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Digital Nomad Visa Application

Skip the bureaucracy and paperwork.

We set up your residency so you can focus on enjoying the pura vida lifestyle.

This Service Includes:

Application on your behalf to the Costa Rican government

Official translation of all required documents by a certified translator

Guidance on assembling all paperwork in advance

In-person submission of government fees

Organization of final in-person appointment


Price: $750 for main applicant + $205 per dependent

Does not include government application fees

An Important Note: Bank Affidavit or Certified Income Statement


The Digital Nomad Visa application must include both the applicant's bank statements for the 12-month period before the application is submitted, AND either an apostilled affidavit from the bank OR a certified income statement from an accredited Costa Rican accountant.

StartAbroad can procure a certified income statement from an accredited Costa Rican accountant for applicants.

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How It Works

Expected timeline


Book online & submit your documents

1 week

We'll send you clear instructions on exactly what documentation is required, and will follow up to make sure you have everything you need for a successful DNV application.


Procure required translations and income affidavits 

1 week

We work with official translators and certified accountants in Costa Rica with DNV experience.


Creation of your online account with the government's Tramite Ya! portal

1 day

You can stay abreast of all submissions and approvals using the portal.


Submit Step 2 of your visa application

Each step must be submitted separately for government approval, and approval time for each step is up to 15 business days. We submit your fees to the government in person after Step 2 is approved.

15 business days

Submit Step 3 of your visa application

Once Step 2 is approved, we have 5 business days to submit your Step 3. This is the step in which we will need all relevant bank documentation, certified income statements, and proof of relations.

15 business days

Complete your in-person appointment

1 week

We schedule your in-person appointment and provide clear instructions on where and how to complete the in-person process.

Congratulations! You are now the holder of a Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for the Digital Nomad Visa?

How long does the application process take?

Can I apply if I'm already living in Costa Rica?

What do I need to get my Costa Rica Digital Nomad Visa application started?

Can I include a family member in my application? Who qualifies as a dependent?

Not sure if you qualify?

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Hear What Clients Are Saying


Start abroad is amazing and super helpful. They responded immediately and were able to help me with the entire process of my application.

Austin L.

Digital Nomad in Costa Rica

Ready To Get Started?

Book a no-cost 15 minute consultation, and we'll start your journey together.

Satisfaction, Guaranteed.

If you are unsatisfied with any StartAbroad partner or StartAbroad service, we will refund you 100% of our fee.

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