After the Corona epidemic, a new visa has been added to the types of tourist and work visas, which is known as the “Digital Nomad Visa” and is intended for employees who intend to continue their work remotely in a cheap destination.
The world has changed fundamentally after the Covid-19 pandemic, and its effects are most evident in the travel and tourism industry and the workforce. Countries dependent on tourism have suffered many economic losses and remote work has become an accepted norm in many companies. This situation has led to two fundamental needs: tourist destinations looking to attract visitors while minimizing the risk of disease outbreaks, and a workforce tired of working from home. Both of these requirements are met by countries that grant the “Digital Nomad Visa”.
Digital nomads are people who, in a nomadic lifestyle, can freely change their place of residence and use modern technologies to work remotely outside their home country. A digital nomad visa allows these people to legally live and work in another country. This type of visa is available to students and employees, although fees and requirements vary. Many countries that offer this visa allow people to apply for visas for their dependents as well.
However, the term “Digital Nomad Visa” is not often used by the governments that issue them, and most regions give their programs a unique name, such as the “Cayman Islands Global Citizenship Program” instead, or more general terms such as “residency permit”. ” use. The obvious advantage of these programs is that people can enjoy extended vacations while still having a steady source of income without having to quit their jobs.
Most regions that offer digital nomad visas have the necessary infrastructure to support remote workers, such as high-speed internet. Another reason for this migration can be the relatively low cost of living in many of these areas. While in the summer of last year, 21 regions of the world issued special temporary residence visas for digital nomads, this summer this figure has increased to 42 countries. The duration of these visas is usually 12 months and depending on the visa issuing country, it can be extended for one or more years. Of course, a lot of digital nomads still use tourist visas because it’s more affordable.
The tax status of the digital nomadic visa is a complicated one. Some countries expect travelers to pay full tax, others have tax deductions at special rates, and some charge no tax at all. Countries with zero-tax digital nomad visas assume that these travelers are still paying taxes in their home country and therefore do not charge them. Almost all countries require these digital nomads to have individual insurance and exempt them from paying social security benefits. Most countries require documents to prove employment status and a minimum income level (usually more than 30,000 dollars per year).
Indonesia, Colombia, Georgia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Georgia, Thailand, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Serbia, Romania, Norway, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Portugal, Remati, Taiwan and Spain are among the exporting countries. These are the types of visas whose cost varies between 75 and 2 thousand dollars per person.
General Department of Public Relations and Information of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.