Consular Section

The United States government has no higher responsibility than to serve and protect its citizens, including those who reside or are temporarily abroad. To this end, the American Citizen Services Unit in Costa Rica provides prompt, courteous, and efficient services to United States Citizens and other clients, consistent with U.S. laws and regulations.


The U.S. Embassy is located in the Pavas area of San José, at the intersection of Avenida Central and Calle 120.

Hours and Holiday List

The Consular Section is open for American citizen services from Monday 8:00 AM-11:30 AM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM or Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM. The Embassy is closed on U.S. and Costa Rican Holidays.