People who enter the country as tourists and receive an entry stamp of fewer than 90 days and wish to extend their stay to complete a total of 90 days, must:
Request an appointment to extend the tourist entry stamp by calling 1311 using a
Transportation has provided a summary of their latest decision pertaining to drivers’ licenses for tourists and people with applications in progress at the Immigration Department. The official resolution is expected to be published in the official Gazette soon.
Be aware that the verbiage used is extremely
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
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
There have not been changes regarding the March 2nd, 2021, deadline for the tourist visas extension. In an effort to clarify questions related to the extension we have compiled this review.
If You Have Benefited From The March 2 Extension:
You cannot extend your stay further
Attention: The situation mentioned in this article has been updated, go to the article Update on the Extension of Entry Stamps for further information.
There seems to be a loophole to be able to stay in the country past the number of days granted at the
Once again we have to discuss penalties and fines. As we have mentioned many many times before, since March 2010 Costa Rica is trying to impose penalties and fines for overstaying.
The general idea is that tourists with expired entry stamps, temporary residence or special category
In previous installments we have reviewed the penalties for overstaying in Costa Rica. Section 33 of the Immigration law issued in 2012 establishes a fine of $100 USD per each month that a foreign national overstays in Costa Rica. This fine became effective in