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Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Dodd’s Travel to Belize and Costa Rica

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 17, 2024 Special Presidential Advisor (SPA) for the Americas Christopher J. Dodd will travel to Belize and Costa Rica January 17-20. In Belize, SPA Dodd will meet with Prime Minister Briceño, Foreign Minister Fonseca, and members of the business community. In Costa Rica, SPA Dodd will meet with ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica January 16, 2024  Location:  Near the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Via 104 near Plaza del Oeste in the Pavas neighborhood.  Event(s):  A demonstration is expected to take place at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, January 16 near the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica.  The ... Read More»

Costa Rican Applicants for U.S. Student Visas Exempted from $43 Visa Reciprocity Fee

Applying for a U.S. student visa just got a little more affordable. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in San Jose secured a waiver of the $43 reciprocity fee previously required in addition to the application fee for Costa Ricans applying for an F student visa. Costa Ricans who wish to apply for an ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Verma’s Meeting with Costa Rican President Chaves

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 14, 2023 On December 14, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma and Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves Robles met to advance shared priorities and cooperation on regional and global issues. Deputy Secretary Verma, Costa Rican Foreign Minister Arnoldo Andre, and President Chaves discussed the ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Verma Leads High-Level Strategic Dialogue in Costa Rica

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 14, 2023   Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma and Costa Rican Foreign Minister Arnoldo Andre led the first U.S.-Costa Rica High-Level Strategic Dialogue (HLSD), in San Jose on December 14. Building on the productive August 29 bilateral meeting between President Biden and President ... Read More»