PASSPORTS, DEPARTURE PERMISSIONS AND OTHERS
a. Passport procedures for the first time and exit permits for minors will be taken care of normally.
b. Certifications of Migration Movements will be processed by appointment through the telephone number 1311 or by self-management on the DGME website, www.migracion.go.cr
c. Request for travel and identification documents, must be done by appointment through the Migration website, www.migracion.go.cr
d. Exit permits for minors and modification of departure permits will continue to attend normally, upon appointment request.
e. Revocations of exit permits and exit permission alerts will continue to be met normally.
f. Request for advance delivery of passport, will only be requested through email
a. APPLICATIONS FOR LEGAL PERMANENCE: Non new applications for legal stay will be received, under any category of migration during the days from March 17th to May 17th, 2020 (both inclusive).
b. TERM OF VALIDITY OF THE CERTIFICATES OF PENAL BACKGROUND AND BIRTH: They will be extended until July 17th, 2020.
c. PREVENTION COMPLIANCE TERMS: Extended until July 17th, 2020.
d. APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATION OF MIGRATORY STATUS. Through e-mail . The decision will be sent in the same way.
e. FORMALITIES TO BE RECEIVED NORMALLY: Appeals and requests for photocopies of files. The entry to the institution for these procedures will be controlled in discretion of the authority, person who will perform the procedures the only one authorized to enter.
a. FOREGOING PREVENTIONS FOR RESIDENCE RENEWALS REQUESTED BY THE CCSS: You can request them electronically through the email . The decision will be sent in the same way.
b. FIRST TIME DOCUMENTING APPOINTMENTS AND DIMEX RENOVATION: They will be granted only through Banco de Costa Rica and Correos de Costa Rica. No appointments will be granted for care at the Direction of -Immigration and Foreign Affairs.
c. TEMPORARY RESIDENCE RENOVATION BY BOND WITH COSTARICAN PARTNER: The renewal of the DIMEX will be processed by appointment in documentation, counting in addition to the three months established by the standard, with an additional period that should not exceed July 17th, 2020.
d. RENOVATION OF OTHER TEMPORARY RESIDENCE AND SPECIAL CATEGORIES: Except for temporary residences by bond with Costa Rican partner, as well as the special categories, will be renewed: A) Through Banco de Costa Rica and Correos de Costa Rica, or B) By appointment in the Documentation Thread, for which they will count, in addition to the three months established by article 129(10) of the General Law on Migration and Foreign Affairs, with an additional period not to exceed July 17th, 2020.
a. ARTIST PERMITS. Artist permits will not be granted due to the restriction of massive events.
b. TERM TO STAMP VISAS IN CONSULATES. Foreign Migration Agents will not stamp on the passports of users whose nationality falls within the fourth group of the General Guidelines for Entry and Stay Visas for Non-Residents, visas approved as of the date of this guideline, but shall do so after April 13, 2020.
c. CONSULAR VISA GRANTING. Consular visas will not be granted to enter the country on the days from March 17th to May 17th, 2020 (both inclusive).
COMPTROLLER OF SERVICES
a. NONCONFORMITIES: Nonconformities will be address in a personal way, but only through the email address .
b. NOTIFICATION OF RESOLUTIONS: Notice of judgments pending at the date of publication of this guideline is suspended in a personal manner. Notifications will be made when an electronic mean have been indicated for this, either fax or email address.
*** LEGAL PERMANENCE AUTHORIZED UNDER SUBCATGEGORY TOURISM: The period of legal stay authorized to foreign persons under the migratory subcategory of Tourism who enter the country after December 17th, is extended until May 17th, 2020. It applies from March 17th, 2020.
You may find the entire guideline at the following link http://migracion.go.cr/Paginas/Medidas-Administrativas-COVID19.aspx
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