The official newspaper La Gaceta published on September 23, 2019, the new rates for the Guarantee Deposits (Security Deposits). The Guarantee Deposit, also known as Security Deposit, is a mandatory government fee to be paid by foreigners who are granted immigration status in Costa Rica, such as Temporary and Permanent
So, as some of you may know, we are in a constant battle with the Immigration Department or DGME (and other government agencies) to make them do their job. We have been working on the driver’s license, CAJA requirements, processing times for applications for residency, so on and so forth.
In recent weeks we have noticed the Immigration Department is asking for additional security deposits for people who change category from temporary residency to permanent residency. This issue has surfaced in various expat groups, so we wanted to weigh in on the issue. What is the Immigration’s guarantee deposit? So