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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Immigration•Migracion NOW Asking for Proof CAJA is CURRENTLY PAID UP when you're RE-Entering Costa Rica

WARNING TO COSTA RICA RESIDENTS WITH a valid Cedula!!! 

This is the time of year LOTS of ExPat Residents leave Costa Rica for dryer grounds. 

Be forewarned that when RE-entering Costa Rica, this past week, a few ExPats with current•valid Residency•a Cedula have reported that Costa Rica Migracion • Immigrations DEMANDED that they show the officer

PROOF THEIR CAJA IS PAID UP

READ MORE BY CLICKING "READ More"

So
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT OF YOUR CURRENT CAJA PAYMENT ON YOU!!!


One guy had been away from Costa Rica for 3 months and thought he could get away with not paying for those months. 

Before letting him through Migracion•Immigrations, they DEMANDED he pay ALL those back months up and the current month. 


He had to get a friend to go to the bank to pay his CAJA for him and then bring the proof to the airport that the CAJA was current before they let him "enter" Costa Rica - a couple hours LATER!!! 

Don't quote me but I'll bet IF he had a Costa Rica bank account and the online banking was already set up, and he had some sort of apparatus to give him internet access (laptop, tablet or SmartPhone) and they'd let him get into an area of the airport with the free WiFi (or he had a Costa Rica Datacard like Kolbi or MoviStar to give him WiFi connect for his laptop) he probably could have taken care of it right then and there himself and shown them.


As always, this IS Costa Rica, which means it will NOT happen to EVERYONE but why take the chance?!???!


Has anyone heard of anyone having this problem when LEAVING Costa Rica????  Where they're demanding that Residents have PROOF that their CAJA is paid up???


NOTE:  These incidents that I've had reported to me happened at SJO Airport's Migracions.

(THANX Mel Goldberg!!)


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will leave Costa Rica in a few weeks and will never come back!

Living Life in Costa Rica 2 said...

I'd love to hear more details on why?? SOOOO MANY people are leaving - like nothing I've seen in my 8-1/2 years living here!!! It's sad - ESPECIALLY for the Tica's that rely on tourists/expats purchasing their things which helps support their families!