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border open
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Decree 42432-MGP-S extending the closure of our borders until August 01st, 2020 was published on June 30th, 2020. The Decree states that Costa Rican borders are closed until August 01st, 2020. The date may be extended if Authorities deem it necessary. Until our borders reopen, only Residents and people with

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avoid losing your residency
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Obtaining residency in Costa Rica is difficult and costly. There are a lot of documents required to obtain residency which also cost money; the processing time is lengthy and it can become frustrating, and the costs are high when you add up the government fees, legal fees and expenses. So,
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entering costa rica during covid19
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Update June 30, 2020: Our borders will remain closed until August 01, 2020 (this date may be extended and may not apply to all travelers).  In the past few weeks, we have received many questions and seen various posts on the Facebook groups regarding the possibility of entering Costa Rica

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Decree 42374-MGP-S extending the closure of our borders until June 30th, 2020 was published on May 31st, 2020. The Decree simply states that Costa Rican borders are closed until June 30th, 2020. The date may be extended if Authorities deem it necessary. Until our borders reopen, only Residents and people

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Moving your residency forward during the Pandemic
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Let’s talk about life in Costa Rica. In the last few weeks, it’s possible that you might heard some important news pertaining to the COVID-19 situation in this small Latin American country, however, if you have not, let me break the internet for you. On March 6th, Costa Rica had

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Update June 30, 2020: Our borders will remain closed until August 01, 2020 (this date may be extended and may not apply to all travelers).  The Immigration Department has further delayed the date which they will start accepting residency applications, to July 18, 2020. Please take note, tourists (non-Residents) who

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Summary and Exceptions to the non-entry rule
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Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a live chat with La Voz de Guanacaste regarding the current measures in place concerning our borders and their impact on the expat community. I rewatched the video to make sure I did not contribute to any “fake news” by providing

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drivers license update
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2020-000536 MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION. – San Jose, April 28, 2020 5:00 p.m. Official Letter No. DVT-DGEV- 2020-195 of March 16, 2020 from Lic. María Eugenia Salazar Salaverry, Deputy Director a. i. of Traffic Education to the Vice-Minister of Transport and Road Safety requesting the declaration of state

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Changing from one category to another
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Being a tourist in Costa Rica, it’s all fun and games until you fall in love with the country and realize that this could be the home that you have dreamed of your whole life. For a tourist in Costa Rica, this is not a problem, it’s not hard to

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drivers license update
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MOPT Ministry of Public Works and Transportation Press Release Public Relations Department (506) 2523-2063 / (506) 2523-2062 www.mopt.go.cr   All services related to driver licenses to remain suspended until May 15 Written and driving tests, license homologation and renewal are amongst the services affected. Grace period is extended for anyone

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