Student Permit

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Costa Rica
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About

If a person wishes to stay in Costa Rica as a student, a provisional visa must be requested at the nearest Costa Rica consulate.

Once the requirements are completed, a provisional visa will be issued. The Consulate will return to the applicant the documentation which must be submitted to the Costa Rica Immigration Office. Once in Costa Rica, the applicant must finalize the application process.

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DURATION

12 months

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CITIZENSHIP

36 Month(s)

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FEES

170 max.

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P. RESIDENCY

84 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements

4 Eligibility Requirements for Student Permit

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need to enroll in an educational institute as a student.
  • You need sufficient funds to cover stay period.
  • You must be of good chracter.

Document Requirements

7 Document Required for Student Permit

  • Application letter for a provisional visa under the special category of student, where the following data is included: i) full name and last name, ii) nationality, iii) passport number, iv) current address, v) occupation, vi) intended address whilst in Costa Rica, vii) date and place of birth, viii) fax number to receive notifications and ix) date and signature.
  • Birth certificate duly apostilled.
  • Criminal records certificate, duly apostilled.
  • Original and complete photocopy of the passport or travel document, with a validity of at least 6 months.
  • Acceptance letter of the teaching institution, public or private, or the institution (recognized in Costa Rica) stating the admission of the person as a student.
  • Proof of economic viability to remain in the country for the intended time.
  • 2 passport size photographs, front and recent date o

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