Want to know how to live in Paraguay on a tourist visa or with residency?
This article will provide you with the basics of how to achieve that.
By first talking about living in Paraguay on a tourist visa…
Then moving onto the nuances of that…
Such as the possibility of doing a visa run….
And also the consequences of overstaying your visa…
Before ending it on the topic of the temporary and permanent residency programs that exist.
For those who wish to live in this country longer than what a tourist visa allows…
And do to so legally and with more security.
So let’s get to it!
Tourist Visa in Paraguay?
A visa to Paraguay will allow you to be in the country for 90 days.
However, from what I read here, you can extend your initial 90 days to 180 days in Paraguay.
Overstay The Visa?
It was a bit difficult to find any online information for how much you would pay if you overstayed your time in Paraguay.
This source here claimed 243,756 Paraguayan Guarani.
Which is roughly 34 to 35 USD as of this writing.
So take that for what you will.
From what I have read, it doesn’t seem possible to do a visa run.
Residency in Paraguay
Residency in Paraguay has often been characterized as being easy to obtain online.
But how easy is it?
Well, first and foremost, you can apparently get permanent residency in Paraguay without even needing to having lived in the country before apparently.
In order to get residency, you then need to deposit an amount of money that is 35 minimum monthly wages, which translates to 24,554,600 PYG or 4,500 USD roughly.
Now, if you want to retire in Paraguay, apparently you need to also prove that you have a certain amount of money coming in monthly.
That amount of money is a monthly income of 100 wages or 7,015,600 PYG or 1,300 USD.
On the side, people looking to be students, employees in Paraguay, coming for religious reasons or to be shareholders of Paraguayan companies can also apply for residency in Paraguay.
Now, keep in mind, according to this article here, it can be quite lengthy to get your residency in Paraguay and that civil servants and lawyers in the country are not very high quality generally to help you with the process.
Also, for more information, check out these videos here of a guy who sought residency in Paraguay.
Anyway, that’s the basic info for now. More info to come later.
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