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Immigration support for hiring expats in Honduras via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Honduras or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Honduras after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Honduras, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in Honduras

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Honduras is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Honduras.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Honduras takes from 1 to 2 weeks until entry to Honduras, and a further 5 to 16 months before the whole process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in Honduras

  1. Entry to Honduras
  2. Employment Contract Approval & Statement of Compliance Application at the Labor Ministry
  3. Temporary Residence Approval
  4. Registration, Residence Card Application and Fingerprints
  5. Residence Card Approval and Collection

Documents for work permit in Honduras, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Valid Passport One original
Police Clearance Certificates Police clearance certificates for applicants over 18 years old are required from the country of origin and country of residence (when applicable). If no expiry date is mentioned, these will be valid for six months from the issued date. One legalized and translated original
Medical Certificate Issued within the six months prior to application. Indicating that the applicant does not suffer from any infectious or contagious disease. Must be issued by a doctor in Honduras One original
Copy of all Pages of Passport One clear and notarized copy
4 Passport photographs 6cm x 5cm.Face forward. Should have full name and passport number on the photo (at the bottom). Four originals
Police Clearance Certificates from Honduras Issued by the “Dirección General de Investigación Criminal” One original
Residence Card Fee (Carné de residente) USD 20 One original
Registration Fees 200 Honduras Lempiras (around USD10) One original
2 Passport Photographs 6cm x 5cm.Face forward. Should have full name and passport number on the photo (at the bottom). One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Honduras without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Honduras.

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