Costa Rica’s Immigration authority offers an online system for verifying and checking the status of your immigration file. Click here to access the system. The status check system is Spanish only, so below are some translations for your convenience.
NOTE: The above is only a screenshot of the system — please click here to access the actual system.
Here is an explanation of the possible results:
“SOLICITUD RECIBIDA” – Your file has been opened and awaiting resolution. What do I do? Wait 90 business days.
“PREVIO” – This means that there is a document that is missing to complete the file. What do I do? Contact CRIE so that we can present the requested documentation.
“RESOLUCION FIRMAS” – The resolution of your file is awaiting signature. What do I do? Wait 30 working days to check the status of your application.
“RESOLUCION NOTIFICADA” – Your immigration file has a resolution, and you have been notified. What do I do? Check with CRIE to ensure the resolution has been received, and we will help you with the required steps to secure the resident card.
“DOCUMENTO UNICO”– This indicates that the applicant has received their resident card (DIMEX). If you’ve applied for a change of category, already having your resident card, the status check may show this result until it reverts to “Resolucion Firmas.” What do I do? Please continue to check the status periodically. Note that you should apply for a change of category with enough leeway time to avoid your current resident card expiration.