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Registered Nurse: Seeking Faculty Position in Costa Rica

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CassandraTodd
7/14/2014 23:48 EST

RN, with Master Degree in Nursing & Health Education, and Doctorate in Education. Planning on working in Cosata Rica for 5 years.
Need links to start the process. Thank you.

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Kohl
7/15/2014 08:17 EST

You are not legally permitted to work here until you have Permanent residency, work online or have been issued a work visa, which are only given when there are no local experienced people to do the job. Many well trained nurses here.

http://www.costaricalaw.com/Working-in-Costa-Rica/

http://www.costaricalaw.com/Immigration-and-Residency/residency-general-information-and-summary.html

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Maw1964
6/8/2019 21:45 EST

I am an associate R.N. With approx. 30 years of varied experience. I do not have my Bachelors degree, however. What I need to do to be employable in Costa Rica.
Thank you,
Shell

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ILuvCR
6/8/2019 23:40 EST

As Kohl stated,

"People often think that it is possible to move to Costa Rica to work or increase their pension with some form of part-time activity. Working in Costa Rica is not so simple.
In general, it must be said, although there some exceptions, you cannot get a job in Costa Rica without first obtaining legal permanent residency with no employment restrictions or citizenship.
The government does not allow non-resident foreigners to work as employees.
Costa Rica laws are aimed at protecting local workers by preventing foreigners to carry out activities that can be done my nationals (or permanent residents)."

source: https://qcostarica.com/working-legally-in-costa-rica/

Costa Rica is a great place to retire and live of a pension or the like but not friendly to those wanting or needing to work to support themselves.

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Mentor
6/9/2019 12:49 EST

You will need to become a permanent resident to take a job.This may take a year or possibly more and you will be best to hire an attorney to file this.You might look into the pay as it will be much less than you think. you can go on line and do your research it is not difficult. Do your due dilligence and try not to rely on others as there is a lot of mis information that can mislead you.

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lindyluvsCR
6/9/2019 14:03 EST

Mentor - it takes a year or more to be a TEMPORARY resident. You cannot be employed until receiving PERMANENT resident. Took me about 3-1/2 years.

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Kohl
6/9/2019 15:38 EST

When seeking employment in the medical field, one must bilingual and be prepared to resit the required exams in Spanish...

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Mentor
6/9/2019 16:46 EST

thanks for the correction. Yes you must be a temporary resident first then a permanent resident. Only after being a permanent with out work restriction can you take a job.This might take over 3 years. So don't come to Costa Rica looking for a Job unless you are prepaired to wait over 3 years.

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sanjuan
6/9/2019 17:56 EST

New friend...is there a Plan B to your coming to CR?

https://outlierlegal.com/services/immigration/

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