Costa Rica News – The Immigration Offices will close for almost a month, this holiday season. They need the break as they have been working so hard
The Directorate of Immigration reported that its headquarters will be closed from December 18 until January 15.
To get a passport before next year, you must apply by December 11th, however, there are no appointments until February so you must apply at a Post Office instead.
From December 18-22, some emergency services will be open, such as the procedures for the exit of minors and the delivery of passports that were ordered by December 11th. These services are provided from 7am to 2pm.
From January 8-12, some exceptional procedures will occur, such as those in the immigration police offices and the Refuge Unit. All services are closed from the 25th-5th, per decree of collective holidays of government entities.
The institution reports that the closure will allow them to update administrative tasks to improve response times, as well as save on energy consumption, telecommunications and other services. What will happen to the refugees that arrive while the institution saves on energy consumption?