Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

Starting in August, travelers arriving or leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport will not longer require to fill out the paper form known as TIE (Trámite de Ingreso y Egreso).
The director of immigration, Gisela Yockchen, explained that the first phase of the project is the pilot plan that the Dirección General de Migración will apply between August 15 and 30 at the San Jose terminal (SJO), and then to be added to the other points of entry.
The director added that this is part of a series of changes focused on streamlining immigration procedures and improving national security.
“We have taken great care of the automation process (…),” Yockchen said.
The director explained that to eliminate paper forms, adjustments had to

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