Expedited Visa for
Costa Rica

When you need to get your visa for Costa Rica processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Get a Tourist Visa for Costa Rica

Costa Rica issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Costa Rica Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Costa Rica with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Costa Rica Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Costa Rica with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

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Get a Business Visa for Costa Rica

Costa Rica issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Costa Rica Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Costa Rica with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

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Costa Rica Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Costa Rica with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

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Get a Diplomatic Visa for Costa Rica

Costa Rica issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Costa Rica Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Costa Rica with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No Visa required for a stay of up to 3 Months

Check travel recommendations

Costa Rica Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Costa Rica with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Costa Rica related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

Vaccination Certificate for Yellow Fever Required if arriving from an infected area within 5 Days.

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About Costa Rica

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Costa Rica at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Costa Rica

Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including: disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

Learn more about Costa Rica in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.