<img alt="" src="https://secure.intelligentcloudforesight.com/779425.png" style="display:none;">
Skip to content

Labor Laws in Guatemala

  • Annual Leave: 15 days
  • Maternity Leave: 12 weeks
  • Public Holidays: 12
  • Workweek: 44 hours per week.

Income Tax in Guatemala

Income Tax in Guatemala is progressive with rates ranging from 5 - 7%.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in Guatemala

The standard VAT rate in Guam is 12%.

Social Security in Guatemala

Social security contributions are levied on salaries, which includes wages and all types of remuneration or payments, regardless of the denomination.

The contribution rates are 12.67% for employer contributions and 4.83% for employee contributions. No limits are imposed on the amount of earnings subject to social security contributions.

Work Visas Guatemala

The work visas or permits available for foreigners to work in Guatemala include:

Work Visa: This visa is for foreigners who plan to work in Guatemala. It allows the holder to apply for and obtain a work permit, which grants the right to live and work in the country. The visa is valid for two years.

Temporary Residence: This category includes various subcategories for foreigners who are hired by legal entities or individuals for specific purposes, such as:

  • Migrant workers: Foreigners working for a specific company.
  • Students: Foreign students enrolled in Guatemalan educational institutions.
  • Athletes and artists: Foreigners hired for athletic or artistic performances.
  • Investors: Foreign investors making investments in the country.
  • Academics, researchers, and scientists: Foreign experts engaged in scientific, research, or academic activities.
  • Ministers of worship or religion: Foreign religious leaders with official recognition by the Guatemalan government.

Hire Talent from Guatemala with Global Expansion

Setting up a company in Guatemala can be expensive and complex. Global Expansion simplifies your entry into this market.

We handle hiring, HR, and payroll while ensuring compliance with local regulations, all without establishing a local entity.

Our Guatemala Employer of Record (EOR) solution lets you focus on your business growth.

Ready to hire anywhere in the world?

Grow your team the right way with
Global Expansion.

Request a Proposal