Here’s a list of countries with digital nomad visas (application and requirements guide)

For the last 14 years that I’ve been a digital nomad, nobody was paying attention to this profession but now more and more countries with digital nomad visa are emerging. Here are the best countries with digital nomad visas (updated monthly).

💌 Trish, I am your follower since 2013 and I love your digital nomad lifestyle! I am from the USA and have been working from home since 2020. I realized that I do not need to be in the US in order to work since our offices are officially closed this year.

If this is still the case, I would like to relocate in 2021. What are the countries with digital nomad visa? I know you are currently in Mexico and I am thinking of going too. I just want to have more options. Thank you in advance and I hope you are well!

Kirsten, New York, USA
countries with digital nomad visas

Hi Kirsten,

Thank you for reaching out! I’ve helped a lot of American digital nomads find their base and I hope I can help you, too! Here’s the list of countries with digital nomad visa. I also included the process of how to apply for a temporary resident visa in Mexico.

This is where I currently live so if you decide to come to Mexico, let me know via Instagram DM. Good luck with your search!

Xx,
Trisha

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🙋🏽 What is a digital nomad visa?

A digital nomad visa is a type of visa specifically designed for remote workers who want to live and work in a foreign country.

Unlike traditional visas, which are often tied to local employment or specific purposes like tourism or study, digital nomad visas cater to the growing trend of working remotely, especially in fields where work can be done online.

Key features of a digital nomad visa include:

  • Work Authorization: They allow individuals to legally work in the host country, but the work is usually for foreign employers or clients, not local businesses.
  • Duration: These visas can vary in length, often ranging from a few months to a couple of years, and sometimes they can be extended.
  • Income Requirements: Applicants often need to prove a stable income or sufficient savings to support themselves, ensuring they won’t be a burden on the host country’s resources.
  • Health Insurance: Applicants may be required to have health insurance that covers them in the host country.
  • Tax Implications: Depending on the country, digital nomads might be exempt from local income taxes for a certain period, or they might have to comply with specific tax regulations.

🆚 Digital Nomad Visa vs normal Tourist Visa

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I know you’re wondering why you should apply for a digital nomad visa when you can easily just go as a tourist. To tell you honestly, there are no regulations in any country in the world that say you cannot work in their country as a remote worker. How will they find out anyway if you just enter as a tourist?

But in my personal experience, it is quite tedious to think about visas when you finally settle down and find your place in one country. Most countries give 30-90 days of tourist visa stays that you can take advantage of but what if you want to stay longer?

Sure, going in and out of the border is easy but for some countries, it is not very simple. I got lucky because Mexico offers a 6-month tourist visa for Philippine passport holders like me so that’s plenty of time to plan my travels outside of Mexico.

However, that is me. I get excited every time I need to do a visa run because that means I get to explore another country.

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Plus, if I do not have a valid visa (digital nomad or residency) in a particular country, it will be challenging to come back. Traveling these days is a little complicated because the rules can change at any time.

I kept thinking, “What if I do a visa run to Guatemala from Mexico and then have problems coming back?” I never want that to happen so I should have a legal visa to come back to Mexico.

Think about your circumstances. Is it worth the hassle to go in and out of the country every 90 days? Or would you rather enjoy where you are for a longer time without thinking about these legalities?

If you are going for a tourist visa, just don’t talk too much to the immigration upon entering a country. Say that you are a tourist. Period.

If in any case, they only give you a few days of tourist visa, you can book a 3-month accommodation that you don’t have to pay for. Once you’re in the country, just cancel it.

🗺️ List of digital nomad visa countries (A-Z)

Below are several countries that have introduced digital nomad visas or similar programs to attract remote workers:

  1. Albania
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Argentina
  4. Armenia
  5. Barbados
  6. Belize
  7. Brazil
  8. Canada
  9. Cape Verde
  10. Colombia
  11. Costa Rica
  12. Croatia
  13. Cyprus
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Dubai
  16. Ecuador
  17. El Salvador
  18. Estonia
  19. Hungary
  20. Iceland
  21. Indonesia (Bali)
  22. Italy
  23. Georgia
  24. Germany
  25. Greece
  26. Latvia
  27. Malaysia
  28. Malta
  29. Mauritius
  30. Mexico
  31. Montenegro
  32. North Macedonia
  33. Norway
  34. Panama
  35. Portugal
  36. Romania
  37. Serbia
  38. Seychelles
  39. South Africa
  40. South Korea
  41. Sri Lanka
  42. Spain
  43. Taiwan
  44. Turkey
  45. Thailand
  46. Uruguay

⛰️ North & Central American Countries with digital nomad visa

Mexico Digital Nomad Visa

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Mexico’s colorful culture, delicious cuisine, and diverse landscapes make it a favorite among digital nomads.

I am currently based in Mexico and was able to apply for a Mexico digital nomad visa in 2020. I did it with the help of a Mexican lawyer for a minimal fee. Mexico’s digital nomad visa is not called the digital nomad visa but the “no-lucrativo” (non-lucrative visa).

  • Other Names: Mexico Non-Lucrative Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: $1,600 – $2,500 or $27,000 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $190 – $390
  • Length: 1-4 years (I applied for a 4-year visa)
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,800
  • Best cities for nomads: Mexico City, Oaxaca City, Guadalajara, Playa del Carmen, and Merida

👉🏽 Related: Op-ed: Does Mexico hate digital nomads?

Canada Digital Nomad Visa

Canada offers diverse cities, stunning nature, and a welcoming environment for digital workers. | DepositPhotos.com

Canada opens its doors to remote workers through its Start-Up Visa Program, with a simpler immigration process and one of the easiest digital nomad visas to apply. This visa allows you to stay in Canada for 6 months with the possibility to apply for a permanent residency visa.

  • Other Names: The Start-Up Visa Program
  • Monthly income requirement: not clear; states “enough” financial resources to stay in Canada for 6 months (see cost of living in Canada below for an estimate).
  • Visa Cost: $190 – $390
  • Length: 1-4 years (I applied for a 4-year visa)
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,437
  • Best cities for nomads: Vancouver, Toronto, Quebec

The process for applying for a Canada Digital Nomad visa is still unclear but you can refer to their official government website for more information.

Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa

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Costa Rica’s eco-friendly environment and Pura Vida lifestyle attract nature-loving nomads.

The Costa Rica digital nomad visa allows you to live the pura vida life for 1 year and the best thing about this visa is that digital nomads are not required to file an income tax. You can also extend your stay for another year.

The only downside is that Costa Rica has a more expensive cost compared to other countries with digital nomad visa.

  • Monthly income requirement: $2,000
  • Visa Cost: $50
  • Visa Length: 1 year plus an opportunity to extend another year (+ $200)
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,999
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Santa Teresa, Liberia, Tamarindo, and Puerto Viejo

El Salvador Digital Nomad Visa

Discover El Salvador’s natural beauty and growing digital nomad infrastructure. | DepositPhotos.com

In recent years, the government of El Salvador has shown a strong commitment to digital currencies, making it the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. This could be advantageous for digital nomads interested in cryptocurrency.

  • Monthly income requirement: $1,460
  • Visa Cost: $2,825
  • Visa Length: 1-3 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $646

Belize Digital Nomad Visa

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Enjoy Belize’s natural beauty and laid-back lifestyle, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and remote workers. | DepositPhotos.com

Living in Belize as a digital nomad has its own set of unique attractions and challenges. One of the primary benefits is its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle.

Belize is home to stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and the world-famous Belize Barrier Reef, offering ample opportunities for exploration and outdoor activities.

  • Other Names: Work Where You Vacation
  • Monthly income requirement: $75,000 in yearly savings per person; $100,000 for families/couples
  • Visa Cost: $250
  • Visa Length: 6 months
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,200

Panama Digital Nomad Visa

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Panama’s vibrant city life and beachside tranquility are perfect for remote workers.

Panama’s Digital Nomad visa, also known as Short Stay Visa For Remote Workers allows digital nomads to stay in Panama for 9 months with a chance to renew for another 9 months.

  • Other Names: Short Stay Visa For Remote Workers
  • Monthly income requirement: $36,000 in yearly savings
  • Visa Cost: $300
  • Visa Length: 9-18 months
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,785
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Panama City

🦙 South American countries with digital nomad visa

Colombia Digital Nomad Visa

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Colombia offers a vibrant culture, friendly locals, and a growing digital nomad scene.

The digital nomad visa in Colombia, officially known as the Migrant Visa (type M) for remote workers or freelancers, allows digital nomads to live and work legally in the country for up to three years.

This visa is aimed at individuals who earn a stable income from sources outside Colombia, such as remote work or freelance projects.

  • Other Names: Migrant Visa (type M)
  • Monthly income requirement: $684 USD
  • Visa Cost: $177
  • Length: 2 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,330
  • Best cities for nomads: Medellin and Cartagena

Ecuador Digital Nomad Visa

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Ecuador’s diverse landscapes and affordable cost of living attract adventurous remote workers.

Ecuador has been known for its expat-friendly visa policies, which could be suitable for digital nomads. One popular option for longer stays is the Temporary Resident Visa, which can be obtained under various categories like professional, retirement, or investment visas.

  • Monthly income requirement: $1,275
  • Visa Cost: $50 for visa processing and $400 visa fee upon approval
  • Length: 2 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,888
  • Best cities for nomads: Quito, Cuenca

Brazil Digital Nomad Visa

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Brazil’s energetic atmosphere and diverse landscapes make it a stimulating destination for digital nomads.

The Brazilian government introduced a visa tailored for digital nomads in September 2021, which would allow remote workers to live and work in Brazil for a certain period while maintaining their employment outside the country.

Brazil’s digital nomad visa favors jobs in the sectors of content creation (influencers/bloggers), online teaching, digital marketing, translations, data analysis, web development and customer service.

  • Monthly income requirement: $1,629 or $18,467 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $130
  • Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,800
  • Best cities for nomads: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Uruguay Digital Nomad Visa

Uruguay offers a relaxed lifestyle with beautiful beaches and a growing tech scene. | DepositPhotos.com

The residence permit for digital nomads who wish to live and work in Uruguay is for individuals who work for companies based abroad, or have a business on their own. This visa allows you to stay in Uruguay for 6 months and is the easiest digital nomad visa to process.

  • Monthly income requirement: N/A (online application upon entering Uruguay on a tourist visa)
  • Visa Cost: $11
  • Length: 6-12 months
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,031

Argentina Digital Nomad Visa

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Experience vibrant culture, great food, and a lively digital community in Argentina’s bustling cities.

Argentina’s Digital Nomad Pass is a temporary residence visa designed for digital nomads. This will allow you to enter and work in Argentina for 180 days (6 months).

  • Other Names: Digital Nomad Pass
  • Monthly income requirement: not clear
  • Visa Cost: $80 for consular fees; $120 visa fees
  • Length: 6 months
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $439 (learn more about inflation in Argentina)
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza

🇪🇺 European countries with digital nomad visa

👉🏽 See also: Best European cities for digital nomads

Estonia Digital Nomad Visa

Estonia was one of the first countries to introduce a digital nomad visa, launching it in 2020. The Estonian Digital Nomad Visa allows remote workers from outside the European Union to live in Estonia and legally work for an employer or as a freelancer for clients based outside of Estonia for 3-6 months.

  • Monthly income requirement: $3,802
  • Visa Cost: $87 (short stay); $109 (long stay)
  • Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $999
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza

Georgia Digital Nomad Visa

Georgia’s low cost of living and welcoming visa policies attract global nomads.

Georgia (the country) does have a visa program aimed at attracting digital nomads. It’s called the “Remotely from Georgia” program, launched in 2020. This initiative allows citizens of 95 countries to live and work remotely in Georgia for up to one year.

  • Other names: Remotely From Georgia
  • Monthly income requirement: $2,000
  • Visa Cost: Free
  • Visa Length: 1 year (permanent residency for individuals who will register their online business in Georgia)
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,826
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Tbilisi

Armenia Digital Nomad Visa

Armenia offers a blend of ancient heritage and modern living, perfect for culturally curious nomads.

Armenia offers a relatively easy and flexible visa regime that can be conducive to digital nomads like their residency visa permit (temporary). Citizens of many countries can enter Armenia without a visa or obtain a visa on arrival or online for short stays, typically up to 120 days.

  • Other names: Armenia Residency Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: not clear
  • Visa Cost: $270
  • Visa Length: 1-5 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $642
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Yerevan

Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

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Portugal did not have a specific “digital nomad visa” per se, but it offered visa options that are favorable for digital nomads. The most relevant is the D7 Visa, also known as the Passive Income Visa.

This visa is designed for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens who have a reasonable net regular passive income, including retirees, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads.

  • Other Names: D7 Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: $3,259
  • Visa Cost: $90 for visa processing; $78 for the permit
  • Visa Length: 1-5 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $2,631
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Lisbon, Portimao, Porto, and Madeira

Norway Digital Nomad Visa

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Norway’s stunning natural beauty and high quality of life attract digital nomads.

Norway does not have a specific digital nomad visa. However, they offer various types of visas and residence permits that might suit digital nomads, such as the Independent Contractor Visa, but these often come with specific requirements and are not exclusively designed for digital nomads.

  • Other Names: Independent Contractor Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: $38,803 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $651
  • Visa Length: 1-3 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,820
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Oslo, Bergen, Tromso

Czech Republic Digital Nomad Visa

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Prague’s rich history and lively culture make Czech Republic a top nomad choice.

The Czech Republic DIgital Nomad Visa, also known as Zivno visa is designed for freelancers and self-employed individuals who wish to live and work in the Czech Republic.

Applicants must apply for a trade license (Živnostenský list) for the freelance activity they intend to pursue and meet certain income requirements. The visa is typically granted for one year and can be renewed.

  • Other Names: Zivnostensky Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: $6,000 in savings
  • Visa Cost: Free
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $2,840
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Prague, Sumperk, and Brno

Albania Digital Nomad Visa

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Albania combines affordable living with rich history and stunning landscapes, ideal for adventurous nomads.

Albania is known for its relatively lenient visa policies, especially for citizens from many countries who can stay visa-free for up to 90 days within 180 days. For longer stays, digital nomads often use tourist visas or explore other types of residence permits.

  • Monthly income requirement: $9,800 in yearly savings
  • Visa Cost: Free
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $617

Malta Digital Nomad Visa

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Malta’s sunny weather and historic sites provide a picturesque remote working environment.

Malta offers a Nomad Residence Permit, specifically designed for digital nomads. This permit allows non-EU nationals to live and work remotely from Malta for up to a year, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must prove they work remotely, either for a company or as freelancers, and meet certain income thresholds.

  • Other Names: Nomad Residence Permit
  • Monthly income requirement: $2,933
  • Visa Cost: $325
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $900

Germany Digital Nomad Visa

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Germany offers a blend of modern innovation and rich history, perfect for digital workers.

Germany provides several visa options that can be suitable for digital nomads, the most notable being the Freelancer Visa (Freiberufler Visum).

The German Freelancer Visa allows individuals from non-EU countries to reside in Germany and work independently. To qualify, you typically need to demonstrate you have the skills and financial means to support yourself, a viable business plan, and health insurance.

You must also prove that your freelance work will have an economic or cultural benefit to Germany.

  • Other Names: Aufenthaltserlaubnis für selbständige Tätigkeit
  • Monthly income requirement: $9,777 per year plus an address in Germany is required
  • Visa Cost: $108
  • Visa Length: 6 months to 3 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,960
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Dresden

Hungary Digital Nomad Visa

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Budapest combines historic grandeur with a lively expat community, ideal for nomads.

Hungary offers various types of residence permits that might apply to digital nomads, such as the White Card residence permit.

This type of permit can potentially be used by digital nomads who can prove they have sufficient financial resources to support themselves without working in Hungary and have comprehensive health insurance.

  • Other Names: White Card
  • Monthly income requirement: $2,172
  • Visa Cost: $120
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $690
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Budapest, Eger, Pecs

Spain Digital Nomad Visa

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Spain’s digital nomad visa is part of a broader startup law aimed at attracting entrepreneurs and remote workers. This visa is specifically tailored for non-EU citizens who work remotely for companies located outside of Spain.

  • Other Names: No-lucrativo (non-lucrative)
  • Monthly income requirement: $2,336 per month
  • Visa Cost: $140
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,873
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Canary Islands, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid

Iceland Digital Nomad Visa

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Iceland’s stunning landscapes and unique culture provide an inspiring backdrop for digital workers.

Iceland introduced a long-term visa for remote workers, including digital nomads. This visa allows foreign nationals from outside the Schengen Area to live and work remotely in Iceland for up to six months.

You need to show proof of employment, a minimum income higher than the average Icelandic wage, and health insurance. This initiative caters to those who can work independently of location, provided your employer is based outside of Iceland.

  • Monthly income requirement: $7,000 for singles; $10,000+ for families
  • Visa Cost: $61
  • Visa Length: 6 months
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,282

Croatia Digital Nomad Visa

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Enjoy Croatia’s historic charm, beautiful coastlines, and a thriving digital community.

Croatia offers a digital nomad visa, allowing non-EU citizens to stay in Croatia and work for foreign companies remotely. The visa can be issued for up to a year and does not require the holder to pay local income tax on their foreign-sourced income.

  • Monthly income requirement: $2,424 per month or $29,103 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $87 – $140
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,600
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, and Hvar

Cyprus Digital Nomad Visa

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Cyprus had introduced a digital nomad visa scheme to attract remote workers from non-EU countries. The digital nomad visa in Cyprus typically grants the holder the right to stay for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal for at least another year.

  • Monthly income requirement: $3,802
  • Visa Cost: $76
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $910

Greece Digital Nomad Visa

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Greece’s historic charm and Mediterranean lifestyle appeal to culture-loving nomads.

Greece introduced a digital nomad visa, allowing remote workers from non-EU countries to live and work in Greece for up to a year, with an option for renewal.

This visa is aimed at individuals who are employed or self-employed in another country and can provide evidence of their work arrangement and sufficient income.

  • Monthly income requirement: $3,802
  • Visa Cost: $82
  • Visa Length: 1-3 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,877
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Athens, Kos, Mykonos

Romania Digital Nomad Visa

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Romania offers a blend of medieval charm and modern digital infrastructure.

Romania launched a digital nomad visa program, targeted at non-EU citizens who work remotely for companies outside of Romania. The visa requires proof of steady income and allows digital nomads to legally reside in Romania while working for their foreign employers.

  • Monthly income requirement: $3,584
  • Visa Cost: not clear
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $629
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Bucharest, Brasov

Latvia Digital Nomad Visa

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Latvia’s vibrant capital and digital-friendly atmosphere make it a hidden gem for nomads.

Latvia offers various types of visas and residence permits that may be suitable for digital nomads under certain conditions. The Temporary Residence Permit might be obtained through different means such as self-employment or investment.

  • Monthly income requirement: 2.5 x the average Latvian yearly salary
  • Visa Cost: $65
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $877
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Riga

Italy Digital Nomad Visa

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Italy offers a rich cultural experience and inspiring settings for remote work.

The digital nomad visa for Italy is intended for non-EU citizens who are employed or self-employed and can work remotely using digital technologies. The visa would allow these individuals to live in Italy while working for companies or clients located outside of Italy.

Only high-skilled workers are qualified to apply for this visa type. Meaning, you must have a Master’s Degree or similar to qualify. You will also be required to pay taxes.

  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,855
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Milan, Rome

North Macedonia Digital Nomad Visa

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Experience a blend of ancient history and affordable living in North Macedonia.

North Macedonia offers other types of visas and residency permits that might be applicable for digital nomads under certain conditions. Type C and D long-term visas are usually the best option for nomads.

Once the digital nomad visa for North Macedonia has been announced with clear instructions and application process, I will update this page!

  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,558
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Ohrid, Skopje, Bitola

Serbia Digital Nomad Visa

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Serbia’s rich history and affordable lifestyle make it an emerging nomad destination.

Serbia offers a relatively straightforward visa and residency process that can accommodate the needs of digital nomads, especially those who wish to stay longer than the duration permitted under a tourist visa.

For short-term stays, many nationalities can enter Serbia without a visa for up to 90 days within 180 days. This visa-free entry is suitable for digital nomads planning a shorter stay. For longer stays, one would typically need to apply for a temporary residence permit.

  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,626
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Belgrade, Novi Sad

Montenegro Digital Nomad Visa

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Montenegro’s stunning Adriatic coast offers a peaceful retreat for remote workers.

The Montenegro Digital Nomad visa called the Program for Attracting Digital Nomads in Montenegro is for non-EU citizens who are freelancers and business owners.

This visa allows you to stay in Montenegro for 2 years. At the moment, this digital nomad visa is not yet public.

  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $2,297
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Kolašin, Tivat, Budva

🎎 Asian countries with digital nomad visa

👉🏽 Related: Best Asian cities for digital nomads

Thailand Digital Nomad Visa

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Thailand’s tropical beaches, vibrant cities, and nomad community are irresistible.

The digital nomad visa in Thailand is officially called the Special Tourist Visa (STV). It is a temporary residence permit designed for remote workers and freelancers who wish to stay in Thailand for up to one year.

The visa is renewable for an additional year, but the holder cannot work for Thai companies or provide services to Thai clients.

  • Other Names: Special Tourist Visa (STV)
  • Monthly income requirement: $80,000 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $600
  • Visa Length: 10 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,402
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Phangan, Phuket, Kho Samui

Taiwan Digital Nomad Visa

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Taiwan’s blend of tradition, modernity, and excellent street food attracts digital nomads.

Taiwan Digital Nomad Visa is called the Employment Gold Card, which is a 4-in-1 card that acts as a work permit, residence visa, alien resident certificate, and re-entry permit.

This card is targeted towards high-skilled professionals, including those in specialized or technical work, and could be an option for some digital nomads, especially those with expertise in certain industries.

  • Other Names: Employment Gold Card
  • Monthly income requirement: $5,700
  • Visa Cost: $100
  • Visa Length: Open-ended
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $787
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Taipei, Hualien

Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa

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Malaysia’s multicultural environment and affordable living attract a diverse nomad community.

The Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa, also known as De Rantau Nomad Pass allows foreigners to obtain a long-term visa to live in Malaysia. The program requires applicants to meet certain financial criteria, such as demonstrating sufficient income and savings.

It’s popular among retirees and expatriates who can prove they have the financial means to live in Malaysia without seeking employment there.

  • Other Names: De Rantau Nomad Pass
  • Monthly income requirement: $24,000 in yearly savings
  • Visa Cost: $120
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,673
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Kuala Lumpur, Penang

Sri Lanka Digital Nomad Visa

Sri Lanka offers a tropical setting with rich culture and affordable living for nomads.

Sri Lanka had announced plans to introduce a digital nomad visa to attract remote workers. The proposed digital nomad visa was expected to allow foreign nationals to live and work remotely in Sri Lanka for an extended period, possibly up to one year, with the possibility of renewal.

However, the specific details regarding the eligibility criteria, application process, and exact terms of the visa were still being finalized. Right now, Sri Lanka offers a lenient visa extension process of up to 270 days on a tourist visa.

  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,645
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Colombo

Indonesia Digital Nomad Visa (specific to Bali)

Bali’s tropical paradise is a hotspot for digital nomads seeking balance.

Indonesia is in the process of introducing a digital nomad visa, particularly aimed at attracting remote workers to Bali. The proposed digital nomad visa for Indonesia was expected to allow foreign nationals to live and work remotely in Indonesia, especially in Bali, for a certain period.

One of the key features discussed was that digital nomads using this visa would be exempt from paying Indonesian income tax, provided their income comes from companies or clients outside Indonesia.

  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $750 – $2,600
  • Best areas for digital nomads: Canggu, Seminyak

South Korea Digital Nomad Visa

South Korea’s fast-paced cities and cutting-edge technology appeal to urban nomads.

South Korea finally launched their digital nomad visa program called Workation Visa, effective January 1, 2024. Digital nomads who wish to live and work in South Korea can apply for this visa up to 2 years of validity.

  • Other Names: Workation Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: $5,293 per month or $66,000 in yearly savings
  • Visa Cost: unclear
  • Visa Length: 1-2 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,531
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Seoul, Jeju Island

Turkey Digital Nomad Visa

Turkey’s rich history and diverse landscapes provide a captivating backdrop for nomads.

The Turkey Digital Nomad Visa has been introduced in 2021. If you are an EU citizen, you can enter and work as a digital nomad in Turkey for 90 days. If you want to extend, you will need to apply for a Turkey Residence Permit.

  • Other Names: Turkish Residence Permit
  • Monthly income requirement: $2,500
  • Visa Cost: unclear
  • Visa Length: 1-2 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $650
  • Best cities for digital nomads: Istanbul

Dubai Digital Nomad Visa

Dubai blends luxury, innovation, and a bustling expat community, ideal for ambitious nomads.

Dubai’s one-year virtual working program is now available for everyone! Dubai is a first-world country and their Internet is really good, however, they have a high cost of living. Dubai is a melting pot for digital nomads from all over the globe.

  • Other Names: Virtual Working Program
  • Monthly income requirement: $5,431 per month
  • Visa Cost: $287
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,975

🪘African Countries with digital nomad visas

Cape Verde Digital Nomad Visa

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Island life meets digital connectivity in Cape Verde, perfect for a peaceful work setting.

The Remote Working Cabo Verde visa, also known as the Remote Working Program or Digital Nomad Visa, is an initiative by the Cape Verdean government to attract digital nomads and remote workers to the country.

Applicants generally need to be employed or own a business outside of Cape Verde. They must prove they can work remotely, typically through documentation from their employer or evidence of business ownership.

  • Other Names: Remote Working Cabo Verde
  • Monthly income requirement: $22
  • Visa Cost: unclear
  • Visa Length: 6 months
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $711

South Africa Digital Nomad Visa

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South Africa’s diverse culture and landscapes provide a dynamic nomad experience.

The South Africa Digital Nomad Visa was announced in April 2022. Digital nomads who earn $3,500 per month are eligible to apply and there is an option to bring family members, too. The process of application is currently rolling out.

  • Monthly income requirement: $3,500
  • Visa Cost: not clear
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,575
  • Best cities for nomads: Cape Town, Johannesburg

Mauritius Digital Nomad Visa

Mauritius’s tropical climate and friendly policies make it an ideal spot for nomads.

Mauritius offers a program that is well-suited for digital nomads, known as the Premium Visa. Introduced in 2020, the Mauritius Premium Visa is a long-stay visa that allows visitors, including digital nomads and remote workers, to stay in Mauritius for one year, which is renewable.

  • Other Names: Premium Visa
  • Monthly income requirement: unclear
  • Visa Cost: Free
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,590

Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa

Work in paradise with Seychelles’ breathtaking beaches and tranquil lifestyle.

The Seychelles Digital Nomad Visa or Workcation Program is a special initiative launched by Seychelles to attract remote workers, including digital nomads, to live and work from the islands for an extended period.

This program is designed to cater to professionals who can perform their jobs remotely and are interested in doing so from an idyllic and serene location like Seychelles.

  • Other Names: Seychelles Workcation Program
  • Monthly income requirement: unclear
  • Visa Cost: $48
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $1,941

🏖️ Caribbean countries with digital nomad visa

Barbados Digital Nomad Visa

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Barbados provides a perfect mix of island relaxation and reliable connectivity for remote workers.

If you can work anywhere as long as there is Internet access, Barbados is a beautiful country to explore. The cost of living in Barbados is pretty high though.

Their new program for digital nomads called Barbados Welcome Stamp allows digital nomads to work and live in the country for 12 months. The application process is pretty straightforward as you can do it online!

  • Other Names: Barbados Welcome Stamp
  • Monthly income requirement: $50,000 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $2,000 per person; $3,000 for families
  • Visa Length: 1 year
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,168

Antigua & Barbuda Digital Nomad Visa

Work with a view of serene beaches and turquoise waters in this Caribbean paradise.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Digital Nomad Residence visa offers a long-term visa program for people who work remotely. This country prides itself as the safest island in the Caribbean with modern amenities and improved infrastructure.

Applications are reviewed for approval and applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set.

  • Other Names: Nomad Digital Residence
  • Monthly income requirement: $50,000 in savings
  • Visa Cost: $1,500 per person; $3,000 for families
  • Visa Length: 2 years
  • Monthly cost of living for nomads (avg): $3,900

💻 Digital Nomad Resources

🏥 What is the best insurance as a digital nomad?
YES! In fact, this is one of the requirements. My digital nomad insurance is SafetyWing and I only pay $40 USD per month.

📶 Do I need a VPN as a digital nomad?
ABSSOLUTELY! Digital nomads travel to many different countries and it is important to protect your Internet privacy. Do not connect to the Internet anywhere without VPN as the Internet does not respect our privacy as private citizens! NordVPN is the only VPN I trust and use. It’s cheap and it’s very reliable!

✈️ Where do digital nomads find cheap flights?
Kiwi.com is one of the most trusted sites to book cheap flights to Mexico. They compare all prices for all airlines! Also try WayAway if you want to get cashback for every booking.

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  1. Hi Trish, I have been a fan of your work since 2016 and I remember sending you an email back then about my struggles. Thank you so much for inspiring me to be who I am today. I get so excited seeing this opportunity because I really wanted to experience working with you or your team, I wanted to be impowered by woman’s in your team. I have files in google drive and knows canva a bit. My canva is just the free access one because I use it for posting for my sales job as insurance advisor here in the Philippines. I was so eagerly excited about this job opening because I really wanted to work with people like you, I’ve tried applying for other job postings you have but I think I am not qualified for those. But this one I am sure I have all the time and energy to be of help to your team. My work as an insurance advisor is a sales job, so I can do my task as I may please and thanks to you! because I am now free from the 8hour full-time corporate employee work. I’ve finally found work that I am at my best without forcing myself to be in an office setup. I had been working for 9yrs of dreading office work until I finally found the courage to leave and be a financial advisor instead. I am now overly satisfied with the work that I do and infact tried podcasting my writing yesterday for the first time. I didn’t know podcast publish would be that easy. My line of writing now mostly involve financial literacy to inspire my generation about good money habits and that of saving first before spending. I hope to expand more of what I can that is why I am interested in writing for your team. My internet connection is not that great but I am sure I can send my articles. I don’t want closed supervision, I will commit to deliver my work on time. I hope I’ll be considered this time. Thank you for this opportunity and may God bless you more?

  2. I’ve been meaning to adopt this kind of lifestyle since 2015 where I get to hold a job parallel to cultivating happiness within me. However, being married, I also understand that it is not something I can sustain in the long run. I can’t be travelling and then leaving my husband behind (because he holds a full-time traditional job). Or so I thought!
    Thanks to technology because it paved the way for changing the landscape of work.
    I’m now working online as a virtual assistant for an ecommerce based in Switzerland. On weekends, I teach at a private college. Because of this set-up, I get to explore places, try cuisines, travel locally, and know myself. I only teach for a term when I know I can commit my time fully. If I have travel plans, then I don’t take any classes. As for my weekday job, once I finish my work within 6 hours a day, then I’m off for the day.
    With the emergence of this digital nomad visas, I can’t wait to travel internationally again and stay in other countries maximum a month and then go back to my home base (Sri Lanka), rest for sometime, save, and then travel again!
    It’s just a relief that it is possible now to go for what makes me happy without having to take a leave from work.
    Thanks for sharing this very detailed and comprehensive write-up of all these digital nomad visas available! 🙂

  3. This is very helpful! Especially for me and my partner who just started as digital nomads. Last year, we moved here in Siargao and started two online businesses. It was scary at first because we literally started from scratch and had to learn everything by ourselves. And now that we are able to adapt to the things that have happened this year and that our businesses are thriving, we are more ready to move again and continue exploring and discovering.

    We were actually supposed to leave the island last March and travel to the Americas, but the pandemic happened so we have to put our plans on hold. We just started discussing them again and would love to push through once the world permits. I am so grateful that I came across your post! I honestly did not know about digital nomad visas until I read this. It’s good to know that a lot of countries are opening their doors to digital nomads like us. This visa type is really a game-changer because it provides more protection to people staying in a different country to work remotely compared to tourist visas. Digital nomadism is indeed the future!

  4. I handed in my notice sometime in early March ready for the next step. Truthfully? I had no idea what that next step was! And then the pandemic happened.

    Fast forward to Novemeber 2020, I’m currently a remote worker and while it’s been amazing (and of course I’m glad I can pay my bills on time now!), the adjustment period never seems to stop. And I think it never will. Which is why I’m actually excited about these digital nomad visas!

    Hopefully when restrictions have eased this is something I could potentially look into. I’ve always wanted to travel but something (mostly me?) held me back.

    Thanks for the thoughtful article! Looking forward to read more about your life as a Digital Nomad.

  5. Unlike most, if not all, of your readers, I don’t aspire to be a digital nomad. I have a regular day job which I love, I have a mom whom I cannot leave behind, and a partner who is very stable here in the Philippines, business-wise, and so leaving isn’t really the best option for me. But reading your blog and your experiences as a digital nomad yourself, plus the tips and tricks I learned and learning along the way, made me feel empowered. That as a woman, I can be anything and anywhere in the world – I am capable to go out of my comfort zone, take care of myself, support myself, inspire others, if I want to.

    I always know that I don’t really want to travel every single city and country in the world. I have this “intentional travel list” for so long – cities and countries I want to visit not because they are the most common tourist spot or just because everyone is going there. For one, I don’t have the means and the time. But well, mainly because I always believe that in everything you do and every places you go to, there must be a reason. Intent.

    Of course I want to explore my own country. Then the rest of Southeast Asia. I want to go to Egypt and the Holy Land. I want to go to India and South Africa. All these places that I want to explore because of their culture and history and wildlife. I don’t know if I will be able to, but reading your blog entries make me believe that I can. That I am capable.

    The world is a scary place to be in, but your blog helps me get to know what’s out there. Thank you for building this community.

  6. Hi Trisha! I can’t believe there’s an opportunity to work on your team that fits me!

    I discovered your blog on 2019 and it encouraged me to make one of my own. So I started blogging but I had a traditional (and very demanding) 8-5 job and wasn’t able to take full advantage of my web but I got to learn and develop a lot of new skills like WordPress and Canva. However this year changed everything for everyone! I lost my job, reinvented my blog and got a remote job as a virtual assistant, all this in the same month. How crazy life is! As this is my first year working remotely, and with a pandemic going on I haven’t been able to travel much, but I have already discovered new places in my own country (hint: you’re located here now).

    Next plans are relocating to another country, I was already interested in Georgia but didn’t know about their digital nomad Visa, so thanks for all this new info! I hope we get to talk more about the position!

  7. Hi Trisha! Thanks for this! I’ve actually never knew digital nomad is a thing until I came across your IG profile two years ago. Since then, I have always admired your contents and your stories have been an inspiration. I am now 27 years old. I’ve quit my corporate job few months ago and I am now dreaming of having to experience the lifestyle that you have- be able to travel and make a job out of it. Although, I am yet to discover more of my skills when it comes to working freelance, I know for sure that I am willing to start anywhere because it’s never too late and we can never be too old to chase our dreams! What’s important is that we have at least an idea where we want to start.

    I am very thrilled to know that there’s an opportunity to be a part of your team and work with you and I really hope I’d be considered. ?

  8. Trisha!!!

    Got a little too excited when i saw your post about a job opening for your team. I’ve been a fan since 2018 and your blogs are my main source of travel since i couldn’t afford to do so in real life. I guess at some point in my life you’ve influenced me to actually move out of my comfort zone. Two years ago i decided to leave our home country and work abroad, i wanted to also experience what it’s like to mingle with different people from different countries with different cultures and background and my god did it liberate me. It wasn’t easy finding a job abroad that could support me and my family, i struggled for more than a year to find my place but looking back i am happy i took that plane and risked everything, because the lessons i got from all of it changed me in a good way and i am grateful for you for sharing your experience with us. If i hadn’t stumble on your blogs i wouldn’t be confident enough 2 years ago to explore outside my comfort zone so THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    Stay safe and healthy! Love your Vlogs too. Always waiting for that notification for new uploads ❤️

  9. Hello Trisha! My name is Constanza, from one of your favourite cities… Mexico City! And I love it too, with all my heart, but , I can also admit that I´m always in need of “new winds” (as we say here, maybe you´ve already heard the saying). This has taken me to so many places I never thought I´d step foot on and to cross my way with amazing people and stories. But most important, it has given me the internal impulse to share and write about it.
    I just started a blog in spanish which you´re welcome to read. Although it is still a baby, I´ve been writing about my trips since my first journey at age 11. And worked on a travel/missions magazine once. I´m one of those people who thinks better through a sheet of paper!
    I also write in english of course, since I consider myself lucky to LOVE in many different latitudes, and we both know english is the easiest way to do so.
    I could say I´m a city girl with a beachlife soul, and it made me happy to read that two of the countries that enjoy the best of both worlds (Spain and Portugal) were listed in this post.
    Anyway, despite the location, just like you, what I must enjoy about being somewhere is getting to know the people and their culture. That´s why I started following you more than two years ago, because I´ve always admired the way you connect and truly care about the people from the places you visit; you get their true essence.
    You got Mexico´s essence… which is a pretty crazy one! haha
    So, it would be such a dream for me to get to learn from the way you do things, and be part of this great project you have created!

  10. I came across this post at the exact moment in my life where I needed it the most – I just resigned from my 8-year job in one of the biggest media network in the Philippines, I broke up with my boyfriend, and I move out of my condo in the Metro. Usually, I would cry about this until I get tired, feeling hopeless with no direction in my life.

    But this time, it felt different. I got excited with the possibilities and how these decisions will lead me to a better narrative. I thought of fulfilling my lifelong dream of traveling the world, relocating, and starting my own blog and vlog. I have been traveling for a few years now. The experiences and the people I met really changed my perspective in life. I thought, this is my destiny.

    It felt like a beautiful coincidence when I saw your blog post about digital nomads. It was like you are helping me fulfill my destiny. I have been following your blog since 2017, and the way I read your posts feels like you are talking to me like an old friend. It was very heartfelt and pure.

    Thanks, Trisha, for the opportunity. This feels like the plot twist I was waiting for.

  11. Hi Trisha! I am also Tricia (one of my many nicknames :D) I saw the opportunity to work with you and would like to apply for the position because I am amazed how you get to travel the whole world and help others (esp. women!) to make their travel dreams come true as well. I would like to be in a team that does just that!

    I am from the Philippines and I love travelling like you- not just “getting to see a place kind of travel” but “learning about the place deeply kind of travel”. I think this view came about because I work in the environmental conservation field and when we travel for work- we have to get to know and understand the place so we can recommend what best to do to conserve natural areas.

    I have been working virtually since I came from the US this year after a 1.5 year training/work/adventure stint with a local environmental restoration NGO who introduced me to people from all over the world. Being a digital nomad might be the way for me to see these people again.

    Thanks! Hope we get to talk about travel and the job posting.

  12. Dear Trisha,
    I hope you are always well and full of positive vibes even during this trying times!
    I recently come across this post. Well, to be honest, ever since I found P.S. I’m On My Way’s facebook page and blog in 2016, I have set my setting to get a notification everytime there’s a new post!
    I have followed your life stories as you told your readers. There’s always been this energy that draws me and keeps me wanting to know more about your life lessons and experiences. It may even sound cliché but your writings inspired me to finally put up my own wordpress site (see onbeingastudentoflife.wordpress.com) where I proudly shares what were used to be kept in the drawers (my journal writeups).
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been writing and updating my site these days but your post made me want to get back on my pen and feet. So, whatever it is that you will be up to, count me in. Try me! ❤️

    -Friz

  13. I’m not on my way to becoming a digital nomad anytime soon but if there was a matchmaking app that could connect travelers and countries, Portugal and I would definitely swipe right. Who wouldn’t be delighted with a match that offers you the possibility of good weather on most days, being around a community of warm and welcoming people while you still get to work and live without breaking the bank? Likewise, Portugal would probably want to be matched with someone who thinks that the best football player right now comes from one of its islands. Siii?

    My job requires me to make sure that our company operations run smoothly and thanks to the Internet, I am still able to manage the office from home at this time. I will make time after my day job for a passion project and I would love to be considered as part of your team! I can easily adapt to unique situations and surroundings, as I have learned from my travels. I have documented some of my adventures in https://katrinissima.com and have been using Canva lately for social media posts. I am hoping to hear a favorable reply from you soon.

  14. Hi Trisha!

    Where to start- I am excited about this opportunity for so many reasons. I am originally from the United States, but in the past three years, I have spent time in Poland, Prague, Tel Aviv, the UK, and now, Mexico. My background is in HR management, but I have become an online English teacher. I focus mostly on Business English, and I help people from all over the world prepare for their interviews, in English. For most of my students, this is quite daunting but I make sure that they all leave class feeling comfortable and prepared. I love this job because I feel that I can help close so many gaps that are created- just by borders!

    As someone that studied the labor market, I know that the way we work is constantly changing. Most importantly, it’s imperative to show people that there are alternative lifestyles. I would love the opportunity to get creative, and highlight this traveling lifestyle because I know so many people are interested in a change. I have attempted to create my own page, so I am familiar with social media, and Canva.

    I hope that we have the opportunity to connect.

    All the best,

    Jules 🙂

  15. Hi Trisha! Thank you for creating this valuable blog post and adding it to the raw, inspiring, and helpful content your website is already overflowing with. This post is not only useful to those who have already adopted the digital nomad lifestyle, but also to those interested in joining the club. It’s important, now more than ever, that people see just how possible having this type of life is. It’s not a dream life, but rather a reality that anyone can have, if they are just willing to go for it.

    This topic is one that I am so passionate about. I have made travel and the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere a priority in my life. I truly believe that we should have work that revolves around our lives, not the other way around. P.S. I’m On My Way was a huge inspiration for me, as I began my own blog a couple of years ago. I would love the opportunity to join your team, to help create more of this content that will help aspiring bloggers, digital nomads, and fellow travel lovers!

  16. Hey Trisha!
    November 2019. I woke up to a notification on my Instagram DM and found out it was from you. The message was just a simple “Thank you” because I have reshared a beautiful quote from one of your articles. Surely, that message made my day. Most especially because I had the chance to briefly talk to you where I shared that I’m a freelance writer myself and your writing style has always inspired me. It’s the kind that makes you feel like a friend is talking to you – sharing her most unforgettable adventures.
    The quote goes like this: “Let’s spend as much as we can creating delightful things with our existence because that’s what will bring us awake and alive.”
    I believe that writing is a gift. It allows you to inspire other people and touch their lives in so many ways.
    November 2020. I woke up the other day to your post about the opportunity to work with you and I knew I just had to find the courage to try. A year ago, I wished I had the courage to ask you if we can brainstorm and work together but the universe has a way of making things happen at the right time and I truly would be so happy and honored to make this project of yours come to life.

  17. Hey Trisha,

    I owe you my story because you played a part in it even though you don’t know.

    I started freelancing when I was 17. Struggling full-time college kid while freelancing for almost 50 hours a week. Believe me, I still don’t know how I got through those 5 years in uni with only 2-3 hours of sleep every night.

    When I came across your blog, I was blown away. I was in love with your freedom. I was a freelancer/remote worker like you but I wasn’t free because I was tied to my commitment to finish my degree. I can’t explain how much I wanted to be just as free as you. I wanted to work remotely while traveling to literally anywhere. So, I made it my personal goal while I was still “stuck”. To do my very best in sending myself to college and getting that degree, so I could travel, travel, AND travel once I was done. Your stories inspired me that one day I could do the same.

    Fast forward to a year after graduating, I quit my job in the Philippines and jumped to Thailand as a tourist (only with a backpack full of stuff) and did not board my flight back home. I could have but I was still holding on to that desire of traveling you showed me here. I’ve been living in Bangkok for the last three years now. I’ve been to other countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, etc.) and places mostly on my own. The thrill of applying for visas, making my itinerary, airport adventures, running to catch a flight, planning out my holidays; it’s feels so good to be finally free. It’s worth the wait.

    So, thank you for being an inspiration. Your work matters.

    And I kid you not, I was looking into jumping to Latin America before the pandemic happened. I wanted to study Spanish, but, oh well, waiting until it’s over. For now, I’ve been studying on my own.

    This information will one day be my guide again when things get better.

    <3 Krizia

  18. Hi Trisha,
    It is my childhood dream to travel the world (and the seven seas), but let’s admit that travelling isn’t easy for us Filipinos, more so, if you come from an average income family. Good thing, that we already have budget-friendly tour packages, but as you have mentioned, obtaining visas is not as easy. And so I got to travel only to visa-free countries i.e Singapore & Hongkong. I would have visited Taiwan, had it not been for Covid. But I had been to United Arab Emirates for work as a musician.
    Reading your blog and looking at your pictures, especially your be-dimpled smile fulfill that longing. It’s like a fairy tale wherein I get absorbed by the web to transport me to where you are. It is such a wonderful experience. If I could, I would be spending my days just scouring all the pages in your site.
    Anyway if there’s one place I would like to relocate to, it would be Spain. I think I will have an easy time there since we have many things in common. The impact of Spanish influence is very much evident in our Philippine culture. And so, I would like to explore more about their country – to mingle with the people, join their festivities, learn more about their rich culture and heritage aside from seeing the scenic sites. And I hope to practice what I have learned in my Spanish lessons (if I still remember)
    All the best to you and your team, Trisha. Keep inspiring us with your travel adventures

  19. I hope my comment isn’t late already ? que sera sera Reading this article gave me a lot of learnings and even inspired me all the more to go after what my heart truly desires. I am a fresh graduate torn between continuing further studies or chasing my dream of seeing the world. This article introduced the middle ground that both can be done at the same time. Especially now in the digital age, as a 20 something single woman who is just about to start building a career, this is a different option from the usual leave your home, find a stable, ideally high paying job in the metro and be a slave of the corporate world. I can’t see myself confined in an office cubicle, just sitting on my desk and working from 9 to 5, sometimes even more. I had always longed for adventure, to see places, meet different people, learn their language and experience their culture. Being a digital nomad will make it happen. It will give me the freedom and flexibility. Most importantly, it is a good way to adapt to our current status quo of having access to almost anything, anywhere in the world with just the swipe of your fingertips. I am a legal studies graduate who formerly majored in speech communication and minored in journalism. I believe i write best when i do it from the heart. I can not call myself a very technologically advanced person but i am willing to learn. ☺️

  20. I have been a fan and has been following your journey since you started with TrishaVelarmino to your rebranding as PS I’m On My Way and one thing I really admire about your writing is that it is honest, raw, and personal that everyone can relate. When I started travelling around 2013 I also started a blog in the hope of monetizing it but I never got to that point because I stopped enjoying my travels. I was just ‘checklist’ travelling. It wasn’t my way so I stopped and started staying longer on places to fully immerse myself on the culture and had always wondered how to stay longer in one place.
    Now, this post is just what digital nomads like me needs. It’s very informative and detailed. Well done, Trisha! Many bloggers nowadays doesn’t really put information as detailed and I commend you for that.
    I also read about Estonia’s Digital Nomad E-visa which allows you to stay there for a year. This small country is probably the most digital nomad friend in Europe. Having been there I know that it’s cheap and everything you need can be done online. It’s probably the most under rated country in Europe.

  21. Why stay in a place when the world has a lot to offer? The future of work is now allowing everyone to the wanted work-life balance. I have been investing to this kind of job, and so I have been investing to myself as well. Both soft and hard skills are the ones I strive to learn. I am growing writer and photographer, I started in portrait photography and journalism until it evolved to documentary and street photography. There is so much to photograph in this world, but there is too little time, so whenever I get the chance to take a snap, whenever and wherever, I do not hesitate. Much more are the stories left untold. Travelling across South East Asia, I usually find my self talking to strangers and keeping notes of their stories and life lessons I never learned back home, hoping one day they will come handy. These, among other skills I invested, are much needed in a nomad, and free life.

    I am taking a break on being a researcher, or should I say I was forced to take a break due to the pandemic, nonetheless, this time has given me the chance to reevaluate my plans and when I did, it always brings me back to telling stories of ordinary people.

    Reading this blog post makes me want to apply for digital nomad visa around Europe, now that I am living in Hungary. Taking the unfair advantage of my landlocked location. Also, traveling around Europe would feed my soul with rich history and arts.

  22. Hi Trisha. Thank you for posting this article. I found out the term “ Digital Normad” 2 days ago while I was looking for easier visa pathways. I am from Sri Lanka and as you might know getting travel visa for us specially to EU countries is very tough. I have been running a successful dropshipping business from Australia since 2 years while I was on a student visa and now I am back in Sri Lanka after the pandemic but continuing the same business based in Australia. Before that I worked as an I T Instructor in Dubai for 5 years and I have met so many Filipinos in Dubai. Before reading this article I was pretty confused whether to travel around the world as a Digital Nomad specially with the current situation however this article just made my day and I have decided to take a step forward and apply to one of the Digital Nomad visas and start my work+travel journey. I am interested in Mexico, Portugal and Spain pathways at the moment since they seem to be appealing. Any advice would be much appreciated.

  23. A newly released Nomad Visa has become available for Malta. It provides EU schengen access and is arguably the simplest to obtain.

    Let me know if you need more information, I’d be happy to help!

  24. Hi Trisha,
    This is Abdulrahman from Egypt. I currently work remotely for a company that is located in the UK, but unfortunately, with no legal documents but they are willing to help out with the required documents for me to move as long as it’s manageable for them. I wish you could help me out to leave Egypt whether as a Digital Nomad or by getting a residency and moving to one of the above countries. I’m also open to other options if they’re easier and their process is faster.

    Waiting for your kind reply.

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