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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.

Moving forward. First are foremost, my apologies for the communication issues over the past two weeks. With the best interest to be forthcoming and transparent


Hello Expat Community, There are several rumors going around. The purpose of this note is to address those rumors and set expectations. First and foremost, my

Costa Rica is attempting to approve the legalization of the production (farming), commercialization and consumption of cannabis. The government has put a bill in


This is not a story about the abolition of the army, rather, it is a review about some of the commentary around it. I am

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