What is Digital Nomad Visa? Everything You Need to Know About

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Nomad is a word used to describe a member of a tribe that travels to different places. In ancient times, nomads used to travel with their animals because they were their sources of making money. 

Now that we are living in the digital age, a digital nomad is someone who works while travelling. Digital nomads use technology like smartphones, laptops, and the internet to work remotely from outside their permanent residence country. 

Covid 19 pandemic has changed the way we used to work and live. It has developed a thought in the minds of humans that they can work from anywhere if their work is related to digital platforms or they have a service to offer through digital mediums. 

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Accounting, marketing, design, video editing, healthcare, IT, project management, data analysis, sales, software development, writing, and transcription are different industries and roles for digital nomads. 

Many countries, especially the ones that were dependent on tour and tourism, have introduced digital nomad visas to increase tourism. 

Twenty-four regions offer digital nomad visas to people who wish to explore the beautiful world while working for a living. 

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What is Digital Nomad Visa?

A visa is a document that permits someone to visit a foreign country for travel, work, study, business, etc. A digital nomad visa is issued in the name of an individual to work as a freelancer or full-time employee while travelling to a foreign country. 

The costs and requirements to use a digital nomad visa for workers and students depend on their destination country. 

Most Popular Countries Offering Digital Nomad Visa 

1. Anguilla

Pay a USD 2,000 (per individual) travel fee and stay twelve months in Anguilla and work remotely from the island. 

Four people in your family can accompany you and will be on the hook for USD 3,000. Along with that, you need to pay an additional USD 250 for each additional family member.

Requirements for Anguilla Digital Nomad Visa

  • Application form
  • Proof of employment
  • Valid passport
  • Entry visa (If Required)
  • Health insurance
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate
  • Proof of relationship to dependents
  • Attested birth certificate
  • Copy of passport bio page
  • Proof of school enrollment for students
  • Brief description of your work
  • Pre-booked air tickets to and from Anguilla

2. Antigua & Barbuda

Both islands offer digital nomad visas for two years and charge USD 1,500 per individual. 

For couples and families of three, both islands charge USD 2,000 and USD 3,000, respectively. 

Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda Digital Nomad Visa

  • Passport bio page colored scan copy 
  • Two passport photos
  • Entry visa (If Required)
  • Medical insurance 
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Proof of relationship to dependants
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of work payment

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3. The Bahamas

You can stay one year in any 16 islands of the Bahamas with a digital nomad and work remotely.

How much does a Digital Nomad Visa for the Bahamas Cost? 

  • $25 application fee 
  • $1000 for the applicant 
  • $500 for the applicant’s dependent
  • $1000 for dependent working remotely 
  • $500 for a student applicant 

Requirements for the Bahamas Digital Nomad Visa

  • Passport 
  • Proof of employment contract or self-employment
  • Medical insurance
  • Student ID (Applicable for students to study remotely)
  • Entry visa (If Required)
  • A letter from your employer as proof of income 
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate

4. Barbados

You can stay in Barbados for up to one year and work remotely for only USD 2,000.

If you want to take your family with you, then pay USD 3,000 for families. 

Requirements for Barbados Digital Nomad Visa

  • A completed application form
  • Valid passport
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) passport-size photo
  • Attested birth certificate
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate
  • Entry visa (If Required)
  • Proof of relationship to dependents
  • Annual income proof 
  • Health insurance proof

5. Bermuda

With a digital nomad visa, you can explore the beautiful, traditional, cultural, and every other side of Bermuda and work remotely for 12 months.

Requirements for Bermuda Digital Nomad Visa

  • Colored scan copy of your passport bio page 
  • Colored scan of a visa
  • Work contract or business incorporation certificate
  • Proof of employment if self-employed
  • Admission proof in a university if you are a student 
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Medical insurance
  • Proof of income

6. Cabo Verde

Who can apply for a Cabo Verde Digital Nomad Visa?

  • Europe residence
  • North America residence 
  • Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP)
  • Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO)

Requirements for Cabo Verde Digital Nomad Visa

  • Valid passport 
  • A copy of an approval letter issued by Instituto de Turismo de Cabo Verde
  • Visa approval declaration issued by Direcção de Fronteiras e Estrangeiros
  • Proof of airport fee and visa fee 
  • Passport bio page
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) passport size photo
  • Account statement for the last 6 months
  • A copy of the last 3 monthly salary receipts. 
  • €1,500 minimum average bank balance for an individual
  • €2,700 minimum average bank balance for a family
  • Health insurance 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Proof of relationship with the dependent 
  • Proof of hotel booking, a lease, or a rental agreement

7. Cayman Islands

You are eligible to apply for a digital nomad visa to work remotely from any of the three islands for two years if your annual income is 

USD 100,000 for singles, USD 150,000 for couples, and USD 180,000 for families.

Requirements for the Cayman Islands Digital Nomad Visa

  • Copy of bio page of the passport
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of legal existence of employer or company
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of relationship to dependents
  • Bank reference

8. Costa Rica

Costa Rica digital nomad visa provides a two-year remote work opportunity to the candidate who is earning a monthly income of USD 2,500.

Requirements for Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa

  • Rentista Visa Application Form
  • Records of your fingerprints collected by the Police Department 
  • Proof of paid fees is listed below under “Price for Rentista Visa
  • Passport copy 
  • Passport-sized photos
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate
  • The income Certificate proves that you have a monthly income of $2,500 
  • Registration at the Consular Office
  • Cover Letter
  • Childbirth certificate with attestation if he is going with you
  • Attested marriage certificate if your spouse will join you 

9. Croatia

Among many other countries whose economic growth source is tour and travel, Croatian also offers digital nomad visas to all non-EU/EEA nationals who work as freelancers.

You are eligible for a Croatian digital nomad visa if you earn USD 2,377.47 per month or USD 28,529.76 annually. 

The application fee depends on the method of application. 

Requirements for Croatia Digital Nomad Visa

  • Application form
  • Your valid passport
  • Monthly income proof
  • Medical insurance 
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Visit purpose
  • A temporary place of residence in Croatia

10. Curaçao

A digital nomad visa in Curacao is available under the @Home in Curaçao program. This visa in Curaçao is available for remote workers, digital nomads, hibernators, and investors. 

It will cost you $294 per applicant.

Requirements for Curaçao Digital Nomad Visa

  • Fill out the online form available on the official website of @Home in Curaçao.
  • Copy of bio page of the passport
  • Passport photo
  • Statement of assignment by employer or company
  • Proof of payment of fees
  • Proof of solvency
  • Medical insurance
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Residential address in Curaçao
  • Return plane ticket

11. Czech Republic

A Czech digital nomad visa is a long-term residence permit for freelancers to work remotely in the country for a maximum of 365 days. 

Requirements for the Czech Republic Digital Nomad Visa

  • Passport
  • Two passport-size photos 
  • Proof of your financial means
  • Zino trade licence
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate
  • Medical insurance 

12. Dominica

Dominica provides an 18-month digital nomad visa. 

How much does a Dominica Digital Nomad Visa Cost?

  • $800 for an individual
  • $1200 family visa fee
  • $800, plus $500 for each employee for a business

Requirements for Dominica Digital Nomad Visa

  • Visa
  • Biodata page of your valid passport
  •  2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) passport size photos
  • Proof of your relationship to dependents
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Medical insurance 
  • Proof of employment or self-employment
  • Income proof
  • Bank reference letter 

13. Estonia

Estonia digital nomad visa is a permission permit for an individual to remain in the country for up to one year. 

If you earn €3,504 monthly and can afford a state pay of €80 or €100 for a Type C or Type D visa, respectively, you can apply for an Estonia digital nomad visa. 

Requirements for Estonia Digital Nomad Visa

  • Passport
  • Application form
  • Work contract
  • A letter from your employer stating that you are working remotely 
  • Bank statement
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Medical insurance
  • University degree

14. Georgia

Georgia is the one that offers digital nomad visas to ninety-five countries. It is an opportunity to enter Georgia and stay there for one year. 

On top of this, Georgia charges nothing for this visa. 

Requirements for Georgia Digital Nomad Visa 

  • Passport 
  • Business or employment proof 
  • Health insurance 
  • Proof of funds

15. Iceland

The Iceland digital nomad visa is a long-term remote work visa provided to a citizen of a non-EU/EEA/EFTA country or country that is in a visa-free travel agreement with Iceland.

This visa allows you to work and explore Iceland for six months. 

But, you are eligible for a digital nomad visa in Iceland if your monthly income is approximately $7,700. 

Requirements for Iceland Digital Nomad Visa

  • Passport 
  • Remote work visa application form
  • Visa payment proof 
  • Passport size photos 
  • Medical Insurance 
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Purpose of visit 
  • Income proof 
  • Marriage certificate (If your spouse is going with you)

16. Malta

Malta offers a digital nomad visa for one year to residents of countries outside of the EU that have a monthly income of €2,700. 

This visa administrative fee for each applicant costs €300.

Requirements for Malta Digital Nomad Visa

  • Passport 
  • Application form N1
  • Application form N2 (When you bring a family member)
  • Application form N4 (If you want general Data Protection Regulation EU/2016/679 (GDPR) Declaration Form)
  • A cover letter stating your trip to Malta
  • Health insurance 
  • Stable income proof 
  • Updated CV
  • Relationship status with dependent 
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Bank statement

17. Mauritius

Mauritius offers a one-year free digital nomad visa to those whose monthly income is USD 1,500 and USD 500 per month for each dependent. 

Requirements for Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa

  • Application form 
  • Biometric data page of your passport
  • Passport-size photo
  • Return air ticket 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Letter of Accommodation
  • Proof of funds
  • Proof of dependents

18. Mexico

Mexico offers digital nomad visas to travellers who have a monthly income of USD 2,166.11 and stay in the country from 180 days to one year. 

Requirements for Mexico Digital Nomad Visa 

  • Passport 
  • Visa application 
  • 3.9 cm X 3.1 cm recent photo 
  • Proof of income
  • Medical insurance
  • Attested Police Clearance Certificate 
  • Relationship poof to dependent 

19. Taiwan

The Taiwan digital nomad visa is a combined open work permit, residence permit, and visa issued to someone following skilled professionals. This visa allows you to stay in Taiwan for one to three years. 

Taiwan immigration provides Digital Nomad Visa to someone working in the following fields. 

  • Architecture
  • Culture and Arts
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Law
  • National Defence
  • Science & Technology
  • Sport

What is Another Word for a Digital Nomad Visa?

CountryVisa Name
Cabo VerdeRemote Working Cabo Verde
MauritiusMauritius Premium Travel Visa
SeychellesSeychelles Workation Program
AnguillaDigital Nomad Visa
Antigua and BarbudaNomad Digital Residence Visa
BahamasExtended Access Travel Stay (BEATS)
BarbadosBarbados Welcome Stamp
BermudaOne Year Residency Certificate  Policy
Cayman IslandsGlobal Citizen Concierge Program
Curaçao@HOME in Curaçao
MexicoTemporary Resident Visa
MontserratMontserrat Remote Work Stamp
IcelandWork in Iceland Visa
TaiwanGold Card
CroatiaDigital Nomad Visa
Czech RepublicZivno Visa
EstoniaDigital Nomad Visa
GeorgiaVisa Program
GermanyAufenthaltserlaubnis für selbständige Tätigkeit (Freelancer visa)


A digital nomad visa is an opportunity for someone who wishes to explore different countries while making money. This program has different requirements and charges depending on the country where you are going and the kind of work you are doing for a living. 

To apply for a it, you need to attest your legal documents like a police clearance certificate, medical insurance, birth certificate, etc. 

The attestation confirms that your documents are authentic and bonafide. The MEA in India manages the work of document attestation and apostille. The MEA has authorised us to handle the task of attestation on their behalf. 

We collect documents from the applicant and submit them to the concerned authorities for attestation. 

You can visit our office or courier your documents for attestation services.