How to apply for citizenship in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica offers interesting options for obtaining a residence permit for foreign investors, retirees and people with stable wages.
You can get Costa Rican citizenship after 7 years of legal residence in the country. The passport allows you to travel without a visa to many countries of the world, including European countries. Costa Rica recognizes dual citizenship.
In 2021, among the effective ways to obtain citizenship in Costa Rica are:
- Citizenship through childbirth.
- Rentier visa for retirees and wealthy people.
- Investor Citizenship.
- Citizenship by naturalization.
- Political refuge.
At the moment, a request for citizenship is usually considered for 3-6 months, there are cases when the process is delayed for 1 calendar year. With a successful outcome, the applicant and the entire family become Costa Ricans and receive the right to vote and participate in all internal programs.