Costa Rica News – As it is with Costa Rica and most governments implementing new policies Costa Rica is still trying to figure out this one in regards to immigration.
We’ve heard that foreigners will be charged $100 for each month they overstay their visa in the country. It’s even been said they will not be allowed to enter the country again for three times the amount of time they were here illegally.
All of this, however, has been suspended again. The collection is not going to start for another 12 months. This is because authorities face technical difficulties in applying the sanctions and are asking deputies to approve a reform.
The current wording is confusing because it includes temporary residents and special categories whereas the sanctions should only apply to non-residents. Other adjustments will also be made to enable the collection of the fines in migratory posts.
A possible change to the text may also reference a fine for foreigners who have an expired Immigration Identity Document for Foreigners (DIMEX). The reform has been in the works for two years.