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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I Survived A Condominium HOA Meeting in Costa Rica

I Survived a Condo Home Owner Association Meeting in Costa Rica I was asked by a friend to accompany him to the annual meeting of the Home Owner Association (HOA) in the condominium building where he resides.  After more than eight hours of debates and compromise and witnessing the fu
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Costa Rica Online Access to Public Records at the National Registry

Costa Rica Public Records Access Online from the National Registry. In this article I will go over the procedure to conduct an online public records search in the National Registry of Costa Rica. You can access the National Registry of Costa Rica at http://rnpdigital.com When you ente
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Costa Rica Adheres to OECD Tax Exchange Treaty

Costa Rica Adopts OECD proposals to exchange financial information for tax matters. Costa Rica has been under pressure from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to share financial information on tax related matters. As a result in Costa Rica became the fir
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