Bali has always been a favourite among Digital Nomads. Now the government has announced a very exciting new digital nomad visa, which gives remote workers the chance to live and work in Indonesia for five years tax free! On this page, you will find everything you need to know about the new Bali Digital Nomad Visa.
For those of you, who don’t know what a digital nomad is, we would like to give a short definition to start with.
Digital nomads are people who live in a nomadic way, while working remotely from everywhere using the internet.
They travel to different locations on a regular basis and often live in coliving spaces or work from a coworking.
If you are a freedom-loving person, who loves to travel and wants to discover the world, while meeting like-minded people, then this lifestyle is for you.
A digital nomad visa is a document that gives you the legal right to work remotely while residing outside of your country of permanent residence.
It therefore enables holders to retain their current employment based in another country while residing in their country of choice.
Applicants often receive tax benefits as well as the right to stay and in a place such as the European Union for a much longer period of time than the other visa options would allow.
Not really. Bali does a few visa options for digital nomads. However, they are limited to a maximum stay of only 183 days and do not include any tax benefits.
The current preferred Indonesian visa for remote workers is called B211a. It is valid for only 60 days, but can be extended twice allowing you to stay 180 days in the largest island country in the world.
That means, the B211a visa is only an option, if you are planning to travel to Indonesia, but not if you want to live there or stay for a longer period of time.
Bali is already a favourite destination of Digital Nomads due to its warm climate, paradise beaches, low living costs and world-class diving and surfing.
However, the problem is that the current visa options in Bali simply don’t allow long-term stays.
If you want to work from Indonesia you currently have the following three options:
If you stay in Indonesia for more than 183 days, then you automatically become a tax resident and you need to pay Indonesia’s tax rates on your foreign earnings.
This is about to change though, as the new Bali digital nomad visa, will allow you to stay in Indonesia for up to five years, while living there tax free!
You will be eligible for the new visa, if your income derives from outside of Indonesia.
The Indonesian Digital Nomad Residence permit is designed in a way to give to give foreign remote workers the chance to live in an Asian country.
The planned five-year permit will be the longest digital nomad visa available worldwide.
The Indonesian government is expecting to attract a whopping three million digital nomads, once the new scheme is launched, which will turn Indonesia into the place to be to colive, cowork and meet other Digital Nomads.
The exact details regarding when and how to apply as well as the requirements in order to be eligible have not been fully announced yet.
It seems to be likely though that you there will be a minimum income requirement as it has been the case for most of the digital nomad visas.
Once launched, the Indonesia five-year digital nomad visa will be available through a streamlined application process to facilitate the entry for digital nomads.
As of today, the following requirements in order to be eligible are known:
You need to work remotely for a company outside of Indonesia and get paid to a foreign bank account.
Own a company abroad and only do business outside of Indonesia.
It is not known yet, if it will be possible to extend the Bali Digital Nomad visa. In addition to that, the full details regarding the requirements have not been announced yet.
So please make sure to check this page regularly as it will be continuously updated and we will publish the above information here as soon as it is available.
There are a whopping 42 countries that offer digital nomad visas, so what makes the Bali Digital Nomad Visa unique?
The answer is quite simply: You will be able to live in Indonesia tax free and get to stay for a minimum of five years! This is the longest duration of any digital nomad visa currently available.
Bali was already a desirable destination for remote workers because of the great weather and low living costs. However, now that this five-year visa is available, this creates great business opportunities. With the new visa, you won’t owe any taxes for five years!
Last but not least, the Bali Digital Nomad visa will serve as a gateway for Digital Nomads to live in Asia and will give you the opportunity to reside in wonderful Indonesia, which is frequently rated among the most beautiful countries in the world.
To conclude, here is the full list of countries, where you can get a Digital Nomad Visa in 2022:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Dominica||Mexico|
|Cabo Verde||Indonesia||South Africa*|
*Digital Nomad Visa introduced but not yet implemented