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If you are considering to be more than a tourist in this little paradise on Earth, you should research all the options that will allow you to stay in the country and avoid the border runs (ninety days or less).   Since there are many aspects to consider,

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As the expat community knows, our Immigration Department was closed from March until October of 2020. When they reopened, they did so with a few new policies, the main one being that they now work by appointment only. During the pre-COVID days, if you wanted

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Costa Rica has reopened its borders, allowing tourists, residents, and nationals to travel in and out of the country. Please keep in mind that everyone must comply with the entry requirements established, per category, otherwise you will not be allowed in. Every single traveler, including

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The MOPT has confirmed to us via email the two key points related to the extension of driver's licenses for foreigners. First: There is a new grace period valid until June 1st, 2021 for tourists who entered the country after December 17th, 2019, and whose foreign

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Per the announcement issued on the evening of March 1st, 2021, and confirmed by Immigration through Resolution DJUR-0031-03-2021-JM: for one final time, tourist entry stamps are extended. Immigration has confirmed that anyone who entered the country as a tourist from December 17th, 2019 onwards will

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Last-minute change!! - This has now been confirmed by Resolution N° DJUR-0031-03-2021-JM published on March 3rd, 2021. Costa Rica’s Board of Tourism ICT has published on their Facebook page, followed by Immigration a last-minute announcement saying that entry stamps for tourists who entered the country between

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Currently, due to COVID crisis, you should take into consideration some points to ensure a smooth renewal process. Requesting DIMEX cards for renewal, except Temporary Residency based on Marriage, shall only be processed through the corresponding branches of Banco de Costa Rica (800 BCRCITA, o through

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