US Green Card Holders Can Now Travel to Costa Rica without having to apply for a visa!
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Introduction: US Green Card holders can now travel to Costa Rica
We are pleased to announce that starting November 1, 2019, US Green Card holders will be able to travel to Costa Rica without a visa. This change is the result of a new agreement between our two countries and will make travel between the US and Costa Rica easier and more convenient.
This is great news for travelers planning a trip to Costa Rica, as it means that they will no longer need to apply for a visa in advance. Instead, they will be able to simply present their Green Card at the airport when they arrive.
If you are a US Green Card holder and you are planning to travel to Costa Rica, we recommend that you check with your airline or travel agent to make sure that they are aware of this change and that they can accommodate you. We also suggest that you take a copy of your Green Card with you when you travel, just in case.
We hope that this change will make travel between our two countries easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”
The steps to becoming a Green Card holder vary by category and are governed by U.S. immigration law. In most categories, the applicant must have sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States.
How to Get a Green Card?
U.S. citizens and legal residents can now travel to Costa Rica without a visa, thanks to a new agreement between the two countries. The agreement, which went into effect on June 1, 2018, allows U.S. citizens and legal residents to enter Costa Rica for up to 90 days without a visa.
In order to qualify for the visa-free travel, U.S. citizens and legal residents must have a valid passport and proof of onward travel (such as a return ticket or ticket to another destination). They also must not have any criminal convictions that would make them inadmissible to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is a popular tourist destination for Americans, and the new agreement is expected to boost tourism from the United States. For more information on travel to Costa Rica, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/CostaRica.html
What are the Benefits of Having a Green Card?
There are many benefits of having a U.S. green card, including the ability to live and work in the United States permanently, as well as travel freely to and from the country. Green card holders also enjoy certain rights and protections under U.S. law, including access to Social Security benefits, Medicare, and unemployment compensation.
What are the Requirements for Traveling to Costa Rica with a Green Card?
In order to travel to Costa Rica with a green card, US green card holders must meet the following requirements:
-Be in possession of a valid passport and a green Card that is valid for at least six months beyond the planned date of departure from Costa Rica
-Holders of provisional passports issued by the United States on or after October 26, 2006 are not permitted to travel to Costa Rica without a valid visa
-Have a return ticket or onward ticket to another destination
-Not have been refused entry into Costa Rica within the past year
-Not have been deported from Costa Rica within the past five years
-Have sufficient funds available to support themselves during their stay in Costa Rica
-Be able to demonstrate that they have ties to their home country, such as a job, property, family, etc.
What is the Process for Applying for a Green Card?
The process for applying for a green card is as follows:
1. You must first file an immigrant petition with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
2. Once your petition is approved, you will need to submit a green card application to the US Department of State.
3. If your application is approved, you will be issued a green card and will be able to travel to Costa Rica.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Green Card?
Foreign nationals who wish to live permanently in the United States must first obtain a Green Card. The process of obtaining a Green Card can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the individual’s country of origin and other factors.
What are the Fees Associated with Getting a Green Card?
If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you may be eligible to travel to Costa Rica without a Visa for up to 90 days. However, there are a few fees associated with getting a Green Card, including the application fee, biometrics fee, and the cost of the background check.
What if I Lose My Green Card?
If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you should carry your green card with you at all times. If you lose your green card, you should report the loss to the US Department of Homeland Security as soon as possible. You will need to complete a form and submit it to the nearest US consulate or embassy. You will also need to pay a fee. Once your green card is reported lost, it will be invalidated and you will not be able to use it to travel.
Conclusion: US Green card holders can now travel to Costa Rica
As of May 1, 2019, US Green Card holders can now travel to Costa Rica without a visa. The change comes as part of Costa Rica’s efforts to attract more tourists and investment from the United States. US Green Card holders will be able to stay in Costa Rica for up to 90 days, and may apply for an extension of up to another 90 days.