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Obtain residency

Our lawyers help you get the residence and the work permit. We offer service in English.

Costa Rica offers foreign citizens a variety of options in terms of residence and immigration. It is recommended to check with the consulate of Costa Rica located in the country of his nationality or legal residence.

The documents to be translated into Spanish are: Birth Certificate, Criminal Records, Marriage Certificates.

Residence as rentier

(i) the monthly receipt of an income greater than or equal to $ 2,500 US dollars for a period of at least five years, permanently and irrevocably constant (for the resident annuitant regime).

(ii) receipt of a life long pension of no less than $ 1,000 USD (for the retired resident regime), we recommend that the pension is paid by a government entity.

In both cases, the beneficiary may establish his own business, but can not be contracted by another company. In addition, both the spouse and minor children will be covered under the same plan.

Residence as an entrepreneur

Minimum investment of $200,000. This residence is difficult to obtain. Investment in the tourism sector: minimum of $100,000.

Residence as a student

This plan gives foreign students a temporary permit to stay in the country.

Residence with labor contract

This plan allows the applicant to obtain a work permit or temporary residence, based on the existence of an employment contract. As a resident you can benefit from social security in Costa Rica; This has been compulsory since March, 2010.

Our lawyers and Notaries in Costa Rica are present in: San Jose, Escazu, Santa Ana, Jaco, Tamarindo, Malpais, Nosara, Samara, Sunday, Manual Antonio, Santa Teresa, Liberia Flamingo. If you want to live in Costa Rica to enjoy your retirement, change of life and consider your expatriation to Costa Rica, please contact us!

Tel.: +506 83 32 87 87 - Skype: forangematthys - Google Talk: forangeeric.matthys
Address: Escazu, Avenida Escazu, Building AE 202, fourth floor, office 404. Funes & Matthys Abogados