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.
In Costa Rica, residence permits for foreign workers will be requested via Internet.
The government will grant special visas to representatives of foreign companies in the country and to those interested in investing.
Businessmen are demanding that costs be reduced and the procedures required for immigrants to obtain temporary work permits be simplified.
It has been announced that there will be an end to liberality in granting residence permits in the so-called melting pot, and the revision of the immigration status of resident foreigners whose papers have expired.
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