Many people may think that work in Costa Rica could be a solution for improving their life style. After all, the little country is a tropical paradise with a stable government and contented voters. Nevertheless, the country named by Christopher Columbus can be truly stringent on nonresidentshoping to work there.
To legally be employed for somebody else nonresidents are will be required to obtain a work permit. Hiring a lawyer can be particularly useful in the work permit process and is highly recommended.
To obtain a work permit, nonresident has to go to the Costa Rica consulate in their own country and produce proof of their residence address. The documents that should be used as proof are passports, wedding licenses, birth certificates and police reports. Along with the documents, the job seeker is required to submit a signed and notarized request letter to the Director of Costa Rica Immigration explaining what work is being sought and the reasons for seeking the work permit.
Each document, including the cover letter , has to be translated into Spanish and, after translation, notarized.
Today, there are hundreds of huge international corporations operating in Costa Rica and if you are lucky enough to get hired by one of them, you will typically get a company lawyer to help you through the process.
There are other kinds of work besides being an employee of a company, too. For example, you may have a job skill that the government of Costa Rica values, like teaching English, training emergency medical personnel some other specialized training or education in high demand. If you think you might have such a talent, a call to your local Costa Rica consulate or embassy might be worthwhile.
Additionally, there are thousands of Americans and people from around the world who are real estate developers, restaurant and bar owners, bed and breakfast operators, and many other things. Many of these people create a Costa Rica corporation and employ Costa Ricans in their business.
What are you waiting for?
Whether you are wanting to enjoy nature tourism, deep sea fishing on two oceans, nightlife, or merely time away from the hustle and bustle of your day job and sitting on a beach in a tropical heaven, Costa Rica vacations have something to offer your family and you.And, if living and working in this pretty country sounds appealing to you, learn what you need to do to incorporate a Costa Rica business.
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September 17 2011 12:53 am | Destinations