If you wonder how an application for Pensionado Residency is done then take a look at the example below. The actual application must be drafted in Spanish but I have provided the translation below so that you can see what needs to be included when applying for Pensionado Residency in Costa Rica
APPLICATON FOR PENSIONADO RESIDENCY
APPLICANT: John Smith
Citizen of: United States of America
Passport Number: 171200851
Department of Pensionado – Rentistas
Department of Immigration
The undersigned JOHN ALLEN [Name] SMITH [Last Name], retired, married once, of United States citizenship, resident of 1224 North Bay Road, Tampa, Florida, United States of America, with passport number 171200851 issued by the National Passport Agency in Washington, D.C. on the 17 of June of 2012 and which expires on the 17 of June of 2017 born to Fred Smith, citizen of the United States and Marlene Jones, citizen of the United States hereby respectfully request that I be granted the Temporary Immigration Status of PENSIONADO RENTISTA and further state as follows:
THAT I EXPRESSLY MANIFEST MY DESIRE TO OBTAIN RESIDENCY IN COSTA RICA AS A PENSIONADO RENTISTA.
ORIGEN OF PENSION: Social Security from the United States Government
AMOUNT OF PENSION: US$ 1,050 per month.
TEMPORARY ADDRESS IN COSTA RICA: Pozos de Santa Ana, 200 west and 400 north of Deposito el Almacen.
DATE OF ENTRY TO COSTA RICA: August 15, 2013
PLACE OF ENTRY: Juan Santamaria Airport
In support of my application I hereby attach the following documentation:
1. Police Clearance Certificate authenticated and with translated Spanish
.2. Birth Certificate authenticated and translated to Spanish
3. Certified photocopy of the entire passport and authentication.
4. Translation of the passport information page.
5. Income letter from Social Security and Translation.
6. Proof of Registration with my local Embassy
7. Background Information Sheet (Hoja de Filiacion)
8. Proof of Fingerprinting
9. Power of Attorney for Legal Representative in Costa Rica
SERVICE OF NOTICES
I hereby request that any notices regarding this application be provided to Lic. Roger Petersen by way of Fax number 228-6000. Signed on this 22 day of August of 2013.
JOHN ALLEN SMITH
The undersign Notary Public hereby certifies that the preceding signature is authentic and that the same was placed in my presence.