A reform of Art. 187 of the Migration Control Regulation, Executive Decree number 36769-G, passed on October 16, 2019, prohibits employers to hire a foreign national that has entered the country as a non-resident, even if they have a pending application in process.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as the below:
Those hired by the companies accredited to Migration in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 36576-G- "Regulations for the Registration of Companies before the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners and the Migration Regularization of their Personnel". Personnel of international means of transport of passengers and merchandise. Those of special relevance in the scientific, professional, religious, cultural, sports, economic or political spheres that, depending on their specialty, are invited by the State Powers or public or private institutions, or by universities or colleges University students Those who are business agents, traveling agents or commercial delegates who enter to deal with matters related to the activities of the companies or companies they represent, provided that they do not accrue the payment of salaries or fees and to perform their activities do not require residence in national territory. Those who work as reporters, cameramen and other social media personnel, who enter the country to perform functions of their specialty and do not earn salary payments in the country. The amended text also includes the following regarding the period the authorities take to resolve an application request until the foreign national may perform work: