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- General Information and Eligibility
- Costa Rica Tourist Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Tourist Visa Extension Requirements
- Costa Rica Transit Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Temporary Residence Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Marriage Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Religious Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Executives, Managers and Technical Staff Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Investor Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Scientists, Professions, or Intern Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Athlete Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Annuitant Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Retirement Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Work Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Student Visa Requirements
- Costa Rica Family Reunion Visa Requirements
Visa Hunter’s Miscellaneous Tips for the Costa Rica Visa
- Costa Rica has some pretty cool search tools if you poke around the site of the Embassy of Costa Rica in Washington D.C.
- Frequently asked questions for Costa Rica are answered beautifully here.
- This site here is a gem of Costa Rica visa information.
- Latest health and vaccination information here.
- Note that, according to the Washington D.C. consular website, everything EXCEPT for the Costa Rica Tourist and Transit visa types can be applied for directly at the General Office of Migration in Costa Rica.
- As stated at the U.S. State Department website, individuals planning to study in Costa Rica can only apply for a student visa from Costa Rican Immigration after arriving in the country. Neither the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, D.C. nor its Consulates in the United States have the authority to issue student visas.
- Anybody – including American citizens — traveling to Costa Rica from certain countries in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa must provide evidence of a valid yellow fever vaccination prior to entry. The countries considered at risk are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana and Venezuela.
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