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British flag Embassy of the United Kingdom in San José

AddressEdificio Centro Colón, Piso/floor 11
Apartado 815-1007
San José
Costa Rica
Phonelocal: 2258.2025
international: +506.2258.2025
Faxlocal: 2233.9938
international: +506.2233.9938
Emailconsular.costarica@fco.gov.uk
Web sitehttp://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/costarica

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gerardo
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 16:16 EST
i would like to know how can i do to apply for any beca my dream is go to study in another country in special if in this someone may help me please
Michael
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:09 EST
Threat to Costa Rican status
What's the point of having an email address if it doesn't work can you imagine an email this fundamentally important to any British National wherever you are especially here in Central America and the email for the British Embassy doesn't work!!!!

I don't think I would've bothered to have beat the drum this much only that my status in Costa Rica is threatened otherwise could you blame me if I didn't want to communicate
Michael
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:51 EST
Threat to Costa Rican status
I had previously contacted your telephone services and was told there was nothing that could be done for me

My name is Michael and I met UK national and have resided in Costa Rica for 4 1/2 years.

I am and non-resident of Costa Rica, and so get restamped into the country every 90 days

On 18 January 2014 I travelled from Costa Rica to Nicaragua.

I had previously visited Nicaragua on 23 December 2013 and left 27 December 2013.
For some reason not known to myself the immigrations officer only stand me in for five days back into Costa Rica.

Because of work commitments I was only able to get out of Costa Rica on 18 January .

This time on my return I was held by the customs officers in Nicaragua, and detained by them from approximately 6.05pm to 8:30 Am

I was advised by the officials that they'll work five fraudulent stamps in my passport
During the period of February 2012

I had no idea what they were talking about as I have been through Nicaragua and through several countries in the last 12 months with no problems

The officials would not like lets me make a call or contact any legal advice or family
But for a little while allowed me to have my phone which ran out of power that I was able to contact a friend advised him that I was being held .

Unfortunately he didn't realise the seriousness of the situation and so did not contact me until the following day.

While being detained I was not physically assaulted but denied water food and had my shoes removed, The cell was infested with mosquitoes and suffered several one of my body.
To say in adequate toilet facilities is putting it mildly,

They also took $160 from my wallet and left me with $20 to buy a bus ticket back to Costa Rica.

But first I was reprimanded to the Costa Rican customs, Who in turn advised that I should only have five days in Costa Rica before leaving.

Costa Rica has been my home for some time now and to leave under the circumstances not only is sad but constitutionally and morally wrong.
When you understand I have done nothing wrong.

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