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» Can I visit Costa Rica without a visa?

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Carlos Ramadan
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:17 EDT
Ecuadorian in panama making his way up to Nicaragua through Costa Rica

I'm currently in panama with a tourist visa focused on tourism and surf and wondering if I have plenty of friends in Costa Rica who can send me an invitation letter if this helps in any way with my visa?

Thank you,
Neyma McElhaney
Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:37 EDT
My aunt took her application to the Embassy in Quito to obtain a tourist visa. She lives in Guayaquil, therefore she had to traveled twice to do this. She took all her papers and then they phoned her and told her to be there at 11 am on Wednesday April 2d. When she put her application and when they phoned her, they did not tell her anything about that she needed to have my income included. In fact they told her that all her documents were in order. When she showed up they told her to return at 3 pm. She returned and they told her that she will not get the visa because "I was not living in Costa Rica" I was the person who extended the invitation to her, because i was paying for all her expenses, in fact her airline ticket was already paid for. My aunt is 60 years old, she have no intention to stay in Costa Rica, all her family lives in Ecuador, I live in Canada for 37 years, I see no reason why they denied the Visa, other than "ego center" attitude. My husband and I have travel four times to Costa Rica, and have used Ticos services in fact we have spend lots of money in birding tours and others using "Tropical Feathers" which is a local company in order to make sure that the locals benefit from our tourism. When the consular gave her the application and the requierements she have every single documents they asked for and yet, he was not in a good mood so he took his liberty to just denied her visa without a valid reason. In fact when I phoned the office, the person who answered give me yet another excuse why she did not get the visa, he said "oh she is 60 years old she could have used your income to show that she has moeny. My aunt has her own home, she has bee working for 24 years for the same education system in Guayaquil, and I no one called me to verify if any of my information, instead they wanted a person from Costa Rica to send a letter which does not make sense because Costa Rican's are not better off than myself and my husband whose salary is over 200.000 dollars a year.

In short I will complain to the Immigration officers in Costa Rica and I will have someone investigate the consulate of Costa Rica in Ecuador. Costa Rica needs us, we expend money in the country the people are wonderful and it is beautiful. Just last year, the Ticos were telling us, how much they are suffering because the tourism was down.
Rossana Torres
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:38 EST
Nesecito visa para viajar por tres dias de vacaciones a su Pais
Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:02 EDT
Egyptain issue
i`m an Egyptian and i`m seeking to get vacation in Costa rica can i come to ecuador and get it ?

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