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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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