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Attorney and Entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in: immigration law in the US and Latin American countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama. In addition, Rafael has extensive experience in Business Law, Estate Planning, and Real Estate. Lastly, Rafael has developed experience in people management, talent development and business development.

Costa Rican Constitution

A few days ago I was having a chat in a Facebook Group with this fellow who we are going to call Pete. The subject


What is the status of law 9996 creating incentives for investors? The delay with the implementation of law has generated anxiety in the expat

Immigration Options for Self Employed People

When planning on moving to Costa Rica, many people ask themselves some of questions about working. Some of the most recurring questions are: Can


Dekra, a Geman company was granted a temporary permit to process vehicle inspections starting in September. The contract with RITEVE, as Spaniard company, ended on


This Digital Nomad Visa (DNV) is completely a new thing in Costa Rica. Many people have questions about this, and some are not sure


Well, the Immigration Department has completed the regulations for the digital nomad visa. The President has signed it, and it must be published in

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS or CAJA), in San José

How the changes in the regulation for the CAJA insurance affects foreign nationals living in Costa Rica, and what we're doing to defend them


My dear friends, I cannot be thankful enough for your support and your patience. We all know and hope to understand the challenges that COVID 19


On November 24 the CR Immigration Department (DGME) issued a memorandum (they call it a directive, but this will be addressed later) limiting due

army demolition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In a previous occasion I mentioned that I was proud that Costa Rica does not have an army, but be weary of pride. Too