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  1. 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. ==
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    Shipping to the USA

    Hello Todd, If you will search the Forums for threads posted during the last week to ten days you will surely find the info you need.. There was a discussion about this very thing and it should provide the answers you are asking for. Cheers! Paul M. ==
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    Ship? Cargo? Checked bags?

    A CR-based shipper that one might chose should surely be aware of that duty exemption benefit on used household goods. But if the shipper is not aware of it then it would certainly be worth askng around to other shippers, Lucybelle. Cheers! Paul M. ==
  4. ¡Güipipía!, Eleanor . . . ¡Qué alegría! Estás en hora buena: Vos sos verdadera tica, por fin. PM ==
  5. It does look quite promising for Costa Rica, this group of minds that the president elect has picked. Hoping that it bodes well for the country over the next four years. Cheers! Paul M. ==
  6. Your translation of the spanish text matches very well in both its sentiment and meaning, Induna. Thank you for the thoughtful effort. Interested parties should now be able to determine from that how they will need tp procede. Much appreciated. Paul M. ==
  7. David, Would t there be, I'm wondering, anything stopping the indivual/applicant, or his attorney, from making a request for a copy of the document (say, birth certificate, in this case) originally accepted by La Migra, getting it authenticated by a notary, and then submitting it to TSE? That would seem to fall under the ægis of that 'Excessive Paperwork' law which was discussed here recently. Just curious as to why that law's intent would not apply. Paul M. ==
  8. Marsrox, Hoping that all goes smoothlly with the process. We will all certainly be waiting 'with bated breath (& hook')* to learn the outcome of this! PM == [*With apologies to Marshall Barer & Princess Winnifred!]
  9. Whoops — You beat me to it, Eleanor! What you've said is essentially what I was going to suggest to Marsrox. Dealing with the TSE offices in Chepe sounds like the most productive idea. Fingers X-ed for Marsrox. Paul M. ==
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    household products

    It prolly wouldn't hurt, either, to ask for this product in a few of the local ferreterías. That sounds like something that one of them ought to carry, and might save you the traffic hassle to get to an EPA, etc. OK — HTH Paul M. ==
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    We're back baybee!

    Hurrah! — Welcome home, Lucybelle! I know you're both elated to be coming back!! Keep us posted on your progress, won't you? Cheers! Paul M. ==
  12. There was a law passed some years ago that directed itself toward this problem of being asked for a particular document or documents from persons during trámites when that document was already on file somewher else in the system. It was to keep parties dfrom haivng to get subsequent copies of the same document and moinimize the proliferation of (the same) documents. Don't know where to find the language of the law but prolly Induna can. (Sorry to pass the colón.) So it's correct that if La Migra has an apostilled, or notarized and consularized copy of one's Birth Certificate, for example, a copy of that one will suffice to present for elsewhere. OK — HTH Paul M. ==
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    Drivers License

    Hello DrRick & Welcome to the Forums! Just curious, though, as to what you were charged for the translation of the license. Also, were there more than one office which offered translations (and did they charge different prices)? Was there a line waiting for translations? Did they offer translations of other documents, too? (Stoppng now at five before this turns into 20 Questions !) Paul M. ==
  14. Eleanor– It's interesting to read this article (below) which is reporting that CR Legisltive officials are (finally) seeking funding, as a loan, no less!, –some 6 months after the incident– to help those areas devastated last October (2017) by Hurricane Nate. Amazing to recall reading here on the Forums how your local funding efforts so quickly swung into play –immediately after this storm happened and its damage occurred– and how successful that effort was in raising a significant amount of funding. And yet at that very time how the CR banks, etc. gave you such a hard time with accessing those funds so that they could be distributed locally to those who were in need and suffering from all the horrific damage! This somewhat less than timely effort does rather boggle the mind . . . Paul M. == A.M. Costa Rica | Vol. 18, No.413 | April 13, 2018 | Friday Legislators seek a $20 million loan 
to assist victims of tropical storm Nate ==
  15. So you see Eleanor, looks like you were wrong . . . . There really IS something that certain gringo tourists really do excell at, after all. [ sigh ] I try to steer clear of those sorts at all cost. Cheers, anyway! Paul M. ==
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    Good\bad experiences with movers

    Tiffany, Fue mea culpa porque era muy pasado de medianoche cuando puse aquel mensaje. ¡Qué vergüenza! Ya lo redacté . . . Discúlpeme ¡porfa! Paul M. ==
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    Good\bad experiences with movers

    Tiffany, Mightn't it really be a homophone for '(the) ayes have it"? That would be reference taking a vote.... That was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw it. Cheers! Paul M. ==
  18. But this sort of thing is part of the serendipity that makes tiquicia, tiquicia, ¿de veras? I love it! It's much of what enchants me about CR. PM ==
  19. Hmmm, Eleanor . . . . In the above instance do you actually mean that you can judge a book by its UNcover! (I don't know what made me say that.) PM ==
  20. Great description of your experiences, Eleanor, especially liked the part about the egg! !Sólo en tiquicia! PM ==
  21. Induna et Al., Thank you for your efforts in unravelling this often knotty problem for CAJA dependents and senior expats. I have pinned this very important topic for easier refference. Regards, Paul M. - Forums Moderator ==
  22. STW, Make sure that ants don't start nesting in your computer. That is attractive to some types of ants since it is warm (and protected) inside. But the formic acid that ants produce can erode senitive electronic pathways on one's harddrive, ruining the guts of the compu. This isn't an April Fool's prank BTW. It does actually happen to people in the tropics from time to time. I take my laptop to be cleaned and checked at least once a year in CR. Better to be safe than sorry. Cheers! Paul M. ==
  23. A bit after 2am EST I looked at CR Hoy and they were reporting that Carlos Alvarado had won the election. I suspect he is going to be a good and sensible President for Costa Rica. The public appears to have chosen well. Paul M. ==
  24. I'll just add this: When the owners of the Forums set up the posting Rules & Guidelines they apparently did not want members posting libelous things on here. If you read through the Forums Guidelines you will see that was the owners' wish. And as a moderator I only enforce the Posting Guidelines, as I earlier stated. As to denuncias though, if one reads the media in CR closely enough you will see that denuncias do get filed. One of the last ones I remember reading about was the ex-Presidenta filing one against someone in the CR Govt. who had said something about her that she took exception to. Regards, Paul M. – Moderator ==

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