See the world on a remote working visa


March 2023 

Which countries are offering Digital Nomad Visas in 2023?

Want to live and work from a Caribbean island or a historic European city? Countries all over the world have created digital nomad visas to attract international remote workers to move there for extended periods of time. With the popularity of remote working, more people now have the chance to live and work from anywhere. Here are our top ten destinations offering digital nomad visas in 2023:

If you’re looking to work from a tropical paradise for up to a year, then look no further than Barbados. By offering flexible office spaces, the fastest fibre network in the Caribbean, and budget-friendly beachfront apartments, Barbados hopes to attract digital nomads looking for a change of scenery.


The 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp enables you to lead a location independent lifestyle on the island for up to a year. Boasting some of the most incredible beaches in the world and a laid-back lifestyle, Barbados also has excellent healthcare and good schools, meaning your family can relocate with you.

Croatia has been named the top digital nomad hub of 2023 and attracts millions of visitors each year with its gorgeous islands and white sand beaches, stunning national parks, and incredible historic cities.


As a non-EU citizen, the Croatian digital nomad visa is a one-year permit allowing you to bring family with you and it’s tax-exempt. To apply, you must provide proof of sufficient income (earnings of at least €2,300 a month, or at least €27,000 in your bank account), health insurance, a police background check and a rental agreement. You will not be able to work for a Croatian employer – you will only be able to work for a business based overseas. 

Germany has been attracting lots of digital nomads in recent years. As one of the economic superpowers in the EU, it is a hotspot for anyone looking for work and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Germany digital nomad visa is not just a visa, it is a residence permit that will let you live in the country temporarily and a great stepping stone towards achieving permanent residency.

To qualify, you must be self-employed or a freelancer in healthcare, law, tax, business counselling, science, technology, or linguistics and information transmitting. Unlike newer digital nomad visas, the freiberufler visa requires you to have clients based in Germany and pay taxes to the German government. So not the best fit if you work remotely for an overseas employer. Compared to other digital nomad Visas in Europe, it involves much more bureaucracy, and is valid for a shorter period. It begins with a three-month period and can be expanded for up to three years.

With its diverse landscape and warm climate, Greece is the perfect destination for working as a digital nomad. You can enjoy numerous outdoor activities along Greece’s 15,000 km coastline, such as camping, hiking, canyoning, skiing, rock climbing, and rafting, if you are a nature enthusiast.


With their digital nomad visa, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers can live and work remotely for up to one year, with the possibility of extending for up to two years. Applicants are not permitted to work for Greek companies – you must only work for businesses based overseas and have proof of sufficient income (at least €3,500 per month). Additionally, you need proof of insurance, a clean bill of health from your doctor, and a criminal background check. 

Iceland is a country of stunning landscapes that include volcanoes, mountains, and lots of snow. The cost of living there is high, so be prepared to spend a lot on everyday items like food and rent.


Iceland was one of the first Schengen countries to introduce a remote work visa designed specifically for digital nomads. To be eligible, you must be self-employed or work for a company that is based outside of Iceland. The visa comes with a hefty monthly income requirement of €7,000 per month, or €9,000 if you want to bring your spouse with you, and it’s only for six months. 

Italy is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, historical landmarks, beautiful culture, and friendly locals. From the vineyards of Tuscany to historical Vatican City, there is something for everyone.


The Italian government is set to launch the Italy Digital Nomad Visa this year, enabling non-EU nationals to work remotely for up to a year initially. It is aimed at “highly skilled” individuals, including those who have a university degree or similar qualification, or someone who has been working in their field for a certain period of time.  

Malta is perfect for those who love the island vibe. This small multicultural country has something for everyone from beautiful sandy beaches and a warm climate to outdoor activities from hiking to diving. Being more affordable than popular mainland European destinations makes it very attractive for digital nomads. English is also their official language, so you won’t have any issues communicating.


To qualify, you’ll need a monthly income of €2,700, health insurance, proof of accommodation as well as a health report. You must be a remote worker for an employer located outside of Malta, a freelancer, or self-employed. The visa will allow you to stay for up to a year and can be renewed.  

Portugal is one of the most popular digital nomad destinations. It offers a Mediterranean climate, vibrant start-up community, and a great quality of life. Plus the cost of living is more affordable than many Western European countries. The majority of digital nomads congregate in cities like Lisbon, Braga, Porto, and Coimbra. 


The digital nomad visa allows non-EU remote workers to stay for up to one year. To apply, you will have to earn at least four times Portuguese minimum wage, which amounts to about €2,800 per month, with additional requirements including an employment or freelance contract, private health insurance, and a bank account in Portugal. 

Seychelles is an African island in the Indian Ocean that boasts some of the best beaches in the world. While the cost of living is expensive, it’s generally more affordable than many places in the U.S. or Europe. And you won’t have to pay personal or business income tax while living there on the digital nomad visa.  


The visa allows visitors to apply through their Workation program to live in the Seychelles for up to a year. You must be employed outside of Seychelles or freelancing and self-employed.   

Spain is a popular destination for digital nomads with its low cost of living, sunny climate and some of the best internet speeds in Europe. The coastal city of Valencia was recently voted the best city in the world for expats and Madrid also featured in the top 10.


Spain’s remote work visa gives non-EU nationals the chance to live and work there for up to five years. To apply, you need to show a contract of employment or, if freelancing, show that you have been regularly employed by a company outside of Spain - and that your job can be done remotely. The minimum income requirement is €2,000 per month and health insurance is also required.