Costa Rica Investor Temporary Residence

Are you thinking about obtaining a residence to invest in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is an ideal country to live also a great place to invest.  In addition, Costa Rica is firmly positioned as one of the most attractive Latin American countries for investment, there are many investment options in Costa Rica. One of the most popular types of temporary residence in Costa Rica - is the category of an Investor with a minimum of a $200,000 USD property value.

The Investor category applies for an investment of  $200,000 USD in a business or property in Costa Rica.  You will need to prove to Costa Rican Immigration that you paid at least $200,000 USD for your property (home, business, etc.) in Costa Rica.

What do you need to get your Residency in Costa Rica as Investor?


  • The government of Costa Rica approved the new regulations of the (Bill of Law. N. 22156) for this category, which include the reduction of the minimum investment from $200,000 USD to only $150,000 USD, as well as significant tax exemptions for containers of household items on first import and two personal vehicles.
  • All the documents should be apostilled in your country of origin (if your home country is not part of the Apostille Convention, the documents should be authenticated or legalized in the Embassy of Costa Rica in your country of origin).

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The Government and other expenses associated with your residency are not included.

In addition to our service fees, it is essential to take into consideration that there will be governmental charges and some extra costs. These include costs for Spanish translations of documents in another language, obtaining an appointment for immigration procedures, local appointments for fingerprinting and appointments for Casa Amarilla.

JAROS Costa Rica Immigation Experts: offers you the local service of processing and bringing the required documentation.

So now you have your Residency in Costa Rica! Remember, that after a certain period of time you will need to proceed with your Residency Renewal.

Click here for more information about the Apostille Convention and check if your home country is a party to it — notable exceptions include Canada and China.