Abogados de migración

ARA-LAW Attorneys, as lawyer’s experts on immigration issues, advises its clients so that they can obtain an immigration status in line with their needs and possibilities. Our services provide guidance to both foreigners living in Costa Rica and transnational companies that need to relocate their executives in the country.

The firm advises and helps immigrants with all the necessary procedures to have access to a permanent stay in the country in accordance with different relocation criteria.

The needs of our clients with regard to foreign business companies in our country demand us the excellence and specialization that only international market movement requires.

Our specialists are qualified and have experience in the handling of immigration procedures and the rendering of services related to this significant branch of law.

The immigration services rendered by ARA-LAW Attorneys are the following:

Permanent Residence:

This category is granted to people indefinitely, and its main requirement is to have first degree of kinship or by consanguinity with a Costa Rican person.

MigracionTemporary Residence:

This immigration category is granted to people who have been authorized to stay in the country indefinitely.

• Temporary residence as the spouse of Costa Rican.
• Temporary Residence as executive, representative, manager, technical staff, and their dependents.
• Temporary Residence as a specialized self-employed.
• Temporary Residence as a dependable worker.
• Temporary Residence for family reunion.
• Temporary Residence as investor.
• Temporary Residence as rentier.
• Temporary Residence as a pensioner.
• Permit for specialized or technical workers to labor as a legal person.
• Permit for specialized or technical workers to labor as an individual.
• Permit for specialized or technical workers to labor as a self-employed.
• Permits for students and their dependents.
• Permits for researchers, teachers and volunteers.
• Permits for workers linked to specific projects.

Special immigration procedures:

These are special immigration situations that do not require a permanent or temporary status in the country.

Trámites Especiales:

Situaciones migratorias especiales que no requieran de un estado permanente o temporal en el país.

• Stay application.
• Extension of Stay.
• Exit permit for minors who are residents or nationals.
• Cancellation of records.
• Suspension of records.
• Deposit refund.
• Renewal of residence cards.
• Replacement of residence cards.
• Change of immigration category or subcategory.

Business immigration:

Request for inclusion in Register of Enterprises at the Direccion General de Migracion y Extranjeria (General Immigration Office) for companies that require to bring executives, technicians or trained personnel.


These are special authorizations to entry into the country.

  • Multiple Visa.
  • Entry Visa.
  • Tourism Visa Extension.


Recommended Websites:

Costa Rican General Immigration Office

Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs

International Organization for Migration

Ministry of Public Security



  • 11
    Jan '18

    Tax and Labor Panamá, 2017

    ARALAW Attorneys was present at the annual Tax and Labor meeting. Attorney Alejandro Rodríguez and Attorney Mónica Roman represented our firm in this important event held in Panamá.

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  • 11
    Jan '18

    BLITA, Perú 2017

    ARALAW Attorneys received a recognition for being part of Blita International organization during the past five years providing personalized attention to local and international companies. Attorney Monica Roman was part of the annual meeting held in Lima Peru.

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ARA-LAW Building

125 m North from Edificio Torre La Sabana

Sabana Norte, San José

Costa Rica

+506 2291-8844 / fax +506 2291-8839