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Attorney with more than 10 years of experience in customer service, team management and team building at an international level. Has worked immigration cases in various countries, including Costa Rica, Colombia and Panama.

dgme closed costa rica reopens

This morning, the Immigration Department issued Resolution N° DJUR-0132-09-2020-JM, which, in summary, states: The Immigration Department WILL NOT receive Residency applications going forward and


This is an updated list of  countries (and states from the US) which as of September 15th, are allowed for its residents to arrive


The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) issued a publication in their FB page stating that foreign nationals coming to Costa Rica from authorized countries

Fighting the good fight, the conclussion

A few days back we wrote about our experience with a Resident who arrived in a repatriation flight from Houston and was not allowed

Good News

This is an updated version of our August 15th article. This includes the rules established by Decree 42527-MGP-S issued on August 15th, 2020, Circular AJ-1467-08-2020

Our complicated relationship with the Immigration Department and the name change curve ball

Working with the Immigration Department in Costa Rica is not easy. The law seems pretty straightforward but the Immigration Department loves to throw curveballs


In the past few days, we have received numerous requests from people who wish to understand if they can leave and come back without


On Thursday August 06th, 2020, we received a call from a Costa Rican woman seeking help. Her husband, a US national with Permanent Residency

More Restrictions to Enter the Country

Costa Rica's borders are opened solely to travelers coming from Canada, the EU, and the UK by air, through the Juan Santamaria or Daniel


Travel restrictions remain for land and sea travel. Travel restrictions are lifted for residents who arrive by plane.  No indication of how the