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Overstaying visa... fines are now in place.

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  • costacoffee2
    According to an article today on Insidecostarica, the new rules are in effect Effective as of last Friday, August 1st, those who overstay any type of visa,
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 4, 2014
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      According to an article today on Insidecostarica, the new rules are in effect

      "Effective as of last Friday, August 1st, those who overstay any type of visa, including tourist visas, must pay a fine of $100 for each month they remained in the country after the expiration of their visa.

      In addition, those who overstay their visas can be barred from reentering the country for a period equal to three times the length of time they overstayed. For instance, a person who overstays a tourist visa by three months can be barred from reentering the country for a period of nine months, and must pay a fine of $300".




      http://insidecostarica.com/2014/08/04/new-law-comes-effect-overstay-visa/ http://insidecostarica.com/2014/08/04/new-law-comes-effect-overstay-visa/







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    • Doug Henry
      I guess what this boils down to is learn how to count to 90 after placing a foot back on CR ground when returning. [Non-text portions of this message have been
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 4, 2014
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        I guess what this boils down to is learn how to count to 90 after placing a
        foot back on CR ground when returning.






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      • Gene Santowski
        Here is a site for calculating 90 days: http://www.convertunits.com/dates/daysfromdate/ [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 5, 2014
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          Here is a site for calculating 90 days:
          http://www.convertunits.com/dates/daysfromdate/




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        • Peter Wendell
          The Inside Costa Rica article is incorrect. The penalty for overstaying is either $100 a month OR denial of re-entry for 3 times the amount of time overstayed,
          Message 4 of 4 , Aug 5, 2014
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            The Inside Costa Rica article is incorrect. The penalty for overstaying is either $100 a month OR denial of re-entry for 3 times the amount of time overstayed, but not both. Here is the relevant portion of the law (in Spanish). Not your error costaricafinca. (BTW this is the same paragraph of the current law that allows tourists to remain in the country after they have applied for residency and received their comprobantes):

            3) Las personas extranjeras tendrán la obligación de egresar del país cuando venza el plazo de permanencia autorizado por la autoridad migratoria, salvo que medie la solicitud de un cambio de categoría o una prórroga otorgada por dicha autoridad migratoria. Toda estancia irregular en territorio costarricense hará que las personas extranjeras deban cancelar una multa migratoria equivalente a cien dólares moneda de los Estados Unidos de América (US$100,00), por cada mes de estancia irregular en el país o, en su defecto, se les prohibirá el ingreso por un plazo equivalente al triple del tiempo de su permanencia irregular.


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