Visa: freelance visa to America

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Friday, 18 February 2022 Print
Freelance visa

American freelance visa

Consider the countries of North and South America: both have long been popular among remote workers, and only attract attention with the help of special visa programs. We tried to analyze the situation among American countries.

In any case, it's up to you to decide where to go with your laptop in your backpack - to the snow-white beaches of the Caribbean, popular for freelancer Silicon Valley, or sunny Argentina. We wish you successful work combined with new travels!

 

USA

The main advantages

  1. Most often, remote workers tend to three regions: California (cinematic Los Angeles and Silicon San Diego), New York, San Francisco - some of the most popular and comfortable for life.
  2. The cities listed above are the cultural and business capitals of the world.
  3. A huge number of coworking spaces, cafes, and other comfortable spaces for working with excellent Internet.
  4. Mild climate, California has a plus - the possibility of year-round surfing.

 

The main cons

  1. Some of the highest prices for housing and food in the world.
  2. Immensely expensive life and health insurance.

 

Cost of living

Take the cost of living in New York as an example.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment - € 1000 - € 1200 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 150 per month;
  • Travel by public transport one way - from € 2;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 250- € 350;
  • Home Internet - € 40 per month;

 

Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 10- € 15, gym membership - € 50, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 15- € 20, in a middle-class restaurant - € 30- € 40, a cup of coffee - € 3.

 

Visa to States for freelancers

Freelancers can live in the United States and work remotely on a tourist visa, although this is not entirely legal. The main thing is not to stay in the country for more days than is allowed with a visa, otherwise, there will be problems with further entries. There are no separate immigration programs for remote workers in the United States.

 

Argentina

The main advantages

  1. One of the most popular countries for remote work and a recent trend among freelancers around the world. Entrepreneurs also come here: the Valley of Palermo is the silicon capital of Argentina.
  2. Very low cost of living: inexpensive rental housing, products, services.
  3. Lots of workspaces, affordable prices for commercial space.
  4. The warm climate and beautiful nature.

 

The main cons

  1. Rather a slow internet.
  2. The level of security in the country is poor.

 

Cost of living

Take the cost of living in Buenos Aires as an example.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment - € 150- € 250 per month;
  • Travel by public transport one way - from € 0.10;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 100- € 200;
  • Home Internet - € 15 per month;

 

Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 2- € 5, gym membership - € 15, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 5- € 10, in a middle-class restaurant - € 15- € 20, a cup of coffee - € 1.

 

Visa to Argentina. Freelance.

Freelancers arriving for a period not exceeding 90 days do not need a visa.

 

Barbados

The main advantages

  1. The most interesting island state in the Caribbean - and ancient pirate land with white beaches and coconut palms. The most economically successful country in the Caribbean.
  2. Very low cost of living: inexpensive rental housing, products, services.
  3. Very low crime rate.
  4. The indescribable beauty of nature, beaches, the Caribbean Sea.

 

The main cons

  1. Slow internet.
  2. Undeveloped medicine, public transport system, government services.

 

Cost of living

Let's take a look at the cost of living in this Caribbean country.

  • Average cost of renting a one-room apartment - € 350- € 450 per month;
  • Travel by public transport one way - from € 1;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 200- € 300;
  • Home Internet - € 30 per month;

 

Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 10- € 15, gym membership - € 40, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 10- € 15, in a middle-class restaurant - € 20- € 30, a cup of coffee - € 3.

 

Barbados Welcome Stamp - program for freelancers 

Since July 2020, the Barbados government has launched a special program for remote workers - Barbados Welcome Stamp, which allows you to live in the country for up to 12 months. Also, a similar program was announced on August 1 by the government of another popular island state - Bermuda, full information about the visa for freelancers will appear in the coming months.

A pile of passports with visa stamps.

Businessman standing in the airport, waiting for hif flight.

Backpacker looking at a sunrise from the mountain.

Sunny beach on a tropical island.