1. Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements for Costa Rica Travel

    When you arrive in Costa Rica the minimum requirements are. a valid * passport in good condition. an onward ticket (to leave Costa Rica at the end of your vacation) $300 U.S. (you don't have to pay $300 just show that you have at least that much). A little known requirement is that you be able to show "proof of economic sufficiency".

  2. Entry

    Visitors to Costa Rica must have a valid passport and proof that they will be leaving the country before their visa or entry stamp expires. All travelers must therefore have a ticket for return or onward travel. Non-residents must have a ticket for return or onward travel if they: Are arriving on a one-way ticket.

  3. Costa Rica International Travel Information

    See the Embassy of Costa Rica's website for the most current visa information. Requirements for Entry: Passport valid for duration of stay.Immigration may deny entry if passport is damaged. Return ticket or proof of onward travel to another country.; Proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from certain countries in South America or Africa.

  4. Traveling to Costa Rica with a soon to be expired passport

    10. Re: Traveling to Costa Rica with a soon to be expired passport. As already stated, there is no 3 or 6 month rule for US or Canadian and many other countries for entering Costa Rica. You can check the official sites like the CR embassy to US or Canada or the Costa Rican government Migración site.

  5. Maximum stay of 30 days and the passport has to ...

    The passport has to be valid for at least 3 months after arrival date to Costa Rica. **Please check by nationality, click here ** A return ticket to exit Costa Rica (either to return to your country or to go to another country). Exceptions: - Nationals from El Salvador can enter with a valid passport not longer than its expiration date.

  6. Costa Rica Passport and Entry Requirements

    Previously, passports needed to be valid at least 3 months within the expiration date to enter Costa Rica. And that is 3 months to the last day you are in Costa Rica. However, in 2016, the C osta Rica Immigration changed the rule so that Group 1 (USA, Canada, European Union and other countries) passports need to have at least one day minimum ...

  7. Passport & Visa

    Costa Rica Entry, Transit and Exit Requirements. All people above 18 years of age entering Costa Rica by air, sea or land are required to carry a valid passport along with other travel and health required documents upon arrival at a Costa Rican international airport, harbor or at a pedestrian border crossing point of entry in Nicaragua or Panama.

  8. Required Documents to Visit Costa Rica

    The short answer is: You will need the following documents to enter Costa Rica: 1. A passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your arrival to Costa Rica. 2. An airline ticket in your name to leave Costa Rica within 90 days of your arrival date. Citizens of the United States, Canada and most European countries are not required to have ...

  9. How long does my passport have to be valid?

    Although the Costa Rican government now says that you can enter Costa Rica on a passport that expires the next day, our experience is that this could change any minute. Regardless and even if Costa Rica allows you to enter, if your passport expires while you are outside of the U.S. you will have to visit an embassy and go through the process of ...

  10. Do You Need a Passport to Go to Costa Rica?

    According to the Department of State, you definitely need a passport to enter Costa Rica. If you don't have one, get one before you travel. Equally important, if you have a passport already, check the expiration date. To enter Costa Rica, it's not enough simply to have a valid passport. Your passport has to be good for at least 30 days ...

  11. Is a passport required to enter Costa Rica?

    Answer: In order to visit Costa Rica, you need a valid passport from your country of citizenship. The passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your stay. A visa to Costa Rica may be required. Finally, you should take your green card. You will need to present it upon your return to the United States.

  12. Costa Rica Passport Rules: All you Need to Know

    To enter Costa Rica as a tourist, you must adhere to the following requirements: Passport or Travel Document: Ensure you have a valid passport or travel document that can be read electronically, in accordance with the guidelines set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Your passport must be valid for the duration specified ...

  13. How to Get a Costa Rican Passport: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    To travel to Costa Rica or obtain citizenship, having a Costa Rican passport is necessary. ... If your passport is nearing expiration, we recommend that you start the renewal process as soon as possible. There are specific requirements for renewing a Costa Rican passport. You will need to submit the application form, along with your current ...

  14. Passport Expiring 3 months after CR visit

    A current valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica. A return ticket to exit Costa Rica (either to return to your country or to go to another country) You may enter Costa Rica without visa for a maximum stay of up to 90 days.

  15. How many months of passport expiration do I need ?

    However, they must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica within 90 days. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country). US passport must be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica. As a tourist US nationals cannot stay more than 90 days.".

  16. Ok to travel with 3.5 months left on passport until expiration?

    A great place to share your Costa Rica travel stories that will contribute to this collection of advice for those traveling to Costa Rica. From tips on the top spots to see, best adventure tours to take, where to stay and eat, best beaches and towns, etc. ... We're taking a family trip to Costa Rica and my child's passport expires in Aug ...

  17. Passport Expiring : r/CostaRicaTravel

    Thanks in advance. You cannot travel if your passport will expire within 6 months. So, no, it is not allowed. No, you will not be allowed to enter. You need to seek expedited passport renewal or cancel/postpone your trip. Yes, you need a U.S. passport valid for at least 60 days after your arrival in Costa Rica.

  18. Help! Need passport expiration info

    Need passport expiration info - STAT! 11 years ago. 1- It is the airlines that enforce the Passport requirements, in order to issue you a boarding pass to fly to Costa Rica, why cant AA tell you what their own requirements are? 2-The US State Travel site says, 90 days. 3-Almost all the Travel Blogs/Websites, say 6 months.

  19. Going to Costa Rica for 5 days and my passport expires in March

    It will not be cheap, but it should be doable for you, unless you're leaving Friday lol. Luckily Costa Rica allows a passport that doesn't expire within the amount of your stay. So a valid passport for my 5 days is all I need. Thankfully- I know some countries require months till expiration.

  20. Passport expiration

    The wording on the Embejada de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Embassy) website is a little unclear about if the 6 month requirement is for all US foreigners (including citizens) or just those who have US permanent residency, a student visa, or green card. It would probably be best to call them and speak with someone official that can interpret the law.

  21. Things to do in Costa Rica with kids

    The best things to do in to do in Costa Rica with the whole family with travel advice and tips for your next trip. New! Travel Ideas. Tailor-made Travel. Destinations. Blog. Shop. Things to do in Costa Rica with kids. Book your individual trip, stress-free with local travel experts . Select Month .

  22. Passport expiration

    62 reviews. 17 helpful votes. Passport expiration. 2 years ago. I'm seeing some conflicting info online. I thought that many countries require that a passport be valid for 6 months past your arrival date. Google is telling us 30 days. But the Costa Rica Embassy site says 1 day. Girlfriend's passport expires 28 days after our planned departure ...

  23. How to Replace Your Lost Passport

    The "routine" processing time to replace a passport takes six to eight weeks and costs $165; choose the "expedited" service, for an additional $60, to receive your passport in two to three ...

  24. Passport Expiration Rules

    I agree with Roadadvisor. You should check with the proper authorities as opposed to strangers on a forum. I know from my experience that is WAS one month for Costa Rica a while back as i did check it out since mine was expiring. (The six month thing does apply to some countries and often just to be sure some articles and travel agents or even airlines etc. use that just to be sure there are ...

  25. Destination of the Year 2024: Costa Rica

    Costa Rica trip ideas and travel tips, best destinations and hotels, and things to do in 2024.

  26. Passport expiration requirements?

    The problem is that my kids' (ages 11 and 13) passports expire December 11th. I have looked through many posts on here whether or not passports need to be valid for at least six months from date of entry, but there is no clear answer. The Costa Rica consulate site says they only need to be valid one day after the day of departure, but it sounds ...