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Digital Nomads Visa in Costa Rica

We have news for Digital Nomads!  On July 4, 2022, the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, signed the implementing regulation (Law 10.008), which is believed to be key to the recovery of tourism from the pandemic in Costa Rica. You want to live in Costa Rica as Digital Nomads while working remotely. You and…

President Chaves Finally Signs Costa Rica Digital Nomad Bill

President Rodrigo Chaves finally signs the long-awaited Costa Rica digital nomad bill into law with moderations to make it easier for remote workers to apply. The long awaited Costa Rica digital nomad visa is now ready, almost a year after then-President Carlos Alvarado first signed it into law in August 2021. But Alvarado’s signing didn’t make…

Workers and companies can now benefit from the exemption of fines and interest for arrears with the Fund

Signature of Law No. 10,232, Authorization of exemption for the formalization and collection of social charges, Presidential House. 29 April 2022.  Ley232 This legislation authorizes the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) to exempt the fines, interest and surcharges of the debts maintained by employers and independent workers. The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado...

Tourism Extension

 Foreign tourists authorized to enter and remain in Costa Rica for a period of less than ninety days, may request an extension.  1. Interested foreign tourists must submit a request indicating the reasons why they intent to extend their stay in Costa Rica, provide their contact information, and provide their exact address.  2. Payment of...

Attracting rentiers and pensioners: what does the plan consist of?

CRHoy.com) -A bill that seeks to encourage the attraction of rentiers, investors and pensioners to Costa Rica entered its final stage in Congress. The deputies of the Tax Affairs Committee concluded on Tuesday the analysis of the latest substantive motions raised to the initiative that is processed under file 22,156. Read more...

Costa Rica: the best place in the world to retire

Once again, the name of our country stands out internationally as a destination to live here after retiring. The magazine 'Internacional Living' highlighted Costa Rica in the first place of an index that evaluated 25 nations. The score obtained by Costa Rica is 85.2 and shows an improvement because in 2020 we were in third...

Borders, Tourists, and Foreign Residents

As of November 1, tourists from anywhere in the world are allowed to visit Costa Rica, provided they meet the requirements listed below, as well as the standard requirements (passport validity, visa if required, proof of return, or onward travel).

Tourists (non-Residents)

Tourists (non-Residents) Who entered the country after December 17th,2019, and until October 31st,2020, may legally Remain in Costa Rica until March 2nd, 2021. This is an automatic extension. Tourists Who enter the country from December 1st,2020 will need To depart the country Depending on the tourist days Granted at the port of entry. For example,...