Contact and Office Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Due to ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, preventative measures have been enacted throughout our global network of offices. Consular services remain available to Canadians. Many Government of Canada offices are encouraging clients to limit in-person visits. Canadians in need of assistance should contact the Government of Canada office nearest them by phone or e-mail before visiting in person. You can also contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre.

For information on COVID-19, please visit the Government of Canada's official outbreak page and check our Travel Advice and Advisories. Make sure to register with the Registration of Canadians Abroad to get the latest updates at your destination.

General Contact Information

Street address:
Behind the “Contraloría” in the
Oficentro Ejecutivo La Sabana
Building 5, Third floor
San José, Costa Rica

Mailing address:
Embassy of Canada
PO Box: 351-1007, Centro Colón
San José, Costa Rica

Tel.: (506) 2242-4400
Fax: (506) 2242-4410
Email: 
sjcra@international.gc.ca

Hours of operation:
Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
12:40 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Services for Canadians

Canadian Citizen Services Appointments

The Embassy of Canada to Costa Rica in San Jose provides services for Canadian Citizens (passport, citizenship and notarial services) on an appointment-only basis.

Book your appointment online

Consular section - Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Email: sjcraconsular@international.gc.ca

The Consular Section provides assistance to Canadians who are in difficulties and also offers services linked to passports, Canadian citizenship and legalization of documents.  More detailed information on consular services offered can be found at www.travel.gc.ca/assistance/emergency-info/consular

Notary services (authentication of signatures – general, power of attorney, travel authorization for minors and others) by appointment only.

In case of an emergency abroad, contact the Consular Services

Toll free from land line: 0 800 015 1161
Collect calls, dial operator 1024 and 613 996 8885

E-mail: SOS@international.gc.ca
Website: www.travel.gc.ca

The Consular Section does not provide information about immigration or visas to Canada.  Please visit www.cic.gc.ca

Contact information is also available for the following office:

Statutory Holidays

Our offices are closed on the following days:

2020
Date 
Holiday Costa RicaHondurasNicaragua
Wednesday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, February 17 Family Day x
Thursday, April 9 Holy Thursday
Friday, April 10 Holy Friday
Friday, May 1 Labour Day x x
Monday, May 18 Victoria Day x
Monday, July 6 In lieu of Canada National Day
Monday, August 3 Civic Holiday x x
Monday, August 10 Treida de Santo Domingo x x
Monday, August 17 In lieu of Mother's Day x x
Tuesday, September 15 Independence Day
Monday, October 12 Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 8 Immaculate Conception x x
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day
Monday, December 26 Boxing Day