Nationals from the following countries or regions DO need a consular visa to enter Costa Rica and can remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sahrawi Arab Republic
Nationals of the above mentioned countries who have a tourist, business or crew member visa to the United States or Canada stamped on their passport, with a minimum validity of three months from the moment they plan to enter Costa Rica, do not require a consular visa to enter Costa Rica and can stay in the country for a maximum period of 30 days. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months at time of entry to Costa Rica.
Nationals of the above mentioned countries with legal residence (residence, work permit, study permit) of at least six months (from the moment they enter Costa Rica) in the United States, Canada or a country of the European Union, may enter Costa Rica without a consular visa and can stay in the country for a maximum period of 30 days. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months at time of entry to Costa Rica.
If you are a national of the above mentioned countries that is not covered by these exceptions and you want to know the requirements to apply for a consular visa, please write to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationals from the following countries MUST apply for a restricted visa.
If you are a national of one these countries and wish to travel to Costa Rica, please request more information via e-mail:email@example.com