Important: Foreign Nationals Who Leave Costa Rica During the COVID-19 Crisis Will Lose Their Status
At 12:54 Monday, March 23, 2020, the President announced that any foreign national that leaves the country during the COVID-19 crisis will lose their status.
This applies to any Temporary or Permanent Resident, Special Categories, etc. and people with applications in progress. If you are interested in keeping your Immigration status, please do not depart the country.
The President did not inform when this restriction will be lifted, and we will inform the community as soon as the information becomes available.
Therefore, in summary, if you depart the country between now and until a date to be announced, you will lose your status. We will publish more once the Decree or Resolution stating this is published.
This measure is not retroactive, it does not apply to people who have already departed or will depart today. This applies to people who leave starting March 24, 2020, onwards, until the date (yet to be announced) the Government establishes.