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Commander of U.S. Southern Command to visit Costa Rica for meetings with Costa Rican, regional leaders

Press Release Friday, February 3, 2023 U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), will arrive in San Jose, Monday, February 6 for her first official visit to the country. Richardson’s four-day agenda in Costa Rica includes scheduled meetings with President Rodrigo Chaves, Minister of Public Security Jorge Luis Torres and other ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoiding Road Rage San Jose Metropolitcan Area

The Embassy has received increased reporting of road rage incidents in the metropolitan San Jose area.  The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration defines road rage as “anassault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.”  These assaults can take the form of aggressive driving with the intent to cause harm or fear, verbal ...
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Important information from the Federal Benefits Unit for beneficiaries of Social Security in Costa Rica

Important Message to Social Security Beneficiaries in Costa Rica The U.S. Embassy in San Jose is sharing important information from the Federal Benefits Unit for beneficiaries of Social Security. If you receive Social Security benefits and live in Costa Rica, you may need to contact the Embassy’s Federal Benefits Unit to continue receiving benefits. In addition ...
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Important Message for Social Security beneficiaries in Costa Rica:

If you receive Social Security benefits and live in Costa Rica, you may need to contact the embassy’s Federal Benefits Unit to continue receiving benefits. The Social Security Administration resumed mailing Foreign Enforcement Questionnaires [forms SSA-7161 (Pdf – 74 KB) and SSA-7162 (Pdf – 59 KB)] in late June 2022.  Forms were mailed to individuals whose last two ...
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Welcome to the December 2022- Quarterly U.S. Citizen newsletter!

Stay up to date on key topics important to the U.S. citizen community in Costa Rica  HAPPY HOLIDAYS – The U.S. Embassy wishes you and your family a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!  HELP YOUR FELLOW U.S. CITIZENS – Become a Citizen Liaison Volunteer A Citizen Liaison Volunteer (CLV) is a key component ...
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