The General Directorate for Migration and Foreigners introduced Tramite Ya, a new electronic platform for foreign nationals in Costa Rica.
Foreign nationals can now file initial immigration applications, submit electronic copies of their documents, and/or open a file to regularize their immigration status.
Foreign nationals without pending visa or permit applications can submit their application type. The platform costs US$ 11 and guides the user through the process – to complete the affiliation form and download the required documents. Once the file is complete, Migration will continue its evaluation. The user can follow this process from the Migración Digital platform. Those who are not allowed to submit their applications online can request an appointment.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (in Spanish).
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini, Global Operations Director, Immigration.
From October 19, 2020, the countries below are on the Red list:
- Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, and the U.S.
If a traveler from a high-risk country has spent 10 days or more preceding travel in a low-risk country, they will be considered to have traveled from a low-risk country.
Business travelers from high-risk countries may apply for special permissions to enter the country via e-mail at the Head Office of the DHA. Documents will be required to support the submission to prove the need for the business travel.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Department of Home Affairs.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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