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#1 rogerb29

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:30 PM

I am a permanent resident since May 2008, I want to get a carry permit for a gun.

I just got a police clearance report from my former city in the Usa and had it notarized at the police station, do I need to now get the letter
certified by the County, then the state and then the Costa Rica consulate !! this is what we had to do for immigration when we applied for our
residency here.
Please let me know if anyone has actually done this, I have read all the blogs out there and its all very vague.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 06:39 PM

rogerb - you do not need a certificate from the US. You need a police certificate from CR.I am not sure where you get it, though. My lawyer got mine and charged $30.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:27 PM

rogerb - you do not need a certificate from the US. You need a police certificate from CR.I am not sure where you get it, though. My lawyer got mine and charged $30.


I was told by both the gunshop and read online that I had to be a permanent resident for five years or I needed a police report.

I was a rentista for 3 years which is not considered permanent and permanent for almost two.

how long were you permanent for when you applied.

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 07:43 PM

Maybe I spoke too soon as I received mine before the "new laws" went into effect. I dont know how they play into it now. I received mine August 09 after being PR for 2 months.

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 11:03 AM

I am a permanent resident since May 2008, I want to get a carry permit for a gun.

I just got a police clearance report from my former city in the Usa and had it notarized at the police station, do I need to now get the letter
certified by the County, then the state and then the Costa Rica consulate !! this is what we had to do for immigration when we applied for our
residency here.
Please let me know if anyone has actually done this, I have read all the blogs out there and its all very vague.



The only way to get a gun is to buy one on the street or buy a corporation, set a Tico up as owner, buy the gun and transfer the corporation to your name and then you can only have the gun at the registered address of the corporation. If you buy it on the street it was stolen from someone and they are looking to buy a gun that will be stolen from you.



#6 edharold

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

The only way to get a gun is to buy one on the street or buy a corporation, set a Tico up as owner, buy the gun and transfer the corporation to your name and then you can only have the gun at the registered address of the corporation. If you buy it on the street it was stolen from someone and they are looking to buy a gun that will be stolen from you.

That quote is totally out of date and incorrect. But if you have been here 5 years in any type of legal residency and now have permanent residency you can buy a firearm. If you want to carry it you will need more paperwork to get a permit. I have a CWP but I have yet to figure out how to conceal a gun in the light clothing we wear hear. Presently I use a fanny pack but it is rather awkward.
There are at least a couple of ranges that offer training and testing for the permit, they also help you with all the paperwork. I can't find the reference at the moment but any gun shop will direct you.
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#7 RaggedJack

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:54 PM

Instead of carring a weapon concealed, I can't help but wonder if a nice shoulder holster or gun belt wouldn't be a better idea...? I'd think that if 99% of all mopes KNOW you're carrying a gun, betcha won't ever have to use it!

#8 BrianCR

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 12:59 PM

As with most states in the US, Conceal Carry permits are needed for open carry as well in Costa Rica. Now...Do you think all the guards running around w/ .22 caliber revolvers have permits? Negative.

#9 ChrisinCR

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:26 PM

That quote is totally out of date and incorrect. But if you have been here 5 years in any type of legal residency and now have permanent residency you can buy a firearm. If you want to carry it you will need more paperwork to get a permit. I have a CWP but I have yet to figure out how to conceal a gun in the light clothing we wear hear. Presently I use a fanny pack but it is rather awkward.
There are at least a couple of ranges that offer training and testing for the permit, they also help you with all the paperwork. I can't find the reference at the moment but any gun shop will direct you.

OK read this very closely and use limited brain power. Maybe you have not been here 5 years etc.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:19 AM

OK read this very closely and use limited brain power. Maybe you have not been here 5 years etc.

Well, if you have not been a resdent for 5 years and gained Permanente status, it is highly likely that your acquisition of a firearm will have been by illegal means.

If you are not a resident with Permanente status, then being caught with or having used a firearm in the course of (even justifiably) defending your life or property is most likely going to cause you many legal problems up to and including possible expulsion from CR.

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#11 BrianCR

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:43 AM

Paul - I have never heard of case law, but I would of had to assume unlawful carry would be incarceration. No?

#12 ChrisinCR

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:49 AM

Well, if you have not been a resdent for 5 years and gained Permanente status, it is highly likely that your acquisition of a firearm will have been by illegal means.

If you are not a resident with Permanente status, then being caught with or having used a firearm in the course of (even justifiably) defending your life or property is most likely going to cause you many legal problems up to and including possible expulsion from CR.

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You present a very difficult choice. Dead or being expelled from CR. Dead or leaving CR. Dead of leaving CR. Hmmmm, I will have to work on that. The police tell me if you shoot them in the back be sure to turn them over and shoot them in the other side. Or if they attack you with a gun take it away from them and shoot them with it. Are we still liable if we shoot the criminals with their own gun?



#13 costaricafinca

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:59 AM

Paul M, if you are a legal resident, Temporary or Permanent, and you obtained your gun under the old rules, you are still 'legal'. Presently, you cannot purchase another one.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 02:57 PM

Paul M, if you are a legal resident, Temporary or Permanent, and you obtained your gun under the old rules, you are still 'legal'. Presently, you cannot purchase another one.

That make sense to me. That's the sort of grandfathering that Costa Rica's constitution usually allows.

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#15 Epicatt2

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 02:59 PM

... Are we still liable if we shoot the criminals with their own gun?

From some of the reportage I have read it sounds that way to me.

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