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Permanent Residency and the New Immigration Law

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Permanent Residency and the New Immigration Law

Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:29 pm

Permanent Residency and the New Law

There is still time to apply for permanent residency as a Pensionado or Rentista.
A new immigration law has been passed and will soon be published in the gazzette, which is the official news letter where new laws are published and are effective immediatly after publication.
We believe this new law will get published in the next 2 or 3 months, the two categories of residency survived but there is a chance that for a couple to qualify, the amount will double because the new law states that both husband and wife will have to recieve the minimum amount of income and for each child to qualify they will have to recieve $500 a month more.
A good idea would be to get the documents ready and apply even if not all the requirements are complete, this way you will be qualified under the old immigration law and thereby qualifying with less income.
Example:
A husband and wife would need to recieve a total of $2000 instead of $1000 with the old law, a couple with 2 children would need to recieve $3000 a month minimum, this would requiere a $180,000 deposit instead of $60,000 deposit needed now.

Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.
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Attorney at Law/Real Estate Broker
KEARNEY LAWSON & Assoc.
www.attorneykearney.com
attorneykearney @ yahoo.com
Ph:(506)8841-0007 Ph/Fax:(506)2232-1014

 

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Re: Permanent Residency and the New Immigration Law

Post Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:01 pm

How does the "deposit" work? Do you actually have to put the required amount in a bank in Costa Rica? Do you just have to show you have access to that amount?
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Re: Permanent Residency and the New Immigration Law

Post Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:34 am

The amount of money can be a deposit or it can be any other source of income, but it has to be recieved in a continuos, stable and irrevocable manner for 5 years.
The letter has to state that it will guarantee that you will recieve this amount.

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KEARNEY LAWSON & Assoc.
www.attorneykearney.com
attorneykearney @ yahoo.com
Ph:(506)8841-0007 Ph/Fax:(506)2232-1014

 

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Re: Permanent Residency and the New Immigration Law

Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:14 am

what are possible other sources? would a job salary work?


thanks,

arp

 

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