14.11.2023 | 2 mins read 

Top Digital Nomad Visas: Low Fees, Extended Stays

If you’re itching to swap your home office for a new experience, grab your passport because the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) surveyed 54 global destinations to pinpoint digital nomad visas with the lengthiest stays, minimal fees, and hassle-free applications.

🔑 Key findings:
Almost half of the 54 destinations analyzed by UNWTO offer visas for up to one year.
Canada offers the shortest stay (30 days), while Thailand issues the longest visas.
Most countries initially allow 3-6 month visas, extendable or renewable at the end of the period.
21 destinations in the Americas (primarily small islands) offer digital nomad visa programs.
19 European countries already have digital nomad visas.
Antigua and Barbuda offer two tax-free years for visa holders, while Barbados and Latvia offer one year.
Most destinations require a minimum monthly income between $1,000 and $4,000. Anguilla, the Bahamas, Curaçao, Morocco, and Saint Lucia have no minimum monthly requirement.

🌎 The easiest and cheapest places for a digital nomad visa:
76% of destinations allow digital nomads to apply online, while countries like Estonia, Cyprus, and Iceland only accept hard copies.
Around four-fifths process applications within a month, while Greece, Morocco, and Barbados, take 10 days.
Longer processing times, ranging from two to four months, were found in Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, and the United Arab Emirates.

The application process and fees, including criminal record checks, vary across the 54 countries, with 6% having no fees, and the highest fees in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, and Grenada exceeding $1,070.


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