It’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic changed our perspective on many norms. One of the core aspects that it altered is the concept of working from home. Nowadays, and if possible, why would we go to an office and deal with a long commute, when we can easily do the same (if not better) work from home?
An interesting concept that derived from this is actually taking your remote location out of the office and out of the home. I’m talking about working from different locations as you travel. Have you heard of digital nomad visas?
I first heard about this modish working lifestyle from a close friend of mine who is currently working remotely from Thailand. He’s always been a traveler and has the facility of working from home, but only recently decided to combine the two. To prepare, he asked people he met through his travels just how they became digital nomads. His lifestyle fascinates me, to say the least. Working while traveling? That sounds like a dream to me. Does this sound appealing to you, too?
Well, if you’re ready to move – this is for you. Let’s delve into digital nomad visas, shall we?
What’s a digital nomad?
A digital nomad is “someone who performs their occupation entirely over the Internet while traveling.” If your career gives you the option of completely working remotely, it’s possible to become a digital nomad. Imagine this: you’re hesitant about signing another rent lease and have the itch to travel. I’m just saying, it’s not like we’re getting any younger.
What’s a digital nomad visa?
According to Nomad Girl, a digital nomad visa is like a temporary residency permit that “allows a visitor a right to stay in a country and work remotely via a computer/laptop to a foreign-based employer or business.” The source notes that it’s usually up to 12 months at a time, but can be extended depending on the country’s regulations. Note: the website also touches on tax information, which is something that I’d consider looking deeper into based on the country you’re planning to visit.
What Latine countries offer digital nomad visas?
There are currently 44 countries that allow you to obtain a digital nomad visa. As far as Latine countries go, these include Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Brazil, and it’s speculated that soon you’ll also be able to get one for Colombia.
So, are you ready to look into your next big move?