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I am a U.S. citizen planning to marry my boyfriend in Nicaragua and petition for a spouse visa. My boyfriend was born in Costa Rica and was only given his moms last names. When he moved to Nicaragua he was given both his appropriate last names. The embassy is now saying in order to process a visa for him he needs to change his costa rican birth certificate to reflect his correct name. What is the easiest way for him to do this?? His parents are not both able to travel to Costa rica to petition the name change.

Both his parents would need to sign a document stating the error, preferrably in Costa Rica, to avoid a an extra process.
1- His parents come to Costa Rica or I can travel to Nicaragua and have them sign the protocol book and the power of attorney signed by him  to do the name correction change in Costa Rica.
2- He can have the documents done and signed and certified in Nicaragua and have them authenticated by the Consulate and Foreign Relations in Nicaragua, then sent to me to continue here with the legalization process and then begin the name change process here.
What part of Nicaragua do you live ?
Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.

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Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.


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.


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

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

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.

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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