Tag: Residency

Sep 26 2014

Applying for Permanent Residency in Costa Rica

Just yesterday, September 25, 2014, we applied for permanent residency status in Costa Rica. It turned out to be easier than we thought, though speaking Spanish was a great help. The first thing we did was to visit the Migración office in Puntarenas, which is about an hour’s drive from our house. We live about …

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Aug 28 2014

Questions and Answers: Getting Residency in Costa Rica and Joining the Caja

Answer updated 9/9/16 Hi Paul and Gloria, I have a couple of what I think are simple questions I can’t find answers to. What do you do for insurance until you become a permanent resident? Can you get CAJA with a tourist or temporary resident visa? When do you apply for temporary residency? Can you renew a …

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Aug 20 2013

Highlights of Costa Rica’s Residency Requirements AND a Discount on Residency Services

When we decided to file for legal residency in Costa Rica back in 2008, we polled the expats we’d met regarding who they used to help them through the process. Based on the glowing recommendations we received for Residency in Costa Rica, we chose their services, and now we recommend them without hesitation to those …

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Nov 15 2012

Investing and Residency

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It is my suggestion that, if you intent to move to Costa Rica, you should become a legal resident. It’s the right thing to do. And doing so has its advantages. As of October 1, 2012, to open a bank account or invest in Certificates of Deposits at any Costa Rican bank, one must be …

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Apr 23 2011

For trusted help with legal residency in Costa Rica, contact Residency in Costa Rica

  We chose Residency in Costa Rica to help us apply for legal residency and, unlike many of our acquaintances who waited two years or more, our residency was approved in only five months.  It was a complicated process and they were wonderful to work with.  The price Javier quotes is all-inclusive, including even those …

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Mar 21 2010

Residency Categories Under the New Law

The new immigration law, in effect as of March 1, 2010,  changed many of the requirements regarding applying for residency in Costa Rica.  Thanks to our friends at Residency in Costa Rica, we bring you the following summary of the new law. Residency in Costa Rica will be happy to assist you with the preparation, …

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Jul 15 2008

Applying for Residency in Costa Rica as Pensionados

Paperwork for Application for Pensioner Residency Status in Costa Rica By Louise Wittman, San Ramon de Alajuela My husband and I moved to San Ramon in September 2007, we completed our immigration application in the US in July 2007. We are working with a competent immigration attorney and while all our processing is completed, we …

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