COSTA RICA MOVING & IMMIGRATION EXPERTS

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Rentista Status
American Applicants



The Documentation that is Required for Pensionado 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. 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 $18 U.S.        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 Customer Services Group at 
304-625-5590.

For those Americans who wish to have assistance with the collection of their 
paperwork and having the paperwork Apostilled we would suggest contacting:

Thomas E. Palumberi
Notary Please! Document Services
1070 Middle Country Road, Suite 7-192
Selden, New York 11784
Phone: (631)-988-6870
[email protected]
or
[email protected]
www.notaryplease.com
For those clients who require assistance regarding their FBI report we suggest
Contact the FBI chandler of your choice. See FBI — List of FBI-Approved Channelers for Departmental, https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks/list-of-fbi-approved-channelers
Arrange to have copy of your fingerprints sent to your chosen channeler.
Have them submit documentation to FBI and instruct the chandler to send resulting letter from the FBI to Thomas E. Palumberi
Tom in turn will send the report to be apostilled and then will return it to you.

If you do not use this specific service, document must still be apostilled.

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4. Marriage Certificate, if married.
    a. Request certified copy from Department of Vital Statistics.
    b. Must be apostilled.

5. The amount of funds required to qualify for Rentista Status is now established at US$60,000.  (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.

The law requires that the dollars be exchanged to colones. There are no restrictions prohibiting the individual of converting the colones back to dollars immediately.  
Note: After the rentista has had their Rentista Status for a period of 3 years, 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 six months from the time we submit application to Immigration here in Costa Rica.

The above documents, excluding passport, must also be Apostilled by the State’s Secretary of State in which the documents were originally issued.  

Here is a handy link:  http://costarica.com/travel/u-s-authentication-authorities/.

Next step: Bring/Send these documents to us in Costa Rica.
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, if married.

5. The amount of funds required to qualify for Rentista Status is now established at US$60,000.
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. 

The law requires that proof of exchanging the $60,000 to Costa Rican local currency (colones) be proven at time of renewing one's cedula at the end of the 24-month period. 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.

All of the above information, excluding passport, must have been obtained from original point of issuance within six 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.



Other Nationalities: Contact Us for Instructions

Contact CRIME for individual instructions/assistance.

Within the application process for any nationality, each individual will be required to provide CRIME 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.  

This information above, #1 through #18, will be completed on your behalf here in Costa Rica.

Upon return of these documents to you, bring or send these documents to our team 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.