The U.S. Embassy in San José requires all visitors to the embassy to bring and wear face coverings, this includes U.S. citizens.
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Published Friday, October 2, 2020


The U.S. Embassy reopen
services for U.S. Citizens



By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The U.S. Embassy, located in Pavas District, San José Province, announced the reopening of its American Citizen Services Division with a limited number of appointments for routine services.

According to the embassy, the services available now include: accepting applications and renewals for full validity U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notary services, and applications for social security numbers.

Related to the next available appointments for passports, CRBA, and notary services, U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Embassy website.

Regarding the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) services, U.S. citizens can schedule an appointment to apply for a social security number by emailing FBU.CostaRica@ssa.gov

"The Embassy will continue to accommodate emergency passport appointments for persons with confirmed travel on a pre-approval basis," they said in its statement. "The Embassy also continues to offer emergency services for U.S. citizens in emergency situations, including victims of crime or those facing destitution."

In case of any additional questions or need an emergency appointment, U.S. citizens should email at ACSSANJOSE@state.gov

The U.S. Embassy in San José requires all visitors to the embassy to bring and wear face coverings, this includes U.S. citizens. Visitors must maintain coverings over their mouth and nose during their visit.

But, for security and identification purposes the Embassy staff may request visitors to momentarily remove face coverings. This guidance includes all visitors over two years of age.

Visitors are also requested to follow instructions for distancing and other health measures during their visit. People arriving without face coverings or who do not follow health protocols may be asked to reschedule their appointments, the embassy said in its statement.



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