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
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
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
The Immigration Department has issued Resolution N° DJUR-0031-03-2021-JM on March 03rd, 2021. This resolution confirms the extension of tourist entry stamps for "one final time."
Immigration has confirmed that anyone who entered the country as a tourist from December 17th, 2019 onwards will be allowed
Considering our Immigration Department now works by appointment only, please take into consideration the following:
1- 90 day entry stamps are no longer granted automatically. The entry stamp you receive upon arrival will depend on the insurance you carry. If you enter using 10-day insurance, you
There is a Circular DVT-DGEV-CIR-2020-73 which was sent to MOPT by their Sub General Director Maria Eugenia Salazar Salaverry, stating that it is their obligation to recognize Immigration’s rules regarding the validity of entry stamps.
The Circular specifically states that Transportation is obliged to respect the
Many of you may already know this, however, it is always important to remember that an essential requirement when applying for Residency in Costa Rica is to have legal status in the country. That means that your entry stamp, received at the port of entry,