Argentina: The perfect choice for digital nomads when it comes to relocation
In the past decade, the rise in popularity of video and streaming platforms such as YouTube and Twitch, and a general increase in desire to be able to work flexibly and from no fixed office, has seen the dawn of a new range of careers that seemed unimaginable at the turn of the 21st century. However, this is just the problem, the difficulty for some to grasp the validity of these new careers has led to issues for those who are typically known as digital nomads, as when you are looking to relocate, many visa types do not factor you in. If you fit this category, we can imagine it is frustrating, hence the purpose of this article, where we will break down some of your options in order to restore some hope that you are able to move across borders. We will specifically touch upon Argentina, country finding itself in a region in which technology is thriving, with start-up companies soaring in value and raising the prominence of the sector, paving the way for digital nomads to relocate to a variety of countries while also raising the profile of such professions across the globe.
One country in the region that has taken particular notice of the current global situation in order to prompt future opportunity is Argentina. In Buenos Aires, there is a visa set to be introduced for remote workers from across the globe which will permit the residency of said worker for an entire 12 months in the beautiful city. The visa has been coined as a ‘Digital Nomad Visa’, which is extremely attractive as there are not many other competitive options either already existing or in development, and if you feel it might be for you, perhaps the additional features will help you make up your mind.
So, to break it down a little more, you be granted a stay of 12 months in one of the most vibrant cities on the continent, and it is likely you will not want to work from your apartment the whole time, as we have had plenty of experience with that during the past year! This visa is set to include discounted prices for workstations in communal working areas such as WeWork and AreaTres, among others, meaning you can remain productive while also regaining a semblance of social activity in a post-pandemic environment. You can also opt in to receive, on arrival, a SIM card and SUBE card, which is used to pay for public transport, helping you settle in faster.
One more exciting thing to add is that the benefits extend beyond those directly associated with the ‘Digital Nomad Visa’. This is to say, residency in Argentina is extremely sought after by many foreign residents, some of the reasons as to why include:
· Entry to 170 countries visa-free or with the potential to obtain a visa when at the border (includes the EU and UK)
· 19th most powerful passport worldwide in 2020
· Dual nationality is allowed
· Right to live and work in other MERCOSUR member nations
The aforementioned benefits linked to Argentine residency serve as backup as to why it is the perfect destination for digital nomads looking to relocate post-pandemic. For example, you are free to move around the region and find which spots you like the best for work or adventure, as well as being able to expand further afield to new places without the hassle of organising visas well in advance.
So, if you are interested in finding out more, get in touch with us today! At Creimerman, we are a team of global citizens, working with each client and providing a tailor-made service in order to help make their cross-border ventures a success, and we would love you to be the next.