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Why use our Costa Rica Legal Services? Because our legal team will work with you and match you with the best attorney in our network for your specific case. And because we save you money by doing all the legal legwork for the lawyer, therefore saving you money on attorney fees. We offer many services so just give us a call for a price quote for any of the services we offer below. CALL NOW: 8373-2085


U.S. Background Checks & Apostilles

Do you need to obtain your an FBI Background Check? We can assist you with (fingerprinting, submitting the request and having your results apostilled) while you are in Costa Rica.  You only need to get fingerprinted, we’ll do the rest.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


We offer Civil Marriage Ceremonies. – Click here for details

Civil Ceremonies take approximately 30 minutes to fulfill the legal requirements and signing of all documents. Ceremonies can be performed at your location or at my office.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


We can help you with your Will.- Click here for details

It’s important to have a local Costa Rican Will to cover your property and assets located in Costa Rica. This will make the probate process much simpler than having to probate a foreign Will in Costa Rica. A Will must be drafted in accordance with the required legal formalities of Costa Rica.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


Is your residency taking too long? – Click here for details

We can do a full investigation on your behalf with the Costa Rica Immigration Department (DGME) and report back to you with the details we find anything that is slowing down your process and give you your options to fix the problem.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


We can help you open a bank account – Click here for details

Foreigners that are in the process of getting their residency done can use the receipt (Certificado tramite migratorio) that they receive from immigration while the application is being processed to open a bank account in Costa Rica.

However, new regulations are making it very difficult for foreigners awaiting their residence card to use banking services. Even though the banks are obligated to provide service, you’ll find them to be generally uncooperative. Thankfully at Costa Rica Immigration Experts, we work with banks and agents who can help you navigate the process of opening a bank account while your residency is pending.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


Buying or Selling a Vehicle? We can help with your Vehicle Registration – Transfer Process

Vehicle ownership must be transferred with the help of a lawyer/notary by law, so If you’re buying or selling a vehicle in Costa Rica, you’ll want our help to complete the paperwork process that is involved in transferring a car’s title.

House and Vehicle Insurance.

INS (Instituto Nacional de Seguros) is a state-run insurance company that controls all insurance in Costa Rica. We can handle all of your insurance needs.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


Corporations and Corporate Structures

Many home buyers and business owners in Costa Rica will want to have the property they buy or the business they own registered in a corporation instead of their own name. It’s a smart decision because  there are many advantages to using a Costa Rican Corporation including transferring control of assets more cost efficiently, avoiding possible complicated probate issues,  privacy in terms of ownership of assets, liability limitation or separation from other assets, tax advantages, and being able to grant simple powers of attorney in your absence.

We recommend that all property investments in Costa Rica use a Costa Rican corporation for ownership purposes. We are happy to help you in this and all legal matters in Costa Rica.

Please call 8373-2085 for a price quote.


Bookkeeping Services (QuickBooks)

Do you need assistance with bookkeeping for your business? We can help you.

We can connect you to a qualified and certified bookkeeper , via our network of accounting professionals, to assist you with getting your business online using QuickBooks.

You will have access to over 25+ years of accounting experience, bookkeepers that have experience working with multiple companies in various industries, including Public Accounting firms locally and outside of Costa Rica.

Our bookkeepers will assist you to use QuickBooks online,  storying your data on  a virtual server in the cloud, allowing you to use a desktop version of QuickBooks from any computer, anywhere, with an Internet connection.

The specific services provided by our bookkeepers are:

  • Issuing monthly invoices
  • Tracking payments
  • Recording all expenses
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Month-end reporting
  • Year-end Preparation for your CPA

Please call 8373-2085 for more information and to get started.


Are you or someone you know in trouble with the law in Costa Rica?

The Costa Rican legal system is based on the Napoleonic code and is very complicated. Not having good legal representation will invariably end up costing you more. What’s at stake? A criminal case may determine whether or not you spend a lot of time behind bars, while a civil case could hurt you financially. So if you’re facing criminal charges or a lawsuit, you need legal muscle behind you. Call us today — our legal team will work with you and match you with the best attorney in our network for your specific case.

Please call 8373-2085 now for a free consultation and cost estimate. Don’t wait until it’s too late!


Are you looking for a home that will meet the requirements for the  INVESTOR category?

Gap Real Estate was founded on the principle that each client is treated with the utmost integrity and honesty, and is committed to outstanding client representation and detailed market knowledge utilizing hi-tech marketing solutions.

In addition to our impressive track record of real estate sales and services, our Real Estate listings feature a wide variety of residential homes for sale and lease, gated and resort communities, as well as commercial and investment properties targeting the major growth areas of the Central Valley and the Pacific Beach properties in Costa Rica.

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Investors, earn great returns with terms that suit your needs in Costa Rica.

Make safe, consistent returns on your investment each and every month, by lending on home equity in Costa Rica, secured by a mortgage lien on the title.

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