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Immigration Experts Costa Rica

Contact a Bizlo Real Estate Business Law immigration expert today if you are seeking entry into Costa Rica. We can help to assure that your arrival, entry, and stay in Costa Rica will be a smooth one. The worst thing would be to get denied entry upon arrival for some minor detail or error or to get held up by Immigration at your port of entry. At Bizlo Real Estate Business Law, we are immigration experts in Costa Rica who help people get their visas approved quickly. We know CR immigration law like the backs of our hands, and we can help you with all of your legal needs in Costa Rica.

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US Nationals Do Not Require an Entry Visa to Costa Rica

If you are a US national, you will not need a visa to enter Costa Rica as a tourist. As a tourist in Costa Rica, you can legally stay up to 90 days, but then you will have to leave for 72 hours before you can return and start the 90-day stay again. US nationals aren't the only people who can stay in Costa Rica without a visa. You will want to verify your country before arriving. Some people will need to obtain a visa before arriving in CR.

Provisional Visas

In Costa Rica, provisional visas are granted for teachers, students, volunteers, academics, and researchers. The provisional visa is also used for rentiers, retirees, and people with close family ties to a Costa Rican national. Depending on which category you qualify for a provisional visa in, there are different rules, documentation, and requirements. Bizlo Real Estate Business Law can help you process your visas correctly and get approved.

Requirements for Temporary Residence in Costa Rica

As your Costa Rica immigration experts, we want to help you obtain temporary residency. However, get a temporary residency visa in Costa Rica can be tricky, and having an attorney will provide you with the Costa Rica immigration help that you need. If you are want to hire immigration lawyers in Costa Rica or contact an immigration law firm in Costa Rica, please choose Bizlo Real Estate Business Law. We provide free consultations over the phone or via Skype.

Yellow Fever Vaccine

Regardless of which type of visa you seek in Costa Rica, some people will be required to prove that they have received a Yellow Fever vaccination before entering CR. If you don't have proof, you could be denied entry. If you are visiting Costa Rica and you have traveled from or have visited any country in South America or sub-Saharan Africa, you will need to receive your vaccination. Here is a list of the countries at risk:

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Guyana
  • Venezuela

You will need to wait at least ten days after you have received your Yellow Fever vaccination shot before you can enter Costa Rica. Contact our immigration experts to make sure your immigration process goes smoothly.


Immigration Experts Costa Rica
Bizlo Real Estate Business Law
+506 8913-7441
Cafe Paris #32 Nosara
Guanacaste Costa Rica 50206 US

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