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What do YOU mean by physical address? Your US address or your Costa Rica address. Your response is as though you didn’t read or understand the original question.
Sorry you are involved in yet another catch 22 for us “residents”. Personally, If I were in your place I would seek the advice of a really good attorney, one that can speak and understand both English and Spanish and truly understands the constantly mutating CR laws. This is difficult at best.
To put it mildly, the legal infrastructure here sucks. Moreover, re: your allusion to the holidays extending into the the 9th of January;that is why this country will never be “Rico”. Every other day is a holiday and the LAST thing they want to do is work.
What are “PMs”. And what are all the other recondite posting contractions, such as BBML?
Y, si la Platina está disponible, con qué propósito. Esta in Latino “non sequitur.
Troll? I love it. Bushmaster troll speaks fluent English, German, Tirolean Austrian, (yes, it is much different from German)and Vietnamese. He does very well in those countries and in the short 6 months here, he gets along quite well in Spanish.
Troll, 🙂 Guess I’ll have to find another bridge to dwell under.
I do want to help others. I just want them to start where I have always started..research on my own. Then ask specifics.
Then find out the hard way. DIY.
Of course your 2nd cousin finds it easy to live in Costa Rica since he is, as you say, fluent in the language. To move here and expect to be understood when you ask a question is a recipe for disaster. Firstly, your question is far too broad. For anyone to attempt to answer, they would have to ask you a plethora about your financial status, what you expect, what type of climate do you want, on and on. Actually, your question implies a certain amount of laziness on your part. Read the abundance of information available on line, write down some specific questions then start asking questions. If you move here with expectations of someone doing everything for you and explaining all the differences in culture, you would be miserable and run home. Do some work before you ask such sweeping questions.
Just look before you leap Sarci surveyor. Situations are entirely different for nearly everyone. Costa Rica and many other people find what they want by “hands on” research. Comes here the backpackers, wanna-be livers in CR, on and on.
My wife and I are very wealthy people who have visited Cr many times. We sold our estate in Hawaii, and my pet Maserati. We now live in a condo in Jaco. Prime area. We have a spectacular condo surrounded by jungle, beach and oceanfront.
Cheap? No. Life and retirement here can be as expensive and/or cheap as you wish. You have to find the area that suits your life style wishes. No one else can do it for you.
There are simply too many life styles age and health related matters. Stay in CR and travel for as much time as you can. Then decide. Let others pick for you and you will be in living hell.
Thanks, I had heard that that was no longer the law. What was posted was that new laws do not start from when you leave and reenter, but from the first date posted on your visa stamp.
Dear contributor and member, We have long ago established a bank account in CR and I have surpassed the limits easily, thanks to some of the back door maneuvering by my financial advisor. You are right, I did not need this information, but I still thank you for your well intended advice/information.
My only contention was some advice I got on a former interrogative thread to those who advised me to “trust” an attorney or how imperative it was to abide to some sort of trust inculcation there was into the CR “society” or whatever one would call it.
Ergo, I was not wrong, but you may not have been privy to the prior dialogue on the subject.
Anyhow, my wife and I thank you for your attempt.
Hang in there and support each other.:D
My sarcastic thanks to those who advised to rely on “trust” with my attorney. Mine, who insisted on cash “up front” took a check from me for services yet to be rendered. It went against my business radar, but I did anyhow. A few days later , I got an e-m from him stating that he was having trouble converting my check from USD to CR colones, and he asked that I pay cash up front. I did, then got another e-m from him stating that he was still having problems, and asked for MY help. 😀 I did not rise to the bait, found an honest attorney and now have the original SOB against the ropes. So, for those broke, financially embarrassed people who insisted that mutual trust is culturally embedded; Good luck! As a financially extremely well off person, I offer this advice. TRUST no one in business in Costa Rica, or anywhere else for that matter. Trust in their performance. BTW, I have reaped benefits from the SOB “trusted lawyer” I love it.
Done deal, thanks. Appointment with a real (reliable) atty today who conducts himself like a businessman. Great rating.
Well, to put this more in context, the question is; am I right in questioning whether or not an attorney’s dictated policy of cash payment for a service advance for services is a wise thing to do? That is also for all future transactions as well. I think that sort of “business activity” is ludicrously irresponsible. So far, all expats I have asked about this agree with that. This attorney has no copy machine, fax or other office tools to work with. I have taken a subtrafugal approach and asked if his office was his. It is not. He rents the space from another business. This, in my opinion is not business as usual.
I do hear and commend your advice about vetting the attorney in question. That, sir, is partially why I am asking questions on this site. The range of answers have been phenomenally divergent. I will take the business high ground on this matter and say that I am hiring a new attorney who comes highly recommended and has his own office equipment. He also does not demand CASH up front. He gives an estimate which is adequate and charges only on completion of the requested transaction. That is the way to do business. I pay cash for an ice cream or a beer. Charges for medical/legal etc. services I will pay for by check, or bank wire. But again, most of these are in the multi-thousand $ range. I do appreciate the discourse allowed on your excellent web site.
I have some advice for the forum. When asked a simple question, give a straight forward answer. It seems that some contributors are dedicated to ferret out unasked for but assumed collateral questions from the original interrogative. This is a unexcusable assumption. We all are are aware of the trite but true description of “assume” No? Is anyone capable of saying yes or no to a question asking only for such a concise answer? Or are they compelled to extrude as much as possible from a simple question to overwhelm the audience with their extensive “privy to knowledge.”
Thank you. I do have to say that Costa Rica life and customs are not truly
unique. Cultures in which I have been immersed sort of overlap. I
appreciate your site.
I have found that on many sites in many countries people treat me as a
newborn. Well, they tremendously underestimate my capabilities and
experience. Gad, I hate to boast.