Once a company has been formed and established in Colombia, you will need to hire employees to help you boost your business and take it to the next level. Here we focus on how to hire an employee or contractor in Colombia. Hiring in Colombia - Can the Company Sponsor and Hire Foreign Nationals in Colombia? – YES! Foreign nationals have the same rights and obligations as Colombian nationals. One key difference that an employer or company has to take on board is, when a foreign national enters into an employment contract in Colombia, both the employer and foreign national must meet additional requirements imposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio De Relaciones Exteriores) concerning: Entry of the foreign national into Colombia Supervision of the foreign national's stay in Colombia Departure from Colombia If a foreign company hires an employee in Colombia and the contract is carried out in Colombia, the contract must follow the same rules as those that apply to domestic Colombian companies. Essentially, if the work takes places in Colombia, Colombian rules apply, regardless of the employer's origin and where the contract was executed. What If a Colombian Based Company Hires Employees to Work Abroad? Colombian labour law applies to employees if the company and services are rendered in Colombia, thus making the law inapplicable if the services are being delivered outside of the country, even if they are rendered by a Colombian national. What Are the Requirements and General Conditions for Hiring Employees in Colombia? Labor regulation in Colombia complies with the...