- Costa Rica introduced new timelines for the submission and processing of passport documents to reduce passport processing backlogs
The government of Costa Rica introduced new plans to temporarily increase the processing time for issuing biometric passports to Costa Rican nationals to 30 calendar days. Previously, these passports were issued within 15 business days. The government also announced that it may reject passport renewal applications submitted by applicants currently holding a passport that remains valid for a year or more.
What are the Changes?
The government of Costa Rica introduced new timelines for submitting and processing passport documents to reduce passport processing backlogs. These measures will remain in place until August 31, 2024.
Continue to check the government of Costa Rica’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The General Immigration Directorate in Costa Rica