Thursday 4 March, 2018
Before you even think about moving to another country you should first ask yourself these questions:
We will try to give some reliable answers to those questions, just keep in mind these are general answers and your situation may have exceptions.
Before you think about moving, you should visit the country. Costa Rica is a great place to live, but as every country in the world, it has a different CULTURE, POLITICAL ISSUES and LIFESTYLE, that may suit you or not. Here are some basics:
If you just recently arrived in Costa Rica, and have decided to live here, applying for residency is essential. It’s not that hard if you have the right information; for starters, you need to know which documents from your country home are required, for example:
After knowing this basic information, you should know what is needed to make them acceptable to Costa Rican Immigration office:
Each type of residency has its own specific requirements, in this article only covers the basics.
Consult with an attorney to choose which is best for you. What is extremely important is that you choose a law firm or attorney that is well versed and experienced in the residency process. With ARCR, you will get the help you need with:
Once all documents have been submitted, immigration will issue a letter that the application is “in trámite” – in process –. Whe the applicant receives notice of their “en trámite” status, they are no longer required to leave the country to renew their 90-day visa. HOWEVER, applicants should be aware that in order to use their foreign driver’s license to drive legally in Costa Rica beyond 90 days, they MUST renew their visa.