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The main stages of immigration

The main stages of immigration

Visiting Costa Rica for tourist purposes, if the trip does not last more than three months, is allowed visa-free for citizens of many countries.

If you want to enter one of the universities in Costa Rica, get a job in this country, create your own business, or simply live within it without planning employment, then you must initially acquire a residence permit.

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.

So, for example, if one of the family members has permanent residence or citizenship of Costa Rica, then the rest of the family can move to this country to live under the family reunification program.

To obtain a residence permit for any of these programs, you should prepare a standard package of documents:

  • certificate of fingerprinting;
  • payment of tax levy;
  • passport and its copies;
  • three copies of a photograph;
  • payment of state fees;
  • birth certificate;
  • certificate of absence of problems with the law.

After collecting the necessary documents, you need to contact the Embassy of Costa Rica in your country.

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