So many people are seeing the advantages of remote work. Thus, they are jumping on planes to live the digital nomad life.
There are now over 50 countries that have digital nomad visas. Yet, with every visa comes different requirements.
While visas can be a ticket to a new life, they often need a lot of documentation and have income requirements to apply.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about not meeting the requirements for some of the popular digital nomad visas. Here are three countries where it’s not only easy to apply, but there is no minimum income requirement.
Anguilla is a Caribbean island that is a part of the British West Indies.
The island is known for its soft white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and friendly environment.
Anguilla offers a nomad visa that’s good for one calendar year. You must leave once the visa expires, but you have 365 days to enjoy the warm weather and sun.
In addition, the island has fast internet, with an average speed of 100 Mbps.
When looking for a place to stay, the average cost of one bedroom is about $800. As an added perk, you can bring your pet if you prefer a furry companion over a roommate.
You can apply for the visa online and from anywhere in the world. The following documents are required:
- Fill out the online application
- Copy of your employment agreement
- A valid passport that won’t expire in 6 months
- A clean criminal background check
- Copy of your birth certificate
Check out the Anguilla website and other digital nomad resources for an extended and up-to-date list.
Keep in mind that the application cost is $2,000 for individuals. However, you won’t be held to any other taxes or fees once in the country. Fortunately, you’re not required to pay taxes in Anguilla. However, you may have to pay taxes in your home country.
The processing time only takes 7-14 days, and once accepted, you can begin your new life abroad.
Sister islands to Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao is another island serving as a digital nomad paradise.
Although Curacao is located in the Caribbean, it is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Thus, a mixture of languages is used on the island, including Dutch, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The multicultural island is great for digital nomads because of the warm and sunny weather, in the mid-70s and 80s Fahrenheit.
The government welcomes digital nomads through the AtHome program.
- Showing proof of working with clients or companies from a foreign country
- A $300 application fee with proof of payment
- Fill out the application online
- Apply for Digital Immigration Card (DI card) within seven days of arrival
Once your application is approved, you will enjoy life on the island where the US dollar is accepted everywhere. You can work comfortably from home with high-speed internet and reliable cell service. And there is free wifi available throughout different cafes and restaurants.
The visa is good for six months, with a possible extension for another six months.
If you want to work where you can spend your days off walking along pristine white sand beaches, then Seychelles is your place. Home to the Vallée De Mai National Park and Aldabra Toll, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this country is a slice of heaven. This country is the smallest country in Africa, and very few know about it.
The best part is that obtaining a visa to live in Seychelles paradise is simple and cost-efficient. The visa, known as the Workation Retreat Program, is available to employed and self-employed people.
Everything you need to obtain this visa can be done online in minutes.
- Proof of income, such as bank statements showing you’re in good standing
- Letter from your employer
To process your application, you will have to pay a fee of only $46. Processing time is not defined, but many sources say that visas are usually processed in a few weeks. The visa is valid for one year, with a chance to renew for six months after your first year.
List of other countries with low or no income requirements
If the above countries aren’t your top choices for places to live, here are some other options.
- Colombia, which has a minimum income requirement of around $700 a month
- Ecuador, which a minimum income requirement of about $1200 a month
- Mexico, where you can stay for six months without a visa
- Canada has no restrictions on staying in the country for the first six months.
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