Residency in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Residency Status

NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE THAT RULES FOR PROCESSING A LEGAL STATUS ARE OFTEN CHANGING AS MIGRACION MAKES ADJUSTMENTS TO DEAL WITH THE CONTINUING REALITIES OF FOREIGNERS IN THE COUNTRY.

The ARCR helps provide Complete Residency services, and will make adjustments to be able assist you in the legal procedures following whatever changes are made. Our intention is to be able to help you process a complete application as required to help save you time and hold-ups, as well as help you start the process before your arrival in Costa Rica. We are also be able to offer the service of assisting you in obtaining Birth Certificates from most US states and Canada, and possibly Police Conduct records from some areas.

On the following pages you will find the details and general information on the different types which are commonly available and used by our members. For specific details and guidance on your particular situation we recomend you contact us so that we may guide you to obtain the correct documentation for the best status to suit your personal needs. 

Check the residency types