The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) – Costa Rica’s immigration service – announced Thursday night that the fine for those foreigners overstaying their visitor’s visa in the country, that was to go into effect today, Friday, April 20, 2018, will be extended for 12 months.
The DMGE announced earlier in the month that it would apply a fine of US$100 for every month of overstay, and retroactive to March 2010.
For example, a person who overstayed their visitor’s welcome in the country for six months would be obligated to pay a fine of US$600. Refusing or unwilling to pay the fine would mean a ban on re-entry at three times the overstay. In the foregoing example, the ban would be 18 months.
The DGME said the