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A Rough Start to 2020 at the Immigration Department

In October of last year, we were happy to see that the Immigration Department was taking certain steps to simplify the Residency process. However, disappointingly, but not surprisingly, January and February 2020 have proven to be very complicated months. Perhaps it has been bad luck, but these past few weeks

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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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Criminal LawGovernmentImmigration

There is a new issue we have come across. According to Immigration Regulations, a requirement to be eligible for residency is to have a clear criminal record for the past ten years. Therefore, people who have been convicted of a crime committed more than ten years ago are eligible for

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Criminal LawImmigration

According to Section 70 of the Immigration Law (Law No. 8764 of 2009) foreign nationals who file an application to remain in the country under any of the categories as described in the law, must have not been convicted of a crime within ten years prior to requesting immigration status.

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