The consular visa requested personally, by appointment, before the Costa Rican consular agents.
All the requirements can be sent prior to an appointment to the email firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial assessment; so that the visa could be stamped the same day of the appointment, presenting the original documents.
Request letter addressed to the Consul of Costa Rica, containing: full name and surname, nationality, passport number, place of residence, reason for the trip, estimated time of stay in Costa Rica, place and approximate date of arrival and departure to Costa Rica, profession or trade, exact address of the place where the applicant will be staying in Costa Rica, date and place of birth of the applicant, fax or email to receive notifications, date and signature.
Ticket reservation, return ticket or ticket proving the continuation of the trip.
Provide valid criminal records legalized. If they are in another language, they must be provided with their proper translation into Spanish.
Proof of payment for US $ 32 for the consular visa process plus the legalization costs that can be deposited in any branch of the TD Canada Trust, in the account N°02296-004-7304961, under the name of “Embassy of Costa Rica, Consular Services. ” If a bank transfer is made, an additional US $ 14 must be deposited to cover the bank fees.
Valid passport with an expiration date of more than six months. In addition, copy of the whole passport.
Proof of the economic means during the stay in the country.
The Consul may request, if necessary, additional documents that are issued in the applicant’s country of origin, provided that their presentation is fundamental for the analysis in granting the visa.
A passport-sized photograph.
The visa must be used within a period of sixty days, after it is stamped on the passport and is valid to enter Costa Rica for a single entry.
Once in the Consulate, the applicant must fill out the visa application form that will be provided, with legible and clear letters, without corrections.
Costa Rican Tourism Board