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Citizenship by Residence

• 7 years living in Costa Rica as a resident with a cédula (5 years if you are a citizen of a Central American country, a citizen of certain Latin American countries, or a citizen of Spain by birth)
• You must prove you have lived in Costa Rica for the accumulated time through the record of immigration entries and exits
• 2 character witness declarations
• Proof of financial means of living such as an income certification from a CPA
• Completion of citizenship test – Spanish and social studies (applicants aged 65 and over are exempt from this requirement)

Citizenship by Marriage

• 2 years living in Costa Rica married to a Costa Rican citizen
• You must prove you have lived in Costa Rica for the accumulated time through the record of immigration entries and exits.

One-Time Plan
$1100*
  • *$800 to prepare and submit your application
  • Includes:
  • Submitting the Application
  • Translations
  • Certified copies
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Passport sized photos
  • *$300 when application is approved
  • Includes:
  • Application to Return Guarantee Deposit
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