The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica announced that starting on September 8th the General Directorate of Migration will allow Nicaraguans to have visas for up to 90 calendar days in the country.

“Starting on September 8, consular visas were approved to nationals of the Republic of Nicaragua, allowing their entry and legal stay in the country for up to 90 calendar days,” says a note communicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

The memo warns that “under the Act, the visa is not a right but an expectation of being admitted to the national territory.” Currently, the visa is granted for a period of 30 days.

Between December 11, 2013 and August 28, 2014, the Consulate of Costa Rica in Managua reported the issuance of 139,651 visas. To this there are another 32,000 extended by the Consulate in Chinandega and another 10,000 visas for Nicaraguans who are in transit to Panama.

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