Costa Rican – US Embassies

Costa Rican Consulates and Embassies Abroad

Costa Rican consulates provide information about visas, work permits,
marriage and residency. They can issue tourist visas, authenticate documents
and assist Costa Rican citizens living abroad.

Anyone seeking permanent residency in Costa Rica needs to have certain
documents notarized by a Costa Rican consulate or embassy in their country
of origin. Documents that must be notarized are a birth certificate, police
certificate (stating you have no criminal record) and proof of income statement.
All this paperwork should be taken care of before coming to Costa Rica.

If you apply for permanent residency in Costa Rica, it may take months
to get notarized documents from your home country, if it’s possible at
all. If worse comes to worst, you may have to make a trip home to take
care of these matters. While you are waiting for papers from abroad, other
documents may expire and you will have to start all over again. Bureaucracy
is slow enough as it is in Costa Rica, and it is foolish to delay this process
any more than necessary.

Each Costa Rican consulate has its own business hours and its area of
coverage (jurisdiction) based on the origin of the document. Please locate
your nearest consulate for personal attention. If there is no consulate in your
state, locate the state or city nearest your residence in the list below.

Consulates in the United States:

Atlanta: 1870 The Exchange Southeast N.W., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA,
30339. Tel: (770) 951-7025 Fax: (770)-951-7073 E-mail: consulate_ga@
costarica-embassy.org.
Boston: 175 McClennan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128. Tel: (617)
561-2444, Fax: (617) 561-2461. E-mail: consulate_bos@costaricaembassy.
org.
Chicago: (includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota,
Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana and Wisconsin): 203
North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1312, Chicago, IL 60601. Tel: (312) 263-
2772 Fax: (312) 263-5807 E-mail: crcchi@aol.com.
Dallas (Area of coverage: Dallas): 7777 Forrest Ln., Suite C-204, Dallas,
TX 75231. Tel: (972) 566-7020 or (972) 566-2871, Fax: (972) 566-7943.
Red Tape 355
Denver: 3356 South Xenia Street, Denver, CO 80231-4542. Tel: (303)
696-8211, Fax: (303) 696-1110, E-mail: crconsul@hypermall.net
Houston: (includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma
and Texas): 3000 Wilcrest, Suite 112, Houston, TX 77042. Tel: (713)
266-0484, Fax: (713) 266-1527 E-mail: consulatecr@juno.com or
consulatecr@sbcglobal.net.
Los Angeles: (includes Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah
and Hawaii): 1605 West Olympic., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90015,
Tel: (213) 380-6031 Fax: (213) 380-5639. E-mail: costaricaconsulatela@
hotmail.com.
Miami (area of coverage: Florida): Consulate General, 1101 Brickell
Ave., Suite 704-S, Miami, FL 33131, Tel: (305) 871-7487, 871-7485,
Fax: (305) 871-0860. After hours emergency phone line: (305) 331-
0636 E-mail: consulate_fla@costarica-embassy.org or consulate_mia@
costarica-embassy.org.
New Orleans: (Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Tennessee ): World Trade Center Bldg., 2 Canal St.,
Suite 2334, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tel: (504) 581-6800 Fax: (504)
581-6850. After hours emergency phone line: (504) 256-2027 E-mail:
consulno@aol.com.
New York (includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New England,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
and Vermont):
80 Wall Street, Suite 718, New York, NY 10005. Tel:
(212) 623-6310 or (212) 509-3066, Fax: 212 509-3068. After hours
emergency phone line: (908) 623-6310. E-mail: consulnewyork@hotmail.
com or costaricaconsul@yahoo.com.
Phoenix (area of coverage Arizona): 7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.,Suite
200, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85258. Tel: (480) 951-2264 Fax: (480) 991-
6606, E-mail: burkeap@aol.com.
Puerto Rico Avenida Ponce de Leon, Edificio 1510, Oficina P1, Esquina
Calle Pelaval, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00909. Tel: (787) 723-6227 Fax:
(787) 723-6226. After hours emergency phone line: (787) 627-3220
E-mail: consuladopr@yunque.net.
San Antonio: Continental Building , 6836 San Pedro, Suite 116, San
Antonio, TX 78216 Tel: (210) 824-8474 Fax: (210) 824-8489 After
Hours
Puerto Rico Avenida Ponce de Leon, Edificio 1510, Oficina P1, Esquina
Calle Pelaval, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00909. Tel: (787) 723-6227 Fax:
(787) 723-6226. After hours emergency phone line: (787) 627-3220
E-mail: consuladopr@yunque.net.
San Antonio Continental Building, 6836 San Pedro, Suite 116, San
Antonio, TX 78216. Tel: (210) 824-8474, Fax: (210) 824-8489. After
hours emergency phone Line: (210) 386-6839 E-mail: mrojasconssulsa@
msn.com.
San Francisco (includes, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Northern California,
Oregon, Washington and Wyoming):
P.O. Box 7643, Freemont, Ca
94536. Tel: (510) 790-0785, Fax: (510) 792-5249. After hours emergency
phone line: (800) 790-8561 E-mail: consulsfo@hotmail.com.
St. Paul (area of coverage Minnesota): 2424 Territorial Road, St. Paul,
MN 55114. Tel: (651) 645-4103 or (651) 293-1816,Fax: (651) 645-
4684, E-mail: cr-consulate@2424group.com.
Tampa 2204 Barker Road, Tampa, FL 33605. Tel: (813) 248-6741,
Fax: 813) 248-6857 E-mail: crica@integracom.net.
Washington (includes all U.S. states, District of Columbia, Dela ware,
Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, North Carolina and South
Carolina):
2114 “S” Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. Tel: (202)
328-6626 Fax: (202) 265-4795. After Hours emergency phone line:
(202) 215-4178, E-mail: consulate@costarica-embassy.org. Web: www.
costarica-embassy.org.

Costa Rican Consulates Abroad:
England Canada
14 Lancaster Gate 135 York St., Suite 208
London, England Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T4
K2P 1B7 Tel: (613) 562-0842
Tel: 071-723-1772 Fax: (613) 562-22855
E-mail: rolomadrigal@
hotmail.com

Canada Canada
614 Centre A. Street N.W. 164 Avenue Road
Calgary, Alberta Toronto, Ontario M5R 2H9
Tel: (416) 961-6773
Canada Canada
145 Chadwik Court 1425 René Levexque-West
Suite 320 Suite 602
North Vancouver, BC Montreal, H3G 1T7
V6C 1H2 Tel: (514) 393-1057
Tel: (604) 983-2152 Fax: (514) 393-1624
Fax: (604) 983-2178
E-mail: consulado@sprint.ca

* To obtain a complete list of embassies and consulates visit the
Costa Rican Foreign Ministry website at www.rree.go.cr or see
www.embassiesabroad.com

Embassies and Consulates in Costa Rica
If you are planning to travel and explore Latin America and other parts of
the world, when you are settled in Costa Rica, you will need the addresses
of the embassies and consulates listed below in order to get visas and other
necessary travel documents.

Most embassies and consulates are located in downtown San José. The
rest are found in upscale neighborhoods such as Rohrmoser, Los Yoses and
San Pedro, about 10 minutes from the center of the city. Before visiting any
of the consulates or embassies below, I suggest you find out their hours.

Argentina — Curridabat………………………………………………2234-6520
Austria — San José……………………………………………………..2255-0767
Barbados — Trejos Montealegre……………………………………2289-9918
Belgium — Los Yoses………………………………………………….2225-6255
Belize — Guadalupe……………………………………………………2253-9626
Bolivia — Sabana Sur………………………………………………….2290-8844
Brazil — Paseo Colón…………………………………………………8383-1904
Canada — Sabana Sur…………………………………………………2242-4400
Chile — Los Yoses………………………………………………………2224-1547
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China — San Pedro…………………………………………………….2224-8180
Colombia — Barro Dent……………………………………………..2283-6871
Cuba — Sabana Norte………………………………………………..2291-1604
Czech — Rohrmoser…………………………………………………..2232-1471
Denmark — Rohrmoser………………………………………………2220-0242
Dutch — Sabana Oeste……………………………………………….2296-1490
Ecuador— Rohrmoser…………………………………………………2232-1503
El Salvador — San José………………………………………………..2257-7855
Finland — Barrio Amón………………………………………………2222-6555
France — Curridabat…………………………………………………..2234-4167
Germany — Sabana Norte……………………………………………2290-9091
Great Britain — Paseo Colón……………………………………….2258-2025
Guatemala —Sabana Sur……………………………………………. 2220-1297
Honduras — Boulevard Rohrmoser……………………………… 2231-1642
India………………………………………………………………………..2220-3810
Italy — Los Yoses ………………………………………………………2234-2326
Israel — Centro Colón………………………………………………..2221-6011
Jamaica – Curridabat……………………………………………………2253-5604
Japan — Sabana Norte………………………………………………..2232-1255
Malta — Rohrmoser……………………………………………………2290-3738
Mexico — San José…………………………………………………….2257-0633
Nicaragua — Barrio California………………………………………2257-9006
Panama — San Pedro………………………………………………….2280-1570
Peru – Curridabat………………………………………………………2225-9145
Philippine — Curridabat………………………………………………2225-4122
Poland — San José……………………………………………………..2234-6024
Portugal — Barrio Mexico…………………………………………..2221-4202
Puerto Rico — Ave. 2, Calle 11-13……………………………….2257-1769
Russian — Lomas de Ayarco………………………………………..2256-9181
Spain — Barrio Escalante……………………………………………..2222-1933
Sweden — La Uruca…………………………………………………..2232-8549
Switzerland — Centro Colón ………………………………………2221-4829
Taiwan — Barrio Escalante, Guadalupe………………………….2224-8180
United States of America, Pavas……………………. 2220-3050, 519-2000
Uruguay…………………………………………………………………..2234-9909
Venezuela — Los Yoses……………………………………………….2225-8810
* Check the phone book or information for more consulate and telephone
numbers or see www.rree.go.cr

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