Nota Importante:


Los nacionales de Los Países Bajos o de otro país de la Unión Europea no necesitan visa para visitar Costa Rica por motivos de turismo y podrían permanecer en el país hasta 90 días.


TODOS los extranjeros que deseen ingresar a Costa Rica deben cumplir los siguientes requisitos:

  • Tener un pasaporte con al menos 3 meses de vigencia al momento de hacer ingreso a Costa Rica (el plazo es de 6 meses de vigencia para quienes sí necesitan visa)
  • Tener tiquete o boleto de transporte de vuelta o de continuidad hacia un tercer país
  • Comprobar suficientes medios económicos para financiar su estancia turística en el país, que corresponde a US$100,00 por cada día de turismo.
  • Si proviene de alguno de los países en riesgo de fiebre amarilla, debe presentar la certificación de la vacuna. Para más información, presione AQUI.


To obtain the consular or restricted visa, the applicant mus comply all the following requirements:


1.    Passport with a minimum validity of six months .

2.    Photocopies of the pages in the passport showing other visas issued (i.e. USA, Canada, .)

3.    An Application Form (see below on this page). This is an official document, therefore only application forms issued at this Consulate are accepted.

4.    1 color photograph (passport size)

5.    Your propose itinerary. It is recommended NOT to buy your airline ticket until your visa has been approved.

6.    A personal or company letter stating the purpose of your trip in English or Spanish.  If you have been invited by the government or a public or private institution, request a letter in Spanish addressed to the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (bring us a copy)

7.    Proof of solid economic status (bank account statements, salary statements, for the last three months).

8.    Letter  in English or Spanish addressed to the Consul in which you state the following: full name, nationality, passport number, place of residence, length of planned stay in Costa Rica, profession, address in Costa Rica, e-mail address, phone number and signature.

9.    Police record, from your country of origin and from The Netherlands issued at least 1 months prior to presenting the application. Documents must be translated to Spanish and apostilled.

10.  Birth certificate. Document must be translated to Spanish and apostilled.

11.   Fees to pay:    

  • Consular visa for students or Dutch passports $32 USD. Please indicate  ¨for visa application and your name.
  • Travel visa for countries with restricted Visa $52, USD


Bank Account information: 

  • Name: Consulate of Costa Rica. ABN-AMRO Bank
  • Account: NL68 ABNA 0596 4786 23
  • Bank: ABN-AMRO Bank
Application Form for VISA
Application Form - Visa.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document 1.0 MB

Processing Time:


The Consular  Visa is issued by the Consul .  Other documents may be required according to the Consul considerations.


Once you have all the required documents, please send a copy  to the email: 


If your application is approved we will set up you appointment in which you should come to the Consulate and bring us all the original documents. They will be reviewed and if they are complete, your visa application will be processed.


In cases a restricted visa, when The Dirección de Migración in San José,  approved the application, our Consulate  will receive a notification from San José , once it will be processed there, and after that, we stamp the visa in your passport. The Inmigration Office will determine the authorized length of your stay. Generally the process takes between one or two months, or more.  Once your restricted visa is approved, our Consulate will process it in 2-3 working days.


Additional Information: Any document you will show to Migration Authorities in Costa Rica must be translated to Spanish and apostilled.

Documents ready? Please make an appointment thru email at: