Obtain your residency and Cedula Paraguay with ParaguayProfis

Admisión Permanente de Paraguay

Obtain your permanent residency and Cedula with us

The price for the basic package with birth certificate and police clearance certificate for the Permanent Residence Permit (La Radicación Permanente) is USD 1.250,- per person.

Upgrade packages for the Cedula Paraguay and/or faster processing are available; details below.

The preparation in the home country

Compared to the unaided process you will notice that it is much easier in a team!

The advantage already starts during the preparation phase in your home country.

  • You can use our expertise at any time and receive precise instructions on what needs to be done.
  • Once the documents are certified with the “Apostille” in your home country, we will do all the work here in Paraguay for you.
  • Only exotic and/or uncommon languages (Finland, Thailand etc.) need to be translated in your home country.
  • If there is a certain time pressure, because you want to complete everything during a short stay, we will make it possible.

Birth Certificate

The first document we will need is your birth certificate.
For most countries you may want to apply for an “International Birth Certificate”.

Important! The name on the birth certificate must be EXACTLY the same as the name in your passport!
If this is not the case – maybe you got married or divorced – we will need additional documentation, such as:

  • Marriage certificate/divorce decree with Apostille
  • Document about the change of name with Apostille

There is an additional handling and translation fee of USD 69,- per document.

As part of our service we will guide you through the entire process step by step.

Criminal records or police clearance certificate

The next document is the Criminal records or police clearance certificate

This police certificate of good conduct for the past 5 years should be issued for presentation abroad and certified with an apostille. It is valid for 180 days.

Children under the age of 14 are not yet of criminal age and cannot have a criminal record. Therefore, this document is not required for children under 14 years of age!

If you find entries of previous convictions in your criminal records, you should inform us in advance about the type and duration of the conviction! Depending on the specific entry and the duration of the conviction, your residence permit in Paraguay might still be possible!

Important! If a penalty has been paid (or is time-barred), we absolutely need a confirmation from the court! Partial payment agreements are not helpful, the sentence must be served or paid in full. No application for the residence permit can be made during an active probation period.

Additional documents that not everyone needs

Are you married? Or divorced? Or widowed? The respective document must also be certified.

Do you have children? If you travel to Paraguay without the second biological parent (according to the birth certificate) with a child, then you must have a written (!) declaration of consent from the other parent. This must be certified and translated like all other documents.

For additional documents there are extra costs of USD 69,- per document.

As part of our service we will guide you through the process step by step.

Passport

To enter Paraguay you need a valid passport.

Proof of legal entry into Paraguay (the stamp in your passport for most) is a requirement.

For some countries a VISA might be necessary.

Castellano

Knowing the local language is recommended in any case when emigrating.
But since we do all the steps together, you will reach your goals without any problems, even without Spanish.

The money

The price for your permanent residence permit with Paraguayprofis is USD 1.250,- (payable in USD or Guaranies at the daily rate) per person plus USD 69,- per additional document (as explained above), payable in cash upon receipt of the “Mesa de entrada” on the day of application.

  • The raw fees payable at “migraciones” for the residence permit are about 280,- USD per person and are already included in the package price!!!
  • All other expenses such as notary or translations are also included in the package.

Not to forget the Gs 34,555,000 (~USD 5,000) which must be deposited with national bank as proof of your finances. You might want to bring this amount in cash. We are going to offer our support in this as well and can organize the exchange of Euros or USD into Guaranies. The import of U$/EUR 10,000 in cash into Paraguay per person over the age of 18 is possible without any problems and without any costs.

Alternatively, we can also provide “Migraciones” an academic diploma or a pension certificate as proof of “Solvencia”. As part of our service we will assist you in this area as well.

Health certificate

In contrast to the solo player the health certificate does not cause any effort for you at all!

We will take care of it 100%.

Proof of your place of residence in Paraguay

In contrast to the solo player this does not cause any effort for you at all!

We will take care of it 100%.

Criminal records from Paraguay for foreigners

In contrast to the solo player this does not cause any effort for you at all!

We will take care of it 100%.

Solvency deposit of Gs 34,555,000

In Asuncion, the BNF “Banco national de fomento” is offering this service. There, the required Gs. 34,555,000 (~5,000 Euros/USD) are deposited in cash and the certificate is issued directly.

This is no regular account, it has much more in common with a safe deposit box. After receiving the residence permit, the money can be withdrawn in cash.

Statutory declaration

What is still missing is the affidavit before the notary, in the original with a certified copy. Herein you agree to comply with Law 978/96, Art. 23, the Constitution and the laws of Paraguay.

In contrast to the solo player this does not cause any effort for you at all!

We will take care of it 100%, you only have to sign it at our notary.

Authorization to collect and process your documents

Since we are all at the notary together, now is a good time for the power of attorney. We are then in a position to ask Migraciones about the status of your application and to collect the completed documents. We will then keep them safe until you return to Paraguay. Or, if you wish, we can send your documents (Migraciones will also return the originals after the residence permit has been issued) to your home with DHL Express. This will cost Euro 129,- for germany/austria/Switzerland; prices for other countries upon request.

Application for permanent residence in Paraguay at “Migraciones”

Now we have all the necessary documents and can apply at “Migraciones” for the permanent residency permit. Once the application is submitted, the documents are checked for completeness and the presence of all stamps. You will now receive the “Mesa de entrada”. With this document, the authority confirms your application and you can legally stay in the country. When the “Mesa de entrada” is handed over, our fee is to be paid in full and in cash.  If possible in the national currency “Guaranies”.

THE ENTIRE PROCESS IS DONE IN JUST ONE DAY!

On the day of application we will pick you up at your hotel and do all the listed steps together and in a single day. How is that possible? This is possible because we do as much preliminary work as possible without you, since we consider your time to be very valuable. You will only have to do what is absolutely necessary; such as for fingerprints, photos or signatures!

Cédula de Identidad/Cedula Paraguay

Once you got your permanent residency (“Admisión permanente”) you are required by law to also apply for the identity card (“Cédula”) within 180 days. The application for the Cédula can be submitted to the “Identificaciones” in Asuncion or to a local office in the country.

Obtain your permanent residency and Cédula with us

The price for your permanent residence permit is USD 1,250,- per person, payable in cash upon receipt of the “Mesa de entrada” on the day of submission. 

Package “PLUS”

Those who do not want to travel to Paraguay a second time to apply for the “Cédula” can save themselves a lot of time and money. With the “PLUS” package, we do all the preparatory work on the day of application and you will receive the “Cedula de Identidad” in addition to the permanent residency permit. The “PLUS” package costs USD 299,- extra per person and includes all costs for applying for the Cedula. Processing time for both documents with this package is around 6 months.

Package “VIP Express”

Since civil servants in Paraguay work in a similar way as cars, fuel consumption increases with the pace of work.

With the “VIP Express” the processing time is around 40 days until you will receive the permanent residency permit and around 40 days later the “Cedula de Identidad” should be ready as well. This is the difference to the “PLUS” package – the faster processing time. The “VIP Express” package costs USD 599,- extra per person and already includes all the benefits from the “PLUS” package.

*We will explain the exact services and prices of the respective additional packages in detail during the preparation phase.

*According to the policies and laws in force at the time of application. We have no influence on retrospective changes to the legal basis (such as changed regulations regarding entry into the country).