Ten Countries Where You Can Stay Indefinitely on a Tourist Visa

As a digital nomad, it can become exhausting constantly needing to move somewhere new every few months. Most countries have a maximum 30 to 180 day limit on how long those who enter the country as tourists can stay. This article will cover ten places in the world where citizens from most countries can stay indefinitely.

“Indefinitely” is defined in this article as a place where you can stay an entire year or more with the only requirement being that you may need to make quick border hops (from which you can immediately return) to outside the country.

For all the European Union citizens who like to tout the already well known knowledge that you can live anywhere in the EU, we know. This article is not only for you, but also those who live elsewhere in the world and who desire to remain abroad continuously in one place for a long stretch of time.

Those looking to legally live more than 90 days in Europe should checkout this article.

Finally, please be advised that none of these countries will likely allow you to legally work in them on a tourist visa. The following information is best suited for those who do not desire to work locally and/or make their money by working remotely or running online businesses.

Also be advised that every nation’s border patrol and customs agents have the right to deny you entrance regardless of you being in possession of a valid passport and visa.

 

1. Georgia

Georgia has one of the most liberal tourist visa policies in the world. Citizens of many nations enter visa free and stay in Georgia for an entire year straight before needing to exit and re-enter.

Georgia Travel Guide

 

2. Mexico

Citizens of most countries can enter Mexico visa free and stay 180 days. After 180 days you must exit Mexico, but you are allowed to immediately come back and reset your 180 day clock.

 

3. Panama

Citizens of most countries can enter Panama visa free and stay 180 days. After 180 days you must exit Panama, but you are allowed to immediately come back and reset your 180 day clock.

 

4. Argentina

Citizens of most countries can enter Argentina visa free and stay 90 days. After 90 days you must exit Argentina but are allowed back immediately. There is also a possibility to apply for a single 90 day tourist visa extension while still in the country and thus increase the time between necessary border hops to 180 days.

 

5. Chile

Citizens of most countries can enter Chile visa free and stay 90 days. After 90 days you must exit Chile but are allowed back immediately. There is also a possibility to apply for a single 90 day tourist visa extension while still in the country and thus increase the time between necessary border hops to 180 days.

 

6. Costa Rica

Citizens of most countries can enter Costa Rica visa free and stay 90 days. After 90 days you must exit Costa Rica but are allowed back after only a short stay outside.

 

7. Taiwan

Citizens of most countries can enter Taiwan visa free and stay 90 days. After 90 days you must exit Taiwan but are allowed back immediately.

 

8. Cambodia

In Cambodia you can pay $35 for an initial 30 day visa which can then be indefinitely renewed for longer periods of time.

 

9. China

Citizen of most nations must apply and obtain a Chinese visa prior to entering China. The length of a tourist visa can range from being only a 1 month single entry visa all the way up to a 10 year multiple entry visa (available to US citizens). Those with multiple entry visas to China can reset their stay time by making a quick border hop. Going to Hong Kong or Macau count as exiting mainland China.

 

10. Russia (for US citizens only)

Citizens of the United States can obtain a three year tourist visa to Russia. This visa allows for stays of 181 days per entry. After 181 days you must exit Russia, but you are allowed to immediately come back and reset your 181 day clock. This visa currently costs $300 and must be applied for and obtained prior to entering Russia.

Click here for my guide to getting a Russian visa.

 

Bonus: Albania (for US citizens only)

Citizens of the United States may enter visa free and stay in Albania for an entire year straight before needing to exit and re-enter.

Tirana, Albania Travel Guide

 

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