Table of Contents

Visa Details

Official Website and Apply Online:

  • πŸ“† Duration: One year, with the option to renew.
  • πŸ’΅ Visa Fee: USD 100
  • ⏱️ Application processing: 2 weeks
  • πŸ’° Income requirements:
    • Individuals: USD 3,000 per month
    • Couples & families: USD 4,000 per month
  • πŸ›‚ Eligibility: Foreign nationals who are self-employed or employed by a company outside Costa Rica.
  • 🏦 Taxes: Tax exempt.
  • 🧾 Background checks: Must provide evidence of a clean criminal record.
  • πŸ₯ Health insurance: Travel health insurance is requiredβ€”we recommend Safety Wing.
Banner ad for Safety Wing digital nomad insurance

Costa Rica's Remote Work and Stay Visa

green trees beside blue sea
Playa Escondilla and Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Photo by Atanas Malamov

Costa Rica's Remote Work and Stay Visa allows foreigners to stay and work for up to a year, with a possible extension for another year. This visa is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts wanting to immerse themselves in the country's rich landscapes, from mountain villages and waterfalls to beautiful lakes, tropical beaches, and volcanoes.

lake at the center of mountain at daytime
Volcan Irazu National Park, Cartago Province, Costa Rica. Photo by Alex Ip

Costa Rica's visa process is straightforward, with applications typically processed within two weeks. Once approved, applicants have three months to obtain an immigration accreditation document in Costa Rica. The visa does not lead to residency but allows a stay of up to two years.

Costa Rica offers an affordable cost of living, a safe environment, and a Pura Vida lifestyle, making it an attractive destination for remote workers.

Share this post