|Mahatma Gandhi's bust in Medellin|
The innauguration of the Mahatma Gandhi's bust at the Museum of Memory at Bicentenario Park will take place on May 21 2013 at 5:00 pm. The cityhall of Medellín and the Embassy ofIndia have installed the bust, with the help of the Honorary Indian Consulate in Medellín. The bust was donated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR and was brought directly from India.
Costa Rican Representation in India
On April 20 2010 Costa Rica opened its Embassy in India, located in New Delhi, the capital city. Details are:
Honorary Consulate of Costa Rica in New Delhi
Honorary Consul: Mr. Pavan G. Morarka
Address: 388, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024
Phone: +91-11-24625670, 23310212, 23314934
Fax: +91-11-23327231, 23357473
Working Hours : Monday to Friday: 10AM to 1 PM
The Hony. Consul of Costa Rica in India also grants the following Consular services free of charge:
Attestation of Birth Certificates, Police Clearance Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Power of Attorney and Commercial documents after the same have been attested by the Ministry of External Affairs, India.
Indian visits to Costa Rica
Secretary of External Affairs visited Costa Rica in February 1996.
Costa Rican visits to India
Minister of Foreig Affairs Mr. Fernando Naranjoin February-March 1997.
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Marco Vinicio Vargas Pereira visited India in February 2004.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Bruno Stagno Ugarte visited India in June 2008
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. René Castro visited India in October 2010
Agreement of Diplomatic Consultations
Visitors to Costa Rica: All indian nationals who are resident in USA, EU or Canada or have a visa to enter USA, EU, or Canada do not need a visa for Costa Rica for Stay of up to 30 days (Notification No. DG-1087-2007 dated 24 May 2007). All visitors who arrive to Costa Rica from a South American country must have yellow fever certificate that must be al least 10 days old. Those not falling in this category or wishing to stay for a longer period must have visa. Visitors must also have a valid certificate of vaccination against yellow fever. While the Government of Costa Rica is in the process of opening its Embassy in India, till such time, please contact the Hony. Consulate of Costa Rica in New Delhi at the following address:
Hony. Consul General of India in Costa Rica: Mr. Samuel Schachtel
440 - 1000 San José, Costa Rica
Ph: 506 22882307 - 506 22427205
The Indian Embassy in Bogota, Colombia is responsible for relations with Costa Rica. India and Costa Rica enjoy friendly and cordial relations having coincidence of views on most of the global issues in the various multilateral fora even though high level bilateral interactions have been minimal. Diplomatic relations with Costa Rica were established in the 1970s with the Embassy in Panama concurrently accredited to Costa Rica. Following India’s appointment of an Honorary Consul in San Jose in 1995, Costa Rica reciprocated by opening an Honorary Consulate in New Delhi in 1996.
Address: C-25 Anand Niketan
3rd Floor. New Delhi, India
Telephone: +91 9953608810.
Working hours: 09:00 - 16:00 monday to friday