• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Immigration procedures can now be scheduled in post offices

June 7, 2012

President Laura Chinchilla on Thursday inaugurated “Electronic Services Windows” (VES), a new electronic platform to facilitate immigration procedures for foreigners residing in the country.

With the new system, foreign residents can schedule an appointment to obtain or renew residency cards in under a week, an 80 percent cut in waiting time. The new measure will also help applicants save on transportation, food and accommodation costs. Currently the process can take up to 45 days.

The service will be available through Correos de Costa Rica (the company that operates the country’s postal service) at San José offices in: Zapote, Desamparados,  Escazú, Guadalupe, Pavas, Tibás, Curridabat, San Pedro and Santa Ana. Cantons in Alajuela also are participating, including in Grecia.

Correos de Costa Rica plans to expand the coverage to 60 service points in all seven provinces by the end of this year.

You may be interested

Commemorative stamps mark Costa Rica’s path to 200 years
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Commemorative stamps mark Costa Rica’s path to 200 years

The Tico Times - April 21, 2021

Costa Rica is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the country is marking the occasion with, among other things, a…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Tuesday, April 20
Costa Rica
12 views
Costa Rica
12 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for Tuesday, April 20

The Tico Times - April 20, 2021

Costa Rica registered: 1,069 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, April 14; 1,121 on Thursday, April 15; 1,044 on Friday,…

Costa Rica shines in World Press Freedom Index
Costa Rica
11 views
Costa Rica
11 views

Costa Rica shines in World Press Freedom Index

AFP - April 20, 2021

The annual report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that journalism was at least partly blocked in nearly three-quarters…