As per mentioned before, to avoid your Visa Stamp to expire we have filed your application for residency with the Immigration Department in Costa Rica. Attached please find a copy of your application receipt. Please print it and carry it with a copy of your passport. For your passport, you should carry a copy of the ID page and the entry stamp.
Today I received my Numero de Expediente! I no longer have to leave the country every 90 days!! It took about 60 days for me to receive my number (partly due to a delay with my birth certificate) but I did not do any collecting of documents myself instead I signed over power of attorney to my lawyers at Outlier Legal. I did not even have to go to Migración to pick up my number today. It was emailed to me. At this point my papers have been sent for approval and the next step will be to receive my Cédula (which is like a Green Card).
I have included some important facts about the traveling to Costa Rica as a tourist and Costa Rica Residency laws below.
*Note - This information was taken from the Costa Rica Law website. Please click on the link for more detailed information. There are several other sites available for your use and I have not used their services.
Your Passport Entry Stamp: While you are in Costa Rica your passport and the immigration stamp that was placed in it when you entered the country is your proof of legal status. The Immigration Department allows you to carry a copy of your passport with the entry stamp so that you can keep your passport in a safe place.