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Mauritius: Premium Visa

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
The Premium visa lets remote workers, self-employed people, and retirees visit Mauritius for up to a year.

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Easy application

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Low required income

Requirements

$18,000/yr income ($48,000/y for a family of 4) or a bank statement showing funds deposited, accommodation, and a return plane ticket. Applicants can enter Mauritius on a tourist visa, then extend their stay with a Premium Visa from within the country.

Apply

This visa is free and takes around 2 days to process. You can apply online here.

Georgia: Remotely from Georgia

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
Freelancers, remote workers, and self-employed people can spend up to one year in Georgia with Remotely From Georgia.

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Free and fast application

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Low required income

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Low local tax (1% up to $155,000/yr income)

Requirements

$2,000/m income or $24,000 bank balance

Apply

This visa is free and takes around 10 days to process.You can apply online here.

Estonia: Digital Nomad Visa

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
This Digital Nomad Visa allows remote workers and self- employed people to spend up a year in Estonia.

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Approved in 1 month

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Can access Schengen zone

Requirements

$4,253/m income, demonstrated for the past 6 months prior to application through bank statements or pay stubs.

Apply

This visa costs $97 + and takes around a month to process.You can apply online here.

UAE: Work Remotely from Dubai

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
The Working Remotely from Dubai program gives you one year to experience this futuristic, dynamic, and international city.

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Fast online application

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0% tax

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Bring family

Requirements

$5,000/m income per application

Apply

This visa costs $287 and takes around 15 days to process. You can apply locally or online here.

Bahamas: BEATS

1+ Year Digital Nomad Visa
Explore the 700 islands of the Bahamas through the BEATS program, which suits remote workers and offers special educational opportunities for remote students from any university worldwide.

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Fast, online application

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0% tax

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Bring family

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Open to remote workers or remote university students.

Apply

This visa costs $1,025 per adult and $525 for dependents and students. It takes 5 days to process and you can apply online here.

Croatia: Digital Nomad Residence Permit

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
The Digital Nomad Residence Permit allows remote workers, self-employed people, and freelancers to spend one year in Croatia.

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Low required income

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0% tax

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Bring family

Requirements

Have $2,579/m income (more for a family). May be required to deposit funds in Croatia or show proof of accommodation.

Apply

This visa costs $190 and takes around a month to process. You can apply online here.

Cayman Islands: Global Citizen

2 Year Digital Nomad Visa
The Cayman Islands Global Citizen Certificate Program allows high-earning remote workers and business owners to spend up to two years living in the Cayman Islands.

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0% tax

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Easy application

Requirements

$100,000/yr income per applicant, $150,000 per married couple, or $180,000 for a married couple with dependents (or a single applicant and a dependent). Only business owners and salaried employees qualify.

Apply

This visa costs $1,469 and takes 3-4 weeks to process. You can apply online here.

Barbados: Welcome Stamp

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
Remote workers or financially independent people can spend one year in Barbados with the 12-Month Welcome Stamp.

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Fast online application

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0% tax

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Bring family

Requirements

$50,000/yr income, or proof you are able to financially support yourself and any dependents.

Apply

The visa costs $2,000 per applicant or $3,000 for a family and takes 5 days to process. You can apply online here.

Costa Rica: Estancia Visa

1 year Digital Nomad Visa
Remote workers can spend up to two years experiencing Costa Rica's natural beauty.

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Renewable up to 2 years

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0% tax

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Bring family

Requirements

$3,000/m income ($4,000/m for a family). The Estancia Visa is in the process of being expanded for remote workers, so information can change. Check back soon for the latest updates.

Apply

These instructions will be updated as they are announced.

Iceland: Work in Iceland Program

6 Month Digital Nomad Visa
The Work in Iceland Program allows high-earning remote workers and self-employed people to spend up to six months exploring Iceland.

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Approved in 1 month

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0% tax

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Bring family

Requirements

$7,715/m income ($10,030/m for a family). Must be from a country with visa-free entry to Iceland.

Apply

This visa costs $60 per person and takes 1 month to process. Pay the fee by bank transfer and apply by mail to the Directorate of Immigration. Instructions here.

Montserrat: Remote Work Stamp

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
High-earning remote workers, self-employed people, and freelancers can spend up to one year in Montserrat.

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Fast online application

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Low-cost Caribbean program

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0% tax

Requirements

$70,000/yr income. If you are self-employed, you'll need proof of business incorporation.

Apply

This visa costs $500 per applicant, $750 for a family of 5, and $250 for any additional dependents. It takes 7 days to process, and you can apply online here.

Anguilla: Digital Nomad Visa

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
Remote workers, self-employed people, freelancers, and students can spend up to one year in Anguilla.

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Fast online application

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No minimum income specified

Requirements

Proof of employment or business incorporation, accommodation details. Remote students also qualify. Apply at least 7 days before you plan to travel.

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This visa costs $2,000 per person or $3,000 for a family of 4. Fees are less if staying under 3 months. It takes around 7 days to process, and you can do it here.

Australia: Working Holiday Visa

1 Year Digital Nomad Visa
Though not technically a remote work visa, younger digital nomads from certain countries can go to Australia and work remotely, as well as work for local employers, with a Working Holiday Visa.

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Includes local right to work

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Renewable up to 3 years

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Relatively low bank balance required

Requirements

$3,875 bank balance and a return ticket. Applicant must be under 30 years old (35 if Canadian, French, or Irish). Citizens of these countries qualify: Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, or United Kingdom. Visa can be extended up to 3 years if applicant works in Australia in qualified fields.

Apply

This visa costs $376 and takes around 4 months to process. You can apply online here.

Dominica: Work in Nature Visa

1.5 Year Digital Nomad Visa
The Work in Nature Visa welcomes remote workers and their family—or a business with remote employees—to Dominica.

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Fast online application

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0% tax

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Businesses can bring 4+ remote employees

Requirements

$50,000/yr income or other means of financial support

Apply

This visa has a $100 application fee, plus $800 upon acceptance ($1,200 for a family). A business with 4 or more employees pays $800 for the first applicant plus $500 per employee. It processes in 7 days. Apply online here.

Malta: Nomad Residence Permit

Digital Nomad Visa
Remote workers and freelancers and their family can spend a year or more in Malta with a Nomad Residence Permit.

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Renewable after 1 year

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Online application

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0% income tax

Requirements

$3,200/m income for a single applicant (more for a family)

Apply

Fees start at $355 and this resident permit processes within 30 days. Apply via email using forms available here. If applicant does not have visa-free entry to Malta, they will also need to apply for a Premium Visa to Malta.