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Immigration support for hiring expats in Nicaragua via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Nicaragua, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Nicaragua to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Nicaragua, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Nicaragua and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Nicaragua, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Nicaragua
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Nicaragua
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Nicaragua

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Nicaragua, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Nicaragua. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

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 find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Nicaragua takes 3 months or more.

Major steps to get a work permit in Nicaragua

  1. In order for a company to hire you, they need to present a letter explaining why they are unable to hire a Nicaraguan for the vacancy.
  2. The company you work for must ‘sponsor’ you for the duration of your contract. This works well for full-time employees.

Documents for work permit in Nicaragua, main applicant

Type of documents
Filled in work permit form;
Copy of your biodata and stamped pages of your passport, or proof of when you entered the country;
Written legal representative of the company or organization addressed to the Directorate General of Immigration, where the work is started abroad that takes place in the company or organization and the time spent requested for commitment to take the livelihood of the worker request foreign during their stay, leaving the country the expiration of the permit and notify the Directorate General of Immigration termination of the employment relationship, who in turn report to the Ministry of Labour.
Notarized copy of the testimony of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company and accreditation of legal representative, spread over notary.
Individual employment contract certified by the Labor Ministry.
Evidence of compliance with Article 14 of the Labor Code issued by the Ministry of Labour.
Payment of Fees for immigration services.

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua.

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