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.
What we do is very easy to understand. We provide services. Why we do it is a little more complex, but at the same time, it is very simple.
The what is important. The why is quintessential.
During the COVID crisis, the Costa Rican government has implemented
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
This month of May, the topic of equal marriage resurfaced in Costa Rican society. This issue has generated conflicting and opposing views from both social and legal aspects.
In 2006, the Costa Rica Supreme Court issued a decision stating that the legal limitation for same sex
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
Currently, the Board of Elections (Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones or TSE) may change your name when you obtain citizenship in Costa Rica. The TSE is the agency responsible for processing the applications for Naturalization. This process is different than obtaining residency which is processed by
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Per Costa Rican law, any tico, Resident (either Temporary or Permanent), Student, Refugee, Asylee or Stateless child under the age of 18 needs a Minor’s Exit Permit to depart the country. It is, simply put, the authorization that the parents or legal guardian provide so
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