Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Quepos on Thursday, June 23

The Consular Section at U.S.  Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce a Consular Outreach event in Quepos later this month.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and answer your quesions.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 10:00-12:00; Embassy Town Hall at 12:30. 

WHERE: Marina Pez Vela Meeting Room (Quepos)

RSVP:  Please write to  Space is limited.

  • Passport Renewals:  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 (Pdf – 91Kb) 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.  The price is 60,000 colones.
  • Notarial Services:  The presence of the person requesting the notary and legal proof of identity are required.  The price is 27,200 colones per seal.
  • 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.

All payments must be in cash.  Exact change is greatly appreciated.  Sorry, we can’t take dollars.

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

Stay tuned for further announcements, including more outreach activities.  We’ve tentatively scheduled similar trips to Puerto Viejo in August and to Tamarindo in October.  We hope to see you soon!