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Chart Your Course: Prime Digital Nomad Visas of 2024

Mar 19, 2024

Marley Mehring

Tips & Tricks


5 min

As digital nomads, something we encounter often is how to stay in other countries for extended periods of time. From a US perspective, this can be tricky to find visas you qualify for.


Luckily for us who work from anywhere, many countries around the world offer extensive digital nomad visas to allow you to stay in one country or zone for an extended period of time.

It’s important to remember that certain visas in regions like the Schengen zone allow you to stay in that area beyond a tourist visa timing. For example, a digital nomad visa in Portugal allows you free roaming to the other 27 European countries within the Schengen zone, including places like Switzerland, France, Poland, Greece, and so many more. When choosing which digital nomad visa to pursue, it’s important to keep in mind where exactly you want to be during your visa stay.

So, what’s the delay? Let’s get started on some of the best, cheapest, and easiest digital nomad visas for US citizens to obtain if you’re looking to truly work from anywhere for an extended period of time! However, we would like to put a disclaimer that the information provided in this blog is current for 2024 travel, each year changes requirements and each list of requirements found here may not be comprehensive, so we encourage you to do your own research on the specific visa you’re interested in.


Portugal, home of pastel de nata, stunning beaches, and endless wine, is an incredibly popular destination for a good reason. The stunning country attracts millions of visitors per year, and is the perfect spot for digital nomads looking to work from Europe. Portugal’s D8 visa in particular allows for nomads to live in Portugal for up to a year.

Some requirements:

● Portuguese financial number (NIF)

● A lease agreement in the country

● Pay slips proving you earn more than 4x the Portuguese minimum wage per month (this changes each year, make sure you research this amount depending on the year you apply)

● Background check

● Proof of digital work

Liam McKay / Unsplash


While Australia does not offer a specific digital nomad visa, like other countries, there are two visa options for Americans looking to work remotely from Australia for an extended period of time. The first option is the simplest, using the normal visitor visa (ETA). These can be granted to visitors for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. Obtaining this visa allows you to work from Australia and stay in the country for that period of time. If you’re looking for a longer term visa, the Working Holiday Visa is the perfect option. This option also allows you to obtain an Australian job for the duration of your stay!

Some requirements:

● Applying online from outside of Australia

● Be 18 to 30 years old

● Not having previously entered Australia on a 417 or 462 visa

Caleb / Unsplash


Perhaps an unconventional option for a digital nomad escape, but truly worth looking into, Barbados is the ultimate paradise. With 24/7 access to beaches, the ocean, and delicious food this is what every digital nomad dreams of. And the country offers a digital nomad visa for up to one year! The best part of this visa? It only takes minutes to apply, and 48 hours to process! You’ll be on your way to this island nation in no time at all.

Some requirements:

● Proof of over $50,000 annual income

● Background check

● Proof of health insurance

Kathryn Maingot / Unsplash

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your long-term digital nomad journey. These 3 countries are some of the best places in the world to live and work remotely, so why not get started now? With longer and hotter term options for each, you will find yourself loving your remote lifestyle!

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