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Will Citizenship Add Coolness to My Already Astonishing Life in Costa Rica?

Will Citizenship Add Coolness to My Already Astonishing Life in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA – The following article in the ‘A Dull Roar’ answers questions face by many foriegners living in Costa Rica, especially from North America and Europe, who after living in Costa Rica for some time decided to trade in their ‘residency’ for ‘citizenship’. The decision is a personal one. From A Dull Roar […]

Costa Ricans Will Have A New Cedula Starting In September

Costa Ricans Will Have A New Cedula Starting In September

(QCOSTARICA) The “cedula” is the major identification card for all Costa Rican nationals. Every Costa Rican, born in the country or naturalized, is issued a cedula. The new cedula, that will be distributed starting in September, includes new security features to prevent duplication, such as microtext only visible with a magnifying glass, a holographic image […]

State Must Pay Farmer US$100,000 For Not Giving Him A Cedula

State Must Pay Farmer US$100,000 For Not Giving Him A Cedula

QCOSTARICA – How much is not having a cedula (Costa Rica identification card) worth? The Tribunal Contencioso-Administrativo says US$100.000, the amount the Court ordered the State to pay, farmer Gerónimo Abarca Jirón, for leaving him without a cedula for the last 34 years. The judges, in their February 11 ruling, said Abarca’s fundamental right to […]