Costa Rica

Costa Rica is growing in popularity with international contractors and recruiters due to some major projects in Telecommunications, Oil & Gas and IT. We organise business visas, work permits, local payroll and tax compliance for freelancers, recruitment agents and international companies providing services in Costa Rica. Additionally Costa Rica has a fascinating culture, relaxed lifestyle, great food and a wide range of regional travelling options. If you are thinking of doing an expat assignment in Costa Rica - you've come to the right place!

Costa Rica Contracting

Foreign contractors will need support to work in Costa Rica as the Work Permit and Taxation Systems for contracting are quite complex. It is important to use experienced local providers for Immigration, Payroll and Taxation to be sure of compliance and reliability. We have partners that will be able to assist you with: Contractors Tax and Work Visas for Freelancers to ensure that you comply with local regulations and maximize your net income.

Management of Contractors in Costa Rica

Our assessed and qualified suppliers will ensure tax and work permit compliance but also that you’re retaining the highest possible net % return on your gross billing as is legally possible. Our services in Costa Rica include:

Tax, Payroll and Employment Solutions for Contractors

Sponsored Work Permits and Business Visas for Contract / Freelance Workers

Salary Packaging

Self-Employed / Personal Companies

Immigration Lawyers

Expatriate Tax specialists

Insurance (Private Health / Travel / Professional Indemnity)

Bank Account Opening

Insurance (Private Health / Travel / Professional Indemnity)

Working as an Expat in Costa Rica

You can reach all our solutions for Costa Rica from these pages.


- Information on Taxation, Employment and Payment in Costa Rica

- Information on Immigration and Work Permits in Costa Rica

Solutions for Contracting in Costa Rica

Recruiter Case Study:


A London based recruitment consultant had located the perfect candidate for his client, the Costa Rica office of a German investment bank. However the candidate was a foreign national who needed a Work Permit. They needed a local entity to sponsor the work permit, run the local payroll and make sure the contractor was fully compliant. A colleague referred the agency to and our local partner was able to step into the breach to arrange a Costa Rica Business Visa before the end of the week and then process the Costa Rica Work Permit with the consultant already onsite for training. This meant the assignment was able to start on time and recruiter went on to place 3 more consultants into the project.