The closure of the Migration Offices has been extended until

September 18, 2020.

The DIMEX of foreign nationals with permanent residence will be

automatically extended until September 30, 2020. The DIMEX of

foreign nationals with temporary residence and special categories

that have already expired after December 18, 2019 have also been

extended until September 30, 2020. Once this extension is over, the

foreign national will have three months to complete the

renewal.

Those that have entered Costa Rica as a tourist after December

17, 2019 may legally stay in Costa Rica until November 18, 2020.

This extension is automatic and will not require an

application.

Originally published 21 July, 2020

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