The Top 5 Easiest Digital Nomad Visas To Get In 2023

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What are the easiest digital nomad visas to get in 2023?

While many countries are introducing digital nomad visas recently, some are more attainable than others.

A digital nomad woman works by the pool

For example, the Cayman Islands launched the Global Concierge Program for citizens in 2020, but applicants for this digital nomad visa must be able to prove an income of at least $100,000 per year.

The following countries offer digital nomad visas with less stringent requirements, making them more accessible to remote workers and self-employed nomads looking to live and work abroad in 2023:

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1. Colombia

Colombia offers one of the easiest digital nomad visas in the world. Applicants only need to provide proof of earnings equal to $684 per month and pay a $52 application fee.

The visa is good for two years, giving you plenty of time to explore everything Colombia has to offer, from Medellin, the digital nomad hub known as the “City of Eternal Spring” to colorful Cartagena to beautiful Valle del Cocora.

With a very low cost of living, your income will go much further in Colombia while enjoying an excellent quality of life.

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View of the state of Colombia

2. Ecuador

Another country in South America that offers an easy digital nomad visa is Ecuador. Similar to Colombia, this visa is good for up to two years.

Ecuador’s digital nomad visa has a slightly higher income threshold and application fee than Colombia’s, but it’s still affordable for many foreigners coming from countries like the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

In order to apply for an Ecuador Digital Nomad Visa, you must earn at least $1,284 per month and pay an application fee of $460.

View of Cuenca Ecuador

3. Hungary

Hungary offers a great digital nomad visa for remote workers who want to live and work in Europe.

This visa is good for one year and can be extended for another year.

You must provide proof of income equal to $2,048 per month, and pay an application fee of $112.

With a low cost of living in Budapest compared to other European capitals, you can enjoy a great life for less in Hungary.

The Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary at sunrise

4. Croatia

Another one of the best digital nomad visas in Europe is offered by Croatia. This country has been named the top digital nomad hub of 2023 and attracts millions of visitors every year with its stunning islands and beaches, amazing national parks and stunning historic cities like Dubrovnik.

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The Croatian digital nomad visa requires that you have earned at least $2,465 per month in the last six months, or have at least $29,588 in your bank account.

This visa is good for one year and allows you to live and work in Croatia. Now that Croatia is part of the Schengen area, Americans can no longer spend as much time here without a visa, so a digital nomad visa will allow you to enjoy a longer stay.

Aerial view of the old town Rovinj in Croatia, Adriatic coast, Mediterranean Sea

5. Costa Rica

Finally, Costa Rica offers an attractive digital nomad visa that is very easy to apply for.

This country is the leading destination in Central America, with stunning beaches, lush jungles and an abundance of wildlife and biodiversity.

The Costa Rica digital nomad visa does require that you earn at least $3,000 per month, but it is very easy to apply and is good for one year, with the option to extend it for a second year.

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Young tourist with backpack watching a waterfall in a natural environment, Costa Rica, Central America

Bonus: countries where digital nomads can live without a visa

Although these countries do not offer official digital nomad visas, Americans (and tourists of many other nationalities) can stay long-term with only a tourist visa on arrival.

  • Georgia (1 year)
  • Albania (1 year)
  • Mexico (6 months)
  • Panama (6 months)
  • United Kingdom (6 months)
  • Barbados (6 months)
  • Dominica (6 months)

While these countries do not have an official process for applying for tourist visas, you will need to do your own research on whether or not you can legally work there as a digital nomad.

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