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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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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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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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penalties for overstaying
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Update: Entry Stamps Extended until July 17th, 2020. Update: On April 20, the Health Minister, Daniel Salas, reported that the closing of borders for foreigners continues in force in the country until May 15. Immigration just announced through their official Facebook page that they will be suspending the fines and

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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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residency status updates - outlier legal services
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There continues to be confusion regarding the initial statement made by President Carlos Alvarado that any Resident (or person with legal status or application in progress) who departs the country during the COVID19 crisis will have their status cancelled. This has been published in various newspapers, it was even mentioned

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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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dgme covid19
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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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