Open a SPV in Costa Rica

Open a SPV in Costa Rica

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) or entity is a company created by an enterprise to isolate the risks incurred by various financial dangers. In Costa Rica, a SPV company can also be deemed as a subsidiary established by a parent enterprise. Below, our company formation specialists explain how to open…
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Open a Joint Stock Company in Costa Rica

Open a Joint Stock Company in Costa Rica

Company formation in Costa Rica is available under several types of structures, among which there is also the joint stock or public limited liability company (referred to as Sociedad Anónima or S.A.). This type of structure has various characteristics that foreign investors may find appealing and which are explained below…
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Payroll in Costa Rica

Payroll in Costa Rica

Employment in Costa Rica has two sides from a taxation point of view: the first one is that of the employer, and the second that of the employee. Both categories of taxpayers must pay an income levy as well as various social security contributions. Together, these form the payroll in…
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Employee/ Personnel Relocation to Costa Rica

Employee/ Personnel Relocation to Costa Rica

Employee relocation to Costa Rica is subject to the same visa requirements as when hiring foreign workers by local companies. The most important aspect to consider in this sense is that work visas fall under the special immigration conditions, which is why you need to pay attention to the entire…
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Immigrate to Costa Rica from South Africa

Immigrate to Costa Rica from South Africa

Foreign citizens who want to relocate to Costa Rica must first check if they need to apply for entry visas upon arrival. However, South African citizens do not need visas if their stay does not exceed 3 months. Those interested in moving to Costa Rica from South Africa on a…
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Immigrate to Costa Rica from Ukraine

Immigrate to Costa Rica from Ukraine

Many countries around the world have simplified their entry requirements for Ukrainian citizens. However, Costa Rica allows them to enter and stay here without a visa for 90 days within a maximum of 180 days per year. This is why, if you decide to immigrate to Costa Rica from Ukraine,…
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Immigrate to Costa Rica from USA

Immigrate to Costa Rica from USA

US citizens can enter and stay in Costa Rica for up to 3 months without being requested to apply for visas. Things change for those interested in moving to Costa Rica from USA on the long term. However, they have several choices in terms of residence permits. If you want…
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Digital Nomad Visa in Costa Rica

Digital Nomad Visa in Costa Rica

Towards the end of 2021, the Costa Rican government enabled the digital nomad visa program for people all over the world who want to live and work remotely from here. There are several countries that have such visas, so if you are a digital nomad, you can add this state…
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Residency by Investment in Costa Rica

Residency by Investment in Costa Rica

Foreign investors looking for new countries where they can develop economic activities can choose Costa Rica, a destination where the good living standards entwine with the possibility of running a successful business, thus ensuring the dream of everyone who wants to enjoy one of the most exotic states in the…
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Citizenship in Costa Rica

Citizenship in Costa Rica

Foreign citizens who relocate to Costa Rica have several options when it comes to remaining here. They can start with temporary residence permits followed by permanent residency if they stay here for at least 3 years. After 7 years they become eligible for citizenship in Costa Rica. This is called…
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