Relocation Services in Costa Rica  

The constant temporary migration of transnational business executives has made a growing market for relocation service for professionals and their families.

Monday, July 22, 2013

According to an article in Elfinancierocr.com in Costa Rica there are "at least four companies (Costa Rica Relocation, rupo Mudanzas Mundiales, C&B Relocation Services and Inter-Moves) offering relocation services for executives and foreign professionals arriving in the country who have been 'imported' by companies. "

"... According to the Directorate General of Immigration (DGME), between 2005 and 2013 10,779 applications for temporary residence of this type were approved, of which 27% (2,911) corresponded to dependent family members of expatriate professionals."

"... The relocation process is an "art" which goes beyond simple moving services, and which includes everything from finding a new home to a school for the children of the executive, providing them with a car, and teaching them Spanish (if necessary), relocation of their pets, and proving tours of the new city and bilingual maids. "



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