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Volunteer Visa

A volunteer visa isn't always recommended because most countries are not required to have a visa to enter Costa Rica and can simply use their passport to enter the country for up to 30 or 90-days depending upon your native country. However, if you plan to volunteer longer, obtain a tourist visa from the closest Costa Rican consulate to be on the safe side before you depart. You can also apply for a visa once in Costa Rica, but it may cost more for paperwork and lawyer fees, and the length of process could vary. Americans who wish to stay longer than they're allowed time can simply request permission at the Directorate of Immigration (located in La Uruca, across the General Canas Freeway from Hospital Mexico in San José). Often times travelers will leave the country and head to another for a period of time before returning to Costa Rica to avoid violations and the visa process

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Costa Rica: Visa Information and Student Visa.

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