Visa Options Worksheet
Discover more information about the visas offered by the top countries for expats and nomads around the world!
Do you want to have a better understanding of the different types of visas you can apply for abroad?
Would you like to learn more about the requirements of the visas offered by the countries you want to move to?
If you answered “YES!” to either of these questions, then this worksheet is for you!
This Google Sheets workbook contains all of the information we have compiled regarding the visas available from the top expat and nomad destinations around the world! The workbook is separated into tabs for each of the following visa types:
- Passive Income Visas: These are passive income or remote work long-stay visas that typically allow retirees receiving a pension, business owners making money from outside the country, freelancers working for international clients, etc. to live in the country for the long term.
- Digital Nomad Visas: These visas are specifically for people who make a significant employment-related income from outside the country through remote jobs or their own businesses.
- Golden Visas: Golden visas are typically meant for high-net-worth individuals with enough funds to purchase citizenship or residence. Golden visas can often be qualified for by purchasing real estate, buying government bonds, or making other investments/donations in the country.
- Investor Visas: These visas are for high-net-worth individuals who want to make significant investments (usually $1+ million) in companies or investment funds operating in the country.
- Entrepreneur Visas: These visas are for entrepreneurs who want to establish new businesses abroad or subsidiaries of foreign companies.
- Self-Employed Work Visas: These visas are for people who want to be registered as self-employed in the country after moving there.
- Unique Work Visas: Most countries around the world offer work visas for people with a job offer to be able to live and work in the country. Rather than listing all work visas, we have included only unique work visa options that are meaningfully differentiated from standard work visas and may provide additional benefits to visa holders.
- Skills Visas: These visas are for people who have certain skill sets that are specifically in demand within the countries.
- Study Visas: These visas are offered to people who are accepted into university or language school programs in foreign countries.
- Working Holiday Visas: A list of the countries offering working holiday visas, which are visas that enable individuals aged 18-30 (and potentially up to 35 years old) to move to foreign countries and then search for work.
As a bonus, we also have another tab in this workbook covering the most popular Citizenship by Descent programs in countries around the world! These countries allow people with parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents who are from the country to also apply for citizenship if they can prove their lineage and/or extenuating circumstances.
Delivery: We’ll send you a link to access this Google Sheets workbook via email shortly after receiving your order.
Worksheet Updates: We’ll continue to edit the contents of this worksheet over time as we become aware of new visa programs to add, expiring visa programs to remove, and changes to existing visa programs to update.
Disclaimer: David McNeill, Expat Empire, and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal, or accounting advice. We have not undertaken to independently verify whether this information is complete and accurate as of any particular date or dates. You should not use this document as a substitute for your own judgment, and you should consult professional advisors before making any tax, legal, financial planning, or investment decisions.