Law Protecting Minority Investors in Costa Rica

Law Protecting Minority Investors in Costa Rica Costa Rica approves a law protecting minority investors. Costa Rica has consistently ranked poorly in the World Bank Doing Business report for protecting minority investors (in the 160’s out of 190). In an effort to improve their ranking
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Property Theft in Costa Rica

Property Theft in Costa Rica The idea that somebody would steal your property seems an inconceivable notion.  However, in Costa Rica it can and does happen. I will point out how it happens and what you can do to minimize your risk. The National Registry of Costa Rica In Costa Rica all
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Will your Notary Public become the Police ?

Will your Notary Public become the Police ? The Costa Rica legislature is currently debating an amendment to their drug law (Ley sobre estupefacientes, sustancias psicotrópicas, dorgas de uso no autorizado, actividades conexas legitimación de capitales y financimiento al terrorismo La
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Costa Rica Minimum Labor Wage Scale for 2017

Costa Rica Minimum Labor Wage Scale for 2017 In Costa Rica the Ministry of Labor (Ministerio de Trabajo) sets the minimum wage scale.  The wage scale is  applicable to all workers in Costa Rica.   The minimum wage scale is reviewed by the wage council of the Ministry of Labor twice a
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Costa Rican Property Taxes

Everything You Wanted to Know About Costa Rica Property Taxes In Costa Rica property taxes are generally low compared to many other countries around the world.  How is the tax base valuation established to determine the property tax that is due ?   In Costa Rica the Property Tax Law k
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Easements in Costa Rica

Easements in Costa Rica Easements in Costa Rica are generally regulated by the Civil Code of Costa Rica.  An easement is a right created in favor of one person or entity either by an express written agreement or by an implied agreement. What does an easement allow you to do ? It allow
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Costa Rica Vehicle Inspection Requirement – RITEVE

Costa Rica Vehicle Inspection Requirement at RITEVE Every vehicle that circulates in Costa Rica is required to have a valid inspection sticker. The inspection is carried out by a private company referred to locally as RITEVE and which has inspections stations in various inspection poi
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Costa Rica Online Gun Registry

Costa Rica online gun registry The Ministry of Public Security has implemented an online gun registry via the website http://controlpas.go.cr  The system will allow gun owners that qualify to do so to register their weapons via the online registry system.  However, to access the syste
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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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