From the tropical forests to the breathtaking beaches and incredible national parks, Costa Rica has a lot to explore.
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Costa Rica is a beautiful state full of the lush wild natural environment, incredible beaches, fascinating rainforest, breathtaking wildlife, and it has something for everyone. It is famous for manufacturing some of the best coffee and chocolate in the world.
The country and its welcoming people make it a conspicuous place to visit. Costa Rica offers fanciful landscapes, and a safe environment to experience natural wonders. Here, you will have some thrilling adventures like canyoning, river rafting, and cave tubing.
It is an unforgettable combination of relaxation, adventure, culture, and wildlife. The visa policy of Costa Rica is divided into the following four groups before your arrival to this incredible country, the first thing you need is to check in which group you belong to.
1. Nationals who do not need a Costa Rica visa for up to 90-days
2. Nationals who do not need a Costa Rica visa for up to 30-days
3. Citizens who need a Costa Rica Consular Visa
4. Nationals who need a Costa Rica Restricted Visa
Who does not need a Costa Rica visa?
The nationals of the following states do not need a visa to travel to Costa Rica for a specified period of stay.
1. For up to 90-days
Trinidad y Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
2. For up to 30 days
Antigua y Barbuda
Sao Tomé and Príncipe
Brunei – Darussalam
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Northern Mariana Islands
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Who needs a Costa Rica Consular Visa?
If you are from any of the following countries, you need a consular visa to enter Costa Rica. It will allow you to stay in the country for up to 30 days.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea
The central African Republic
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
The Sahrawi Arab Republic
Note that you need to apply for a Costa Rica Consular Visa at the nearest Costa Rica Embassy in your state.
Who needs a Costa Rica Restricted Visa?
If you are from any of the mentioned-below states, you need to apply for a Costa Rica Restricted Visa. The visa application for a Costa Rica Restricted Visa must be submitted at the Commission of Restricted Visas in Costa Rica by a family member who is living in Costa Rica. This visa is usually for a family reunion or tourism purposes. If the visa application is approved, it will allow you to stay in the country for up to 30 days.
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
The Syrian Arab Republic
The family member who is applying for a Costa Rica Restricted Visa on your behalf need to submit a request letter at the Commission of Restricted Visas in Costa Rica should be stating the following:
Your personal information and contact information
Your purpose of visit
Your place of residence
Date of arrival and departure from Costa Rica
Accommodation address in Costa Rica
Date and your signature
Requirements for a Costa Rica Visa
You must have the following documents to get a Costa Rica Visa.