This spectacular Asian country just launched a digital nomad visa


Known for its bustling cities and rich cultural festivals, South Korea is not only a fantastic travel destination but also an increasingly attractive place to live. This appeal is reinforced by the country's low crime rate and reasonable cost of living.

Starting January 1, South Korea has made life easier for digital nomads with the introduction of a new digital nomad visa. This innovative initiative allows successful applicants to reside in South Korea for up to two years, working remotely for a company in their home country. This duration is remarkably generous compared to the typical one-year period offered by most nomad visas. Additionally, visa holders can bring their partners and children under 18 years of age.

Before this, visitors to South Korea were limited to tourist visas or stays of up to 90 days. The new digital nomad visa is part of a trial by the government, aimed at facilitating remote work and enhancing the experience of foreigners in the country, as reported by Forbes. The Justice Ministry is keen on streamlining the process for foreign remote workers and tourists.

Eligibility and Application Process:

  1. To be eligible for this visa, applicants must be over 18 years old, have been in their current job for at least one year and earn a minimum annual income of £51,000 ($65,000, €59,000), approximately double the gross national income. . . per capita in the South. Korea.

    If you meet these criteria, you can apply by submitting the required documents, which include proof of employment, a clean criminal record, and private health insurance, to the Korean embassy in your home country.

    In summary, South Korea's new digital nomad visa opens up exciting opportunities for remote workers seeking to explore this dynamic country while maintaining their professional commitments.