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This morning, the Immigration Department issued Resolution N° DJUR-0132-09-2020-JM, which, in summary, states: The Immigration Department WILL NOT receive Residency applications going forward and until December 1st, 2020. This includes all categories. Basically, Residency applications are suspended until December 1st, 2020.  All applications must be filed

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Working with the Immigration Department in Costa Rica is not easy. The law seems pretty straightforward but the Immigration Department loves to throw curveballs at applicants. One of these curveballs is the issue with name changes that we brought up a few months back. You can

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Companies have different types of books depending on what kind of company or corporation it is, and each kind of book is identified with a unique legalization number. In the Costa Rican market, the most important types of companies are: A. Corporations with issued shares whose books

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According to the new regulations of the EXECUTIVE DECREE NUMBER 42484-MOPT-S, where the President of the Republic, the Minister of Public Works and Transport, and the Minister of Health, establish that starting on August 1st the exception letters that allow for transit during restricted times

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On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Costa Rican government announced the following measures to control the spread of COVID-19 for the month of August, aiming to flatten the contagion curve of COVID-19 in the country. Cantons on yellow alert will continue with phase three of

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We have received many requests regarding information about importing and legally inscribing vehicles in Costa Rica. The following will help you understand the basics. 1. Importing vehicles:  The process of bringing a vehicle into Costa Rica is supervised by Customs, therefore, you need to be prepared for a slow and bureaucratic

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We have summarized the measures currently in place by the Ministry of Health per internal resolution MS-DM-4467-2020. Check for your business on the list so that you are sure what type of rule applies to you. General rules for temporary closure of all establishments with sanitary permit:

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