Useful Telephone Numbers

Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS Central Office)

Address: San Jose; Avenida Segunda between Calles 5 and 7

Phone Number: 2539-0000

Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday 

 

Direccion General (Division of Immigration)

Address: La Uruca, San Jose; next to the Direccion General de Aviacion Civil

Phone Number: 2299-8026 or 900-12345678

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; closed the last Friday of the month. Walk-ins not permitted after 12:00 noon.

 

Migracion (Immigration)

Address: La Uruca, San Jose; next to the Direccion General de Aviacion Civil

Phone Number: 2299-8026 or 900-12345678

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; closed the last Friday of the month. Walk-ins not permitted after 12:00 noon.

 

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs; nicknamed the Casa Amarilla or Yellow House)

Address: San Jose; between Avenidas 7 and 9 and Calles 11 and 13

Phone Number: 2223-7555

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday

 

Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (Ministry of Public Security)

Address: Desamparados, San Jose; Barrio Naciones Unidas, in front of the mall Centro Comercial del Sur

Phone Number: 2227-1383

Schedule: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

 

Registro Civil (Office of Vital Statistics)

Address: San Jose, Calle 15 between Avenidas 1 and 3; in the same building as the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones

Phone Number: 2287-5555

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

 

United States Embassy

Address: At the intersection of Avenida Central and Calle 120 in the Pavas Section of San Jose, Costa Rica

Phone Number: 2519-2000

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

 

Canadian Embassy

Address: Sabana Sur, behind the Contraloria in the Oficentro Executive complex. Building 5

Phone Number: 2242-4400

Schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday