There are three possible eligibility requirements for Permanent Residence in Costa Rica. Namely: Foreign Nationals who have been temporary residents for three years; Foreign Nationals who are first degree relatives of a Costa Rican citizen, such as parents, children, brothers and sisters; and Foreign Nationals subject to the rules and regulations of the Refugee Committee. We are going to review the general and specific requirements of the first two categories only.
Requirements for Foreign Nationals who are immediate relatives of Costa Rican Citizens.
Requirements for Foreign Nationals who have been Temporary Residents for three years.
Notes. All documents is foreign languages must be translated into Spanish. In addition, all foreign documents must bear an apostil or legalized in order to be admissible by the Immigration Department.