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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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Being a tourist in Costa Rica, it’s all fun and games until you fall in love with the country and realize that this could be the home that you have dreamed of your whole life. For a tourist in Costa Rica, this is not a problem,

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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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You can find below a list of questions and answers on this opening process, divided by category. Also, you can find the translated PDF with all the details here. Whilst we have received information on the upcoming rules that will come into effect from August 01 and which

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Update: As announced a few days back, the Immigration Department issued Resolution N° DJUR-0105-07-2020-JM, confirming that they will remain closed until September 18, 2020. You can find the resolution here. The Immigration Department issued this morning Resolution N° DJUR-0105-07-2020-JM, which, in summary, states: The Immigration Department

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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

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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).  The Immigration Department has further delayed the date which they will start accepting residency applications, to July 18, 2020. Please take

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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

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