There will be a “Commerce Visa”, but it is still in process, but, not yet, maybe the next month, because the government is preparing the rules to regulate and create that, considering how to prove that the people interested in this, have a Commerce.
Rentista (rent): Is to prove that you have a permanent income and had it for the previous 12 months, also, one visa officer told me that this is complicated to prove because fluctuations in rents or incomes, There is no guarantee the government will give you the OK for that visa, but, can be applied if you want.
Another thing… with a temporary visa; professional, retired or investor, you can travel outside the country as much as you need, no limits, and for the first temporary visa that you will receive, you don’t need health insurance. But, if in two years, in order to renew your temporary visa or apply for a permanent one, you will have to have health insurance.
The new overstay fee is still $200, and if you don’t want to pay that fine, you have to be out of the country for 2 years.
Cedulas: All the cedulas can be renewed before the expiration date, at any time.
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