end of the current year. The government is currently engaged in discussions with various provinces and territories to explore methods for marketing Canada as an appealing destination for digital nomads. Additionally, they are in the process of enabling startups to seek work permits lasting up to three years.



The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is inviting nomads everywhere to feel @Home in Curaçao. For a stay period of six months (extendable), a required fee of USD 294 is required per person. Proof of solvency is also among the required documents.

Cayman Islands

If you’re thinking of living in the Caribbean islands, the Cayman Islands must be on your list. The Cayman Islands has launched the Global Citizen Concierge Program (GCCP) for digital nomads who wish to work by the beach with great weather and fresh air. To be eligible for GCCP, applicants must have an income of USD 100,000 per year and proof of health insurance for the first 30 days upon their arrival.


Colombia has been offering a digital nomad visa since January 2023. It’s relatively easy to be eligible for Colombia’s digital nomad visa — you must be employed by a company outside of Colombia and earn a minimum of COP 3 million (about USD 650) monthly. You can apply for the visa from the official website. You will require your passport, a letter of employment, bank statements and proof of health insurance. The visa is valid for two years. 

Costa Rica

Foreign remote workers can work in Costa Rica for up to a year with an optional year-long renewal. To apply for the digital nomad visa, the applicant must prove that they have received a regular fixed income or average monthly income of at least USD 3,000 or an equivalent amount in another currency in the past year. Those covered by the visa must carry private medical insurance during their entire stay in Costa Rica.


Dominica offers digital nomads a chance to temporarily live and work in this tropical haven with its beaches, palm trees, and tropical climate. To apply for this visa, you can be employed by or own a company outside of Dominica or be a freelancer with clients outside of the country. You will also need to show evidence of a remote working income of USD 50,000 per year and have a clean criminal record.


Mexico offers a temporary resident visa allowing foreign nationals to legally live and work for up to 4 years. The initial application is for one year, which can be extended up to three consecutive times. Requirements include an original and photocopy of investment receipts or bank statements showing a total bank balance of more than USD 27,000 during the last twelve months or documents showing a monthly income of more than USD 2,600.


The Montserrat Remote Work Stamp program grants remote workers the chance to live and work for up to a year in the British Overseas Territory. Interested applicants will be required to pay USD 500 if applying for a single person, USD 750 for a family of up to 3 dependents, and USD 250 for each additional family member. Proof of yearly income of USD 70,000 is also required.


The digital nomad visa for Uruguay is valid for six months and can be extended for another six months. The Uruguay digital nomad visa has the fewest eligibility requirements of any digital nomad visa. All you need is a valid passport and no criminal records. You must also sign an affidavit stating that you can earn a livable income, although there is no minimum income requirement. You can apply for the visa from the official website. 

Other than the aforementioned countries, the following countries from the American continent are also offering DeeNVs for digital nomads:

  • Aruba
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Ecuador
  • Grenada
  • Panama
  • Saint Lucia

Asia and Africa


White sand, coconut palms, and blue sea, what else would anyone need for an inspiring and productive working environment? Mauritius is a haven for digital nomads not just due to its picture-perfect tropical setting but also due to its Premium Travel Visa being issued free of charge.

To obtain the Premium Visa, interested visitors must provide proof of their long-stay plans and sufficient travel and health insurance for the initial period of stay while meeting the following criteria:

  • the applicants must not enter the Mauritius Labour market;
  • the main place of business and source of income and profits should be outside Mauritius;
  • documentary evidence to support the application, such as the purpose of the visit, accommodation, etc.; and
  • other basic immigration requirements.

Cape / Cabo Verde

The Cabo Verde Remote Working Program consists of a temporary work/tourism visa lasting 6 months with the opportunity of renewal for another 6 months. Note the program is eligible for countries in Europe, North America, the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) and the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO). Requirements are having a valid passport, proof of income with individuals having a minimum average bank balance of € 1,500, and families € 2,700 for the last six months. The fees are € 20 for a visa per person and € 34 per person for a one-time airport fee.


Dubai’s Remote Work Visa provides digital nomads with the chance to mix business with pleasure. Valid for one year, requirements extend to providing proof of employment with a minimum income of USD 5,000 per month or proof of ownership of a company. The fee is USD 611 and must be accompanied by valid health insurance with UAE coverage.


The Seychelles Workation Program allows digital nomads to stay up to 365 days in the country. The visa costs € 45, and it consists of the Visitors Workation Permit and Health Travel Authorization. Other requirements include a valid passport, health and travel insurance, and proof of income.


In its bid to attract talented professionals, Taiwan is offering an open-ended living and working scheme called the Gold Card program. The program allows those with skills in the field of science and technology, education, culture and arts, and sports, among many others, to leave and re-enter Taiwan multiple times over the course of 1-3 years. The Gold Card costs anywhere between USD 100 and USD 310, depending on your nationality and the duration of the card.

Sri Lanka 

The Government of Sri Lanka announced the digital nomad visa initiative in 2021, but it hasn’t been implemented yet. However, digital nomads who want to work in Sri Lanka remotely can apply for a 30-day Sri Lanka ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization). Extending this visa for up to 270 days is also possible.

Still looking for more options? Worry no more as the Asian and African countries listed below compete with the other nations to launch digital nomad visas:

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Namibia
  • Thailand
  • South Africa



Georgia will be the perfect work environment for you if you’re a connoisseur of hiking, skiing, paragliding, and other outdoor activities. With its sublime mountain and green valley landscape, centuries-old watchtowers, and churches perched on elevated heights, Georgia offers digital nomads the chance to experience a truly mesmerizing working environment.

The country’s Remotely From Georgia program is arguably one of the best digital nomad visas around. The program itself is free and allows nomads to work and live in the country for up to a year, but applicants must provide proof of earning USD 2,000 per month or a bank statement confirming USD 24,000 of available funds. 


Estonia was the first country to have launched a specialized digital nomad and freelancer visa back in 2020. The fee stands at € 80 and € 100 depending on the length of stay (the program is valid for a maximum of one year). Applicants are also required to prove an income of around € 3,000 per month.


The nigh impossible-to-pronounce Aufenthaltserlaubnis für selbständige Tätigkeit allows for a residency stay of up to three years. Applicants would need to cough up a fee of €100, have a valid residential address in Germany, and possess valid health insurance. 


Surrounded by beautiful deep blue oceans, most people dream about living and working in Greece, which can finally happen with the launch of the Digital Nomad Visa. Freelancers, remote workers, and Entrepreneurs are now welcome to work while living and exploring Greece temporarily. The DNV for remote work is valid for 1 year and can be extended for an additional year, totaling a maximum of 2 years. When applying for the Greece Digital Nomad Visa, the applicant will have to pay a fee of around €75 for a new visa. The main applicant will also need to provide evidence of a monthly income of at least €3,500.


Iceland’s long-term visa for remote workers is available for remote workers residing outside the EU/EEA/EFTA. The visa is valid for 6 months, and the requirements extend to a minimum monthly income of ISK 1,000,000 or ISK 1,300,000 for couples and possessing travel/health insurance. The fee is USD 98 per applicant and must be accompanied by valid health insurance covering your stay in the country.


Malta’s Nomad Residence Permit enables digital nomads to retain their current overseas-based employment while legally residing in Malta. The visa allows for a year-long stay and can be renewed at the discretion of Residency Malta, providing the applicant still meets the set eligibility criteria. The visa costs € 300, which includes their family. They also must provide proof of € 2700 monthly income.


Norway’s Independent Contractor Visa allows remote workers to live and work remotely in the famous yet expensive Svalbard archipelago north of mainland Norway. The visa costs €600 and requires proof of an annual income of at least €35,719. The stay is two years.


Portugal does not currently offer a specialized digital nomad visa. Still, it does offer the D2 Visa, which is a special program offering temporary residence for business entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent professionals. To apply, candidates must demonstrate a commercial viability test, a solid business plan, and reasons for choosing Portugal.  

There are also other captivating countries in Europe known to offer visas for remote workers:

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Spain

Countries working on issuing digital nomad visa

The following countries are in the process of launching digital nomad visas in their country:


The Government of Canada has recently launched the digital nomad visa initiative, which will allow digital nomads to stay in the country for up to six months. It could also potentially lead to a residence visa if the digital nomad receives a job offer during their time in the country. The details of this initiative are still being worked on.


The Government of Andorra announced the launch of its digital nomad visa initiative in 2021, but the visa isn’t available yet. It is being worked on and is expected to be launched soon.


Italy approved the Italian digital nomad visa in March 2022. However, the launch of the visa is still being worked on. Some of its known requirements are that you must be a non-EU citizen, employed outside Italy, and use telecommunication technology for your work. As of now, you can apply for Italy’s freelancer visa to work there.


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