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How to renew your temporary residency in Costa Rica

by rpetersen

In order to renew your temporary residency status in Costa Rica you will need to follow these steps. 

Gather the required documentation for your appointment

You will need to show up with your current residency card along with proof that you are up to date with all the payments to the Costa Rican health care system (CCSS).  Also, you must bring your passport with you to the appointment.

Pay the renewal fee

The applicant must pay to the account of the department of Immigration (Banco de Costa Rica account number 242480-0) When you ask for your appointment to renew verify with the call center what the current amount for renewal is so that you get the correct amount at the time of your appointment.  If you make your renewal appointment with Banco de Costa Rica directly then you can pay the renewal fee at the bank on the same date as your appointment.

Make the appointment

To renew your residency card you can do so at the Department of Immigration or at selected branches of BANCO DE COSTA RICA which is authorized to process renewal cards.  To contact the Banco de Costa Rica call center you can all any of the following number 800-227-2482.  If you want to renew at the Department of Immigration then call their call center at 1311.

For more information on renewal process visit the website of Banco de Costa Rica here:

Banco de Costa Rica Renewal Process

Department of Immigration Residency renewal page. 

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