Costa Rica Immigration Visa Entry Requirement By Country
COSTA RICA ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENT LIST
The following is the Costa Rica Visa Entry Requirement List published by the Department of Immigration.
Costa Rica divides countries for visa purposes into 4 groups as follows:
Those countries designated as Group One may enter Costa Rica as a Tourist without a Consular Visa and may remain in Costa Rica for up to 90 days.
Some Countries included in this Group are:
United States of America, Canada, European Union Countries, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Panama, Singapore, Uruguay
Citizens of Group Two countries may enter Costa Rica without a Consular Visa and may remain in Costa Rica for up to 30 days.
Some Countries included in this group are: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela
If you are a citizen of a Group Three country you need to obtain an entry VISA from a Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate abroad before you enter Costa Rica. If granted it is for a period of 30 days.
Example: Colombia, Ecuador, India, Nicaragua, Peru, Russian Federation, Vietnam, Taiwan.
This is the most restrictive category. This means that citizens of Category Four Countries must have an entry visa BEFORE they are allowed to enter Costa Rica. The visa must be reviewed by the Director of Immigration before it can be granted. If granted the visa is for a period of 30 days.
Example: Cuba, Jamaica, China, Iran, Iraq.
To see the complete list you can download the .pdf document here: Costa Rica Visa Entry Requirement List by Country