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How to obtain your Costa Rica driver's license when having a residency ID

How to obtain your Costa Rica driver’s license when having a residency ID

Did you know that your driver’s license cannot be used after being in Costa Rica for more than 3 months? Nearly all obstacles to our residency in Costa Rica are in the rear-view mirror except for the matter of getting our Costa Rican driver’s licenses. If you have a current/valid driver’s license from your home […]

How Ticonuevo got his Dimex residency card

How Ticonuevo got his Dimex residency card in Costa Rica

Did you receive your Dimex residency card yet? Our “moving-to-Costa-Rica” travails are pretty much behind us. Our recent focus has been getting our Dimex residency card (cedula de residencias) making us official full-time retired residents of Costa Rica. It was the biggest item and the one that has also taken the longest has just been completed. […]

Change is in the wind for Costa Rica residency

by guest blogger Ticonuevo As of this writing, there have been several changes in Costa Rican policy and law that affect the financial wellbeing of long-term visitors, including those applying for one of the three immigrant resident categories. The changes happened just before our arrival and we were not informed of them until the first […]

Residency in Costa Rica and your IRA or 401K account

by Ivo Henfling Most people don’t realize they need residency to live in another country but your IRA, 401K can be your solution. There are many ways to apply for residency in Costa Rica but you have to keep one thing in mind: if a Costarican applies for residency in your home country it’s not going […]