There are lots of reasons why individuals from the United States would consider moving to Central American countries. For one thing, the cost of living is a lot less. An individual can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle and not have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Others decide to do volunteer work in Central American countries. No matter the reason, the following tips can help those who are interested in moving to Central America.
One of the things that you are going to want to think about is how you will be able to travel legally to Central American countries. For the most part, an individual from the United States simply has to enter the country through the airport or through one of the designated border areas and they will be able to receive a tourist visa. Depending on the country, they may have to pay a few dollars for it. Most tourist visas are going to last anywhere from 30 to 90 days. This is great for individuals who would like to check out the Central American country first or who decide to travel ahead of their move to set things up.
While a person can get a tourist visa a couple of times, this is not something that a person is going to want to rely on when moving to Central America. Instead, a person is going to need to apply for residency in the country. The requirements that are set out to apply for residency are different in each country. Also, the costs associated with applying for residency are different. You will need to check out the requirements for the area where you plan to move.
You will likely be asked for papers like your birth certificate, your marriage license, and a police report from the United States. You may need an apostille in NYC in order to get the correct validation for these papers. This may require you to travel back to New York or the state of your current residence in order to have the papers prepared properly.