Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday
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Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday

L. Arias - November 22, 2015

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting payments next week for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. This year, motorcyclists will pay ₡16.284 ($30) less compared to the…

Power and Light Company to phase out paper bills
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Business
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Power and Light Company to phase out paper bills

L. Arias - October 14, 2015

Costa Rica's National Power and Light Company (CNFL) on Wednesday will launch an 11-month plan to eliminate printed monthly electricity bills for almost all of its customers. Starting this week,…

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

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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.…