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Are you the parent of a Costa Rican citizen? If so, you may qualify for residency in Costa Rica through parenthood.

Residency Specifications

• Permanent residency category for parents of Costa Rican citizens.
• Can claim dependents under 18 years of age.

• Can work as en employee or independent worker.
• Can own a company and receive dividends.

Document Requirements

The following documents are required for submitting the application for permanent residence as a parent of a Costa Rican citizen:

  1. Criminal Background Check.
  2. Birth Certificate.
  3. Application Form (CRIE will complete this for you)
  4. Application Cover Letter (CRIE will complete this for you)
  5. Fingerprints (Obtained from a Local Police Station in Costa Rica, CRIE will assist you with this)
  6. Certified Copy of the passport (CRIE will complete this for you)
  7. Consular Registration (CRIE will assist you to complete)
  8. Six passport size photographs (Completed when you visit our office)
Payment Options
One-Time Plan
  • *$1300 to prepare and submit your application
  • Includes:
  • Submitting the Application
  • Local Fingerprint Registration
  • Government Fees
  • Translations
  • Certified copies
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Passport sized photos
  • *$500 when application is approved
  • Includes:
  • Residency Card (DIMEX)
  • CCSS Registration
  • Driver’s License
  • Second Parent: $900 to prepare and submit, $300 when approved
  • Per Child: $700 to prepare and submit, $250 when approved
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