American Embassy Announces Consular Outreach in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, November 2

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The Consular Section at U.S. Embassy San Jose announced a Consular Outreach event in Tamarindo that will take place next Thursday, November 2. The notice sent today states:
“Embassy staff will be available to accept adult passport renewals, perform notarial services, and take your inquiries on federal benefits and voting.

ACS Chief Ben Peracchio and representatives of the Consulate staff will be on hand to hear your inquiries at a town hall starting at 4:00.

WHEN: Thursday, November 2
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Passport Renewals, Federal Benefits Inquiries, Voting Assistance, and Notarials
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: U.S. Citizen Town Hall
WHERE: Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort, “Rancho” Salon de Conferencias, Tamarindo
RSVP: For passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, please write to [email protected] No RSVP necessary for the town hall.

· Adult Passport Renewals: 66,000 colones. To be eligible, you must present a 10-year passport that is valid or expired less than 5 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.

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

Please ensure that you 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 can save your invoice in PDF format for printing.

Upon receipt of your invoice, please forward it to [email protected] to ensure we flag your passport for courier return.

· Notary Services: 30,000 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.

All payments must be in cash. Exact change is greatly appreciated. Sorry, we can’t take dollars.

To learn more about U.S. Embassy San Jose’s American Citizen Services, go to You can contact us at [email protected]

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