Costa Rica cuts red tape for business visas

Foreign business executives can now obtain visas and residence permits within Costa Rica, so cutting time and red tape in the process, according to Migration Department directive.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Previously they could only apply for the documents at Costa Rican consulates in their home countries, a process that many criticized as a great waste of time and expense.
Companies – which must be multinationals or be registered with the foreign trade authorities – can make the applications on their executives' behalf.
But not only foreigners currently based in Costa Rica are expected to benefit. So too should business travelers and the tourism industry.

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