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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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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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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,

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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).  In the past few weeks, we have received many questions and seen various posts on the Facebook groups regarding the possibility

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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: Entry Stamps Extended until July 17th, 2020. Update: On April 20, the Health Minister, Daniel Salas, reported that the closing of borders for foreigners continues in force in the country until May 15. Immigration just announced through their official Facebook page that they will be suspending

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As announced earlier in the week, the President alerted that any foreign national with legal status (meaning Residents, people with Special Categories, Estancias or applications in progress) who departs the country during the COVID19 crisis will automatically lose their immigration status. The summary of the

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