Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Golden Visa

The Costa Rica Golden Visa is more than 50 years old and was recently reformed so ease the requirements to obtain the permit. Basically, the program offers temporary residence in Costa Rica to those that invest in Costa Rica. The temporary status can lead to permanent residence or citizenship after 5 or 7 years depending on your nationality. If you’re approved, you can bring your family, including your spouse, civil union partner, children, and parents. Children of all ages can be approved if they are deemed “dependents” due to, for example, illness, mental issues, or simply because they are still in school. Even minor siblings can qualify if they are under tutelage. Parents can also qualify as dependents if they are financially dependent.

Capital City

San José

GDP per Capita

USD 12,076

Total area

51,100 km2




Costa Rican Colón



Time Zone



Rapidly developing, stable country

U.S. dollars are widely accepted

Only a three-hour flight from Miami

Lower Cost of Living

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency

Costa Rica Golden Visa
Application Process

Approved applicants receive an initial 2-year resident permit renewable for consecutive two-year periods. After year three, the immigration visa is changed from a temporary to a permanent residency. In essence, you will need to hold the investment until you change your status in the country until you obtain citizenship. The average processing time is 12 months but you may freely enter the country after filing. Once you receive your initial resident permit, you will have to spend 5 days in Costa Rica per year.

The following requirements apply:

Investment Requirements

Program requirements:

Stage 1
Stage 1
Consult with GRCG to determine best course of action.
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 2
Before applying, you will need to select your investment option. Once this is done, you will need to open a bank account in Costa Rica and transfer the funds or use an escrow agency to receive them. Paperwork is all handled by professional lawyers.
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 3
After the request is pre-approved, you will have to appear in person for an interview. You will be asked to give your biometrics, finalize your investment, and produce documents proving the transaction. Booking the biometric appointment now takes a long time because demand largely outweighs the supply of slots.
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 4
After immigration gives you your final approval, you will receive a residency card valid for two years after 30 days.
Stage 4

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