COSTA RICA IMMIGRATION & MOVING EXPERTS

Rentista Status 
American Applicants
The Documentation that is Required for Rentista Status is as Follows:
       (please attach your name and contact number to each document sent to any                           government or private agency for easy identification)

1. Passport (no additional requirements):
     a. For all persons listed on application. 
     b. We suggest that your passport be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the time of              application.

2. Birth Certificate (must be apostilled):
     a. Request certified, long-form copy from Department of Vital Statistics or suggest you           contact VitalChek through their website at: www.vitalchek.com.

3. Marriage Certificate (must be apostilled):
    a. Request certified copy from Department of Vital Statistics or suggest you contact
      VitalChek through their website at: www.vitalchek.com.

4. The amount of funds required to qualify for Rentista Status remains at                                   US$60,000.  We suggest our clients open a bank account in Costa Rica to facilitate the         paperwork required (we assist our clients in opening an account in a local bank). 
     The applicant will have access to this amount and have available to them for withdrawal       a sum of US$2,500.00 per month for 24 months, if so desired. 

    At the end of the 24-month period, proof that an amount of $60,000 is available for              deposit again. This could be in part some of the original $60,000 deposit.
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Note:  After the Rentista has had their Rentista Status for a period of 36 months, 
they may apply for permanent resident status, which has no income requirements.

All documentation other than your passport must have been issued within 6 months of the time we submit application to Immigration here in Costa Rica.  

All documentation other than your passport, must also be apostilled by the 
state’s Secretary of State in which the documents were originally issued.  


5. American Citizens must contact the FBI and obtain a "letter of personal history".

    The following steps must be taken to obtain this letter:

     a. Complete the Applicant Information Form found at:
         https://forms.fbi.gov/identity-history-summary-checks-review

     b. Click on "Request the Applicant Information Form".

     c. Click on "You can now download the form".
         You can fill out the form on line and then print it or
         Download the form to your computer desktop and fill out the form by hand.

     d. Mail the signed applicant information form and payment of US$18.00 dollars                       to the following address:

         FBI CJIS Division – Summary Request
         1000 Custer Hollow Road
         Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306

         If you have any questions, contact the 
         FBI Customer Services Group at 304-625-5590.

For those clients who require assistance regarding their FBI report, we suggest
contacting the FBI channeler of your choice.

List of FBI-Approved Channelers:
https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/compact-council/list-of-approved-channelers

Arrange to have copy of your fingerprints sent to your chosen channeler.
Have them submit documentation to FBI and instruct the channeler to send resulting documents digitally from the FBI to William Edward Licht, Apostille Services.  They in turn will have the documents apostilled and then will return them to you.

William Edward Licht, Apostille Services
7340 Stirling Road #201
Hollywood, Florida 33024
Phone: 754-423-8823
[email protected]
www.ApostilleWilliamEdwardLicht.com


In Summary:  The items above that need to be apostilled, we suggest using the services                                of  William Edward Licht (see above).  If you do not use this specific                                      service, documents must still be apostilled.

Next Step:  Bring/Send these documents to us in Costa Rica. 
                      Contact us for mailing options.















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Rentista Status 
Canadian Applicants

​The Documentation that is Required for Rentista Status is As Follows:


1. Passport:
    a. For all persons listed on application. 
    b. Valid for a minimum of 6 months from the time of application.

2. Birth Certificate:
    a. Request certified copy from Department of Vital Statistics.

3. Canadians must contact the RCMP and obtain a 
    "Nationwide Certificate of Good Conduct".

4. Marriage Certificate:

5. Proof that applicant is entitled to a minimum of US$1,000.00 per month income in the form of      a pension.

Note:  After the Rentista has had their Rentista Status for a period of 36 months, they may apply for Permanent Resident Status, which has no income requirements.

All of the above information, excluding passport, must have been obtained from original point of issuance within 6 months from the time we submit application to Immigration here in Costa Rica.

The above documents, excluding passport must first be sent to:

Foreign Affairs Canada, Authentication Officer, Telephone 613-994-4000.
https://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/about-a_propos/services/authentication-authentification/step-etape-1.aspx?lang=eng

Those documents are then to be sent to the closest Costa Rican Embassy 
or Consul in the Province they were originally created to be consularized.  

Next Step:  Bring/Send these documents to us in Costa Rica.  
Contact us for mailing options.

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Contact Our Company for individual instructions/assistance.

Within the application process for any nationality, each individual will be required to provide our company for furtherance to The Department of Immigration 
the following information:

1. Full Name, 2. Nationality, 3. Occupation, 4. Name of your Father, 5. Name of your Mother, 6. Name of your Spouse, 7. Race, 8. Color of your eyes, 9. Color of your hair, 10. Your height (in meters), 11. Your weight (in kilos), 12. Marital Status, 13. Place of Birth, 14. Date of Birth, 15. Original Entry Date into Costa Rica, 16. Point of Entry into Costa Rica, 17. Physical Address in Costa Rica, 18. Telephone number in Costa Rica.  

Upon return of these documents to you, 
bring or send these documents to our company here in Costa Rica.

We will be pleased to assist you with your requirement 
and pleased to provide you with a quote for our services.

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