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Our Services: Costa Rica Immigration, Costa Rica Residency Advice or Relocating to Costa Rica

Our team of dedicated professionals at GLC International is committed to providing top-notch assistance for all your immigration, residency, and relocation needs in beautiful Costa Rica. With our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of local regulations, we offer personalized solutions tailored to your specific situation.

Whether you’re seeking a new chapter in your life, a retirement haven, or expanding your business horizons, our comprehensive services ensure a smooth transition and a hassle-free experience. Trust GLC International for expert guidance, reliable advice, and a seamless journey to your dream life in Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Residency Types

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Rentist Residency

This kind of temporary Costa Rica Residency is based on receiving a specific monthly income in a permanent, stable, and irrevocable manner. Presently, the required minimum amount with the new Costa Rica Immigration Law is USD 2,500.00 monthly income for one applicant and with the same amount, the applicant can extend the benefits of the Costa Rica Residency to the spouse and children. OR via a deposit of USD 60,000.00 deposit in an approved Costa Rican or international bank.

Other important conditions include:

  1. Upon approval of the Costa Rica Rentista Residency, the resident may get involved in business activities but cannot be hired as an employee.
  2. The income may come from a local or foreign bank.

GLC International will professionally assist you regarding:

  • Information and Legal Advice relating to documents and other formalities required for your application for the Costa Rica Residency.
  • Guiding through fingerprinting, background check, and other formalities.
  • Preparation of your application for Residency in Costa Rica.
  • Verification of income letter for its acceptability by Department of Immigration before it is legalized by the Consul and sent to the Costa Rica Immigration Agency.
  • Rendering all immigration legal assistance before, during, and after the processing of your application for a Costa Rica Residency by the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica.

Pensioner Residency

This kind of temporary Costa Rica Residency is based on receiving a monthly life pension of not less than USD 1000.00

Other important conditions include:

  1. Upon approval of the Costa Rica Residency as Pensioner, the Costa Rica Pensioner Residency may get involved in business activities but cannot be hired as an employee.
  2. The income must originate from an eligible source, such as a retirement plan company, social security, or the government.
  3. If the source of pension is a company or NGO, it must be a corporate entity incorporated at least twenty years prior to the date of application of the Costa Rica Residency.
  4. The pension must be for life, coming from abroad and belonging to the applicant to the Costa Rica Residency personally.

GLC International’s Attorneys will professionally assist you regarding:

  • Information and Legal Advice relating to documents and other formalities required for your application for residency as a pensioner
  • Information and Legal Advice relating to documents and other formalities required for your application for residency as a pensioner
  • Guiding through the fingerprinting, background check, and other formalities
  • Preparation of your application for Costa Rica Residency
  • Verification of all the documents for their acceptability by the Department of Immigrate to Costa Rica before it is legalized by the Consul and sent to the Costa Rica Immigration office.
  • Rendering all immigration legal assistance before, during, and after the processing of your application for residency by the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica.

Residency based on a link with a Costa Rican Citizen

For this kind of Costa Rica Residency, one of the following relatives should be Costa Rican or a Costa Rican resident:

  • Spouse; or
  • Son or Daughter; or
  • Mother or Father; or
  • Brother or Sister (in this case, the applicant must be single)

After the grant of Costa Rica Residency, the resident must live in the country for at least six months per year (consecutive or staggered) in order to maintain the Costa Rica Residency status.

The Costa Rica Immigration lawyers of GLC International will professionally assist you regarding:

Costa Rica Work Permit Citizenship

Work Permit

This kind of Costa Rican temporary residency is based on the existence of a labor contract with a Costa Rican Company. This Costa Rica Residency involves the completion of elaborate documentary formalities. After granting the Costa Rica Residency, the resident must live in the country for at least six months per year (consecutive or staggered) in order to maintain the status.

This kind of Costa Rican temporary residency is based on the existence of a labor contract with a Costa Rican Company. This Costa Rica Residency involves the completion of elaborate documentary formalities. After granting the Costa Rica Residency, the resident must live in the country for at least six months per year (consecutive or staggered) in order to maintain the status.

GLC Costa Rica Attorneys firm will professionally assist you regarding:

  • Information and Legal Advice relating to documents and other formalities required for your application for residency in Costa Rica.
  • Guiding through all the documentary formalities.
  • Preparation of your application for Residency in Costa Rica.
  • Verification of all the documents for their acceptability by the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica before it is legalized by the Consul and sent to the Costa Rica Immigration office.
  • Rendering all legal assistance before, during, and after the processing of your application for Costa Rica Residency by the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica.

Investor Residency

This kind of Costa Rican temporary residency is based on the existence of a Costa Rican investment project for more than USD 150,000.00 in an area which contributes to the economic and/or social development of Costa Rica.

It is very important to note that with the new Costa Rican Immigration Law this requirement has been modified recently by the Director of Costa Rican Immigration in such a way that it now allows for Costa Rica Residency Applicants to base their residency not only in an investment project but also through demonstrating proprietorship of Costa Rica Real Estate, shares, valuables, productive projects or projects of national interest. However, for the renewal of the Costa Rica Residency Applicants and Costa Rican Investor Residency such investment has to be properly registered in the local tax office.

GLC International’s Costa Rica Attorneys will professionally assist you regarding:

  • Information and Legal Advice relating to documents and other formalities required for your application for residency in Costa Rica.
  • Guiding through all the documentary formalities.
  • Preparation of your application for residency in Costa Rica.
  • Verification of all the documents for their acceptability by the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica before it is legalized by the Consul and sent to the Costa Rican Immigration office.
  • Rendering all legal assistance before, during, and after the processing of your application for Costa Rican residency by the Department of Immigration.

There are other options to secure Costa Rican Residency, the new Costa Rica Immigration Law went into effect in March 2010 and currently is still subject to adjustments in its Costa Rican Immigration rules in specific aspects. Please consult with our team of specialized Immigration Lawyers of Costa Rica in order to apply for your Costa Rica Residency following specific Costa Rican Immigration Law guidelines.

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