INDONESIA and Malaysia have both just released digital nomad visas for foreign tourists in 2022. Indonesia, first offers the visa to travelers.

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno said in the January-August period, there were 3,017 foreign tourists who used digital visas to work regardless of place and time in Bali.

Quoting from Tempo, the 3 countries with the most tourists were Russia, the United States, and England. Most of the digital travelers are in the Canggu area, Bali. Besides also in Jimbaran and Uluwatu.

The digital nomad tourists, can use a socio-cultural destination visa (B-211) which is eligible for all countries. The visa is valid for 60 days or two months and can be extended for another 180 days or six months.

Meanwhile, in Malaysia, the digital nomad visa is called the DE Rantau Nomad Pass. These Visa holders can work in Malaysia for up to 90 days. But in the latest new rules, they could soon stay for up to two years. The following is the difference between digital nomad visas in Indonesia and Malaysia.

The validity period of Digital Nomad in Indonesia is of three kinds as follows: 30 days with an arrival visa (VOA) 60 days with an online tourist visa and an extension of 180 days with an Indonesian business visa and extension.

The plan is that Indonesia will launch a 5-year digital nomadic Indonesian visa that will facilitate long-term stays, and allow its holders to live without paying taxes.

The Indonesian digital nomad visa requirement that applicants must meet to apply is to have income that comes from a business based outside Indonesia. Requirements for obtaining a digital nomad visa. The digital nomad tourists who come to Indonesia can now use a socio-cultural destination visa (B-211) which meets the requirements for all countries.

The visa is valid for 60 days or two months and can be extended for another 180 days or six months. You can get a KITAS for Bali and Indonesia if you: Are a digital nomad working for a company outside Indonesia and are paid to a foreign bank account.

Own a company overseas and only do business outside of Indonesia Register an LLC to do business in Indonesia with a local client or vendor (either a one-person business or with employees).

Once launched, Indonesia’s 5-year digital nomadic visa will be available through a simplified application process to facilitate entry of foreign workers, freelancers or self-employed persons. Applicants will need a valid passport, but other requirements have not been announced.

It has also not been announced whether there will be a minimum income requirement for this digital nomad tourist visa, or if the visa can be extended beyond the 5-year validity period.

Malaysia Reporting from Euronews, Malaysia’s digital tourist visa is available to those who earn more than €24,000 per year. The visa fee is MYR1,000 (€221) and recipients will receive an exclusive offer from a Malaysian remote work centre.

To qualify, you must be a freelancer, independent contractor, or full-time remote employee working in the digital domain. IT is the main profession targeted, including cybersecurity experts and software developers, digital marketing, and digital content creation and development.

You must show proof of employment, such as an active contract or multiple contracts of at least three months with local or foreign clients. You can also use active employment contracts with foreign companies. How long can you stay in Malaysia on a digital nomad visa?

The DE Rantau scheme allows you to stay in Malaysia for 3 to 12 months. This time can be extended for another 12 months. Workers are allowed to bring their spouse and children under the scheme for a fee of MYR500 (€110) per dependent.

Under current visa rules, remote workers from eligible countries including EU member states, UK and US can stay in Malaysia without a visa for up to 90 days. Those from non-exempt countries must apply for a visa, work permit, or professional visit permit. Applications for the 12-month DE Rantau Nomad Pass open on October 1, 2022. [ special]