Retiring in Costa Rica

When you come to Costa Rica, just bring along your suitcase and relax...we’ll take care of everything you need for your Costa Rica Retirement or Costa Rica Relocation (arrival assistance and city orientation, homesearch, school assistance, Costa Rica Residency, cultural integration programmes...)

 Pre Arrival Assistance for Retiring in Costa Rica or Moving to Costa Rica

Personal welcome at the airport and help with car rental, hotel reservations, etc. You and your family will be picked up personally by members of our staff in the airport and given an explanation of how San José works and taken to your hotel to rest for the day.

Based in our many years of experience guiding individuals who wish to retire in Costa Rica we strongly suggest to coordinate with our staff previous to your visit to the country. We want to make sure that you are in a position to make the most out of your stay in our country.

Please make sure that you contact us so that we can coordinate every aspect of your retirement in Costa Rica:

-Local Packing and Transportation-Shipping to Costa Rica-Customs Clearance-Unpacking-Local Moving Service

Get in contact with us now and you will receive the most competitive quote with full consideration of all the details involved in Moving to Costa Rica as a cohesive part of your Costa Rica Retirement plans.

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Housing for Retiring in Costa Rica

Using all the data that you provide we analyze your needs, identify properties that match your specifications and budget and establish a shortlist. Finding a suitable home is a top priority. It is important to note that Costa Rica has initiated an aggressive Costa Rica Retirement Benefit Program which in the next years plans to bring to Costa Rica at least 10,000 new retirees establishing specific retirement communties which will enjoy of ideal conditions required for such a special community.

Residency Documents to Retire to Costa Rica

Our Costa Rican Immigration lawyers analyze your specific situation and guide you through the entireimmigration application process until your request is approved according to Costa Rica Immigration Law, the main Costa Rica Residency options include: Costa Rica Pensioner or Pensionado, Costa Rica Rentist, and Costa Rica Investor. Please visit our Immigration Law section for more details

In general terms it is very simple to obtain regular  Costa Rica Retirement status, if you get a minimum of US$1000.00 in a monthly lifetime pension you are eligible to even include your spouse. GLC will coordinate with you the legalization of your Birth Certificate and Police Record in the corresponding foreign ministries in your country and in the corresponding Costa Rican Consulate.

Costa Rica Banking

Our team will coordinate with you and your Costa Rican bank of preference, the opening of your local corporate and/or savings account making the experience as smooth as possible. Your retirement in Costa Rica will not be complete unless you have one or several bank accounts at your disposal to make your Costa Rica Retiring possible.

Costa Rica Banking normally requires: bank letters of reference, bank statements, utility bills, proof of income and corporate paperwork produced by GLC.