Residency in Costa Rica
As a Costa Rican and a Canadian with many American friends and immediate family living there of both political stripes, I feel compelled to try to redirect focus to a more neutral state of mind.
When you want service from the above-mentioned sources, always wear appropriately colored socks, lace up shoes and a collared shirt with sleeves. In other words, age-appropriate, smart, multi-tasking separates. Best to stay away from bold patterns.
But there are so many lawyers on the periphery who, while not necessarily intending to do harm, are downright delusional about the imagined prestige and power of that law degree.
Legal Employment. Yes… certain conditions must be met under specific categories. A bit more work, but legal residency for certain business owners will definitely provide opportunities. This includes diminished tax exposure from both the IRS and Hacienda in Costa Rica. (No capital gains tax here.) Zero exposure from Revenue Canada.
There are good practical reasons to get residency if you plan on staying from 91 to 365 days per year. Maximum time on any tourist visa is 90 days. (Note: Tourist visas are issued automatically to U.S., Canadian, Australian, Brazilian and E.U. passport holders at their immigration point of entry.)