Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Outreach in Tamarindo (Guanacaste)

The Consular Section at U.S.  Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce a Consular Outreach event in Tamarindo on October 20, 2016.  Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and answer your quesions.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Embassy Town Hall at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Hotel Tamarindo Diriá

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 83.6 KB) 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 62,100 colones.
  • Notarial Services:  The presence of the person requesting the notary and legal proof of identity are required.  The price is 28,200 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 in colones.  Exact change is greatly appreciated.  Sorry, we can’t take dollars.

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

Stay tuned for further announcements, including more outreach activities.  We hope to see you soon!