Pension "pensionado" Visa

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Costa Rica
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About

Costa Rica grants a temporary residency visa under the category of “pensionado”, to foreign-nationals willing to immigrate to the country, who have a lifetime pension, such as social security, annuities, retirement funds, military pensions or other guaranteed retirement benefits.


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DURATION

12 months

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CITIZENSHIP

84 Month(s)

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FEES

150 max.

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P. RESIDENCY

36 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements

5 Eligibility Requirements for Pension "pensionado" Visa

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You should be of good conduct.
  • You need a proof of permanent monthly income of USD 1,000.
  • You may establish a business or work on your own, but may not work as employee.
  • You will be required to contribute to La Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (C.C.S.S.) (Social Security Fund), acquiring a seguro voluntario (voluntary insurance).

Document Requirements

9 Document Required for Pension "pensionado" Visa

  • Visa Application Form.
  • Two passport-size photos.
  • Proof of fingerprints record.
  • Original Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Original and photocopy of passport.
  • Proof of consular registration.
  • Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate (if applicable).
  • Original or Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable).
  • A document issued by a competent authority that you receive a lifetime pension of an amount of at least USD 1,000.

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