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Costa Rica won’t penalize those who overstay visas due to COVID-19
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Costa Rica won’t penalize those who overstay visas due to COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration will provide foreigners with extra flexibility as countries restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency will not enforce penalties for people…

Costa Rica extends tourist visas for foreigners in country
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica extends tourist visas for foreigners in country

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

Costa Rica's Immigration Administration will provide foreigners with extra flexibility as countries restrict travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a tourist…

Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Want a US visa? Be prepared to share your social-media accounts

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 3, 2019

Are you applying for a United States visa? As part of a new U.S. State Department policy, the application process will now require you to submit the…

Costa Ricans soon won’t need visas to travel to Peru
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Costa Ricans soon won’t need visas to travel to Peru

The Tico Times - July 3, 2015

Costa Ricans looking to visit Machu Picchu and try Peruvian ceviche are getting good news. Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González and his Peruvian counterpart Ana María…

US overseas passport, visa requests sidelined by technical problems
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Newsletter
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US overseas passport, visa requests sidelined by technical problems

The Tico Times - June 15, 2015

Technical problems at the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs have waylaid overseas applications for visas and U.S. passports, according to the U.S. Embassy in San…

US Embassy in Costa Rica announces changes for visa requests
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US Embassy in Costa Rica announces changes for visa requests

The Tico Times - April 8, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in San José announced changes to the visa request process Wednesday that it hopes will streamline the process for Costa Ricans looking to travel…

Travelers beware: Plane ticket to Peru no guarantee of visa
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Airlines
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Travelers beware: Plane ticket to Peru no guarantee of visa

The Tico Times - March 10, 2015

This January, Copa and Avianca airlines offered deals that many Ticos thought were too good to be true: fares as low as $100 round-trip to Lima, Perú, from…

Costa Ricans can apply for US visa lottery starting today
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Business
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Costa Ricans can apply for US visa lottery starting today

The Tico Times - October 1, 2014

During the month of October, Costa Rican professionals can apply to a visa “lottery” granting residency in the United States. Ticos interested can apply online at www.dvlottery.state.gov. The last day to apply is November 3 at 10 a.m.…

US embassies struggle to process visas amid global system failure
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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US embassies struggle to process visas amid global system failure

The Tico Times - August 1, 2014

United States embassies around the world, including the U.S. Embassy in San José, have been struggling for over two weeks to overcome a system outage that has…

9 things expats should know about recent immigration rumors
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Expat Living
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9 things expats should know about recent immigration rumors

Zach Dyer and Erin Morris - January 15, 2014

On Jan. 12, an article containing false information about new Costa Rican immigration laws was published on the blog Costa Rica Star, and created an uproar. The…