Residency Attorneys and Organizations

Residency Attorneys, Organizations, and Approximate Costs and Fees

Residency Attorneys and Organizations

Because the immigration laws are ever changing and applying for residency can be a long and bureaucratic process, KRAIN highly recommends that persons seeking legal residency hire competent counsel to assist them in filing their applications. KRAIN has several attorneys and professional organizations it can recommend upon request. 

In addition, a trusted organization that many expatriates use to assist them with their residency needs is the Association of Residents of Costa Rica (“ARCR”).  The ARCR is a 25-year-old organization specifically created to assist those wishing to move to, live in, or retire in Costa Rica.  The organization serves foreign residents in Costa Rica as well as people abroad who want to obtain residency in Costa Rica.

The filing costs associated with basic residency applications vary according to the type of residency applied for, but, generally, run approximately $300 per application.  The legal fees associated with filing for residency—charged by the ARCR or any other reputable attorney—can range from $1,100-$1,300 per adult and from $ 600-$800 per child.  


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