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Part time living in Costa Rica

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

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Part time living in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:45 am

I am looking at spending 6 months a year in Costa Rica and the other half in the states. I would like to know the requirements by the Costa Rican Government to live there for six months. I do not want to became permanant resident rather a person who would like to split time between both countries.

 

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Re: Part time living in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:59 pm

You have no choice, you will need to apply for residency. Immigration laws are becoming stricter as of a recent legislative vote, reflecting in an increase in monthly income from $600 to $1000 for pensionado status, and changes in required money to have in a CR bank for rentistas, and making border jumps every 90 days as in perpetual tourists, they are cracking down. Check out the forum www.arcr.net. It will have the most recent info. on residency, as that is their main focus and they help with residency which at this point costs approx. $3000 per person for gaining legal status.

 

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Re: Part time living in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 3:11 am

Gringatica - thank you for the link to ARCR! My hubby and I are visiting Costa Rica this summer, a scouting trip for possible relocation. We have been planning this for quite a while, and we can use the information!


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Re: Part time living in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:08 am

You do have a choice! You can enter Costa Rica as a TOURIST with a 90-day Visa then take a boat ride up the Rio Frio from Los Chiles, CR to San Carlos, Nicaragua for a couple hours (not 72) and return to Costa Rica with a new 90-day Visa. It's a day trip, inexpensive, and you get to experience the adventure of taking a river boat in a amazing place. I did it last month and have youtube videos if you want to see how it's done. Hope it helps, Pura Vida!

 

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Re: Part time living in Costa Rica

Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:45 am

- davidbeach7

You do have a choice! You can enter Costa Rica as a TOURIST with a 90-day Visa then take a boat ride up the Rio Frio from Los Chiles, CR to San Carlos, Nicaragua for a couple hours (not 72) and return to Costa Rica with a new 90-day Visa. It's a day trip, inexpensive, and you get to experience the adventure of taking a river boat in a amazing place. I did it last month and have youtube videos if you want to see how it's done. Hope it helps, Pura Vida!



Yes but I thought you have to have proof of a return trip out of the country at the same time you enter the country.

 

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