Over 20 years of Experience
Costa Rica Immigration Experts has helped over a thousand clients achieve their dream of living in Costa Rica. With over 20 years of experience and well on the way towards 2000 successful residencies, we are one of the oldest and most trusted immigration firms in the country. Start your residency process with us today and never have to leave Costa Rica again.
Making your relocation to paradise a reality and living the dream! Move to Costa Rica!
As a team of committed professionals, we specialize in delivering exceptional services tailored to your needs as you transition to life in Costa Rica. Our dedication to your unique requirements sets us apart. Reach out to us today and discover how we can facilitate your journey.
Helping Clients Since 2000
Costa Rica Immigration Experts specializes in preparing and filing applications for prospective Costa Rican residents. Start your process with us, and you won’t have to leave Costa Rica every 90 days anymore. Find out more about us.
CRIE is a reputable private company that has been providing immigration services in Costa Rica for over 20 years.
It’s essential to understand that CRIE is not the official migration authority. We strictly adhere to the regulations and timelines set by the Costa Rican government for immigration and foreign affairs to asure the best possible outcome.
Your Reliable Partners!
Once you have decided that you are comfortable with our assessment, we will provide you with a complete breakdown of all service fees from beginning to end with no hidden fees! We also offer flexible payment plans and you don't pay anything more.
How It Works
What other Services do we offer?
Immigration services and Relocation
From long-term residency to citizenship or short-term residencies like Digital Nomad. Immigration has been our bread and butter for over 20 years. https://crie.cr/costa-rica-immigration-expert-services-overview/ In addition we offer relocation services and relocation tours to offer a one-stop-shop into your new life.
Documents, Notary and Translations
Do you need to obtain your FBI Background Check, Birth Certificate while abroad or other documents? In this case, you don’t have to fly back home to get your documents done. Same goes for certification, apostille and translation. https://crie.cr/how-to-get-your-documents-from-the-usa-the-right-way/
Do you need to establish a company in Costa Rica, inscribe in the Caja (local health system), workers insurance or need accounting services? We are here to help. https://crie.cr/additional-services/
Estate planning, Civil services and Asset protection
We conducted hundreds of marriages over the years. Those ceremonies can be performed at our office or the notary’s office. It’s also essential to have a local Costa Rican Will to cover your property and assets located in Costa Rica. It will make the probate process much more straightforward than probing a foreign Will. https://crie.cr/additional-services/
Real Estate, Investing and Insurances (Life, Home, Automotive, Medical)
Buying a new home or growing your portfolio is often part of starting a new life. We have an existing portfolio of options or can help you find what you are looking for. https://crie.cr/additional-services/
We help you open a bank account, inscribe yourself in the local health system, transfer your drivers license or other related services, managing appointments, documentation, translation all for you in an efficient manner. https://crie.cr/additional-services/
MAKE YOUR MOVE TO COSTA RICA!
“Johanna, thank you for all your help. You are an amazing woman and such a great example of an honest and professional person you are. You really do work with your heart. I am recommending you to all the foreigners that cross my path.” — Allan from Canada
“Thank you so much. You and your staff have been truly outstanding to work with. I cannot imagine anyone trying to do this on their own without the help of a professional to guide them through the bureaucratic maze of the process. Please pass along my sincere thanks to your entire staff.” —Charles from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CRIE helped me apply for residence. The crew was great throughout. They offered step-by-step directions and answered all my inquiries. Their grasp of Costa Rican immigration rules and processes amazed me. Anyone seeking Costa Rican residency should use this business.
Costa Rica Immigration Experts helped me get residency in Costa Rica. The service was excellent throughout. The skilled and professional personnel made the procedure easy. I found all the information I wanted since its website is simple to use. I strongly recommend Costa Rica Residence & Immigration Experts for Costa Rica residency.
“Thank you Johanna for helping us. We know your time is valuable but you continue to show us that we are too. Muchas gracias.” — Frederick from Louisiana, USA
Today I received temporary residency in Costa Rica. At the end I came close to tears.
I am very grateful, thankful, appreciative of Johanna and her team. Honestly, if it had not been for them, I know without a doubt, I would have given up trying to received the residency status.
I am trying to learn but I am not able to communicate in Spanish. Very few employees with the police and immigration that I had to deal with spoke any English. There is no way I could have completed this process if it had not been for Johanna and Byron as well Fatima & Jonathan , that works with her.
CRIE did a great job with my application for permanent residence. Excellent service. When I called them, I felt safe. They were knowledgeable, worked professionally, and were always available to answer my questions. Before moving on, they went over everything. I always felt supported and sure of myself because of the team’s experience. CRIE should be used by anyone who needs help with immigration.
“Thanks so much! It was a pleasure to have you guide us the whole way. You’re amazing and we both appreciate all your help!!!” –Brooke from USA
“Thank you so much for all your help. We are grateful. 🥰” — Rose from Louisiana, USA
Johanna and her team of experts are always an email or phone call away. Professional, courteous and very efficient. Naturalization was a breeze. Pura Vida!
“Johanna and her team are professional experts in their field. I recommend their full service in immigration” —Kim from the USA
“Hi, I wanted to migrate to Costa Rica but had no idea how to even get started. Then i came to know about CRImmigrationExperts.com. I contacted them online & told them about my ambition. They helped me in a way i never expected. It’s amazing and it was fast.” –James and Elizabeth from the USA
“Thank you, Johanna, for all your help in the long and complicated process of getting our first time residency. We were very impressed by the fact, that however busy you were, you were always there to help us with our questions and problems. We will certainly contact you again when it is time to renew.” –Pirjo (from Finland) and Bjarne (from Norway)
“The first immigration company we used was hopeless, and then I found Johanna and she managed to sort out all the mistakes the first company made and also get us our residency. Thanks…” —Daniel and Peggy from the UK
“CR Immigration Experts is exceptionally professional and efficient. They are always very cordial in answering any questions in a timely manner. They go the extra mile in providing an excellent service. I have already recommended CRIE to others friends, who already signed up for their services and they are also very happy.” —Annabel from the UK
“Thank you so much for all your efforts and time. I would like to express my gratitude for getting my residency so smoothly. Without your ability to speed up the progress I would not have been able to move to Costa Rica.” —Douglas from Chicago, Illinois, USA
I recently used CRIE’s services and was very happy with them. The website was easy to use, and their team was very responsive and helpful throughout the process. They gave me a clear and detailed understanding, and the result was even better than I had hoped. I highly recommend CRIE to anyone who wants top-notch services.
— Elizabeth from Florida, USA
“Hello Johanna, I wanted to thank you for your incredible service in obtaining my cedula approval in such a timely matter! Compared to my first experience of paying $30,000.00 for my wife and I and our 2 children in 1994, and it took a year and a half. You made this a painless and wonderful experience. Thank you for everything! So very much appreciated.” — Steven (Ontario Canada)
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you would like to request a refund of the fee you paid to the Company for use of the Service, your refund request must be made within 90 days of the original payment date and prior to your application being completed.
During the complete process from beginning to end, all correspondence with Citizenship and Immigration will be processed through our office so that you have the peace of mine in knowing that your case is being handled by professionals.
We process applications as soon as we can. Processing times depend on whether you have provided all the documents we need and the type of visa you apply for. Applications may take longer to process if we need to check your information.
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Escazú, San José, Costa Rica
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Our Immigration Team
Our certified and reliable immigration consultants can help you obtain a positive decision on your case! We provide services in various areas of immigration, as well as related topics such as vital documents (birth certificates, background checks), translations, marriages and civil unions, driver's licenses, vehicle purchase and transfer, bank accounts, insurances, business and company services, and much more.