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if I travel my status would be cancelled
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As announced earlier in the week, the President alerted that any foreign national with legal status (meaning Residents, people with Special Categories, Estancias or applications in progress) who departs the country during the COVID19 crisis will automatically lose their immigration status. The summary of the press conference can be found

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Press Relase by the President’s Office
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At 12:54 Monday, March 23, 2020, the President announced that any foreign national that leaves the country during the COVID-19 crisis will lose their status. This applies to any Temporary or Permanent Resident, Special Categories, etc. and people with applications in progress. If you are interested in keeping your Immigration

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Exceptions to the Entry Ban Rule
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As announced: Starting March 18, 2020 at 23:59 and until April 12, 2020 at 23:59, only Residents and Costa Rican nationals may enter the country as a result of the COVID19 crisis. Some of the exceptions to the rule, per Decree N° 42238 – MGP – S are: Costa Rican

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The Immigration Department issued this evening Resolution N° DJUR-043-03-2019-JM, which, in summary, states: The Immigration Department WILL NOT receive Residency applications going forward and until May 17, 2020. This includes all categories. Basically, Residency applications are suspended until May 17, 2020. Consequently, documents which will expire within this period will
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Penalties and Fines 2020
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As usual, every year the Department of Immigration tries to figure out a way to impose fines and penalties on those who have overstayed their visa permission in the country. These attempts have been going in since March 2010. Almost every year, Immigration announces that the law will now be

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Frequently-Asked-Questions-about-Immigration
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The following is a list of commonly asked questions regarding obtaining residency in Costa Rica: Is it true that there are various residency categories? That is correct. One cannot simply apply for residency; one must apply for one of the many distinct residency categories our law offers. An applicant must

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The-Difference-Between-Applying-for-Residency-and-Citizenship-
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Our current law offers expats various options to secure legal immigration status in Costa Rica. On the one hand, you have the Immigration Law (Law No. 8764) and Ruling (Decree No. 37112-G) which provides the rules of the game for our General Department of Immigration (Dirección General de Migración y

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Case Reviews: Spotting the Usual Mistakes in Residency Applications
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Here at Outlier Legal Services, we receive numerous calls from expats whom have handled the residency process on their own or perhaps have hired help from someone in the community and find themselves stuck in a years-long process that become too cumbersome and stressful to handle. The service of requesting

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We have the pleasure of assisting expats from all corners of the world and have grown accustomed to seeing and dealing with cases where there is a disparity between the applicant’s name on the various documents we must submit to Immigration. For example, it is common to see wives who

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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, can make the process

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