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Costa Rica Visa

Type of Costa Rica Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: Up to 90 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 5,399/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Costa Rica for tourism or visit purpose
Business Visa
  • Processing time: Up to 90 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 5,399/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders attending business meetings, conferences in Costa Rica
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Documents required for Costa Rica Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Costa Rica Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 2 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Police record: issued within the last six months authenticated by the Secretary of State under "Apostille". (Translated into Spanish)
    • Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Costa Rica Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Costa Rica ?

    Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Costa Rica. You are required to obtain a visa from the Costa Rican consulate in your country prior to traveling to Costa Rica. You will not be allowed entry at the border if you do not have this visa stamped in your passport.A Costa Ricavisa for Indians can be private, tourist, business and work – depending on the purposeof a visit.

  • add What is a Costa Rica Visa?

    It is a legal document that allows citizens of India to enter the country of Costa Rica for a certain number of days.

  • add How can I apply for a Costa Rica visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a costa rica visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of costa rica visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add What are the different types of Costa Rica Visas?

    Costa Rica Tourist visas for Indians are issued for a short period of leisure travel to or visiting family and friends in Costa Rica and no business activities will be permitted.
    Costa Rica Business visas for Indians are issued for participating in short term business activities in Costa Rica.
    Costa Rica Transit visas for Indians are issued for 3 days or less, for transferring through a port in Costa Rica to a third destination.
    The other types of Costa Rican visas are student visa, temporary work visa, parent visa, spousal visa/partner visa and marriage visa.

  • add How early can I apply for a Costa Rica visa online?

    The earliest date to apply for a Costa Rican visa is two months before the date of travel to the country.

  • add What is the validity of my Costa Rica visa?

    Visitors are allowed to stay in Costa Rica for a maximum period of 1 month.

  • add What is the Costa Rica for Indians visa processing time?

    Processing an application for a Costa Rican visa normally takes up to 90 working days.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for Costa Rica visa application?

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    • type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
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  • add What type of entry is granted for a Costa RIca Visa for Indians?

    A single entry is granted. The visa cannot be used for multiple entries into the country.

  • add Can I extend a Costa Rican visa?

    Yes, you can request to get your visa extended at the General Directorate of Immigration in Costa Rica. The approval of extension is subject to the officers’ decisions and the immigration department’s directives.

  • add What if your Costa Rican visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy of Costa Rica, New Delhi, has the final call when it comes to a Costa Rica visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Costa Rica Tourist Visa?
    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Costa Rica visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Costa Rica Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Costa Rica Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

  • add What if my Costa Rica visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy of Costa Rica , New Delhi, has the final call when it comes to a Costa Rica visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Costa Rica tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country ona Costa Rica tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Costa Rica visitor Visa?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Costa Rica visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Costa Rica Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Costa Rica Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Costa Rica Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Costa Rica visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Costa Rica visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Costa Rica Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Costa Rica visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Costa Rica Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Costa Rica

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Costa Rica Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Costa Rica Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Costa Rica ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Costa Rica
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Costa Rica travel guide

Costa Rica is a picturesque country in Central America and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. There are a number of lovely rainforests, pristine beaches, and a wide range of animals. It is a perfect location if you love the outdoors, with many adventure-based activities available in the country. Read more

  • The diverse natural flora and fauna make Costa Rica one of the best places for a tropical holiday. There is around 800 miles of uninterrupted coastline in the country, with vast stretches of rainforests. The locals, known as Ticos, are known for their hospitality and offer their ecologically-rich homes for tourist accommodation. The dry season between December and April is the best time to visit the country.
  • The country is in the middle of Nicaragua and Panama. With the coastal plains and mountain areas, make it a popular holiday destination. It also creates a number of microclimates in the country. The geography of the country makes it rainy throughout the year.
  • There are many airlines which fly from Indian airports to Costa Rica, including KLM, Air France, Air India, among others. There are no direct flights to the country. Areas within the country are mostly accessible by road. The tropical climate and mountainous regions make it hard to navigate the roads in some regions. Some areas are also flooded in the rainy season. Do check with the locals before you finalise your travel plans.
  • What to see in Costa Rica?

  • There is no dearth of eco-tourism spots in the country. You can opt for adventure tours such as hiking, trekking, ziplining, and night tours in rainforests. The Arenal Volcano region in the La Fortuna area is an interesting hiking spot with your friends and family. The beaches of Tamarindo are a lovely place to relax with your friends. Guanacaste is a lovely seaside area with long coastlines. It is also known as the Gold Coast of Costa Rica. You can also opt for cloud walking and look at the wildlife in the Caño Negro Refuge wetlands. The Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is also a great spot in the Caribbean coast.
  • The tropical climate in the country offers a number of exotic fruits and vegetables. The pejibayes are among the very popular fruits in the country. It also has access to a lot of fresh fish. Black beans and rice are a staple diet among the locals. Costa Rican coffee is famous all over the world. Some of the must-try dishes when in Costa Rica are ceviche, gallo pinto, agua dulce, and pati.
  • The country also has a vibrant nightlife with plenty colourful street parties and other local events. The Fiestas Palamares are one of the main festivals celebrating beer and is equivalent to Oktoberfest. You can also try your luck at the many casinos located in Tamarindo. San José is perfect for dancing, with bars, clubs, and discos offering salsa and meringue dance performances. If you enjoy shopping, do visit the Central Market for a number of local arts and crafts.

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Costa Rica Facts and Figures

Region
Central America
Major cities :
Puerto Limón, Alajuela, Heredia, Cinco Esquinas
National Day:
September 15
Capital:
San José
Time in Costa Rica :
IST (-) 11.30 hours Read more
Language:
Spanish (official), Cabécar, Maléku, Buglere, Guaymí
Area:
51,100 km2
Population
47,698,524 with 94.2 % of Literacy Rate
Currency:
Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Main Airways:
Air Costa Rica
International Airports :
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO/MROC)
Best time to visit:
December to April
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