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Gabriel Sánchez of PRONicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
In order to get a job in Nicaragua, you do have to be a resident or apply for a temporary resident card. You do have to have legal status in order to apply for a work visa.
 
The requirements to get a job in Nicaragua are no harder for a foreigner than for a Nicaraguan. You just have to make sure that you have legal immigration status in Nicaragua.
 
Perhaps the only job that a foreigner cannot take are the public positions, for example, the president of Nicaragua. Aside from that, I have never heard of foreigners needing a special type of permit. However, if you were a doctor and you would want to set up your own clinic, you might have to follow some procedures to legalize your doctor’s degree with the local administration such as accrediting your degree locally.
 
David Smith of Farmland Assets – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
There are two different sides to the requirements to get a job in Nicaragua, in that some people work informally without being a resident.  However, if you’re working for an established company, then you need to be legally in Nicaragua in order to legally work in Nicaragua.  Relative to any restrictions on what type of job you can have, I'm not aware of any.
 
You can get a residency in Nicaragua as a working investor or you can get a working visa.  In order to get a working visa, you have to prove that you have a job.  The working visas are usually one year or five years.  When you renew your working Visa in Nicaragua, they’re going to ask you once again to prove that you have a job.
Lucy Valenti of Liv Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Many people come to Nicaragua as tourists, fall in Iove with the area and manage to find a job, even without a work permit.  However, it is illegal to work without a work permit in Nicaragua.  And, to get a work permit, you need to be a legal resident of Nicaragua.
 
In the initial stages, here’s how it works: you can get a visa for 30 days and get it extended for up to 3 months.  Then, after your stay for 3 months is complete, you need to leave the country and then come back.  (Many people visit Costa Rica for a day.)

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