Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach Events in Uvita, and Perez Zeledon

Outreach Uvita and Perez Zeledon

San José, September 18, 2018

Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce two upcoming Consular events – routine Consular services for U.S. citizens in and Uvita and a Town Hall event in Perez Zeledon.  Our Consular staff will be on hand to provide the below services in Uvita and to answer any questions.

To RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, please indicate your preference by writing to  Any applicable fees must be paid in cash.  No checks or dollars, please.


WHEN: Thursday, September 20

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:  Town Hall followed by Passport Renewals, Federal Benefits Inquiries, Voting Assistance, and Notarials

WHERE: Restaurante Maracuya, AA Room

Perez Zeledon Central:

WHEN: Friday, September 21

1:00p.m. – 1:45 p.m.:  Town Hall Event ONLY regarding American Citizen Services

2:00p.m. – 2:45 p.m.:  Town Hall Event regarding Visas

WHERE: Complejo Cultural Perez Zeledon, Auditorium

Adult Passport Renewals:  66,000 colones.  To be eligible, you must present a 10-year passport that is valid or expired less than 5 years ago.  You will need to submit a DS-82 form and a 2”-by-2” passport photo with a light-colored background.  We cannot process applications for lost/stolen passports, or renewals for applicants under age 16.

To utilize Embassy San Jose’s courier return service, go to the below link and fill in the online form. The information submitted must match the identity of the applicant and correspond with a recent passport service.

Please ensure that you include your current phone number and email address, as you will be contacted by Correos de Costa Rica directly once your passport is ready. If the payment is accepted, an invoice will be sent to your email address.  Alternatively, you can save your invoice in PDF format for printing.

Upon receipt of your invoice, please forward it to to ensure we flag your passport for courier return.

Notary Services:  30,000 colones per seal.  The presence of the person requesting the notary and legal proof of identity are required.

Federal Benefits and Voter Assistance:  We will also accept applications for replacement Social Security cards and will have informational material on Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors, as well as voter registration applications.

To learn more about U.S. Embassy San Jose’s American Citizen Services, go to You can contact us at