Fines for having irregular immigration situation since april 20th 2018

Dear Client,

GLC Abogados and the Immigration Law Division, inform since April 20th, 2018, Immigration Office will charge a fine to foreigners, who are in the following status:

  • Tourists, who have not initiated immigration procedures in the immigration office. As well as foreigners, in a state of transit and border transit, who has exceeded the deadline granted by an immigration officer at the airport or border.
    • Expired work visas
    • Special categories (DIMEX expired)
    • Temporary residents (DIMEX expired)
    • Immigration process applicants denied, who have not revoked or appealed administrative resolution, and stayed in the country in this irregular status.

The fine will be $100.00 (one hundred dollars) for each month with dimex expired or in a state of irregularity.

How do you know the amount you have to pay? You can check the following link

Where the penalty can be paid? Payments can be made at the agencies of Banco de Costa Rica and at the Costa Rican post office located in: La Cruz, Paso Canoas, Liberia, Alajuela.