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Fill in your information below and we will get back to you as soon as possible with your Costa Rican Residency Assessment.

    How Did You Hear About Us?


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    Your Country of Citizenship (required)

    Which category best describes your residency? (required)

    Pensionado: $1,000 USD per month income from permanent pension source or retirement fund

    Rentista: Requires proof of deposit of $60,000 USD in an approved bank, with $2,500 USD withdrawn every month.

    Investor: Investment of $150,000 USD in a business or property.

    Spouse of Costa Rican: Must provide documentary proof of the marriage’s validity, such as photos, proof of cohabitation, and communication between spouses.

    Parent of Costa Rican: Having a Costa Rican child

    Work Permit - Employee: generally only available to domestic and agricultural workers. Other highly specialized and limited cases may also apply.

    Work Permit - Employer: for those who own and manage a Costa Rican company with business license, sanitation permit, income certification, company income taxes, Caja (CCSS) registration etc.

    Citizenship / Naturalization: by marriage, length of official residence, or by descent

    Who is this residency application for? (select all that apply)
    YouYour spouseYour childrenOthers

    How many children?

    Please explain Others:

    Do you have special circumstances for your Residency that we need to know about? (application already in progress, residency application denied, criminal record)

    Please elaborate special circumstances

    NOTE: if your home country's criminal record contains incidents, Costa Rican Immigration reserves the right to reject your application due to criminal history. That is completely outside of the control of CRIE.

    Are you currently in Costa Rica?

    Where are you in Costa Rica?


    Thank you for filling out our Free Assessment! We will look it over and get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, please look over our Frequently Asked Questions for plenty of information about how the residency process works.


    Are you inquiring for general information, a pending residency application, renewal, or other services? Click here to use our general contact form instead!


    Costa Rica Immigration Experts (CRIE) is NOT immigration. CRIE is not a government agency nor does it represent a government agency in any way. CRIE works with independent attorneys and notaries. We are not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. We cannot provide any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation about possible legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms or strategies.

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