Contact and Office Information

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

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

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


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.


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

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


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

Contact information is also available for the following office:

Statutory Holidays

Our offices are closed on the following days:

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