Freelance visa in 2021 - best countries

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Sunday, 05 September 2021 Print
Freelance visa

Top countries for a freelance visa in 2021 

Freelancing has a lot more pros than cons. The main one is the ability to work anywhere in the world, at any time, in any form, and in any condition. That is why many freelancers go to other cities and countries without stopping to make money.

We present you with a detailed breakdown of the best places in the world for remote work, as well as information on a freelance visa.

 

Germany

The main advantages

Berlin has fairly low prices for products and services. In the west and south of Germany, everything is much more expensive.

  • Central location. You can get to another country in a couple of hours.
  • Developed social and transport infrastructure.
  • A real paradise for active people: Berlin is the capital of parties.

 

The main cons

  • Expensive rental housing.
  • Problems with opening a bank account and SIM card (only residents of the country can do this).
  • the cost of living

 

Everything will strongly depend on the region of Germany. Take Berlin, the most popular German city among remote workers, for example.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 600- € 800 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 100 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 2.7;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 250- € 350;
  • Home Internet - € 20- € 25 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 8- € 10, gym membership - € 30, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 15- € 20, in a middle-class restaurant - € 25- € 35, a cup of coffee - € 2.5.

 

time-lapse photography of vehicle at the road in between the building at nighttime aerial photography

 

Freelance visa for work in Germany

Freelancers can live and work on a Schengen visa (look carefully at the number of days allowed in your particular case). There is also a special German visa for freelance work, which gives the right to reside for at least a year.

 

Portugal

The main advantages

  • Lisbon is a very friendly city for freelancers and remote workers. There is a huge number of coworking spaces and freelance cafes with inexpensive internet and comfortable working conditions.
  • Affordable cost of living, affordable housing to rent.
  • Good infrastructure, rich cultural life.
  • A chance to surf all year round.

 

The main cons 

  • Not the best medical field.
  • Expensive life and health insurance.
  • the cost of living

 

city near body of water

 

Take Lisbon as an example, the most popular city in Portugal among remote workers.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 500- € 700 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 80 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 1.5;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 200- € 300;
  • Home Internet - € 25- € 30 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: a ticket to the cinema - € 6- € 8, a gym membership - € 30, an average bill in a cafe for one person - € 10- € 15, in a middle-class restaurant - € 20- € 30, a cup of coffee - € 1.5.

 

Portugal Freelance visa

You can live in Portugal on a tourist visa for a maximum of 9 months (each time the stay is extended by 3 months). There is a special visa for freelancers - type D2, which is issued for at least six months, allows you to pay taxes, receive social benefits, etc.

 

Bulgaria

The main advantages

  • An excellent location in the south of Europe with very low prices for housing and food.
  • A large number of coworking spaces and good internet coverage in the country.
  • Safe capital Sofia and friendly locals.
  • A chance to go skiing.

 

The main cons

  • The infrastructure of this Eastern European country is still developing in many ways, so many areas leave much to be desired: transport, bureaucratic issues, medicine.
  • Not the best ecological situation.

 

aerial photography of houses near mountain

 

The cost of living

For example, let's take the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 200- € 400 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 80 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 0.8;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 150- € 200;
  • Home Internet - € 10- € 15 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: a ticket to the cinema - € 6- € 8, a gym membership - € 20, an average bill in a cafe for one person - € 8- € 12, in a middle-class restaurant - € 15- € 20, a cup of coffee - € one.

 

Freelance visa in Bulgaria

Freelancers can live and work on a Schengen visa (look carefully at the number of days allowed in your particular case). In Bulgaria, freelancers have the opportunity to obtain a D-type visa or a residence permit under the Free Practice program, issued for at least a year.

 

Cyprus

The main advantages

  • A wonderful mild southern climate.
  • A large community of entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers.
  • High level of medicine and safety.
  • The widespread use of the English language.

 

The main cons

  • Poor transport infrastructure: it is advisable to have a personal car.
  • Quite a high cost of living.
  • Not the most eventful cultural life.
  • the cost of living

 

For analysis, let's take the average prices in Paphos and Larnaca.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 400- € 600 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 60 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 1.5;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 200- € 300;
  • Home Internet - € 30 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: a ticket to the cinema - € 8- € 10, a gym membership - € 30, an average bill in a cafe for one person - € 10- € 15, in a middle-class restaurant - € 20- € 25, a cup of coffee - € 2.5.

 

aerial photography of seashore

 

Freelance visa to Cyprus

Freelancers can live and work on a Cypriot single-entry pro-visa (issued online and given the right to stay for no more than 90 days), for other conditions, a Schengen is required. Cyprus has a special immigration program for freelancers, issued for at least a year.

 

Estonia

The main advantages

  • A comfortable country in the north of Europe, where you can live without problems with English.
  • A large community of entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers.
  • One of the best systems for managing taxes, accounts, and other bureaucratic things.
  • A huge number of workspaces, high-speed Internet even in the forest.

 

The main cons

  • Not the most pleasant climate.
  • the cost of living

 

aerial photography of Tallin houses in Estonia during daytime

 

For analysis, let's look at prices in the capital of Estonia - Tallinn.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 300- € 500 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 40 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 1.5;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 200- € 300;
  • Home Internet - € 25 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: a ticket to the cinema - € 8- € 10, a gym membership - € 30, an average bill in a cafe for one person - € 10- € 15, in a middle-class restaurant - € 20- € 25, a cup of coffee - € 2.

 

Estonian Freelance Visa

Freelancers can live and work on a Schengen visa (look carefully at the number of days allowed in your particular case). Special visa program for "digital nomads" (freelancers).

 

Czech Republic

The main advantages

  • Historically and culturally rich state in the very center of Europe.
  • Low cost of living compared to western neighbors.
  • A large number of coworking spaces and cafes, good internet coverage.

 

The main cons

  • Quite expensive rental housing.
  • The locals don't speak English very well.
  • the cost of living

 

aerial photography of city under cloudy sky

 

For analysis, let's look at prices in the capital of the Czech Republic - Prague.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 400- € 600 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 50 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 1;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 150- € 250;
  • Home Internet - € 20 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 6- € 8, gym membership - € 25, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 8- € 10, in a middle-class restaurant - € 15- € 20, a cup of coffee - € 2.

 

Visa for freelancer in Prague

Freelancers can live and work on a Schengen visa (look carefully at the number of days allowed in your particular case). A special program for freelancers in the form of a business visa.

 

Spain

The main advantages

  • A large and beautiful country in the south of Europe with a mild climate throughout the year.
  • One of the European cultural and historical centers.
  • Lots of opportunities for remote workers: good coworking spaces and dedicated freelance centers.
  • Excellent internet coverage.

 

The main cons

  • The high cost of living: expensive housing, food, services.
  • Poor English skills among locals.
  • the cost of living

 

people near building during day

 

Let's take a look at prices in Barcelona for analysis.

  • The average cost of renting a one-room apartment is € 600- € 800 per month;
  • Insurance - from € 50 per month;
  • One way public transport - from € 2;
  • Grocery basket for one person per month - € 200- € 300;
  • Home Internet - € 35 per month;
  • Entertainment and leisure: cinema ticket - € 8- € 10, gym membership - € 40, average bill in a cafe for one person - € 10- € 15, in a middle-class restaurant - € 25- € 35, a cup of coffee - € 2.

 

Spain Freelance Visa

Freelancers can live and work on a Schengen visa (look carefully at the number of days allowed in your particular case). You can get a special work visa for 1 year (type D).

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.