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  2. Your message got thru to on here & I can see it, Terry. Maybe they're all watching soccer right now with a grim determination. Paul M. ==
  3. I did also ..... with a single . and it disappeared. Was wondering if we were still able to post as it has been so quiet!?!?!?!?
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  5. Welcome! These Forums are open to anybody but we do have some pretty simple rules to follow when registering. Failure to follow the rules means no admittance, First, read this http://forums.arcr.net/index.php?/guidelines/ OK... Didn't get the link after registering? Check your SPAM folder. Often there are issues if you are using AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail. We suggest GMAIL. We do NOT permit the use of ANY proxy servers, VPNs etc. when registering nor do we permit ANY inaccuracies. NONE. After you have successfully registered, VPNs etc are just fine. We suggest that you do not register from a cell phone or tablet or from the workplace if they use a VPN or proxy server. If you are in Cleveland when you are registering, don't give an address in San Francisco. All fields must completed accurately and completely. NO phony names, sexual names, etc. YOUR name, spelled correctly. The phone number must be a working number that you answer. We often do call to verify. This should be a number that you answer personally or just fine of an office/company. ANY inaccuracies will be cause for denial. Approvals are done by volunteers who are not ble to sit by and wait for you to regsiter. Approvals are normally granted within 3-4 days. After that, please feel free to inquire. We get MANY fake registrations every day. Many wish to do harm to the Forums or its Members. This is how we protect us. TG
  6. TicoGrande

    Forums Broken?

    Your Forum Master... that would be ME, may have broken these forums not allowing new posts for the past few days. This is a test post to see if I have fixed the prob. Thanks to T&VSmith for bringing this to my attention. Sorry for any inconvenience! TG
  7. costaricafinca

    Current Problems with SKY

    I'm just very thankful that it went through. Usually my husband dealt with SKY whenever we had a problem. Although they did not listen or pay heed to our complaints regarding reruns...
  8. Marsrox

    Current Problems with SKY

    Impressive Finca , now share your secret!
  9. costaricafinca

    Current Problems with SKY

    I paid mine last week with no problem.
  10. eleanor2

    television or online tv

    Interesting. I used putlocker.io last night and did not get any kind of virus. Maybe try that one? Sorry you had that problem with putlockers - very annoying.
  11. doppelt

    cedula renewal

    jamesofomaha yes, I think BCR is requiring more than what migracion requires. BCR wants proof that at least 1000.00 is going into a Costa Rican bank this is a bank policy, not a law ARCR is going to BCR with me to renew mine it is 60.00 for their help 25.00 to translate my proof of pension document, 50.00 more to get a missing signature on my statement on a document and BCR charges 123.00 for the ceduka
  12. doppelt

    television or online tv

    Warning I would not use putlockers..... I was using it, and it seemed safe, just had to close the redireced windows but now, I got a virus, and firefox would always get me an attack notice from Norton. No way could I get rid if it. I had to reinstal firefox
  13. lucybelle

    Shippers that are not Zeller?

    Thank you!!!
  14. T&VSmith

    Shippers that are not Zeller?

    We used Barry Wilson and Arden Brink of Ship Costa Rica . This was upon recommendations of six others in our now community. Excellent service and everthing was delivered right into the room that we requested. Not one box opened, nothing missing, and nothing broken (the last is a testament to OUR packing skills).
  15. David C. Murray

    Shippers that are not Zeller?

    As I've said before, Mike Rappaport of Logistics Management Associates has served his many clients well for years. He ships whole 20- and 40-foot containers and vehicles. In addition, once a month, Mike ships a consolidated container from his warehouse in Florida. You can ship as much or as little as you wish. You can reach Mike here in Costa Rica at 8878-0042 or in the U.S. at 727-231-4344. Or you can email him at rappmike1@aol.com. Mike can arrange pickup at your current home, delivery to his Florida warehouse, shipping to Costa Rica and delivery to your new home here.
  16. Out today. Another maybe small example of Tico passport advantage. One more country visa free. Russia suppresses visa requirements for Costa Rican visitors . . .
  17. Thanks David C Murray. You should also be aware that a 'Rentista' under 55 years of age will probably find that they are required to pay a 'high' premium for healthcare.
  18. An adult child could also qualify for pensionado status individually IF s/he had a lifetime guaranteed income of at least $1,000 per month. Such an income must derive from something like a U.S. Social Security Old Age pension, a government service or military pension, or an annuity that's acceptable to Costa Rican Immigration. Social Security Disability usually will not qualify and SSDI cannot be paid to anyone living outside the U.S. And incomes from investments like rents, etc, will not satisfy Immigration's income requirement because they are not guaranteed for life. So, to qualify as four pensionados would require a $1,000 per month lifetime guaranteed income for the married couple and also a $1,000 lifetime guaranteed income for each adult child. You cannot combine incomes. That is, if the adults have (say) a $3,000 monthly income, they cannot attribute $1,000 to each of the adult children. Unless one or both adult children are disabled and financially dependent, as induna wrote above, the three "entities" (one married couple and two adult children) would be treated as separate by Immigration. To expand a little on costaricafinca's comment above, the married couple would have to enroll in the national health system, the CAJA, together and each adult child would have to enroll individually. In addition to proving that lifetime income, or the $60,000 deposit, there will be documentary requirements which is another hump to be jumped. You have been to Costa Rica, right?
  19. Tom and Marcia

    cedula renewal

    They tell you the cost when you make the appointment. T
  20. Then after two years as Temporary Residents both 'children' would be required to deposit a further $60k each. They would also require separate CAJA the mandatory healthcare accounts.
  21. eleanor2

    cedula renewal

    James - you contact the SS office in the US Embassy in San Jose and they will send you a "personalized" email letter with your name on it, stating the amount of your pension. It's in Spanish so just print it out and you're good to go. Sorry - don' t know the current cost.
  22. jamesofomaha

    cedula renewal

    Thanks. I expected I would need a recent letter from social security, but does it have to be notarized or anything first, or just printed out from the Social Security web page from my account? What I was thinking I would not need is proof of deposit to a costa rica bank (at BCR or migra), which my attorney told me some time ago, is not necessary. But it could be I suppose that BCR is requiring unnecessary and not-legally-required information...? But I hope not, as I sure don't want to go to Migra. By the way, what is the current total cost for the first time RENEWAL of a husband and wife pensionado residency? Anyone do it recently?
  23. Tom and Marcia

    cedula renewal

    From la migra website....Comprobante emitido por autoridad competente que indique que la persona extranjera mantiene activa la pensiĆ³n. The law does require proof of pension to renew temporary residency. I would plan on having a current notarized SS letter from the embassy. I doubt that your US bank records will help. Remember, you are dealing with government employees and they have little discretion in their jobs. I renewed my permanent recently and didn't need this. T
  24. If the retirees are married and one of them has a pension for life of over $1000, then they are both eligible for residency as pensionados. The adult children will not be covered by this unless they are incapacitated and economically dependent on the retirees. If the children pursued rentista residency they would each need to put $60000 US in the bank. Of course this begs the question. Have you been to CR?
  25. What is the least expensive approach for us to relocate to CR? We plan to rent one house and live together. Do the adult children need to deposit $60k EACH? Can they request retired status, Too? Both are under 50. Then all we need is proof of $4k a month income, right?
  26. jamesofomaha

    cedula renewal

    Is anyone sure BCR requires proof of monthly deposits to renew the residency? I find that odd to say the least since the law does not require it at all. Seems I could easily show them my U.S. bank records that do show over $1k/month deposited in my account, or my social security letter stating my benefit amount...?
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