Have you been a temporary resident of Costa Rica for the past three years? If so, you may qualify for permanent residency in Costa Rica.
• May apply after three years as a temporary resident.
• Can work as an employee or independent worker.
• Can own a company and receive dividends.
- To prepare initial paperwork and start the case
- Submitting the Application
- Government Fees1
- Certified copies3
- 2 Powers of Attorney
- Once application is submitted and a case number is provided
- Application status tracking
- Constant in-person follow-ups at immigration offices
- Responding to feedback from immigration
- Once your application is approved
- Facilitating the issuance of your first residency card (DIMEX)
Have you been a temporary resident of Costa Rica for the past three years? If so, you may qualify for permanent residency in Costa Rica.a
- CRIE includes the Application Fee ($50) and the Change of Status Fee ($200), as well as the required legal stamps, deposited to immigration on your behalf.
- Translation to Spanish of 1 passport is included.
- Certified copies of standard passport and application documents are included.
Pricing does NOT include:
- Obtaining legalized or apostilled documents from your home country, such as birth certificates, police records, or marriage certificates (CRIE can assist you with this for an additional fee).
- Guarantee Deposit upon approval — depending on your country of origin (examples: USA $361, Canada $483, Spain $1,061, United Kingdom $1,301).
- Refund of your original Guarantee Deposit (CRIE can assist you with this for an additional fee).
- The cost of your permanent residency card (DIMEX) — typically $123 for this residency category.