Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Costa Rica Offering Passports in Braille

Costa Rica’s Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (immigration service) announced that it will be printing passports in Braille, as the county seek equality for all Costa Ricans.

The Braille passports will be available in January.

Along with the passport, the residency cedula will also be available in Braille.
According to immigration officials there is no additional cost for the service or to the government.
In addition, immigration documents will also be made available in the Cabercar and Bribri language of Costa Rica’s 

Authorities estimate that 10% of the population will benefit from the changes.