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COSTA RICA: Sharp Increase in Guarantee Deposit Rate Affects Current Cases

October 11, 2019

Effective immediately, the General Directorate of Immigration has significantly increased the amounts of guarantee deposit payable by applicants for immigration status in Costa Rica.

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COSTA RICA: Slower Processing of Permanent Residence Applications Due to New Submission Rules

May 8, 2019

Certain applicants for permanent residence cannot use the “Special Windows for Accredited Companies” and must submit applications via the “Regular Windows”

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COSTA RICA: Immigration Bureau Closed [UPDATED]

September 10, 2018

On 4 September 2018 the main offices of the General Directorate of Migration in San Jose were closed after a raid by the Judicial Investigation Directorate. [UPDATE] Despite an indefinite strike of public-sector workers, due to start on 10 September 2018, the DGME offices will be open as normal.

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COSTA RICA: Immigration Bureau Closed

September 6, 2018

On Tuesday 4 September 2018 the main offices of the General Directorate of Migration (DGME) in San Jose, Costa Rica, were closed after a raid by the Judicial Investigation Directorate (O.I.J.).

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COSTA RICA: New Penalties for Overstay

April 5, 2018

Effective 20th April 2018, the General Directorate of Immigration will begin to enforce an existing, previously unenforced rule imposing a fine of USD 100 per month of overstay, or alternatively a ban from entering Costa Rica of three times the length of the overstay. The penalties will be applied retroactively to any overstays since 1st March 2010. […]

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COSTA RICA: New Social Security Registration Requirements for Dependents

December 14, 2017

Effective immediately, dependent family members of applicants for permanent or temporary residence are required to register separately with the Social Security Administration of Costa Rica (CCSS) after completing the residence application process. Previously, dependent family members could be included in the CCSS registration of the principal applicant. Children aged 17 years or under are not […]

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COSTA RICA: Relaxation of Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

October 17, 2017

Effective 9th October 2017, the immigration authorities (DGME) have reversed a recent change to the post-arrival temporary residence application process for employees of registered companies. The requirement, imposed in August, that the main applicant and any dependents submit their fingerprints and complete consular registration before submitting their temporary residence application, has been cancelled. However, it […]

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COSTA RICA: Changes to the Post-Arrival Temporary Residence Application Process

September 12, 2017

Effective 16th August 2017, changes have been made to the application procedure for temporary residence for employees of registered companies who are applying post-arrival in Costa Rica. Fingerprinting and Consular Registration The main applicant must now register with their home country consulate in Costa Rica and attend an appointment at the Public Security for fingerprinting […]

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COSTA RICA: New Expedited ID Card Process for Registered Companies

May 11, 2017

The Immigration authorities have this week implemented an expedited process for the issuance of Identification cards for employees of accredited companies. What has changed? Qualifying employers are now able to submit requests on behalf of their foreign national employees for appointments for ID card applications (for initial or renewal Temporary Residence, immigration status change and […]

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Global Immigration Weekly Roundup – 14 October 2019

October 14, 2019

The latest global immigration news and insights in your weekly newsletter from Newland Chase.

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