Costa Rica Residency for Parents

Are you the parent of a Costa Rican citizen?

If so, you may qualify for the category Residency for Parents in Costa Rica. Keep in mind that your name must be on the child’s Birth Certificate on record at the Civil Registry.

Was your child born outside of Costa Rica and his father is Costa Rican? If that may be the case for you, you can apply for your child's naturalization. We can help you in your registration of your child in the Civil Registry of Costa Rica.

What do you need to get your Residency as a Parent of a Costa Rican citizen?


  • 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).

Cost of the Process:

$1800 (Primary applicant) | $1000 (Dependent)

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.