Costa Rica Approves Digital Nomads Visa

Costa Rica President Rodrigo Chaves Robles has finalized the regulations for the Digital Nomads Law (Law No.10,008).

It was the final step required to implement the new law, which allows foreign remote workers and their families to reside in Costa Rica for a term of one year, extendable to two years total.

The regulations approved by President Chaves Robles create a new sub-migratory category called the fifth instance, in which there will be a maximum of 15 days to resolve application requests, which can be made through a digital platform.

The law allows foreign workers to offer digital services remotely and settle in the country with a visa for a period of one year, during which time they receive benefits such as not paying income tax or import tax on equipment necessary for their labour.

Applicants must have a minimum income of $3,000 USD per month if they travel alone, or $4,000 if they are travelling with their families.

Costa Rica offers experiences for every type of traveller, including family, adventure, wellness, luxury and more. While many tropical countries have changing weather patterns, Costa Rica enjoys 12 different tropical microclimates and pleasant weather throughout the year, with temperatures typically ranging from 21 to 27 degrees Celsius.

The country’s unique topography allows for a wide array of thrilling experiences, like ziplining and waterfall rappelling, or “softer” experiences, such as bird-watching and forest bathing. Costa Rica’s various landscapes and accommodation options allow remote workers to live the Pura Vida lifestyle through Costa Rica’s seven touristic regions.

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