Contact and Office Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

We are limiting in-person visits. Consular services remain available to Canadians. If you need help, please contact us before visiting.

For information on COVID-19, visit the Government of Canada's official outbreak page and check our Travel Advice and Advisories.

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:

MonthDay #Day nameHoliday

January

1

Friday

New Year's Day

February

15

Monday

Family Day

April

1

Thursday

Holy Thursday

April

2

Friday

Good Friday

May

24

Monday

Victoria Day

July

5

Monday

Canada Day (In lieu)

August

16

Monday

Mother's Day (In lieu)

September

13

Monday

Independence Day (in lieu)

September

30

Thursday

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

October

11

Monday

Thanksgiving

December

27

Monday

Christmas Day (In lieu)

December

28

Tuesday

Boxing Day (In lieu)