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Hello my question is as follows: I am podiatrist in New Jersey with a clean license in the states of New Jersey, New York and Virginia and actually only practicing in New Jersey . Can I use my DPM degree to practice in Costa Rica? I am fluent in English and Spanish but I am an american citizen.

Hello Dr. Claudio
You will first need to apply for residency in Costa Rica and then you may apply to the medical association in Costa Rica, your degree will be recognized here after a legalization process.
You will need a birth certificate, police record check, marriage certificate if applicable and diplomas that you wish to have recognized in Costa Rica.
I can help you with both procedures.

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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

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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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