Costa Rica Residency Government Fees
The additional expenses you will face when applying for your residencies, such as government fees and additional fees. (Government Fees per person)
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.
What Costa Rica Residency Government Fees?
The legal system in Costa Rica is based on the Napoleonic code and is quite complex. You will always pay more if you do not have excellent legal representation. A criminal case may determine whether you spend a significant amount of time in prison, whereas a civil lawsuit may cause you financial harm. So, whether you're facing criminal charges or a lawsuit, you'll want to hire a lawyer. JAROS CR will help you to find the finest lawyer in our network for your case.
Issuance of Residency 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.
Social Security and heaith care program "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.
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 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.
- 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
- 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 are subject to change without notice.
- Taxes are not included in the price.