FOREIGN RELATIVES OF A COSTA RICAN CITIZEN: Permanent residency can be applied for if you have first-degree family members such as parents, siblings, children who are citizens of Costa Rica. Spouses of a Costa Rican citizen or residency can also apply, although they will be approved for a temporary residency.
STUDENT VISAS: A temporary visa will be granted to individuals that can demonstrate they will be attending School, College or University in Costa Rica.
TEMPORARY WORK VISAS: Foreigners with special abilities not found in the Costarrican work market can apply for a temporary visa to perform their trade or occupation that is demonstrated to be needed in the country.
MISSIONARY RESIDENCY : Ministers of religious organizations that are sponsored by their church in their country of origin and have a sponsor church in Costa Rica that will be benefiting from this persons work, can apply for this type of residency for him and his family.I WOULD LIKE TO START MY RESIDENCY: