Can I use DHS Travel Document or Stateless Travel Document for a short vacation to Costa Rica?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

I'm Russian citizen and the US permanent resident since Nov 2009. My Russian passport has expired but I have Stateless Travel Document issued by the US Immigration service (DHS Travel Document) and it is valid until Dec 2013. Do I need to apply for Costa Rican visa?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . Yes

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . Dobredin, Tovartich/a!

    Yes, you do need to apply for a Costa Rican visa on your Travel Document ("White Passport").

    I would contact the Costa Rican embassy before you do that, to see how long that will take and whether or not you'll need to file for a new Travel Document (which am afraid you'll have to do, since the current one expires in about a month and a half.)

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Ala M. Hamayel

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    Answered . Yes, you do need a visa.

    This information is intended as general information only. This communication does not establish an attorney-client... more

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