Remote work/ This may be one of the easiest visas to apply for
Famous for steak and pristine beaches, this South American destination has big advantages for tech workers.
Uruguay may not be the first country you think of when it comes to remote work destinations.
But this underrated country's new digital nomad visa could send it to the top of your list.
It is one of the easiest digital nomad visas to obtain, both in terms of application process and requirements. This is because there is no minimum income requirement and the process is entirely online.
And, tech services in Uruguay are tax-exempt, something the government says is "a huge advantage for digital nomads working in tech."
The Uruguay digital nomad visa is for people who either work remotely for companies abroad or are self-employed.
You can start the application process after entering the country as a tourist using the online form on the government website.
All you need to do is fill in your personal details and sign a written statement confirming that you are earning enough money to support yourself while you are in the country.
Once you have done this and paid the application fee, you will be issued a permit via email that allows you to stay in Uruguay for 180 days.
If you want to extend your digital nomad visa beyond 180 days, there are a few more things you need.
Staying up to one year requires proof of a clean criminal record in all countries where you have lived for more than six months in the past five years. You will also need a vaccination certificate issued in Uruguay.