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The additional expenses you will face when applying for your residencies, such as government fees and additional fees.

Government Fees per person

APPLICATION FEE: 

Make a deposit to Immigration of $ 50 (DGME) by bank deposit. Remember that you must deposit the payment at the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR).   Your receipt must indicate your full name as on your passport.

IMPORTANT: You must provide JAROS with this receipt before submitting your application.

  • 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.

CHANGE OF STATUS FEE:

Make a deposit to Immigration of $ 200 (DGME) by bank deposit. You need to pay this fee to change your status from. You must deposit the payment at Banco de Costa Rica (BCR). Your receipt must indicate your full name as on your passport.

IMPORTANT: You must provide JAROS with this receipt before submitting your application.

The additional expenses you will face when applying for your residency, such as government fees and additional fees.
Government Fees per person

APPLICATION FEE: 

Make a deposit to Immigration of $ 50 (DGME) by bank deposit. Remember that you must deposit the payment at the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR).   Your receipt must indicate your full name as on your passport.

IMPORTANT: You must provide JAROS with this receipt before submitting your application.

CHANGE OF STATUS FEE:

Make a deposit to Immigration of $ 200 (DGME) by bank deposit. You need to pay this fee to change your status from. You must deposit the payment at Banco de Costa Rica (BCR). Your receipt must indicate your full name as on your passport.

IMPORTANT: You must provide JAROS with this receipt before submitting your application.

ISSUANCE OF RESIDENT ID CARD “DIMEX”

Make a deposit to Immigration of $ 98-123USD or more (DGME) by bank deposit. The price depends on the category you choose.

GUARANTEE DEPOSIT 

The purpose of this deposit is for the Costa Rican government to have funds available to send you back to your country in case you are deported for any reason. This deposit is refundable, and you can return it if you end your residency in Costa Rica or when you become a citizen of Costa Rica through naturalization. You must make this deposit to Immigration “DGME” once you approve your residency application.

SOCIAL SECURITY AND HEAlTH CARE PROGRAM “CAJA OR CCSS”

Residency applicants must become members of CAJA CCSS. With this Care Program, you receive medical treatment (from check-ups and prescription drugs to major surgeries.

Additional Fees:

  • TRANSLATIONS: $40 USD per page;
  • INCOME CERTIFICATE FROM CPA (if required): around $150 – 500 USD.Depends on income and is only for certain application types

Getting the required documents apostilled or authenticated from your home country at the additional fees

  • DRIVER’S LICENCE:
    $100 USD to arrange your appointment in the San Jose area, GAM
  • LOCAL FINGERPRINTS REGISTRATION:
    $50 USD to arrange your appointment

All prices subject to change without notice
Taxes are not included in the price

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.

If you would like to get your residency as, CONTACT US.