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How Can I Become A Resident In Costa Rica

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Costa Rica.

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How Can I Become A Resident In Costa Rica

Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:31 am

Hi Everyone
I thought this may help some of the new comers in Costa Rica explaining the options you have in becoming a resident in Costa Rica

Comparison of Types of Residency Pensionado? Requires proof of US$1000 per month income from permanent pension source or retirement fund.? Must remain in country at least 4 months per year.? Can claim spouse and dependants under 18 years of age.? Cannot work as an employee.? Can own a company and receive dividends. Rentista Residency in Costa Rica? Requires proof of US$2500 per month income for at least five years, guaranteed by a banking institution, OR a US$150,000 deposit in an approved Costa Rican bank. One amount covers the family.? Must remain in country at least 4 months per year.? Can claim spouse and dependants under 18 years of age.? Cannot work as an employee.? Can own a company and receive dividends. Investor? Investment of US$200,000 in a business.? Must remain in country at least 6 months per year.? Cannot claim spouse and dependants under 18 years of age.? Income allowed from the project.? Can own a company and receive dividends. Representante Residency Program - Costa Rica? Applicant must be director of a company meeting certain requirements, such as employing a minimum number of local workers as established by the labor law, with financial statements certified by a Public Accountant.? Must remain in country at least 6 months per year.? Cannot claim spouse and dependants under 18 years of age.? Can earn an income from the company.? Can own a company and receive income. Permanent Residency Costa Rica? First degree relative status with a Costa Rican Citizen (through marriage to citizen or having a Costa Rican child) OR may apply after three years in another status.? Must visit Costa Rica at least once per year.? Cannot claim spouse and dependants under 18 years of age.? Can work.? Can own a company and receive income.

 

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Re: How Can I Become A Resident In Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Hi,

so you are saying that if I own a business online, I have to prove it's making min. $2,500/month & I have to show this for the last 5 yrs.? Is that gross or net?

So there's no other way to move there & live?

Gracias


Michelle


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Looking to move to a city/town that is mild in temperature, not expensive, is on the holistic side & has friendly intelligent people, no hicks.\r\n\r\nThank you

 

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