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Case Study: Employing an American Expat in Mexico

In this blog post, we look at a case study on employing an American expat in Mexico.


US Company




A US company in the pharmaceutical space approached Capital GES when they had an American expatriate they wanted to bring to work in Mexico. As our client had no previous entity in Mexico, they asked Capital GES to manage the worker and his family’s visa application process, payroll and benefits as well as other employment-related matters in Mexico.


Capital GES provided the company with our Permanent Employer of Record (PEOR) solution.

By using our PEOR/International PEO solution, we became the worker’s legal employer, and managed the entire employment relationship along with all social security costs, social benefits and statutory rights afforded to the worker. As the sole sponsor of the worker’s visa, Capital GES liaised with the Mexican consulates and immigration authorities to process the work permit for the worker and manage the visa application for him and his family. The visa process can be challenging so it was important for Capital GES to educate the worker and the client about Mexican immigration legislation as well as manage the expectations accordingly.


Although the visa process is a challenge, Capital GES were able to help assist the worker and his family in obtaining their visa.

By educating our client and the worker on Mexican labour legislation, we were able to manage expectations, complete the process and meet all the requirements to have Capital GES’s EOR solution implemented correctly. As a result of the smooth process, the worker came on board, his visa has already been renewed and he continues to work in Mexico.

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