Authentication of Foreign Documents in Costa Rica

If you are applying for residency in Costa Rica you will need to have the documents issued in your country of origin legalized so that they are valid for use in Costa Rica. How do you do this.   The first step is to ask if your country is a member of The Hague Convention on the Authen
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Costa Rica Mandatory Registration with Social Security For Residency

 Costa Rica Mandatory Registration with Social Security For Residency Any foreign resident in Costa Rica that wants to obtain or renew their legal resident status must provide proof that they are covered by the medical insurance system of the Costa Rica Social Security Administration
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Costa Rica Residency – General Information and Summary 2015

Costa Rica Immigration and Residency Summary  In this article I will set forth a summary of the most current Costa Rica Immigration laws and regulations which will guide you through the updated procedures for applying for residency in Costa Rica. All information contained in this arti
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Embassy and Consulates of Costa Rica in the United States

The Embassy and Consulates of Costa Rica in the United States. The information contained in this section will assist you in locating either the Embassy or the Consulates of Costa Rica in the United States. The Embassy of the Costa Rica in the United States is located in Washington D.C
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Fines for Hiring Illegal Workers in Costa Rica

Hiring workers in Costa Rica that do not have the proper immigration work permits is illegal.   In the past enforcement and fines have been lax.   However as of August 1, 2014 the fines established by the Immigrtaion Regulations No. 36769-G are in effect.  Those regulations are curren
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Costa Rica Caja Health Insurance Payment Scale

Costa Rica requires foreign residents that are applying for residency or renewing their residency to pay into the Costa Rican social security system know as the “Caja” which is short for Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social.   The obligation is to pay the health care portio
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The Budget of the Costa Rica Department of Immigration

The Costa Rica Department of Immigration is a crucial component of the Costa Rican government since it is responsible for the enforcement and processing of the Costa Rican Immigration Laws.  Anybody who has visited the Department of Immigration can attest to the extensive lines o
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Foreign Legal Residents In Costa Rica

 How many foreigners are living with legal residency status in Costa Rica.  The Deparment of Immigration of Costa Rica has released statistics on the amount of foreigners that have permanent residency, temporary residency or that fall in one of the special categories of the
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Residency Renewal for 2008-2009

  The Director of Immigration has decreed by Circular number DG-2958-2007 that all residency card that were due to expire during the first four months of 2008 i.e. between January and April 2008 are AUTOMATICALLY renewed until the expiration month in the year 2009.  You can view or pr
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Costa Rican Visa Requirement List SEPTEMBER 2009

   Updated on SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 –  The Visa Entry requirement list which as approved on APRIL 15, 2009 continues in effect as of SEPTEMBER 10, 2009     Ministerio de Gobernación y PolicíaDirección General de Migración y ExtranjeríaRepública de Costa Rica CIRCULARDG-1198-2009  
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