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Costa Rica | SUTEL suspends the Apostille Requirement for Cellular Applications temporally

Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) in Costa Rica has issued the Resolution RCS-311-2020 that suspends temporally the point 1 of Resolution RCS-358-2018, called: “Requirements for the registration of applicant companies requesting approval processes”, related to the approval procedure for mobile telecommunications devices. 

The requirement that are presented in said procedure, it is found that the documents issued abroad must be presented duly legalized (apostilled) and in Spanish, as well as, that once the registration is made that all the information is updated to the General Directorate of Quality of SUTEL every two years. This requirement is applicable to foreign companies that submit as applicants and must be registered in the system.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SUTEL has implied the difficulty and even in some cases the impossibility of the entities requesting approval processes to carry out the legalization of the documents to comply with the required formalities. Therefore, it has decided to approve a temporary suspension of this requirement for a period of six months, extendable, after evaluation by the Council, as long as the restrictions derived from the Covid-19 pandemic are maintained.

You may check the issued Resolution in Spanish in the following link

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