Costa Rica visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Nigerians visiting Costa Rica

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Costa Rican Visa.


  • A Nigerian passport, valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of entry into Costa Rica.
  • Duly completed and signed application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • A passport photograph taken in white background. Three (3) identical photographs must be submitted. They should be 3 x 3 cm in width and height.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial standing (recent bank statements). 
  • Documentation showing applicants ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate and medical report.

Costa Rica Visa for Nigerians

Facts about Costa Rica


Tourists won’t believe the popular phrase "pura vida" (pure life) until they visit the country. It is a term you will hear everywhere and you will think it is a marketing term till you believe in and start saying it yourself. The pure life Costa Rican bug is sure to bite tourists with the flurry of amazing things to be done in the country. The country offers a plethora of outdoor activities in its various shapes and sizes. On the various beaches and rivers in Costa Rica, tourists can enjoy rafting, fishing, scuba diving, and surfing. The Central American nation is well-known for having an incredibly high level of biodiversity throughout its tropical forests which houses tropical mammals such as monkeys, sloths, tapirs, and wildcats. Tourists can visit one of the national parks and game reserves to enjoy amazing sites. Another spectacular activity that tourists in the country like to engage in is bird watching. Bird watching can be done in a variety of places in the country as there are over 800 species of birds for your pleasure.
 
Costa Rica is the most visited country in Central America. The country was visited by 2.9 million foreigners in 2016 which was up 10% from the previous year. The tourism industry was responsible for 5.8% of the country’s GDP, or $3.4 billion.
 
Foreigners in the country are expected to declare the sum of $10,000 on entry and exit from the country. If this sum is not declared, you will not be allowed entry into the country. The minimum sentence for drug possession and trafficking is 8 years imprisonment. Tourists should stay away from any drug-related crime.

Types of Costa Rica Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 3 - 5 working days 90 days
Business visa 3 - 5 working days 90 days

General Requirements for Costa Rica Visa


  • A Nigerian passport, valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of entry into Costa Rica.
  • Duly completed and signed application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • A passport photograph taken in white background. Three (3) identical photographs must be submitted. They should be 3 x 3 cm in width and height.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial standing (recent bank statements). 
  • Documentation showing applicants ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate and medical report.

Costa Rica Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

20.00 (USD)

Business visa

20.00 (USD)

Costa Rica Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Nigeria


Location

Address

Abuja

Costa Rica currently does not maintain an embassy in Nigeria. Visa applicants are advised to make use of consulates in neighboring countries for their applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency is used in Costa Rica??
Costa Rica's national currency is known as the colón, but US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas and other places around the country.

Is there a Costa Rican embassy in Nigeria??
No. Costa Rica currently does not maintain an embassy in Nigeria. Visa applicants are advised to make use of consulates in neighboring countries for their applications.

How safe is Costa Rica to travel to??
Costa Rica is considerably safe, but they do have their own share of security challenges.

Is Costa Rica a Schengen country??
No. Costa Rica is not one of the 26 Schengen countries.
King Richard

2 years ago

Which neighboring countries can I get Costa Rica visa from. I am currently in Ghana. My email is ricksonkimgs@ Gmail.com


Ask your questions Is there student visa to Costa Rica? I want to go and study music in Costa Rica is there any music school there and if there is what level of certificate did they office?
Joe Orobosa EBUEHI

2 years ago

Please,send me the contacts of some tertiary institutions in Costa Rica?

Joe Orobosa EBUEHI

2 years ago

Please,send me the contacts of some tertiary institutions in Costa Rica?


Good day, I hope this email finds you well. I am Wadi Ben-Hirki, a Nigerian. I was selected to travel for a program and Costa Rica is one of the countries. I write to kindly ask how I can apply for a Costa Rican visa. Thank you?

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1 year ago

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Success Waya

2 years ago

How do I get Costa Rica visa from Nigeria?


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1 year ago

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9 months ago

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Oladijo Banke

7 months ago

How can I am Oladijo Banke, how can I apply for a Costa Rica visa from Nigeria


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Tourist visa?
Akinola Kunle michael

11 months ago

Yes I'm interested


Where can I apply for tourist visa, am a Nigerian?
Amanda Obiorah

1 year ago

Where can I apply for tourist visa in nigeria

Wasiu bello

1 year ago

I want to apply


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1 year ago

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I am from Nigeria, and I would like to know the closest embassy where I can get a visa to Costa Rica. Thank you?

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Did anyone ever succeed in getting a Costa Rican visa from Nigeria? Cos it seems like it's the toughest. Document legalization seems undoable?

I read foreigners need to have 10k dollars to visit Costa Rica at Point of entry ? How true is this?

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If my passport is on processing? Can I request for visa?

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