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Top 10 Countries with the Best Digital Nomad Visa

Top 10 countries with the best digital nomad visas.  Different countries around the world offer Digital Nomads Visas with various requirements and application process. Are you a digital nomad or learning to become a digital nomad?

In this article, you will learn about digital nomad visa application and the best countries for such a career path.

What is a Digital Nomad Visa

Digital Nomad visa is a permit for remote workers and entrepreneurs work from a foreign country.  That means, a person is working from a country and decides to relocate to another country but needs the freedom to operate there as a citizen. Therefore they will apply for a digital nomad visa.

 Every country has its own requirements and policies. VisaGuide.World ranked countries based on their influence directly to the digital nomad lifestyle.

Benefits of a Digital Nomad Visa                      

  • Relocation:

Some countries allow digital nomads travel along with their families. It’s easier after getting a digital nomad visa and having lived in a country in a while, you can apply for the country’s citizenship. It is an open door to visa-free access.

  • Medical Benefits:

With a digital nomad visa in a country, you can have access to medical treatment and free consultation. If you are eligible and living legitimate in the country.

  • Tax Optimization:

Countries with low tax rates are beneficial to digital nomads. Digital nomads are not required to pay taxes for the first 6 months on their arrival until they become tax residents by regulations.

  • Different Cultures:

Digital nomads will be able experience different cultures and spend time with the locals freely.

  • Social Incentives:

A digital nomad can have access to social incentives compared to having a tourist visa.

Why Countries Offer Digital Nomad Visas

Digital Nomad visas became popular during and after the Virus pandemic and there are factors that resulted to its operation.

Remote Work Frequency:

After the pandemic, more people and companies began to realize that one must not be physically present to complete a task efficiently.

Countries then had to create digital nomad visa as travel visas do not cover the benefits of working remotely for a longer period. With the digital nomad visa, workers can work in any of these countries legally.

Country development:

A country with digital nomad visa has opened its gate to more income and investments from foreigners. So now, countries attract people to their country using a digital nomad visa to improve its economy.

Digital Nomad Visas Requirements

  • Candidates applying for a digital nomad visa must be 18 years above.
  • A standard income monthly
  • A nation’s valid passport
  • 2 Passport photographs
  • Identification means
  • A remote-friendly job

What to Consider before Applying for a Digital Nomad Visa

  • Am I able to meet minimum Income range
  • What’s the country’s taxation policies
  • How long do I want to stay
  • What language is spoken there and their lifestyle
  • Are there co-working space or places that are remote-work friendly
  • What’s their Health score
  • How fast is the Internet
  • What’s the tourism popularity
  • Security rate
  • Can I afford a comfortable living

Top 10 Countries with the Best Digital Nomads Visas

Let’s dive into the discussion of the day. What are the best countries that are suitable for a digital nomad lifestyle? Although we have written about visaguide.world statistics, let us break it down further.

Croatia:

A digital nomad visa is valid for 1 year and obtained within 3 months or more. This visa cannot be extended, but a digital nomad can re-apply for a new one 6 months after expiration of the previous visa.

Income range; $2, 940 per month and its cost of living index is 46.1

UAE:

A digital nomad visa is obtained within 2 months and valid for 1 year. UAE is ranked for best ecosystems for businesses and a great way to obtain residence permit.

Income range; $5,000 per month and its cost of living index is 57.7

Spain:

Spain was ranked among the best digital nomad visa index as number 1 in the world. It’s a 1 year validation and can be obtained within 2 months or more. A digital nomad can apply for residence permit within 6 month of living in Spain.

Income range; $2,400 per month and its cost of living index is 48.6

Norway:

A digital nomad visa at Norway is obtained within 1-2 months and is valid for 2 years (can be extended). To be granted this visa, the applicants must have a contract with a company in Norway.

Income range; $3,300(per month) or $38,500 (annually) and its cost of living index is 80.1

Romania:

A digital nomad visa is obtained with 3-4 weeks and is valid for 1 year. The application process can be submitted online or at an embassy, and applicants do not pay income tax.

Income range; $4,000 per month and its cost of living index is 39.0

Malta:

A digital nomad visa is obtained within 5 months granted at Malta for specific reasons such as;

  • The applicant should not be from country like Iran, Russia, Belarus, South Sudan, Congo, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, South Sudan, North Korea, Venezuela, and Afghanistan
  • The applicant should be working for a company outside Malta

Income range; $2,950 per month and its cost of living index is 55.7

Portugal:

A digital nomad visa is of two types in Portugal, a short-stay and a long-stay. A Portugal digital nomad visa is obtained within 4 months or more and valid for 1 or 2 years. A residence permit can be allowed using the long-stay digital nomad visa.

Income range; $3,600 per month and its cost of living index is 46.9

Georgia:

A digital nomad visa is easily obtained at Georgia within 1-2 weeks and is valid for 1 year. It can be submitted online and no application fee. If a foreigner applies as an entrepreneur, the applicant can apply for residency as well.

Income range; $2,200 per month and its cost of living index is 37.4

Ecuador:

A digital nomad at Ecuador is obtained within 2-4 weeks and is valid for 2 years (can be extended). A digital nomad is qualified to apply for permanent residence after 3+ months of staying in each year.

Income range; $1,350 per month and its cost of living is 33.4

Thailand:

A digital nomad visa is obtained within 2 months or more and is valid for 5 years (with an extension of 5 years). Although the requirement is, an applicant should work for a company with revenue of $150-200 million in the last 3 years. Family members are permitted to go with you.

Income range; $80,000 per year and its cost of living index is 36.0

There are other countries such as: St. Lucia, Brazil, Seychelles, Cape Verde, etc. These listed and the most convenient and sort after relocation.

Note; Getting a digital nomad visa varies in different country.

What country are you considering to relocate to? Let us know in the comment section.

Naomi Obialor

A Digital Marketer with a passion for writing and sharing knowledge in any little way I can, I hope you learned something new today?