Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Outreach Event in Golfito

Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce the upcoming Consular event – routine services for U.S. citizens in Golfito.  Our Consular staff will be on hand to provide the below services in Golfito at the date and times indicated and to answer 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 in Colones.  No checks, credit cards, or U.S. dollars can be accepted.


WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2020

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Town Hall for Citizen Services Information

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Citizen Services for Passport Renewals, Federal Benefits Inquiries, Voting Assistance, and Notarials.

WHERE: Fish Hook Marina and Lodge

Adult Passport Renewals:  67,700 colones.  To be eligible, you must present a 10-year passport that is valid or expired less than five 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.  We also cannot accept photos that do not conform to the prescribed standards.  Please be sure your photos conform to the official standards found here:

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

Please 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 may 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:  30,800 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 may contact us at

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