How to Contact Us
Telephone: (506) 2519-2000 | From the U.S.: 011-506-2519-2000
Embassy fax: (506) 2519-2305 | From the U.S.: 011-506-2519-2305
Consular fax: (506) 2220-2455 | From the U.S.: 011-506-2519-2455
Please note that visa inquiries cannot be answered at the above telephone numbers. Please call 4000-1976 within Costa Rica and (646) 259-0557 from the U.S. for any visa-related inquiry.
Non-urgent questions/inquiries, which are not related to visas, can also be sent via email here.
Embassy business hours are Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Note: the Embassy is closed on U.S. and Costa Rican holidays)
|All routine services, including passport renewal or replacement, additional passport pages, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notary services are available by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
We are pleased to offer an online appointment system for your convenience.Please visit our Passport and CRBA pages for details, instructions, or to make an appointment. Please click here to make a notary appointment.
Consular officers monitor the general welfare of American citizens in Costa Rica. Please contact us for questions/information concerning the following:
- Death or injury of an American citizen
- Arrest/detention of an American citizen
- Help for American victims of crime overseas
- American citizens missing abroad
- Abduction of a child abroad
- Sending money overseas
- Medical emergencies
- Lost and stolen U.S. passports abroad
The following Costa Rica specific information may also be helpful:
- Attorneys / Lawyers list
- Funeral homes / Burial information / Cremation / Repatriation of remains to the United States
- Doctors / Hospitals / Medical providers
Disasters in the United States.
Lost or Stolen Passport?
If you have an urgent need to travel and your passport was stolen, you may come to the U.S. Embassy on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to apply for an emergency passport.
In addition to the requirements listed on this page, please bring your police report detailing the theft.