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Remote Worker Visas

Portugal is Allowing Remote Visitors to Stay with the Temporary Resident Visa

— July 29, 2020 — World
Europe has begun opening its doors to the digital nomad — a remote worker, typically from a Western country, who's employment was temporarily shifted to at-home due to the pandemic — and Portugal is setting itself apart with its temporary resident visa for independent workers and entrepreneurs. The visa allows visitors to stay for up to a year with multiple re-entries.

The new temporary resident visa is ideal for those looking to escape tiny urban apartments or suburban homes. The country also greatly benefits as long-term visitors can support local economies without displacing any permanent residents' jobs. As the world continues to adjust to the "new normal" and rely more heavily on technology, we can expect other countries to follow suit.

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Trend Themes
1. Remote Worker Visas - Countries offering temporary resident visas for remote workers and entrepreneurs are becoming a popular trend amid the pandemic.
2. Digital Nomad Migration - The rise of remote work has led to an increasing trend of digital nomads moving to countries with remote worker visa programs, creating an opportunity for tourism and real estate industries.
3. Global Remote Workforce - The remote work trend is leading to a more globally-distributed workforce, creating new opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and efficiency.
Industry Implications
1. Tourism - Countries offering remote worker visas can attract digital nomads to visit and stay for longer periods, boosting the tourism industry and local economies.
2. Real Estate - As remote workers search for longer-term accommodation, property owners and managers have an opportunity to offer more flexible, service-oriented rental arrangements.
3. Technology - The growing remote work trend is driving demand for new technology tools and services that enable remote collaboration, productivity, and communication.
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