Everything you need to know about the latest news to renew, duplicate or get your DIMEX for the first time.
On September 28th, the Ministry of Government and Police; and the Immigration Department (DGME), through resolution N° DJUR-0144-09-2022-LSS, stated that the administrative measures related to the
Currently, due to COVID crisis, you should take into consideration some points to ensure a smooth renewal process.
Requesting DIMEX cards for renewal, except Temporary Residency based on Marriage, shall only be processed through the corresponding branches of Banco de Costa Rica (800 BCRCITA, o through
As we informed a few weeks back, per Resolution N° DJUR-0132-09-2020-JM, Immigration announced that they would not receive Residency applications going forward and until December 1st, 2020. This included all categories. That Resolution stated that all applications going forward must be filed by appointment only. Starting
Obtaining residency in Costa Rica is difficult and costly. There are a lot of documents required to obtain residency which also cost money; the processing time is lengthy and it can become frustrating, and the costs are high when you add up the government fees,
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).
In the past few weeks, we have received many questions and seen various posts on the Facebook groups regarding the possibility
Here at Outlier Legal Services, we receive numerous calls from expats whom have handled the residency process on their own or perhaps have hired help from someone in the community and find themselves stuck in a years-long process that become too cumbersome and stressful to
We recommend that three months prior to the expiration of your DIMEX ID card (known in Spanish as the cédula), you should renew it. The good news, however, is that renewal is not as cumbersome as the initial application. If done right, upon filing and
An immigration process can be described as an adventure. It can be intimidating; it can be hard to comprehend, but it isn´t entirely devoid of fun moments.
Every country has an idiom and certain keywords which expats are not familiar with and which, if explained properly,
We receive a lot of questions regarding the renewal of this category, such as: do I need to transfer money from my dollars account into the colones account? Do I need a background check? Do I need a letter from my pension? And many more.