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Aug 04, 2023

A short guide to the new visas for digital nomads


The program is scheduled to launch by the end of 2023.

  • The visa will be issued for one year with the possibility of renewal for another 12 months.
  • Visa conditions: no criminal record, local health insurance, proof of remote income (amount not yet known, place your bets gentlemen!).
  • Applicants will not be considered tax residents in the country and will not be subject to local taxes.

Czech Republic

The program is for citizens of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, USA, South Korea, New Zealand, UK and Taiwan.

  • Applicants must have a long-term employment contract with a foreign company or be freelancers/self-employed in the IT field.
  • You can move with your family under the program.


Visa period - up to 6 months, not much, but with the possibility to find a job on the spot with a contract of up to 5 years (with an offer you can get a temporary work permit and even apply for Permanent Residence!).

  • The documentation requirements for nomads are still being developed by the Canadian government, most likely different provinces will have different opportunities for nomads and different minimum income to apply, but we’ll see.
  • Tentative application processing times are up to two months.


The main thing - there is no minimum income requirement, it is enough to declare under oath that you have the means to financially support yourself during the entire period (but just in case it is better to prepare additional evidence of sources of income outside the country).

  • The visa is valid for 6 months and can be extended for up to a year (you will need to be vaccinated in Uruguay and provide certificates of no criminal record for the last 5 years from all countries where the applicant has lived for at least 6 months).
  • The requirements also include an apostilled and Spanish translated certificate of no criminal record.
  • The application fee is $312 (or from a Uruguayan account within 24 hours of completing the application form).
  • Apply online after entering the country.
  • There is no personal income tax on fiscal resident income from foreign sources.
  • Application confirmation and residency authorization is sent via email.
  • Bonus track: you can request a residence permit almost immediately after entry in the absence of a criminal record, the presence of a confirmed income of $ 1500 per month, medical examination, is not issued quickly, but for this time the applicant receives a residence permit. After sending documents for a residence permit, the “counter” is turned on to apply for citizenship by naturalization (after 5 years of life with a residence permit for singles and after 3 years - for married).


Mysterious as the country itself, the Japanese program for digital nomads has only recently been announced, no details yet, except that the visa will be valid for more than 90 days, it will be necessary to confirm remote income (preliminary they say about the amount from $ 2500 to $ 5000 per month), waiting for details!

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