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There is the option of obtaining residency in Costa Rica through the purchase of real estate. Generally, this is called residency through investment as it requires making an “investment” of $200,000 USD in real estate.Many countries offer the option for foreigners to obtain residency or

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An immigration process can be described as an adventure. It can be intimidating; it can be hard to comprehend, but it isn´t entirely devoid of fun moments.Every country has an idiom and certain keywords which expats are not familiar with and which, if explained properly,

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Back in March 2019, it was announced that Immigration is now accepting same-sex spouses/partners to be included as dependents in all immigration categories, including Temporary and Permanent Residencies, if a duly apostilled/legalized marriage/union certificate is provided. At the time, however, it was stated that same-sex

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As of June 2019, Costa Rica´s Immigration Department (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería) has implemented changes in the way it is processing first-time Residency requests in accordance with article 28 of the Immigration Regulation.Until May 2019, applicants could file incomplete applications, meaning file what

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So, as some of you may know, we are in a constant battle with the Immigration Department or DGME (and other government agencies) to make them do their job. We have been working on the driver’s license, CAJA requirements, processing times for applications for residency,

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