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Everything posted by TeAmo

  1. Iam looking for a rental house in Jaco. Ive tried other sites but without much luck. So here goes: I'm looking for a 3 bedroom house or condo in the Jaco area for a maximum rent of $650. Or a 4 bedroom house or condo for a maximum rent of $1300. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Thanks!
  2. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm still looking and waiting on an email with more info on a house with 3 bedrooms for $900. They're have been some other options but Jaco centro is an expensive place.
  3. Thank you! So, electricity is the same price as in the rest of the country, but the appliances used by beach houses are what increases the price?
  4. That's a good point. But are you saying the electricity is more expensive in Jaco, or is it because of the type of houses there? Yes, great tip. I'm in the process of contacting them. Thanks, I really appreciate your help,
  5. Thanks for the suggestions! Some really good tips. Earlier this year we stayed a week in Jaco, but there were no plans yet to go and live in the place. Guess I'll have to go back and look for opportunities. BTW, the 4 bedroom house or condo I mentioned in my first post now has a budget of $1300. (You never know :-).
  6. Thanks, Eleano, for the encouragement. There here now, so I guess we'll have to wait and see how it turns out.
  7. Hi all, So my parents have to renew their cedula por pensiado in a few months time. Right now they're still in the Netherlands so they can still obtain documents if needed. I've review the requirements for renewal and there's something I don't understand: What kind of document can this be? And I assume it must be translated have the apostilles? If you know more than I do, please let me know. All the best
  8. They're in the Netherlands right now but will be coming to CR in October. If they get the letter just before they leave, it will be expired by the time they'll be able to renew their cédulas. They can only renew 3 months before the cédulas expire. By then, the letter will have more than 6 months since it was emitted.
  9. Assuming that the letter needs to be less than 6 months old....
  10. ...and it gets worse. My parents could probably get the letter, but when they're here in Costa Rica it will have expired. They've already bought their tickets, so on the surface it seems there's not much they can do.
  11. Thanks, for the info. I appreciate your help. It seems like a somewhat complicated matter, though. I'll let me parents now how you guys think about the matter and then I guess it's up to them to make a decision on what's best. Thanks for the help!
  12. Hi, I have a little question. My mother in-law (Tica) is 65 years old and can now travel for free in buses. Can foreigners with a residencia cédula also obtain this right? Or is it solely for Ticos? Please let me know if you have any info on that. Thanks!
  13. Thats great to hear! Thanks very much for the information....I appreciate your help!
  14. Ok, so I've had the cedula for three years now and want to move to a permanent one. The migracion wants an additional fee of $200. Although its quite a bit of money I should be able to cough it up. The problem would if they asked for additional documents from my native country. I wouldnt be able to obtain them as I dont have the money to travel back and forth. So heres my question. Do they ask for additional documents from my country or will they use the ones I supplied them with three years ago? I cant risk paying them $200 extra only to find out I dont have the required documents.
  15. So my parents have to go to la Caja in order to get the assurance. They practically have been granted residence through pensionado. My father is the main solicitor of the residencia. My mother receives the residencia for being his wife. Do they both need separate insurances? Or can my father asegurar a my mother? Please let me know. Tomorrow they'll go to la Caja. Thanks.
  16. Correct. I have to go every year because I'm married to a Tica. Now, since I got the cedula more than three years ago I could solicit the permanent residency (renewal every three years) but I'd have to pay a bigger sum of money which I can't afford. I have another question which I hope you can help me with. My parents are now secured separately but they want to be secured together in order to save some money. However, when renewing their cedula what document or receipt does my mother has to show then? I mean there would be only be one receipt from la caja and it would wear my father's name.
  17. Thanks all! Quite a relief to be honest. And they got a cedula for 2 years. I have to go every year for renewal.
  18. Thanks everyone! My parents got their cedula! This is such a great forum with invaluable help offered by its kind readers. In 2012/13 you guys helped me by giving vital information that aided me in getting the cedula and now some years on you did the same so that now my parents have got theirs! THANKS!!!
  19. Hi, So my parents will go tomorrow to Migracion in order to have their cedulas made. (hopefully) My mother is a dependent of my father. However, the strange thing is that my father's paper says Puerta #7 11.00 hours and my mother's Puerta #3 11.00 hours. Shouldn't they have an appointment at the same place? I mean my father is the main solicitor. --- Another thing that worries us is that the paper they got so that they could go to caja asks for additional documents. It asks for that paper that proves you've not committed any crimes in your home country and for the fingerprints again. They've submitted all that stuff already a long time ago. And both of these are ticked in the expediente paper they got when they solicited the residencia for the first time. The woman at the information desk told us to just show that document at the time of the cita, but it worries us somewhat since they've payed a small fortune to get this far. Thanks for your time.
  20. Thanks so much. They dont have carnes but they do have receipts. The biggest problem is probably that my father doesnt have the receipt from the fingerprints anymore. However he did give it to migracion as its ticked in the expediente document as a completed requirement.
  21. Yeah for me too. But they may implement the change bit by bit.
  22. Thanks again, Will have to see if they've a marriage certificate left. I'm sure they do, but translated etc.? I don't think so. Do they really have to have those carnés made on the spot? I have residency through conyuge and I never needed one. Sure, if you want medical you need it but in order to get the cedula all they wanted to see at migracion was if was paying the seguro.
  23. Ok thanks for the replies. Really helpful. Thanks for clearing that up.
  24. Hi, So my parents have got their resolution. If everything pans out rightly they will have their residence (Pensionado). However, the not so nice surprise was that the paper they got said that they each have to pay an additional 163,000 colones as the deposito de garantia + the $98 for the cedula. This came as a shock. The $98 for the cedula was expected but they had already paid all the other fees when they arrived at migration for the first time. We went to ask about this at the information service but they said my parents have to pay this. Now I don't have my hopes up, but do pensionados always have to pay this fee? Thanks

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