Rentista visa for Costa Rica

Costa Rica grants a temporary residency visa under the category of “rentista”, to foreign-nationals willing to immigrate to the country, who have a regular monthly income of at least US$2,500 from a guaranteed source for two years.

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The application fees for this visa would be $250.


The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $2500.


This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 24 months.


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Demonstrate with a document issued by a competent authority or institution that for a minimum period of two years, you will receive a stable and permanent income not less than the monthly amount US$2500. The above shall be applicable by verification with a document issued by a competent authority. If your income comes from abroad these must be legalized and authenticated or apostilled by appropriate authorities.

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). The cost will depend on the income received, but is around 9-10% of the stated monthly income.

Restricted Nationalities

No nationality is officially restricted

Documents Required

  • Receipt of payment of fees
  • 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)

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