Apply for an Expedited Visa Appointment

Expedited visa appointments are available* for travelers with the following urgent travel
needs:

  • Medical Need
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Events
  • Business Travel
  • Air/Sea Crew
  • Students or exchange visitors

No expedited appointments are available for tourism travel.

Only Costa Rican citizens and residents may apply for an expedited appointment.
For instructions on how to apply for an expedited appointment, please visit:
https://www.ustraveldocs.com/cr/cr-niv-expeditedappointment.asp.

* Only a limited number of expedited appointments are available. Availability of an
expedited appointment ahead of your travel dates is not guaranteed, and applicants
with life-or-death emergencies are prioritized.