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ronofboston

ENOUGH is ENOUGH

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ronofboston    0

The following e-mail was sent today to ARCR.

 

Subject: File # 135437100 ENOUGH is ENOUGH

From: paula sullivan (jrosgrammy@yahoo.com)

To: legal@arcr.net: romulo@residencycr.com: rpiercy@arcr.net:

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015 9:00AM

 

 

Today marks the 951st day (2 years and 8 months) since contracting with ARCR for "Pensionado Residency". Either fulfill your obligations or refund my money.

Paula J. Sullivan

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newman    0

this is not the ARCRs fault - Costa Rica is running off anyone wanting to retire here, live here,

invest here, safely travel the highways and byways here (the infrastructure is crumbling, bridges are ready to collapse, (in spite of the fact that the someone in government has waved his magic wand and

pronounced that in no way are any of the bridges going to collapse in Costa Rica) - Saturday on

Encuentra were 12065 ads for used vehicles, this morning there are 12162 adds - forget about Costa Rica - go somewhere thagt you are wanted, where arms are opened wide and they appreciate your presence in their country!!

Let Costa Rica die the death that it so richly deserves!!

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No Residency specialists or lawyer can will guarantee how long it will take, to get your cedula...

 

As mentioned we were in a similar situation where we got approved months apart, and we did choose to use a different law firm.

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TicoGrande    0

Paula... If you do not get a satisfactory response within 7 days, send me an email (NOT PM) at my webmaster email. 7 days is only because ARCR is closing their offices and moving to their new location and communications may be disrupted.

 

and to YOU Newman... You still posting this dreck???? Geez man, give it a break.

 

TG

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!Mark!    0

I feel your pain. It took 2 years, 2 weeks and 5 days for my approval. I thought that was a long wait but others have waited longer. Though it still aggravated me to see others be approved who had applied after I dd. The thing is, there is nothing you can do but wait. It is frustrating when there is nothing you can do.

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induna    0

Newman may be right. Today the market was out of platanos! Platanos today, maybe bananas tomorrow and soon we will all be starving and avoiding hoards of roving cannibals.

 

T

 

Let Costa Rica die the death that it so richly deserves!!

 

 

Seriously, Newman, if that's the way you feel why are are you still here? Why are you wasting your time posting on this forum instead of making preparations to flee the imminent collapse? Let the ignorant and unenlightened be hoisted by their own petards and enjoy the spectacle of their comeuppance from far, far away.

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DanaJ    0

As I have mentioned, we applied in 2010, but did not get our resolutions until 2012.

BUT, we also kept pressing our arcr atty on a regular basis after the 1st year. Squeaky wheels and all that.

 

PS, I think THIS particular forum (visitors) is not the place to post your personal info, like phone numbers.

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eleanorcr    0

I think that pressing your attorney is key. As has been written before, some attorneys just sit back along with you and wait while others take a more pro-active approach and go to Migracion every day or at least a couple of times week.

 

And yes, newman, besides sending me nasty private messages, why are you still writing on this forum and why are you still living in Costa Rica when the country is facing imminent disaster? Get out while you still can! No food, no electric, unable to get your money out of the bank... it's not too late to start now!

 

(oops... I feel another nasty PM coming on....)

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TicoGrande    0

Great Post!!!

 

 

Seriously, Newman, if that's the way you feel why are are you still here? Why are you wasting your time posting on this forum instead of making preparations to flee the imminent collapse? Let the ignorant and unenlightened be hoisted by their own petards and enjoy the spectacle of their comeuppance from far, far away.

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induna    0

There may also be some good news about residency approval. My wife and I submitted our complete paperwork for pensionado residency to ARCR in late February 2014. We received our comprobante requisitos from Migración on March, 20. We were notified by Migración that our residency had been approved on September 22 (although the actual date of the approval according to the resolución documents was May 20), and we received our cédulas on November 11. Everything was very smooth, predictable, and rather pleasant. Another forum member, Riverpop I believe, received his pensionado residency a little before we did and in even less time. ARCR told us at the time that Migración had outsourced some of the backlog in applications that was caused by the amnesty and that that was why our approval was so fast. I don't know if that is still the case, but there is hope, although certainly no guarantee, that more recent applicants may be approved in less than a year, instead of 18 months to 2 years which seemed to be the norm for a while.

 

My advice, for what it's worth, is to check on your application´s progress regularly via the website and to follow up with your attorney if things seem to be stalled (for example, you should get your comprobante within a few weeks at most after submitting your paperwork to your lawyer, or at least have been informed that is a problem with your paperwork), ask your attorney what's going on. And remember, you can always go to Migración yourself and ask about the progress of your application. You don't need an appointment for this and it can be done in any of the offices that accept residency applications, not just La Uruca. It's your application after all, and if you start to doubt your lawyer, there's no reason not to check up on them by going to Migración yourself.

 

Good luck Paula on getting this resolved!

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Bob205    0

The more I learn about CR and the people of that country the more I want to visit and find out for sure it will be for us. I believe it will be. NO country is without problems.

 

NEWMAN, what's the problem? What is so bad? Is there some reason I should not consider moving there? The US has financial issues also. Can you suggest a better place?

 

And to the rest of you, THANK YOU all for the advice and info. It is invaluable to have an idea how things work and how to deal with them when they don't go the (Gringo) way I am used to.

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salish sea    0

Ron knows this already, but for newbies reading about this topic, two suggestions about attorneys:

 

1, if the attorney wants the entire amount upfront, thank him or her and cross that person's name off your list, no matter how kind or reassuring or competent s/he seems. If the response is either, "this is how I work/this is how it's done/This is standard practice" or that all fees are needed in advance, that's just not true. You pay for everything up front, and you will have NO LEVERAGE later when you may need it;

 

2, really press the person to make absolutely certain that either the lawyer him/herself or a dedicated staff member will ride herd on the process with migracion at least several times every week to be sure that the application is moving through the system as quickly as possible.

 

The suggestions above about pestering your lawyer are fine as far as they go, but, as some here know, it doesn't matter if you keep contacting your lawyer and s/he does nothing.

 

And to Paula, I hope this gets resolved very soon!

 

regards,

Gayle

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