Migration

Costa Rica is a country of peace and opportunities, which respects Human Rights, has paradisiacal flora and fauna and an EXCELLENT health system that is internationally recognized for its excellence in treating public health.

For these and other reasons, we are a frequent destination for foreigners who need a legal migratory status.We provide Assistance with immigration applications in Costa Rica. Whether you need:

  • Temporary Residency
  • Work Visa
  • Permanent Residency

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  • Retirees
  • People on fixed incomes
  • Investors
  • Spouses or parents of a Costa Rican
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Company employees

LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS

What types of documents may be apostilled??

  • Public documents
  • Judicial documents: Any documents issued by a government official, including those by the Attorney General’s Office or a judicial agent.
  • Administrative documents
  • Private documents (certifications), birth certificates, certifications on the certainty of a given date, and official/notarial signature certifications of private documents.

What types of documents may not be apostilled??

  • Any documents issued by diplomatic or consular agents
  • Administrative documents directly related to commercial or customs operations

General Immigration Requirements

The following list are general requirements for any application for residency.

  • Verification of the main requirement.. Depending on the category you will be applying for, documentation will be required to confirm eligibility under that category. For instance, people applying under the retirement category must produce a letter providing confirmation of the retirement income; people applying under the investment category must provide certifications of the investment regardless of whether the investment is in real estate or in a business; people applying for residency through marriage must produce a marriage certificate from Costa Rica.
  • Background check..This document should be issued by a national authority. In the case of US nationals, for instance, it should be from the FBI. In the case of Canadian nationals, it should be issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In the case of UK nationals, it should be issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers.
  • Birth certificate.A new copy of your birth certificate is required, not over six months old.
  • Application form.We complete this for our clients.
  • Cover letter.We complete this for our clients as well. It contains certain information about you.
  • Fingerprints..Obtained at a police department. We will coordinate with you in order to receive these, assisting in San José or Liberia by driving you from our office to the location concerned and handling the corresponding forms.
  • Certified passport copy.
  • Consular registration.
  • Passport-size photographs. 
  • Government fees.Initially, it is required to pay $251 USD in application fees. At the end of the process, it is required to pay an additional $433 USD in government fees.

Important Notes About The Documents..

  • All documents in a foreign language must be translated into Spanish. The costs for the translations will vary depending on the original language.
  • All documents from abroad must be authenticated for its use in Costa Rica. Documents from certain countries require an apostille.
  • Documents from other countries require a legalization.
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