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Costa Rica passes law to attract foreign pensioners and rentiers with $150K capital

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's legislature approved, in the first debate, a bill that reduces the minimum amount that a foreign pensioner or rentier must invest to obtain a ten-year residence in Costa Rica. The sum will drop from a minimum of US$200,000  to US$150,000, in...

Automatic extension of legal stay for tourists expired

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rican Tourism Board - confirmed Tuesday that there are no more extensions of the legal stay of foreigners who have entered the country as tourists since December 17, 2019. The last extension, the fourth, under...

Foreigners tried to leave Costa Rica with falsified covid-19 tests

QCOSTARICA - Four foreigners, including two minors, tried to leave Costa Rica using Covid-19 tests with negative results, which were determined to be falsified. The fact was announced on Tuesday by the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ), detailing that the event occurred on Monday afternoon...

Immigration maintains suspended $100 fine to foreigners overstaying

QCOSTARICA - The fine for foreigners who overstay their visa in the country remains suspended, confirmed the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service. The fine established at US$100 for each month of irregular (illegal) stay, is frozen since April...

Comptroller questions vehicle exemption to attract foreign pensioners

QCOSTARICA - The Comptroller General (CGR) detected a loophole in a bill that would allow foreign investors to enter the country without paying import taxes, which could eventually be marketed without paying taxes. "The text enables these people to import a motor vehicle for personal...

Closing of land borders extended to February 1

QCOSTARICA - The closure of land borders will continue until February 1, announced by the Government this Monday, January 4, 2021, after signing an extension to maintain the containment measure. Thus, only nationals or foreigners with permanent, temporary, special or non-resident residence subcategory stay, can...

Together till the end! Tourist Couple Drowned in Guanacaste

A couple visiting Costa Rica had died in a waterfall pool after the worried wife jumped in to try to save her drowning husband. Darren Mizokami, 48, was swimming when he began to have trouble staying afloat, in a pool unaware it was about 7...


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