Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
Expat Living
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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

L. Arias - March 17, 2015

At 8 a.m. on Monday the Roadway Safety Council's (COSEVI) website made available 5,000 new appointments to take the required behind-the-wheel test to get a Costa Rican driver license. By 9:30…

Nearly one-quarter of car owners fail to pay marchamo on time
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Business
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Nearly one-quarter of car owners fail to pay marchamo on time

L. Arias - December 31, 2014

At noon today, the National Insurance Institute (INS) Wednesday closed collection at their facilities of the year-end auto registration fee and mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as…

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents
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Crime
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Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Drivers take note: Starting in January, Costa Rica's traffic fines will increase by more than $26 in some cases. The highest traffic citation – Class A – will…

What’s open, closed for the holidays
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Business
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What’s open, closed for the holidays

The Tico Times - December 19, 2014

BANKS: Banco Improsa (2284-4040) will be closed Dec. 25, 30, 31 and Jan. 1. BAC San José (2295-9595) will be closed Dec. 25-31, Jan.1; offices will close at 3 p.m. on Dec.…

14 upcoming changes you should know about for Riteve auto inspections
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Environment and Wildlife
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14 upcoming changes you should know about for Riteve auto inspections

The Tico Times Staff - December 10, 2014

Costa Rica’s Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI) has published a new manual for mandatory technical vehicle inspections, conducted by the Spanish-Costa Rican company Riteve SyC. A total of…

Driving in Costa Rica: The rules of the road
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Expat Living
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Driving in Costa Rica: The rules of the road

Steven Ferris - November 27, 2014

Fourth in a series of columns by Steven Ferris, a Costa Rican attorney with extensive, direct experience in the Costa Rican judicial system, now in private practice.…

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica now have equal access to public health insurance, care
Health
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Health
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Same-sex couples in Costa Rica now have equal access to public health insurance, care

Fabiola Pomareda - November 20, 2014

Costa Ricans who have health insurance coverage with the Social Security System, or Caja, can now cover same-sex partners at any public community health clinic (Ebais) or…

Business
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Want to start a business in Costa Rica? Getting it done

Steven Ferris - November 17, 2014

Third in a series of columns by Steven Ferris, a Costa Rican attorney with extensive, direct experience in the Costa Rican judicial system, now in private practice.…

Insurance Institute begins collecting marchamo payments this week
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Insurance Institute begins collecting marchamo payments this week

L. Arias - November 10, 2014

The National Insurance Institute (INS) begins collecting payments today for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as marchamos, from an estimated 1.2 million auto owners across the country.…

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules
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Expat Living
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No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to…