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Mustang1023

Can a DUI over 5 years old cause denial of Pensionado Residency?

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Hi,

 

I'm new to this forum so I hope this is an appropiate question...so here goes, I have retained a lawyer in San Jose, Costa Rica to guide me through the Pensionado Residency process and I plan on moving/retiring to Costa Rica by the end of 2016. After much searching online, the denial's for residency status seem to mention only felonies. I was convicted of a misdemeanor DUI(alcohol) in 2010, so my question is can this DUI cause denial of a Pensionado Residency if my police report is otherwise clean? Thanks for the help.

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If it was a simple DUI you shouldn't have any problems. You could get a Police letter of good conduct or a criminal history report (depending on the municipality and State you live in) and send to your lawyer for his opinion.

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Thank you for the quick reply. I applied for the Police Report/Background Check yesterday and was also fingerprinted. It was a simple DUI(didn't seem simple at the time), with no accident or injuries or anything like that. The lawyer has listed out everything that I have to procure to apply for the Pensionado Residency. Right now, the DUI is the only thing that I was concerned about. Any other opinions would be appreciated. Thanks again.

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I am from Canada and I never thought about this. I had the same thing 40 years ago and nothing showed up on my check.

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No, if you go to the CR embassy site, I think they have a list of the types of felonies that would disqualify one for residency. They are only looking at serious one.

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