Movement across borders and the relationship we have with work is constantly transforming. At Relocate, we are engineered to ease the burdens of migration in this rapidly evolving space.
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Digital Nomad Visas
An emerging trend, and arguably one of the most dynamic in global migration today, is the Digital Nomad Visa. In the Summer of 2020, Estonia officially announced an immigration pathway for Digital Nomads - the first of its kind.
In an ever changing ecosystem of work-life balance and employee-employer relationships, the Digital Nomad Visa pathway seems promising. Set amongst a backdrop of exponential technological progress, a growing global consciousness and yearning for global mobility -- these are truly unprecedented times.
However, it is not all laptops and fresh-ocean breeze. In fact, virtually all of the Digital Nomad Visa programs are new and untested. This means that while Governments have promulgated legislation for digital nomad visas, the administrative processing of these visas is still lagging behind.
Below we have outlined some of the most important aspects of the Digital Nomad Visa category, and highlight the countries where it is being offered. We also provide timely insight into these visa categories and direct channels of communication with leading immigration practitioners in these respective countries.
What is a Digital Nomad Visa?
Exactly what it sounds like! This type of visa, also known as a freelancer visa or remote worker visa, is a special type of visa issued by a host country to those interested in working there, but on a less permanent and more fluid and flexible basis. A travel blogger, freelancer, adventure traveler, expat-preneur, techpat and even an employee, are good examples of someone who might pursue this route.
Countries offering the Digital Nomad Visa
At present, there are 24 countries providing an immigration pathway through a Digital Nomad Visa category: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cabo Verde, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Dominica, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Malta, Mexico, Montserrat, Norway, Portugal, Seychelles, and Taiwan.
We have provided an outline of these requirements below.