Work Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you want to work in Guatemala the easiest path is to apply for Temporary Residence. Temporary Residency permits are good for two years, at which time you can renew for another two years.



24 months



60 Month(s)





P. Residency

24 Month(s)


Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Work Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need a job offer from a company or individual in Guatemala.
  • You should be of good character.
  • You need sufficient funds or a guarantor to cover the stay period in Guatemala.
  • You need to pay visa fee.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Work Visa?

9 Document Required

  • Visa application form
  • Original passport and photocopies of every page in your passport authenticated (notarized) by a lawyer
  • A certificate of validation for your passport, issued by the embassy or consulate of your country, accredited to the Government of Guatemala (with “Pasos de Ley”)
  • A certified birth certificate will do for people from countries with which Guatemala has no diplomatic relations
  • Police clearance certificate you have lived for the last five years (with “Pasos de Ley”)
  • Affidavit by a Guatemalan sponsor, or sponsoring company, guaranteeing financial responsibility for the person applying for residency and proof of their economic solvency
  • Financial statements (balance sheet and income statements), or a recent certification stating that corporation belongs to a Guatemalan trade union
  • A notarized copy of the company’s business license
  • Job offer letter or letter of employment and a current work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor

Talent Migration data for Guatemala

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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