Guatemala

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

IBERMEDIA's goals are to promote the development of audiovisual productions destined to the Iberoamerican market and their co-productions, to promote the integration of Iberoamerican companies in supranational audiovisual networks. To create a positive environment for the development, training and exchange...

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Fund Goal

Doctv Latinamerica is dedicated to the production and distribution of Latin-American documentaries. It is an initiative of CAACI and is officially run by the DOCTV RED, a strategic structure composed of seventeen audiovisual entities and twenty-two public broadcasters in the Latin-American region. Currently...

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Regulation

Entry is subject to regulations from country of origin. US and EU passport holders can enter visa-free for up to 30 days.

Individuals who will work in Guatemala must obtain a Residence Visa and Work Permit. Both documents are valid for one year and are renewed in Guatemala.

The following is a general summary of the types of employment visa categories that are common to corporate, international transfers into Guatemala.

A foreign national employee must convert his or her immigration status from a Visitor status to Work status while in Guatemala. The employee can be present in Guatemala while the work permit application is being processed; however, the employee will not have authorisation to work.

For small shoots are typically same day or within a couple of days. Citywide permits for b-roll shoots are possible. Shoots that require traffic control or other exclusive use of public space take at least 7 days to permit and require consultation with local authorities and the police. Permits for aerial filming are only needed in Guatemala City and Antigua. Most aerial and national parks permits take about a week.

ATA not accepted

The standard VAT rate is 12%  on the sale of movable tangible goods, importations

Maximum Labor hours are eight (8) hours daily, and should not exceed 44 hours a week. Generally the system is designed to cover the total labor force gainfully employed. All contributions are withheld by the employer from the monthly payrolls.