Press Release by The Costa Rica Star – November 15, 2015 – Quality of life and stability are just two of the factors that make Costa Rica very attractive for those interested in relocation and immigration. There are various options for residency and citizenship in this Central American nation and one law firm stands ready to assist foreigners as they embark on the voyage of residing in Costa Rica's paradise.

Immigration Experts is a law firm specialized in immigration law with more than 20 years of experience in helping foreigners with their temporary residencies, permanent residencies, renewal of residency cards, adjustment of status to permanent resident, work permits, visa extensions, citizenship, companies’ registration, real estate and corporate law, and much more.

Founding attorney and senior partner Marcela Gurdian started practicing immigration law 20 years ago and as part of her professional experience she worked at the General Immigration Directorate, where she was part of the legal department and tasked with handling legal and judicial matters. During her time in the General Immigration Directorate, Mrs. Gurdian got involved with every section; she learned all processes, evaluated residency applications and experienced how immigration law is practiced from the inside of this government institution. She would later lead the International Affairs Department, working as primary advisor to the Director of Immigration.

Ms. Gurdian was one of the authors and analysts of the standing immigration legislation in Costa Rica. During her time in the International Affairs Department, she traveled abroad to train the officers and staff at the Costa Rican Consulate in Ecuador, Miami and Washington. This training was on matters related to visas and immigration law; furthermore, she worked three months at Costa Rican Consulate in Miami in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to train and Costa Rican Consulates around the world on immigration matters.

Prospective clients of Immigration Experts Costa Rica can rest assured that their affairs will be handled efficiently. Thanks to Ms. Gurdian's background and knowledge of how the General Immigration Directorate works in Costa Rica, members of her legal team are able to follow up on the cases of all clients by checking directly with those responsible for evaluating pending applications at the Directorate; to this effect, legal staff from Immigration Experts visit the central offices of the Immigration Directorate on a daily basis in an effort to expedite cases.

Aside from the headquarters office in San Jose, Immigration Experts Costa Rica has satellite offices in Tamarindo Beach and Playas del Coco in the province of Guanacaste. The immigration advisors get very involved in each case, advising their clients under which category they may obtain residency and helping them search for their documents. The team of Immigration Experts truly care about foreigners in Costa Rica, they always give them a warm welcome and offer a very friendly and professional service. In fact, the parents of Mrs. Gurdian were once immigrants in Costa Rica before they obtained citizenship, and this is the main reason why the team is so passionate in helping foreigners beyond their legal status; they are eager to help them with their various needs.

The staff members of Immigration Experts Costa Rica are highly skilled in handling residency and citizenship requests, and the office has been proactive in reaching out to expat communities in Costa Rica to inform them about the immigration process. In this regard, the staff has held conferences for real estate agents in Playas del Coco and Tamarindo Beach so that these professionals can explain to foreign homebuyers that acquiring property in our country could lead to residency if certain steps are followed. Furthermore, Immigration Experts is also one of the main sponsors of the annual Golf Tournament of the CRGAR (Guanacaste Association of Realtors) at Reserva Conchal, one of the most important charitable events in Guanacaste

Quite a few clients of Immigration Experts Costa Rica have not only obtained legal status in our country; they have also being able to find success in operating their own business, and this can be attributed in great part to the legal advice they received with regard to corporate matters and real estate.

Satisfied clients currently runs successful RE/MAX and Keller Williams real estate franchises and other clients have achieved similar business success in different areas such as hotels, restaurants, boutiques, financial, banks, free trade zones, etc.

In addition to English and Spanish, the legal staff of Immigration Experts also helps clients who speak French or Italian.

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If you have questions about immigration matters in Costa Rica, contact Marcela Gurdian directly: or call one of the offices today.

San Jose Office:
Tel: (506) 2290.8050 / 2290.2794
Fax: (506) 2290.8055
Address: One block west of Princesa Marina Restaurant, Sabana Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica. P.O. BOX: 226-1200

Playas del Coco Office:
Tel: (506) 26702021
Fax: (506) 2290.8055
Address: Pacifico Village Shop, Suite 20, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste

Playa Tamarindo Office:
Tel: (506) 26530050
Fax: (506) 2290.8055
Address: El Sol Center, in front of Automercado, first floor beside Wellness Center