Costa Rica/Costa Rican Citizenship

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Good Afternoon . . . Mr. Lawson:

I am a semi-retired Certified Fraud Examiner specializing in healthcare.  I am very interested in establishing residency citizenship in your beautiful country.  My wife and I plan to be there in April 2014 on holiday.  Based on what I have researched on the internet, we should be able to meet the requirements.  To start the process now, what are the next steps and time line for establishing duel residency citizenship?

Thank you for your kind assistance

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Good Evening, Mr.Truitt
There are several types of residency that you may apply for, citizenship is another process after several years after obtaining residency.
You will each need to file for residency here in Costa Rica, have an Attorney take care of the documents from this end.
You will need an original birth certificate, a background letter from the police department and any diploma that you may want to have acknowledged in Costa Rica, a proof of permanent income, that states that you receive that amount in a permanent, continuos and stable manner for at least five years.
Each person has a separate file and either person or the combined income can be included to qualify.
If you would like me to represent you in this this process, you can contact me at attorneykearney@yahoo.com  
My office is located in San José, Costa Rica.

Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.:
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American/Costarrican Attorney at Law/Real Estate Broker, We specialize in relocation and expat services related to Costa Rica, Residency, Immigration proceedures,Real Estate sales, International Law, Business Law, Corporations, Family Law, Wedding planning, private investigations and genealogical research, Notarial services, tax shelters, Civil and Criminal Law, serving of court documents. We can also advise on several other aspects related to Costa Rica, such as Tourism, everyday living, culture, etc.

Experience

20 years experience with clients from over 75 countries, Presidential candidate for of the Costarrican Barr Association 1999 Presently running for Congress at the Costarrican Legislative Assembly 2014-2018

Organizations
Past member Masonic Lodge Past President Lions Club Past President Community developement association Past Delegate of the Supreme Tribunal of Elections

Publications
La Republica Newspaper, Tico Times, AM Costa Rica, La Prensa Libre, La Nación, Daily Extra, Gamma Liason news agency, SIPA Press, SYGMA News agency, Channel 6,7,11,13,19,42 TV, National USA TV, many radio programs.

Education/Credentials
Autonomous University of Central America Univerisity of Costa Rica Glendale College Lumbleau Real Estate School University of San Judas Tadeo

Awards and Honors
Numerous certificates and distinctions from the Barr Association, the Journalists association,the Medical association, the Supreme Court,the Judicial Power (OIJ) Eagle scout badge with three palms

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