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24 Digital Nomad Visas to Live and Work Abroad in 2024

Last updated on March 12th, 2024

 

If your career is portable and you harbor fantasies of warmer climates, delectable cuisine, and new cultural experiences, you’re in luck. There are now more than 50 countries that have a digital nomad visa so your dream of seeing the world while working on your laptop is even more of a reality. 

 

From the Caribbean to Europe, you can live and work online for anywhere from three months to three years with these “digital nomad visas”, “freelancer visas”, “remote work visas” and e-residency programs, and many are remarkably easy to apply for without the need for immigration lawyers or endless paperwork.

 

Here are 24 digital nomad visas you can apply for to see the world in 2024.

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WITH DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

 

1. Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

Portugal takes work-life balance seriously. In fact, as of November 2021, it is illegal for bosses to contact employees outside of work hours. Portugal also has a thriving remote worker community and even a digital nomad village in Madeira. To join the fun, look into the Mediterranean hotspot’s digital nomad visa which requires applicants to earn €2,836 a month and provide proof of professional activity being done remotely. Remote workers can either apply for a temporary stay visa which lasts for one year or a residency visa which can be renewed for up to five years. Applications can be made at the Portuguese Consulate in one’s home country or at the Foreign Borders Office (SEF) within Portugal.

 

The D7 Visa is also available for those who can support themselves with passive or recurring income. This is also known as the “Passive Income Visa” or “Retirement Visa”.

 

 

2. Spain Digital Nomad Visa

Spain’s digital nomad visa launches in 2023 which is welcome news for remote workers who have fallen for BarcelonaValenciaMadrid, and the Mediterranean nation’s countless charming coastal towns. The minimum requirement will be between €2,000 and €3,000 monthly and applicants will be able to live and love Spain for up to a year and then apply for temporary residency thereafter.

 

 

3. Croatia Digital Nomad Visa

Croatia’s digital nomad or temporary stay visa is for individuals without a criminal record who would like to stay for up to a year. You must have a valid passport, provide proof of means, proof of an address in Croatia (this can be a temporary address like an Airbnb or hotel), and proof of health insurance. You can apply online or in person at any Croatian consulate if you are typically required to have a visa to enter Croatia.

 

 

4. Greece Digital Nomad Visa

A law introduced in September 2021 means that remote workers can now stay in Greece for up to 12 sunshine-filled months. Third-country (non-EU) citizens are welcome to apply for the digital nomad residence permit at the Greek consular authority of their home country or main place of residence, and they must prove that they have at least €3,500 per month to support themselves or €4,200 if joined by a spouse. 

 

 

5. Estonia Digital Nomad Visa

Estonia was one of the first countries to attract remote workers and digital nomads. In 2014 it launched an e-Residency scheme that attracted thousands of foreign entrepreneurs from hundreds of countries, many of whom had never set foot in Estonia. For those wanting to live and work in Estonia for up to a year now, you can fill out an online form for the Digital Nomad Visa and take it to your nearest Estonian consulate. You can also apply for it at the Police and Border Guard Board office if you are already in Estonia. Your application will be processed in 30 days. 

 

 

6. Iceland Digital Nomad Visa

The Land of Fire and Ice has a Long-Term Visa For Remote Workers which provides a stay of up to 180 days. To apply for Iceland’s digital nomad-friendly visa, you must be a citizen of a country outside the EU or EEA and while you are on this visa, you will be able to travel freely within the Schengen area. The application process will be three to four weeks depending on how many applications the Directorate of Immigration is handling. 

 

 

7. Malta Digital Nomad visa

Malta’s Nomad Residence Permit targets non-EU passport holders wanting to experience the joys of telecommuting on the Mediterranean island for 12 months. After a year, you can apply for a renewal which may be granted at the government’s discretion if you still meet all the eligibility criteria. This includes a clean background check, valid health insurance, a property rental or purchase agreement, and a gross monthly income of €2,700. Malta is English-speaking and it has one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe. The Wi-Fi is also pretty stellar so you can work and play without interruption. 

 

 

AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

 

8. Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa

You can now do a bit of remote work on the very remote island of Mauritius which is around 600 miles off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Delightfully, the Mauritius Premium Visa costs nothing and it’s valid for up to a year. To qualify you’ll need proof of your long-stay plans including a return flight, health insurance, and proof of funds (a minimum income of $1,500 per month), and you must not have plans to enter the Mauritius job market. At the end of your working days, there will be scope for epic hikes, waterfall dips, botanical garden visits, admiring multicolored dunes, and, of course, beaching. Apply online right here

 

 

9. Namibia Digital Nomad Visa

Little-known Namibia became the first country on the African mainland to offer a digital nomad visa. This southwest African country is utterly alluring with its seaside towns, saltpans, and breathtaking deserts. The Central African timezone is also appealing to remote workers adhering to European time zones. This is one of the most accessible digital nomad schemes as the application fee costs $62 and the minimum income requirement is $2,000. You can live and work in Namibia for up to six months by applying online

 

 

10. Cape Verde Digital Nomad Visa

Practice your Portuguese in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), the tempting ten-island archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. With a capital city called Praia (“beach” in Portuguese), you can expect sun, sea, sand, and a laidback pace of life. The Cabo Verde Remote Working Program is a six-month temporary visa for foreign nationals with an application fee of just €20 per applicant and visa processing takes about two weeks. You’ll need to prove sufficient income of €1,500 for individuals and €2,500 for families and, of course, a valid passport. 

 

 

11. Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa

With accolades like “most photographed beach in the world“ and “Indian Ocean’s leading sustainable tourism destination”, Seychelles is certainly worth a look. Escape to the 115-island nation with the Seychelles Workation program which is open to the self-employed and anyone with their own business for a minimum of one month and a maximum of one year. You’ll need to pay a €45 fee and apply at least 60 days before your intended arrival.

Seychelles has one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

ASIAN COUNTRIES WITH DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

 

12. Indonesia Digital Nomad Visa

Lured by the inviting climate, cool cafes, co-working spaces, and unrivaled community, Bali has become one of the top destinations for digital nomads. In fact, many portable professionals travel to the “Island of Gods” to kickstart their digital nomad journeys once they become location-independent. The news that nomads have been waiting to hear regarding living in Indonesia has finally arrived: a digital nomad visa is in the works. With a proposed duration of five years, this will be one of the longest and most generous nomad visa schemes. 

 

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Bali, Indonesia, is one of the most popular destinations in the world for digital nomads.

 

LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES WITH DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

 

13. Belize Digital Nomad Visa

Belize’s “Work Where You Vacation” program which launched in February 2021, invites digital nomads to experience its tropical allure for six months. This English-speaking haven is known for stunning beaches and Mayan treasures, and it requires applicants to earn a minimum of $75,000 annually and have health insurance coverage of $50,000. The online application costs $500 BZD per adult and $200 BZD per child, with family inclusion perks like local schooling for kids.

 

 

 

14. Brazil Digital Nomad Visa

With its biodiversity, bustling megacities, and legendary landscapes, Brazil’s good looks are almost unfair to all other countries. Digital nomads can live the good life in Brazil for up to one year if they provide services outside of Brazil and won’t be seeking local employment. Location-independent professionals applying for Brazil’s Temporary Visa VITEM XIV will need health insurance covering Brazil, a minimum monthly income of $1,500 (€1,455), or a bank balance of $18,000 (€17,460) earned outside Brazil. Applications can be made from any Brazilian consulate.

 

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Brazil’s good looks are almost unfair to all other countries.

 

15. Panama Digital Nomad Visa

Panama is a brilliant destination in Central America with a warm climate for working remotely and living your best paradise life. Find beach bliss by applying for the Panama digital nomad visa with the help of an immigration lawyer. Remote workers will need to prove they are self-employed, freelancers, or have an employer outside of Panama. The minimum income requirement is at least $3,000 per month and a letter of health insurance coverage is required.

 

Find out about digital nomad life in Panama with this complete Panama City digital nomad guide. 

 

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MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES WITH DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

 

16. Dubai Digital Nomad Visa

Everything is bigger and better in Dubai. To apply to stay in the glittery Middle Eastern city for one year, you’ll need an average monthly income of $5,000, health insurance with UAE coverage and the employed will need proof of employment with a contract that’s valid for a year. Bank statements must be submitted going back three months. Business owners must show proof that they own a company. Applying for the visa costs $611 and holders will receive all the same benefits as Dubai residents.

 

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CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES WITH DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS

 

17. Aruba Digital Nomad Visa

Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya”. If you’ve always wanted to sing The Beach Boys’ ‘1980s hit “Kokomo” with a cocktail in hand in paradise, Aruba’s One Happy Workation is for you. U.S. nationals can stay for up to 90 days without filling out any forms. There is no application fee as all you have to do is book one of the accommodation package deals listed on the site, all of which come with complimentary Wi-Fi. PS: Aruba has some incredible long-stay accommodations like Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba which has kitchens and grants you access to a private flamingo-filled paradise island. 

 

For One Happy Workation, you will need to be self-employed or have an employer in your country and a valid passport, and you can’t work for any Aruban businesses during your stay.

 

 

18. Curaçao Digital Nomad Visa

Colorful, arid, multicultural, and a diver’s paradise; there’s plenty to love about Curaçao. This Dutch Caribbean island wants you to feel @Home there and you can apply for the visa before you arrive or while already on the island. Remote worker visas cost $294 per applicant for a six-month stay which can be extended for another six months. The three target groups that are eligible for the @Home program (all nationalities are welcome but there are special conditions for Dutch and U.S. nationals) are remote workers or digital nomads, snowbirds or hibernators, and investors.

 

 

19. The Bahamas Digital Nomad Visa

From swimming with pigs to diving in the world’s third-largest barrier reef, a tropical “workation” in The Bahamas will be hard to beat. BEATS (Bahamas Extended Access Travel Stay) grants up to one year of beach living for professionals with remote jobs as well as students. Applications for renewals thereafter will be considered for a maximum of three years — ample time to explore the 16 islands that are welcoming visitors. To apply, you’ll need a valid passport and proof of valid health insurance and your application will be processed within five days; the ultimate fast track to paradise.

 

 

20. Barbados Digital Nomad Visa

Rihanna’s home country will welcome you for up to 12 months if you meet the $50,000 per year income requirement. Barbados Welcome Stamp is your passport to rum, fun, and remote work in the cafes, coworking spaces, and beautiful powdery beaches of Barbados. Applying to live in this English-speaking paradise will set you back $2,000, however.

 

 

21. Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa

It takes just 15 minutes to complete the online form for the Work From Bermuda Certificate. The application fee is $263 and once granted, you’ll be able to work, play, and stay in Bermuda for up to 12 months. Unlike many of the digital nomad visa schemes on this list, Bermuda does not have a minimum income stipulation. Application processing time is just five business days. 

 

 

22. Antigua and Barbuda Digital Nomad Visa

For up to two blissful years, you can call Antigua and Barbuda home thanks to its Nomad Digital Residence (NDR) program. The “land of 365 beaches” can be your office if you meet the income requirement of at least $50,000 for each year you’ll be a resident on the islands. The non-refundable application fee costs $1,500 for individuals, $2,000 for couples, and $3,000 for families (with up to three dependents). Families with more than three dependents will pay an extra $650 fee per additional dependent.

 

 

23. Dominica Digital Nomad Visa

Its nickname is “the nature island”, so it makes sense that Dominica’s remote worker program is the Work in Nature (WIN) visa. With this, location independent professionals can live and work on the English-speaking Caribbean island for a generous 18-month period. To apply, you must be of good character without a criminal record, be at least 18 years of age, and expect to have a minimum income of at least $50,000 over the next year. The WIN visa stamp will be issued on arrival in Dominica. 

 

 

24. Montserrat Digital Nomad Visa

Known as the Remote Worker’s Stamp, you can unlock a year of tropical living with Montserrat’s digital nomad visa, which was introduced in January 2021. Ideal for remote workers seeking a change of scenery, this visa allows you and your family to enjoy Montserrat’s unique black sand beaches and strong wifi. With no local taxes and a straightforward online application process that takes just about 15 minutes, it’s a practical choice for anyone looking to blend work with island exploration.

 

DIGITAL NOMAD RESOURCES

 

Want to become a digital nomad?

If you wish to start your own location-independent business, find a remote job, learn about special digital nomad visas, or dive head-first into the world of digital nomads, book a 1:1 session with me here and ask me anything.

 

Where can I take courses about location independence?

Skillshare is essentially an all-you-can-learn education platform. For a set monthly fee, you can watch every single class that your heart desires whether you want to know about travel hacks, digital businesses, or working online. Best of all, you can test it all out with a free trial. New members normally get seven days to try it out but with this link, you can quadruple that time, and quadruple the learning.

 

What is the best travel insurance for digital nomads?

Safety Wing is the ultimate made-for-nomads-by-nomads travel insurance provider. Protect yourself while in Panama with their flexible nomad insurance.

 

How can I find accommodation as a digital nomad?

There are great deals to be found for short and longer stays (of up to 30 days) anywhere in the world on Booking.com. You can search for accommodations and filter according to criteria like desks, air conditioning, private bathrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

 

Where can I find useful travel resources for digital nomads?

You can find all my travel resources right here on this page. These will help you out whether you’re looking for the best flight search tools or digital sim cards. 

Hi, I'm Rosie Bell, a location-independent writer, editor and lifestyle entrepreneur. If you want inspiration and support to live, travel and work anywhere, look no further. Let's talk right here.