U.S. Embassy Announces Three Upcoming Outreach Events for American Expats

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The U.S. Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce three upcoming outreach events – two in La Fortuna and one in San Ramon. Our Consular staff will be on hand to provide routine services and answer any questions.

To RSVP for passport renewals, notary services, and federal benefits inquiries, please indicate your preference by writing to [email protected] Any applicable fees must be paid in cash. No checks or dollars, please.

La Fortuna:
Session #1
When: Thursday, January 25
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Passport Renewals, Federal Benefits Inquiries, Voting Assistance, and Notarials
WHERE: Tilijari Hotel, Resort and Conference Center, Comunidad ubicada a 25 km al norte de Ciudad Quesada o la misma distancia del Volcán Arenal en dirección al noroeste.

Session #2
When: Thursday, January 25
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Town Hall Meeting, Passport Renewals, Voting Assistance, and Notarials
Where:La Choza de Laurel Restaurant 142, La Fortuna

San Ramon:
WHEN: Friday, January 26
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Passport Renewals, Federal Benefits Inquiries, Voting Assistance, and Notarials
10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m: Meet and Greet with Ambassador Sharon Day (Please RSVP at [email protected])
Where: Universidad de Costa Rica Sede De Occidente

Adult Passport Renewals: 66,000 colones (approximately US$117.00). 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 service. https://www.correos.go.cr/webservicios/US_services/

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 (approx. US$53.00) 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.

To learn more about U.S. Embassy San Jose’s American Citizen Services, go to https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/. You can contact us at [email protected]

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