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Embassy of Canada to Costa Rica, in San José

We provide services to Canadians visiting and living in Costa Rica.

We also provide services to Canadians in:

Honduras, Nicaragua

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

Services and information

Adoption and surrogacy

Process to adopt a child internationally and bring them back to Canada.

Birth abroad

Register a child's birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Steps to become a Canadian citizen. Get proof of citizenship.

Criminal record checks

How to get a criminal record check abroad, if required.

Death abroad

Steps to follow when a loved one dies abroad.

Marriage abroad

Requirements, documents and processes for getting married abroad.

Notarial services

Have your documents certified and authenticated.

Passport services

Apply for a passport and what to do if your passport is lost, stolen or damaged.

Pensions and retirement

Information on pensions and retiring outside of Canada.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Country specific information on same-sex marriage.

Studying abroad

Information on education or research opportunities in foreign countries.

Visa and immigration services

Apply to immigrate. Get a visa to study, work or visit Canada.

Voting abroad

Voting process for Canadians who live abroad.

Office information

Address

La Sabana Executive Business Centre, Building No. 5, 3rd Floor, behind the Contraloría General de la República, San José, Costa Rica

Office closures

Date Holiday
2022-01-03 New Year’s Day (in lieu)
2022-02-21 Family day
2022-04-14 Holy Thursday
2022-04-15 Good Friday
2022-05-23 Victoria Day
2022-07-04 Canada Day
2022-08-15 Mother’s Day
2022-09-19 Independence Day (in lieu)
2022-09-30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
2022-10-10 Thanksgiving Day
2022-12-26 Christmas Day (in lieu)
2022-12-27 Boxing Day (in lieu)
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