Real Estate Calculator

Real Estate Closing Costs Calculator Calculate the real estate closing costs for a property in Costa Rica using our real estate calculator below. Costa Rica has an established fee schedule for closing costs. The fees and transaction costs are based upon a percentage of the value of th
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Costa Rica Residency – General Information and Summary 2017

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 artic
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Police Forces of Costa Rica

Police Forces of Costa Rica In Costa Rica the largest police contingency is the Fuerza Publica which is under the control of the Ministry of  Public Security (Ministerio de Seguridad Publica).   This police force is responsible for the protection of citizen security, crime prevention
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Costa Rica Immigration restricts admission of Schengen and Japan visa holders

Costa Rica Immigration restricts admission of Schengen and Japan visa holders For many years Costa Rica automatically admitted into Costa Rica the citizens of countries that had in their passport a Schengen visa or a visa issued by Japan. The Schengen visa is granted by the 26 member
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University Education in Costa Rica

The University Education System in Costa Rica University Education in Costa Rica is divided between Public Universities which are funded by the Costa Rican government and Private Universities which are privately owned and operated. In Costa Rica there are four public universities: Uni
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Costa Rica New Money Bills

Costa Rica New Money Bills The Central Bank of Costa Rica has recently released its new collection of Costa Rica Money Bills. The front of the bills contains the face of individuals that have contributed to the democratic, political, educational, economic and cultural development of t
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The Costa Rica Labor Code – Law # 2

The Labor Code of Costa Rica The Costa Rican Labor Code has been in effect since 1943.   The Labor Code is divided into the eleven Chapters referred to as Titulos. The summary below provides you with the content of each of the Titles of the Labor Code and the particular subject matter
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Driving in Costa Rica with a Foreign Drivers License

Driving in Costa Rica with a Foreign Drivers License If you are visiting Costa Rica as a tourist or intend to live in the country and will be applying for residency you may need to drive a vehicle while you are here. The Traffic Law # 9078 According to Article 91 of the Costa Rica Tra
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Costa Rica Corporations Must Disclose Their Shareholders

Creation of a Shareholder Registry is Approved The Costa Rican Legislature approved the “Law to improve the fight against tax fraud”  (Ley para mejorar la lucha contra el fraude fiscal).   The essence of the law is that Costa Rica corporations must disclose their sharehold
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Paid Employee Vacation Time

Are Employees in Costa Rica entitled to paid vacation time ? The Costa Rican Labor Code (Codigo de Trabajo) stipulates that an Employer must provide vacation time to their Employee once that Employee has worked at least 50 weeks.   Once that threshold is reached the Employee is entitl
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Costa Rica Corporations Are Being Liquidated For Non Payment of Corporation Tax

The National Registry of Costa Rica which oversees and manages the Corporation recording section has initiated the process to liquidate any corporation that owes more than 3 past due payments of the corporation tax (Impuesto de Personas Juridicas).   Pursuant to Article 6 of Law 9024
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The Costa Rica Corporation Tax Is Coming Back

The Costa Rica Corporation Tax is Coming Back The Costa Rican legislature recently fast tracked the voting for the corporation tax bill.   The current legislative bill 19.818 would become law as soon at the legislature approves it.   The new law would reinstate the corporation tax whi
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