Looking to get a digital nomad visa?
The pandemic was a generally bleak time, but there were a few good things that came out of it. One of the positives is how remote work became mainstream. As the world becomes fully digital and connected, the concept of going to an office and sitting in a cubicle has become more and more obsolete. For many companies, allowing remote work is a way of cutting back on overhead while maintaining quality output from their employees. Studies have shown that people are more motivated to be working remotely. So naturally, the digital nomad lifestyle is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon, at least exponentially more so than pre-COVID. Now digital nomads are working throughout the globe, with many countries offering long-term stays to travelers that meet the requirements of their respective digital nomad visas.
But first: What is a digital nomad visa?
A digital nomad is someone whose lifestyle uses technology in order to work remotely outside of their home country. So a digital nomad visa is a document that allows individuals the right to work remotely while residing in a different country for a long period, as long as they meet that country’s requirements.
Does this sound good to you? Then read on. These are the easiest digital nomad visas for 2023.
With its lush seaside vistas and increasingly diverse cities like Lisbon and Porto, Portugal is an extremely attractive location to work in as a digital nomad. Candidates will want to apply for the D7 visa, which has become popular for digital nomads for its low income requirements. Apply through the Portuguese embassy with a have a handful of documents ready and you’ll be enjoying the picturesque views of Portugal in no time.
Croatia is booming in tourism—and for good reason. This European country in the Western Balkans is famed for its scenic pebbled beaches, gorgeous waters and rustic mediaeval architecture. Digital nomads can live in this idyllic destination, all they need is proof of an income requirement of US$2465 a month or have US$30,000 in the bank to apply for a digital nomad visa. Croatia is waiting for you!
Once considered a danger zone, Colombia is now a tourist hotspot with bustling cities like Bogota and Medellin and rustic coastal towns like Cartagena. This is widely considered one of the world’s easiest digital nomad visas to obtain. You only need to pay a US$52 one-time fee and evidence of an income of at least US$684 per month and you’ll get a two-year stay in the vibrant Latin American country.
Like Colombia, this interesting South American country offers easy digital nomad visas that are also valid for two years. To qualify all you need to prove is that you make US$1284 a month and you’ll be eligible to live in Ecuador.
Budapest is one of the most stunning cities in all of Europe with its beautiful architecture and iconic Danube river. Hungary has an open and progressive policy for digital nomads. This visa has a one-year validity period that may be extended for an additional year.
A US$112 application fee and proof of income up to US$2,048 per month are required to get the digital nomad visa.
Just off the coast of Florida, this pristine island nation has one of the world’s most open digital nomad visa programs. You can live and work in the Bahamas for one year (with an option to extend to three years). All you need to do is comply with the documents like proof of income and health insurance. Keep in mind there are no income requirements!
Want to make the most of a nomadic lifestyle? Get your hands on a digital nomad visa!
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