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My Two Colones

Recently, Costa Rica was invited to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD. The Costa Rican population celebrated this milestone, but what does it really mean? What advantages are there for CR to join the organization? And how will this affect the economic opportunities for the country

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CCSS

The country has already implemented one of the strategies it carries out for treatments against Coronavirus.  It is called the convalescent plasma transfusion, which was carried out on a 37-year-old woman infected with the virus. The patient is from La Cruz, Guanacaste and was admitted last Thursday at the Liberia

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purchasing process real estate costa rica
CondominiumPropertyReal Estate

When purchasing a property you want to make sure you are not buying into a problem. Sadly, there are enough stories out there about bad real estate deals. Most of the time people act with lack of knowledge. A significant challenge in Costa Rica is that there is no mandatory

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My Two Colones

We are in the business of helping people, helping expats. We cannot help our fellow expats unless we gather and use the right information. Hundreds of people reach us every month asking us hundreds of questions about all the problems they have. We try to address these questions to the

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Immigration

Important note. We are not asking for donations for this petition, we only need signatures. Any donations made will go to Change.org. We have received a lot of questions regarding the driver’s license for tourists who are currently in Costa Rica. The travel restrictions enacted worldwide to prevent the spread

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My Two ColonesResidency

Why obtaining residency in another country is important.  It is April 2019, and I am attending an immigration conference in Toronto. There are attorneys and wealth managers from all over the world; London, New York, UAE, Shang Hai, and me. The purpose of the conference is to review the global trends in

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My Two Colones

“People have lost their residency” On April 4th, CRHoy an online news outlet, published an article stating that 577 foreign nationals lost their residency for leaving the country during the travel restriction. This was not the case. This false information may send the message that if you leave the country,

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Press Relase by the President’s Office
Immigration

CR Government Tightens Measures to Deal with the Contagion of COVID 19 Beach closings, sanitary vehicle restriction between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., mandatory closure of temples and religious services and loss of immigration status to those who leave the country are the indications given today. “All at home, but

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BusinessLabor

The President Carlos Alvarado signed into law a bill from Congress which was approved this last Saturday March 21.  This action is one of the many measures the current administration is taking to mitigate the impact the crisis created by the virus COVID 19. This new law, allows employers to

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GovernmentHealth Care

This is the translation of the Decree issued by President Carlos Alvarado.  The Government declares a National State of Emergency, suspends the arrival of foreigners into the country and closes schools nationwide. Quarantine measures will be implemented to people who enter the country, enforced as of today (Monday March 16th,

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