Application Approval Slowdowns

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“Hey Laura, where’s my application approval? It’s way overdue.” (If you have already read this, scroll down to the bottom for the April 4th good news update). Causes During COVID, there was a significant uptick in residency applicants in Costa Rica. Many new retirees fled the scourge de jour (politics, social degradation, COVID lockdowns) up […]

CAJA (Healthcare) Monthly Premium Issues

Applicants approved for legal residency in Costa Rica must enroll in CAJA (CCSS – National Healthcare) as a condition of residency. (Step 2 of 3 in the post-approval process).  Effective March 16, 2022, anyone enrolling in CAJA also had to enroll in the Costa Rica Pension plan. This resulted in a significant increase in monthly premiums. (see […]