Costa Rica Working Holiday Visa

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About

A working holiday visa is a residence permit allowing you to undertake employment and holiday (and sometimes study) in Costa Rica, For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables you to experience living in Costa Rica without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes.


You need to:
  • have enough money to pay for a return ticket, and

  • be coming mainly on holiday, with work being a secondary intention


Family: You can not bring your children or family members.


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DURATION

12 months

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CITIZENSHIP

N/A

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FEES

N/A

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P. RESIDENCY

N/A

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COMPLEXITY

Very Low

Eligibility Requirements

8 Eligibility Requirements for Costa Rica Working Holiday Visa

  • Applicant must be Canadian citizen.
  • Applicant must have a departure ticket leaving Costa Rica at the end of authorized period of stay.
  • Applicant must be between the age of 18 and 35 inclusive.
  • Applicant must have enough funds for maintenance during the period of initial stay in Canada.
  • Applicant must not be accompanied by dependants.
  • Applicant must be of good character.
  • Applicant must have comprehensive health insurance in Canada.
  • Applicant must pay the visa fee.

Document Requirements

9 Document Required for Costa Rica Working Holiday Visa

  • Visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc.).
  • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence (eg. bank statements).
  • Copies of travel health insurance.
  • Copies of flight ticket reservation or proof of sufficient funds to purchase one.
  • One recent passport photo.
  • Copies of the Birth Certificate.
  • Copies of the police record/criminal record check.
  • Visa fee payment receipt.

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