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Work Permit - Employee

***This category is generally only available to domestic and agricultural workers. The pricing below only applies to these cases.***
***Other highly specialized and limited cases may also apply with different pricing – please inquire.***

• Authenticated job offer or contract indicating functions, hours, and salary, signed by employer.
• Proof of employer’s economic solvency (such as income certification by Certified Public Accountant)
• Must remain in Costa Rica at least 1 day per year.
Cannot claim spouse and dependents under 18 years of age.

One-Time Plan
$1200*
  • *$900 to prepare and submit your application
  • Includes:
  • Submitting the Application
  • Local Fingerprint Registration
  • Government Fees
  • Translations
  • Certified copies
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Passport sized photos
  • *$300 when application is approved
  • Includes:
  • Residency Card (DIMEX)
  • CCSS Registration
  • Driver’s License
Work Permit - Employer

• Company documents
• Business license from corresponding municipality
• Business sanitation permit from Ministry of Health
• Income certification by Certified Public Accountant
• Proof of payment/registration of company income taxes
• Proof of Caja (CCSS) registration of company
• Must remain in Costa Rica at least 1 day per year.
Cannot claim spouse and dependents under 18 years of age.

One-Time Plan
$2400*
  • *$1800 to prepare and submit your application
  • Includes:
  • Submitting the Application
  • Local Fingerprint Registration
  • Government Fees
  • Translations
  • Certified copies
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Passport sized photos
  • *$600 when application is approved
  • Includes:
  • Residency Card (DIMEX)
  • CCSS Registration
  • Driver’s License
Document Requirements

The following documents are required for submitting the application for a work permit:

  1. Criminal Background Check.
  2. Birth Certificate.
  3. Application Form (CRIE will complete this for you)
  4. Application Cover Letter (CRIE will complete this for you)
  5. Fingerprints (Obtained from a Local Police Station in Costa Rica, CRIE will assist you with this)
  6. Certified Copy of the passport (CRIE will complete this for you)
  7. Consular Registration (CRIE will assist you to complete)
  8. Six passport size photographs (Completed when you visit our office)
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