Dates of Interest for immigration process in Costa Rica

by | May 18, 2020 | Articles, GLC Abogados, Immigration Division

Dates immigration process Costa Rica
  • The borders will be closed until June 15, 2020. Only foreigners and residents will be allowed to enter the country, where they’ll be given a sanitary order of isolation for 14 days.
  • Tourist visas, for foreigners who entered after December 17th, 2019, will be extended automatically until August 18th, 2020.
  • Pending documents, appeals, and invalidity incidents: will be extended until September 18th, 2020.
  • The requests for legal stay: They’ll start to be received until July 18th, 2020.
  • The validity of all birth, criminal and marriage certificates are extended until September 18th 2020.
  • If you’re a permanent or temporary resident or have a special category, and your DIMEX has expired after December 18th, 2019, its validity will be extended until September 30, 2020. From that date, all residents will have 3 months to renew their foreigner identification document (DIMEX).
  • Appointments to document for the first time or renew DIMEX, can be made at the Costa Rican Post Office and the BCR.

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