Reform to the Regulation of Migration Fees in Guatemala
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Reform to the Regulation of Migration Fees in Guatemala

The Guatemalan Institute of Migration, to establish fees for each of the services it provides and its sub-directories, within its legal framework, has the Authority Agreement No. IGM-029-2023, which regulates the Regulation of Fees for Migration Services of the Guatemalan Institute of Migration. Recently, in the official newspaper of Central America, Agreement IGM No. 57-2023…

Required documents for traveling from El Salvador abroad
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Required documents for traveling from El Salvador abroad

Salvadorans of legal age Salvadorans, like all foreigners, require certain permits to enter and exit the country. For air travel, they only need their valid passport, but for land entry, their unique identity document is sufficient. However, when leaving El Salvador, in addition to a valid passport, they must verify, depending on their destination, if…

The Republic of China joins the Hague Convention
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The Republic of China joins the Hague Convention

As of today, November 9, 2023, the Republic of China is a party to the Hague Convention, therefore, all documents coming from China will no longer require a legal pass and may be valid in Guatemala as long as they are duly apostilled, even if there are no consular relations between China and Guatemala. For…

Good practices in migration matters (focus on migrants)
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Good practices in migration matters (focus on migrants)

Migration is a human phenomenon that has been present throughout history, being driven by various reasons, such as the search for economic opportunities, flight from conflict or persecution, family reunification and the search for a better future. As migration has become a fundamental part of the global reality, it is essential to approach it from…

Reasons for residency´s cancellation in El Salvador
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Reasons for residency´s cancellation in El Salvador

Residency status in a foreign country is a matter of vital importance for those seeking to settle and build a life in a new place. In El Salvador, understanding the grounds for cancellation of residency is essential for foreign residents, as any non-compliance can have significant legal repercussions. The legal framework that regulates residency status…

Crimes and Misdemeanors in Migratory Matters in Central America
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Crimes and Misdemeanors in Migratory Matters in Central America

There are several crimes and administrative offenses that may be incurred in immigration matters. Within the Central American region, these offenses are punished in different ways, depending on the seriousness of the case. The regulating and sanctioning entity in the countries of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras is the Directorate of Migration and…

New guidelines for the exit of children and adolescents from guatemalan territory
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New guidelines for the exit of children and adolescents from guatemalan territory

By: Cristina Sandoval Today, some reforms to the General Regulations of the Guatemalan Migration Code were published in the Official Gazette, which stipulate, among other issues, new guidelines for the exit of children and adolescents from Guatemalan territory. Guatemalan children and adolescents who leave the country must do so in the company of their parents…

Nationalization in the Central American region
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Nationalization in the Central American region

By: David Nuñez The various legislations in the Central American region have determined the possibility for a foreigner to obtain nationality through an administrative procedure before the immigration authority, which is normally achieved by residing in a Central American country for a certain period of time. Similarly, the CA-4 countries recognize the possibility of dual…

Cancellation of an old mortgage in Nicaragua
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Cancellation of an old mortgage in Nicaragua

By: Daniela Matus Many debtors with loans originated in Nicaragua before the economic crisis of the national financial system in the year 2000-2001 and with old mortgages that had not been cancelled, did not know which institution they needed to go to cancel the mortgages on their properties or which procedure to follow or before…

Registration of guarantees in immigration law in Guatemala
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Registration of guarantees in immigration law in Guatemala

By: Diego Hernandez Background In order to understand the process of registration of guarantees, it is necessary to know the origin of the figure of the guarantor as such. The figure of the guarantor in Guatemalan immigration law was created with the enactment of the Immigration Law in 1997. Its objective was to verify the…

Regulations to law No. 9996 for the attraction of investors, resident annuitants and resident pensioners was published in Costa Rica
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Regulations to law No. 9996 for the attraction of investors, resident annuitants and resident pensioners was published in Costa Rica

On Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, was published in the national newspaper “La Gaceta” the regulation to Law No. 9996 for the Attraction of Investors, Resident Annuitants and Pensioned Residents. Within which the following modifications are established: The foreign person who makes an investment in Costa Rica, for an amount not less than US$150 000, 00…