1. Interested foreign tourists must submit a request indicating:
2. Payment of ¢ 125 colones for a tax stamp, and an additional ¢ 2.50 colones for each page of documentation needed, based on the Law for the Financial Balance of the Public Sector. This deposit is made in account 242480-0 of the Bank of Costa Rica in the name of the Ministry of Finance.
3. Certified copies of all pages of your valid passport, or a copy of all pages of your valid passport and the original passport to be verified by immigration officials.
4. Two recent passport size photographs.
5. Demonstration of economic solvency in accordance with the provisions of the National Migration Council, when applicable, with an official Spanish translation.
6. Proof of payment to the Costa Rican government in the amount of one hundred dollars (US $ 100.00) or its equivalent in colones at the exchange rate set by the Central Bank, as provided in article 90 of the Law.This deposit is made in account 242480-0 of the Bank of Costa Rica in the name of the Ministry of Finance.
7. In accordance with the new administrative measures established in Resolution DJUR-031-03-2021JM, published in Scope No. 5 of Gazette No. 6 dated January 11, 2021, the requirements for this procedure will be duly regulated in the Immigration Regulations, Executive Decree 37112-GOB, in addition to travel insurance for a period equal to the period requested in the tourism extension. The insurance must cover at least the costs of accommodation and medical expenses that the COVID-19 disease may generate. This insurance may be one of those offered by one of the insurers authorized by the General
Superintendency of Insurance in Costa Rica and duly registered with said authority, or travel insurance with international coverage.
All procedures requested in the “Unidad de Visas” located in headquarters in San José, must be done by appointment, WITHOUT EXCEPTION.