Costa Rica

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23 May 2024 (Today)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit my passport at the embassy when applying for a Costa Rica visa?

Yes, you must submit your passport at the embassy for the Costa Rica visa application. However, if you apply through Atlys, we will submit your documents at the embassy on your behalf.

How early should I apply for my Costa Rica visa?

Applying for your Costa Rica visa at least 3-4 weeks before visiting Costa Rica is advised.

What documents do I need when applying for a Costa Rica visa?

When applying for your Costa Rica visa, you must submit the following documents:

  • Passport: You need a passport that is valid for at least six more months.

  • Passport Copy: You must submit a copy of each of your passport’s pages.

  • Application form: You must fully and accurately complete the visa application form.

  • Proof of Accommodation: Show proof of stay by submitting hotel reservations.

  • Flight Tickets: Provide your flight itinerary by submitting your flight bookings.

  • Police Clearance Certificate: The police clearance certificate must be issued by the relevant Regional Passport Office and be duly apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs. You also require a Spanish translation of the certificate.

  • Cover Letter: Submit a cover letter providing all your details, including your address, occupation, and contact details.

  • Bank Statements: You must submit your bank statements to prove you have sufficient funds for your trip.

  • Tax Returns: If applicable, your last 3 year’s income tax returns.

What happens if my visa gets rejected?

If your visa is rejected, you can reapply for your visa. To do so, you must ensure that all your documents are provided and you meet the requirements.

Reapplying for your visa causes you to pay the visa fees again since the government or visa portals will not refund them. Instead, you can apply through Atlys, where you are guaranteed a refund of up to ₹8000 or $100 on rejected visas. This refund will not include the service fee.

Can I get a multiple-entry visa for Costa Rica?

Yes, the tourist visa for Costa Rica is a multi-entry visa. This allows you to enter the country multiple times.

What is the easiest way for Indians to get a Costa Rica visa?

Indians can easily apply for their Costa Rica visa on Atlys. Atlys, we will guide you in the visa application and submit your documents at the embassy on your behalf. This means you do not need to visit the embassy in person.

Do I need to attend an interview when applying for a Costa Rica visa?

An interview is not always required when applying for your Costa Rica visa. However, this depends on each application, and if the authorities find it necessary, they can ask you to attend an interview.

How will I receive my visa?

If you apply for your visa through Atlys, we will send your approved visa to you via courier.

What is the Costa Rica visa processing time?

The Costa Rica visa takes about 10 to 15 days to process. However, delays can cause your visa processing to take longer.

Can I work in Costa Rica with a tourist visa?

No, you can not work in Costa Rica with a tourist visa. The tourist visa can only be used for tourism and leisure purposes.

How long can I stay in Costa Rica with a tourist visa?

Indians can stay in Costa Rica for up to 30 days with a tourist visa.

How long does a Costa Rica visa interview take?

An interview is not always required when applying for a Costa Rica visa. It depends on each application, and most of the time, an interview is not required. But, if you must attend an interview, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Can I apply for multiple visa applicants at once?

Yes, on Atlys, you can apply for various visa applicants at once. When doing so, ensure that you have the required details of each applicant.

What are the Costa Rica visa fees for Indians?

When you apply on Atlys, the Costa Rica visa fee is ₹5500.

What can cause my visa processing time to be delayed?

Various factors can delay the processing of your visa. Here are some of the more common reasons:

  • Peak travel seasons.

  • Incomplete documents.

  • Incorrect documents.

  • Having a criminal record.

  • The complexity of the application.

Can I apply for a Costa Rica visa if my passport expires soon?

When you apply for a visa to Costa Rica, ensure that your passport is valid for at least six more months.