Costa Rica – Inversionista Visa (Investment Visa)

Costa Rica welcomes investors who can contribute to the economy in real estate, stocks, tourism, forestry, or other projects related to national interest.



The Inversionista Visa suits investors and their family members.

Costa Rica attracts travelers with its two sunny coastlines, rugged mountains, and optimistic, laid-back “pura vida” (pure life) attitude. Its low cost of living, developed infrastructure, and strong health care system have long made it a retirement destination. Costa Rica’s stable economy also attracts investors from around the world.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 47.93 Mbps download/12.23 Mbps upload

Mobile: 31.42 Mbps download/9.73 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 59 globally 


Investment options include:

All investments also require:


Application Process

Apply in person and with all of your documents at an office for the Direccion General de Migracion y Extranjeria in Costa Rica.

In principle, this visa should process within 90 days, but it often takes much longer.

Documents Required

Many of these documents should be apostilled, notarized, or formalized, and gathering them can take several months. They may need to be translated into Spanish.

Documents required can include:

Documents related to investment, such as:

Other documents may be required. 

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