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saroman0414
6/7/2022 17:00 EST

After being a permanent resident for 13 years I am considering applying for Costa Rican citizenship. Does anyone know if Costa Rican citizens living and/or working in the U.S. still pay into the Caja? I have met several in that situation but I never thought to ask at the time. Thanks.

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mmouse9
6/8/2022 11:00 EST

We've been paying into CAJA every month for a year now and this month (June) CAJA is not taking any payments because they have been hacked.
We usually pay around the first of each month and they told us to check back again in July,
So, that may put a ringer into the whole process that everyone is going through?

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Kohl
6/8/2022 10:19 EST

Not when you have citizenship.

As a Legal resident, who is going to be out of the country for an extended time, you I have been told by someone that have actually done this, that you can apply to CAJA to have your account temporarily 'on hold'.

Also, if you decide that you are permanently leaving the country, you must go to CAJA and give them you CCSS card else your account will continue to mount up... Then, you can try to get your $350 returned to you, that you had to deposit when applying for residency. If a spouse or a dependant dies you must also return their CCSS card to get the funds returned.

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Johnphd24
6/8/2022 10:01 EST

Once you are a resident monthly CAJA payments are mandatory no matter where you live.

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