Passports

Please click on the pertinent section below and read all of the information completely using the scroll bar in the box to navigate to the bottom. Also you’ll be able to schedule an appointment using the link on each information box.

Note: Please make sure you make the appointment for the correct service. If the incorrect service is chosen, applicants will be turned back to reschedule an appointment. 


How to apply for a U.S. Passport

NOTE:
For passport purposes, anyone age 16 or over is considered an adult.

The fee when applying for a first time adult passport is $135.

REQUIRED FORM:

  • DS-11 (Pdf -104Kb)
  • Please print and fill out the form before your appointment.  If you cannot print the form, it is available at the Embassy.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship: Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate, original Consular Report of Birth Abroad, original Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate.  If you are over 16 years old and were issued a U.S. passport during your childhood, you may submit it as proof of U.S. citizenship.  If you lost your original Birth Certificate, contact your vital records office.  If you lost your CRBA, follow these instructions on travel.state.gov.  The Embassy cannot replace these documents.

  • Photo Identification: Driver’s License or Photo ID card.
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color, size 2” x 2”, with a white background and full front view.  Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.  Photo service is available at the Consulate.
  • $135.00 U.S. Dollars.  Non-refundable
  • Form of payment:  You can pay at the Consulate, in U.S. dollars or its equivalent in colones.   Also, International credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master Card, American Express).  Personal checks are not accepted.

TO REQUEST or CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation.  After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.

NOTE: The fee for a passport renewal is $110. The applicant must have had a previous 10-year adult passport issued less than 15 years ago to qualify for a renewal.

REQUIRED FORM:

  • DS-82 (Pdf- 91Kb)
  • Please print and fill out the form before your appointment.  If you cannot print the form, it is available at the Embassy.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous U.S. passport (in good condition, not stained or ripped).
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color, size 2” x 2”, with a white background and full front view.  Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.  Photo service is available at the Consulate.
  • 110.00 U.S. Dollars non-refundable
  • Form of payment:  You can pay at the Consulate, in U.S. dollars or its equivalent in colones.   Also, international credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master Card, American Express).  Personal checks are not accepted.

TO REQUEST or CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation. After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.

NOTE:  If you reported the theft of your belongings to the local police please bring a copy of the police report.

  • If you can wait two weeks for your passport, please fill out Form DS-64and refer to the instructions for first-time adult passports.
  • If you have emergency travel to the United States, please call 2519-2000 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except U.S. and local holidays). You must justify your emergency with the Consular Officer.

REQUIRED FORMS:

Please print and fill out both forms before your appointment.  If you cannot print the forms, they are available at the Embassy.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (if you have it): Original or copy of Birth Certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate.  If you lost your original Birth Certificate, contact your vital records office.  If you lost your CRBA, follow these instructions on travel.state.gov.  The Embassy cannot replace these documents.
  • Photo Identification (if you have it): Driver’s License or photo ID card original or photocopy.
  • $135.00 U.S. Dollars.  Non-refundable
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color, size 2” x 2”, with a white background and full front view.  Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.  Photo service is available at the Consulate.
  • Form of payment:  You can pay at the Consulate, in U.S. dollars or its equivalent in colones.   Also, international credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master Card, American Express).  Personal checks are not accepted.

Please Note: If an applicant has a history of two lost and/or stolen passports, he or she will be issued a limited one-year validity passport

TO REQUEST OR CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation. After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.

DEFINITIONS:

Damaged Passport:  Ordinary wear or tear, carelessness, or accidental.

Mutilated Passport:  Intentional alteration of the document.

REQUIRED FORMS:

  • DS-82 (Pdf – 91Kb) – If all the biographical data and photo are NOT damaged.
  • DS-11 (Pdf – 104Kb) – If the passport was mutilated or if the biographical data and/or photo ARE damaged.
  • Please print and fill out the appropriate form before your appointment.  If you cannot print the forms, they are available at the Embassy.

DOCUMENTATION NEEDED:

  • Signed Statement: The statement must satisfactorily explain the circumstances regarding the damage of the passport book.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship: Passport (if readable), Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate, original Consular Report of Birth Abroad, original Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate.  If you lost your original Birth Certificate, contact your vital records office.  If you lost your CRBA, follow these instructions on travel.state.gov.  The Embassy cannot replace these documents.
  • Photo Identification: Driver’s License or Photo ID card.
  • 135.00 U.S. Dollars non-refundable
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color, size 2” x 2”, with a white background and full front view.  Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.  Photo service is available at the Consulate.
  • Form of payment:  You can pay at the Consulate, in U.S. dollars or its equivalent in colones.   Also, international credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master Card, American Express).  Personal checks are not accepted.

TO REQUEST or CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation. After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.



NOTE: For passport purposes, anyone under the age of 16 is considered a minor.  Those over 16 years old must follow the instructions for adult passports.  If this will be your first passport after turning 16, please see the instructions for first time adult passports.

REQUIRED FORM:

  • DS-11 (Pdf – 104Kb)
  • Please print and fill out the form before your appointment.  If you cannot print the form, it is available at the Embassy.

DOCUMENTATION NEEDED:

  • Both parents (or the child’s legal guardian(s)), as well as the child, must be present.
  • Evidence of both parents’ identities: passports, driver’s license, or other photo identification
  • Child’s original U.S. Birth Certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  If you lost your original Birth Certificate, contact your vital records office.  If you lost your CRBA, follow these instructions on travel.state.gov.  The Embassy cannot replace these documents.
  • Previous U.S. passport
  • Age progression photos should be submitted to establish the physical changes during the growth of minor children; these photos should range from the age in which their last passport was issued to their current age.
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color, size 2” x 2”, with a white background and full front view.  Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.  Photo service is available at the Embassy.
  • 105.00 U.S. Dollars non-refundable
  • Form of payment:  You can pay at the Consulate, in U.S. dollars or its equivalent in colones.  Also, international credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master Card, American Express).  Personal checks are not accepted.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • If only one parent is present in Costa Rica, the “Statement of Consent from Absent Parent,” form DS-3053 (Pdf – 53Kb), is required.  Please note that the DS-3053 will not be accepted if notarized in Costa Rica.  Any parent who is in Costa Rica must come to the Embassy to sign the passport application in person.
  • If neither parent is present in Costa Rica, a notarized written authorization in English from both parents is required.

TO REQUEST OR CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation. After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.

NOTE: For passport purposes, anyone under the age of 16 is considered a minor.  Those over 16 must follow the instructions for adult passports.  If this will be your first passport after turning 16, please see the instructions for first time adult passports.

REQUIRED FORMS:

  • DS-11 (Pdf – 104Kb))
  • DS-64 (Pdf – 52Kb)
  • Please print and fill out both forms before your appointment.  If you cannot print the forms, they are available at the Embassy.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Both parents (or the child’s legal guardian(s)), as well as the child, must be present.
  • Evidence of both parents’ identities: passports, driver’s license, or other photo identification.
  • Child’s original U.S. Birth Certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  If you lost your original Birth Certificate, contact your vital records office.  If you lost your CRBA, follow these instructions on travel.state.gov.  The Embassy cannot replace these documents.
  • Other Photo Identification (i.e. photo ID card, other expired passport, Costa Rican ID, etc.)
  • Age progression photos should be submitted to establish the physical changes during the growth of minor children; these photos should range from the age in which their last passport was issued to their current age.
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color, size 2” x 2”, with a white background and full front view.  Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.  Photo service is available at the Consulate.
  • $105.00 U.S. Dollars.  Non-refundable
  • Form of payment:  You can pay at the Consulate, in U.S. dollars or its equivalent in colones.   Also, international credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master Card, American Express).  Personal checks are not accepted.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • If only one parent is present in Costa Rica, the “Statement of Consent from Absent Parent,” form DS-3053 (PDF 51.5 KB), is required.  Please note that the DS-3053 will not be accepted if notarized in Costa Rica.  Any parent who is in Costa Rica must come to the Embassy to sign the passport application in person.
  • If neither parent is present in Costa Rica, a notarized written authorization in English from both parents is required.

TO REQUEST or CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation. After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.

  • To change your name in your valid U.S. passport (if your current passport was issued less than a year ago).
  • To correct a printing error in your valid U.S. passport
  • To replace a limited validity passport, if your passport was issued less than a year ago.

REQUIRED FORM:

  • DS-5504 (Pdf – 91Kb)
  • Please print and fill out the form before your appointment.  If you cannot print the form, it is available at the Embassy.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid US passport
  • One (1) recent photograph, in color size 2″x2″, with a white background and full front view. Photos that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted. Photo service is available at the Consulate.
  • For a data correction: birth certificate or original documents showing your full name.
  • For a name change: Evidence to support the request change, such as original marriage certificate, divorse or court order showing the change of name.
  • There is no FEE when submitting form DS-5504

TO REQUEST or CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE.

The passport will be ready in approximately 10 business days.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: The Consular Officer may require documentation in addition to the items listed above. In this case, the applicant has 90 days to provide the documentation. After the 90-day period, the application will be considered abandoned and the applicant will have to begin the process again.