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COSTA-RICA VISA

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Costa-Rica visa Requirements


VISA IS NOT REQUIRED:

 

If you satisfy ONE of these conditions, you DO NOT NEED visa to Costa Rica for up to 30 days stay. If you wish to stay longer, you should request extension at the Immigration Office in San José, Costa Rica.

  • Hold US and Canada passport.
  • Have "Green Card" or Permanent Residency card for USA, Canada or or the countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • Have A valid visa in your passport, which allows to enter USA, Canada or the countries of the European Union. Visa should be valid for at least 3 more months from entry to Costa Rica.

VISA IS REQUIRED: Above conditions do not apply for the nationals of: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Syrian Arab Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Somalia. Please call 888-470-8472 for visa requirements.

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION: Every traveller must present a Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate, if you visited these countries within last 90 days: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, French Guiana and Venezuela.

This information is for US citizens only.
If you are Non-US citizen or you wish to stay longer, please complete our visa research form (CLICK HERE).


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IMPORTANT MESSAGES

As of December 9, 2015, the China Foreign Expert Bureau requires all foreign teachers' academic degrees to be authenticated by Chinese embassies in their home countries. This applies for the renewal of permits expiring this year for those teachers already in China. In addition, the bureau also requires authentication of TEFL degrees as well as translation of degrees, transcripts and TEFL certificates. Travel Visa Pro can handle the process quickly (in around 2 weeks): call us or email our Legalization team at legalizations@travelvisapro.com.

Consuls and diplomat are on strike at Brazil consulates nationwide. Please expect delays with your visas. Visas are being processed, but much slower than normally. There is no time estimate when the conflict might be resolved. We will continue to monitor situation daily. If you need emergency visa, please reach out to us at orders@travelvisapro.com.

Saudi Arabia has amended their visa process and an insurance payment must be made through their online Enjaz server. This is an additional Consular fee ranging from $78 to $257 depending on visa type, validity, nationality, sex, and number of entries. Travel Visa Pro will be making the payment as part of our Enjaz service. The insurance payment must be kept in your passport when you enter Saudi Arabia.

Nigeria Embassy is experiencing delays in visa processing.