A background check, also known as police record or criminal report, is a summary of all the arrests and charges against an individual. State and federal agencies issue background checks on their citizens and residents by comparing their personal information against police and court databases.
Our clients and people interested in a residency in Costa Rica, have been told about the requirement of two different fingerprints, one for the background check and the other for the Costa Rican local police station.
I know, they sound the same and it has generated
As Outliers, we must think outside the box. Far from being part of the problem, we strive to be part of the solution. Instead of complaining, we try to come up with ideas. This has been one of the pillars of our company values.
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
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
If you've ever considered retiring in Costa Rica or applying for residency as an Investor, Rentista, Self-Employed, etc. this information might be of your interest.
Costa Rican immigration law cites a recent, duly apostilled/legalized background check certificate as one of the requirements to apply for Residency.
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
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