Category: COSTA RICA NEWS UPDATES

Costa Rica: Digital Nomads Visa

July 23, 2021         New Immigration law to contribute to the country’s economic recovery       On July 13, 2021, the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly voted on the second (final) debate the approval of the …

New Law to Attract Digital Nomads

July 21-21 Courtesy Cordero and Cordero Legal  The Costa Rican Congress passed a bill creating the Law for the Attraction of workers and remote providers of international services, with special incentives for one year with one year extension. …

New Law to Attract Foreign Investors, Retired People, and Rentistas signed by the President Today!

Thank you to Outlier Legal Services Law 9996, which introduces changes and incentives for those applying for Pensionados, Rentistas, and Investors has now been signed by President Alvarado! Law 9996 and its subsequent ruling will determine how these …

Costa Rica to drop insurance requirement for vaccinated travelers

  Alejandro ZúñigaJuly 9, 2021 Costa Rica will stop requiring a health insurance policy for minors and for adults who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the country announced Friday. The measure takes effect starting August 1, 2021. …

Project to attract residents to Costa Rica signed into law

A project that will lower the minimum required investment to obtain Costa Rica residency has been signed into law by President Carlos Alvarado. Project 22.156 will reduce the minimum capital investment for Costa Rica residency from $200,000 to $150,000. In addition, …

Visa Extensions for Tourists in Costa Rica Will Come to an End

By Laura Gutierrez of Immigration Help Costa Rica After repeated visa extensions throughout 2020 and 2021, June 2, 2021 (coming up soon) is the last extension date on visa expiries if you are here in Costa Rica on a …

Costa Rica rules and regulations checklist

By Garland M. Baker Costa Rica rules and regulations often change, confusing most people. What better way to clear the panorama than to have a checklist to mark off what is okay and what is not. The best …

New 2021 Obligations for Corporation Holders in Costa Rica

  By Allan Garro During the next weeks, all those Expats who have a corporation in Costa Rica will have to fulfill some obligations that are relatively recent, making important to take them into account in order to …

Costa Rica’s land borders have reopened to tourists

Costa Rica’s land borders have reopened to visitors as of Monday, April 5. Tourists who do not require an entry visa will be allowed to enter the country via land border posts. This includes citizens of the United …

How to fill out Costa Rica’s inactive company tax return

Published Monday, April 5, 2021   By Garland M. BakerExclusive to A.M. Costa Rica The Semana Santa holiday gave certified public accountant Kevin Chavarria, Licentiate Xochilt Quezada and this author a chance to gather and hash out the …