Thanks for your reply.
Anybody else?? I've tried searches based upon my questions with NO results. Cut & pasted directly from the website; below are the primary reasons I joined the ARCR. How do I access this info?
Why Join ARCR as a Potential Resident?
As A Potential Resident Of Costa Rica
There are many ways the ARCR can help you as a new resident of Costa Rica. Here are a few:
Assistance within Costa Rica before you arrive, with advice, contacts and information. Also, information on what you must bring for residency purposes.
Recommendation of professional people who you can trust, including lawyers, accountants and other specialists.
Assistance with language.
Assistance in getting around the country when you arrive, and in selecting the area in which to live that best meets your requirements.
Recommendation of trustworthy real estate firms.
Assistance with importation of cars, furniture and personal effects through our office.
Assistance in locating various firms you may require who speak your language.
Assistance with government agencies and departments, and an explanation of local rules and regulations.
Assistance in establishing banking contacts.
Advice in how various investments work in Costa Rica.
Advice on insurance matters.
Costa Rican mail, fax, phone and E-mail addresses for messages are available until you become settled.
Free email account to use during your membership.
Working permits for domestic staff you may bring with you or hire here.
Arrange hotels and airport transfers for your arrival in Costa Rica.
Help arrange temporary accommodation while the members looks for a permanent residence.