A Catholic Latin country isn't the first place you would think of as a retirement or vacation destination for the LGBQT+ community - but Costa Rica isn't like most other Central American countries. It is consistently one of the top countries for retirement with expats.
A few days back we wrote about our experience with a Resident who arrived in a repatriation flight from Houston and was not allowed to enter the country since Immigration claimed that he had an active entry ban.
This was before the August 15th Decree was
On Thursday August 06th, 2020, we received a call from a Costa Rican woman seeking help. Her husband, a US national with Permanent Residency as Parent of a Costa Rican national, flew in from the US on a repatriation flight (flight UA2448) coming from Houston.
The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced recently, the guidelines it will follow to register babies who are born in marriages formed by people of the same sex.
Babies with two mothers will automatically receive the surnames of both women, while the children of two fathers must
"People have lost their residency"
On April 4th, CRHoy an online news outlet, published an article stating that 577 foreign nationals lost their residency for leaving the country during the travel restriction. This was not the case.
This false information may send the message that if you
Back in March 2019, it was announced that Immigration is now accepting same-sex spouses/partners to be included as dependents in all immigration categories, including Temporary and Permanent Residencies, if a duly apostilled/legalized marriage/union certificate is provided. At the time, however, it was stated that same-sex
Immigration is now accepting same-sex spouses/partners to be included as dependents in all immigration categories, including Temporary and Permanent Residencies, if a duly apostilled/legalized marriage/union certificate is provided.
This means that same-sex couples whose relationship is duly recognized in the country of occurrence no longer need
Costa Rica Moving Towards Recognizing Migratory Rights of Same Sex Couples.
On November 20th, 2018, the Immigration Department (DGME) issued and submitted for public opinion a draft legislation titled "REGULATION FOR THE RECOGNITION OF MIGRATORY RIGHTS TO COUPLES OF THE SAME SEX".
The draft, which in summary states that
I have posted a few articles in relation to CAJA and it appears to be a never ending story. Since I am migrating my blog posts from the old site at wordpress to our website, then it would be appropriate to share an updated post