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Costa Rican ETIAS holders will not be permitted to work in the Schengen Area. Visitors will be able to access member countries for tourism, transit, and business under the visa waiver.

Although the ETIAS travel authorization is appropriate for business travels from Costa Rica to Europe, it does not allow holders to look for jobs or work long-term in a member country.

Costa Rican citizens who intend to work in Europe must apply for a work visa at the embassy or consulate of the country in which they wish to reside. Attempting to work with an ETIAS will almost certainly result in the revocation of the holder’s travel authorization, as well as deportation from the Schengen Area.

The ETIAS travel authorization permits Costa Ricans to visit Schengen member countries for up to 90 days in a row. They are welcome to participate in a short workshop or language sessions throughout their visit.

However, ETIAS does not allow holders to enrol in a university or school to further their education. Costa Rican citizens who want to further their education in Europe may contact the consulate or embassy of the country where they want to study for further information on how to apply for a student visa.

An ETIAS travel authorization allows Costa Ricans, as well as qualifying nationals from other countries, to stay for up to 90 days in a row. This time can be spent in a single Schengen country or in several countries, as long as the total time spent in the area does not exceed 90 days every 180-day period.

This means that ETIAS holders visiting the EU from Costa Rica must leave the country as soon as their 90-day visa expires. Passengers will thereafter be required to spend 90 days outside of the Schengen Area before being given another 90 days in the EU.