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Become a digital nomad

Ditch the desk and make the most of life as a remote worker

What is a digital nomad?

Digital nomads are otherwise known as remote or independent workers, who are location-free. They can live and work from anywhere in the world.

As long as there is an available and stable internet connection, digital nomads can carry out their work. So many use co-working spaces or their own home, while others work from coffee shops or internet cafes.

Not limited to any specific age group or profession, the number of digital nomads across the world is rapidly increasing.

Where can I become a digital nomad?

Become a digital nomad in Portugal

Thousands of people have relocated to Portugal for it’s stunning scenery and idyllic work/life balance. So many of these are of course, digital nomads. Portugal’s digital nomad visa has achieved a reputation as one of Europe’s top visas for nomads due to what it has to offer.

There are a couple of options for becoming a digital nomad in Portugal; either applying for a short stay visa for up to one year, or applying for a residency permit which can be renewed for up to five years.

As a digital nomad in Portugal, you can benefit from the Non-Habitual Residency program – otherwise known as the NHR. With this, you won’t have any tax to pay on foreign income, and if you register as a freelancer in Portugal, you’ll only pay 20% tax on income earned in Portugal (compared to the standard 48%) and won’t have to pay social security for the first 12-months.

Don’t forget – you’ll have to spend a minimum of 183-days in Portugal to keep hold of your visa.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the digital nomad visa, you must:

  • Be 18+
  • Earn a minimum of €3040 per month
  • Have international clients
  • Provide evidence of health insurance
  • & more

Become a digital nomad in Cyprus

Aside from the beautiful beaches, parks and lifestyle Cyprus has to offer; the country is an up and coming technology hub with attractive tax benefits for expats.

Valid for 12-months, holders of the visa can apply for a renewal to extend for another year.

As a digital nomad in Cyprus, you will be exempt from paying taxes until your 183rd day. After this point, you will be considered a tax resident and will have to begin paying taxes in the country. Personal tax rates vary from 0% to 35% depending on how much you earn.

To ensure you can remain a digital nomad in Cyprus, you will have to spend a minimum of 183-days of the year in Cyprus.

Eligibility requirements

  • Non-EU/EEA citizen
  • 18 years+
  • Minimum income of €3500
  • Be employed in a company registered abroad
  • & more

Become a Digital Nomad in Malta

Malta offers expats an incredible island life, a beautiful climate and unlimited opportunities. For digital nomads, Malta provides state-of-the-art telecommunication technologies and co-working spaces.

In addition to providing residency rights for up to 12-months, the digital nomad visa in Malta provides access to the EU and Schengen zones, double taxation agreements and more. One of the main benefits holders enjoy is the exemption on paying tax on worldwide income (provided they are registered abroad).

The duration does not need to be continuous and allows for brief trips outside of Malta to facilitate work.

Eligibility requirements

  • 18 years+
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of income, accommodation & insurance
  • Income of at least €2700 per month
  • & more
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Review

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Await your residency

As soon as you give the word, we will begin the process of your digital nomad visa application, keeping you informed every step of the way

Benefits of becoming a digital nomad

Become more tax efficient

With double-tax treaties all over the world, you may find yourself paying less tax and enjoying more income

Choose where to live

Being a remote worker enables you to pack up and go anywhere you like. Just choose the destination

Freedom

Work where and when you want too, earn as much or as little as you want too and have more freedom to enjoy what you do.

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Whether you’re setting up your business, finding your dream home, opening a bank account or securing citizenship for your family; RHJ Law are here to help you. Whatever it is, talk to us today about your move to Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, the UAE, UK or the USA.

Malta

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Lisbon, Portugal

+351 213303751
Av. da República, Nº 6 – 1st floor left, 1050-191

Porto, Portugal

+351 220280143
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Dubai, UAE

+971 42239633
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London, UK

+44 207 692 7006
80-83 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9ET

Sheffield, UK

+44 114 227 0070
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