More than 25 countries have launched digital nomad visa programmes to streamline the process of moving abroad for work. The main requirement is proof of employment outside of the destination country.
Why Does it Matter
Digital nomad visas give travellers the option of staying in a country for longer periods of time than the usual tourist visas. It’s also easier to secure than a regular work visa. This gives you the chance to enjoy your travels, and explore new cultures, while maintaining a stable source of income – without putting your career on hold.
Additional requirements for securing a digital nomad visa vary from country to country. Typically, this entails evidence of civil documents, such as a CV, proof of accommodation, travel insurance, and minimum monthly earnings to ensure that visa holders can support themselves without taking local jobs. Most countries also charge a fee for the visa application. As part of the process, visa applicants must prove that they won’t become a liability to the country in any way. For example, in Mexico, you need to show a monthly income of more than R27,000, while other countries, like Taiwan, simply assess your professional skills.