How to Get a Transit Visa for Costa Rica

Costa Rica Transit Visa

Costa Rica Transit Visa

Are you going through Costa Rica en route to another country? You might need to get a transit visa for Costa Rica.

Go to my Costa Rica visa page for information on other types of visas for Costa Rica.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to get the Costa Rica Transit Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens: No visa needed.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen, check this page here to see if you need a visa (search by your nationality)

You can also check here or here to see which countries require visas.

Find your closest consulate

Check this site here.

Gather documentation

The official list of required documents is here at the Costa Rica Directorate General of Immigration website.

Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 to the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.

  • Each consulate and embassy will have different hours of operations and visa application submission procedures. Contact you’re the embassy or consulate you found in step 1 to find out more information.
Receive your visa
  • Congratulations! That’s it!
  • The consulate has 30 days to process your visa application.
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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