About CRIE


Helping Prospective Residents Since 2000

About Costa Rica Immigration Experts (CRIE)

Costa Rica Immigration Experts SRL (CRIE), Registration No. 3-102-729481, specializes in preparing and filing Costa Rica residency applications for prospective residents. Since 2000 and even more professionally since 2008, our staff at CRIE has helped thousands of people successfully navigate the residency process and obtain residency. Also, we have assisted many clients with legal services in Costa Rica that we offer through our partner network of independent attorneys and notaries. We match you with a highly qualified Costa Rican attorney for your specific case, thus saving you money on attorney fees. We pride ourselves on being professional, diligent, and dedicated in every aspect of the immigration process. 

Regardless of the reasons you are moving to Costa Rica — be it retirement, business, investment, or family — CRIE is committed to making your transition as easy, worry-free, and efficient as possible. Our goal is to keep the residency application process simple. In most cases, all you need to do is provide us with the authenticated original key documents and be available for fingerprinting in San José, Costa Rica.


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Our History

Humble Start

Starting out with translation and essential legal services, we quickly saw the need amongst the expat community to offer immigrations services and much more.

Office Relocated

To properly serve the community we established our presence in a very central location, easily reachable for all our clients, and for us to be able to operate efficiently.


We kept growing our presence and even added more related services to our portfolio, while keeping our pricing accessible and our execution of services streamlined.

Registered Agent Network

Our network has since steadily grown and we can proudly say that we can offer almost any type of service that any expat could need. Be it immigration, relocation, marriage, documents or other legal services.


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.



“First of all, I want to thank you especially Johanna and Glenn for the expert work that you did to complete my residency request. I am going to spread the word to everyone I know! Thank you again for your excellent work on my behalf.” —Paula from the USA



“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



“Johanna and her team are professional experts in their field. I recommend their full service in immigration” —Kim from the USA



“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, 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)

Pirjo and Bjarne

Pirjo and Bjarne

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Escazú, San José, Costa Rica

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CR: +506-8373-2085

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CRIE is a reputable private company that has been providing immigration services in Costa Rica for over 15 years. Our expertise spans various immigration procedures, including those for Investors, Rentistas, and Pensionados. We have dedicated ourselves to assisting thousands globally in achieving their residency in Costa Rica.

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. As such, CRIE cannot expedite, demand, or request specific outcomes for any application. Every application undergoes a thorough review process, where designated officials assess its merits and determine the applicant’s eligibility for residency.

Our primary role at CRIE, beyond the services we offer, is to guide our clients through the immigration process. Many individuals are unfamiliar with the intricacies of Costa Rican documentation requirements. While we provide guidance, the onus is on the client to furnish CRIE with all the necessary documents to proceed with their immigration application.

Once we receive the required documentation from a client, we meticulously compile the application. We then submit the complete set of documents to the relevant government agency, specifically the Department of Migration and Foreign Affairs. Our team remains proactive, regularly checking the status of applications to ensure timely updates.

A successful residency application largely hinges on the comprehensive and accurate submission of all required documents.

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