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DIMEX issuing massive campaign launched



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Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff




Correos de Costa Rica, the state-owned firm in charge of mail delivery and shipping, will carry out a massive DIMEX campaign to issue ID cards to residents.


DIMEX is the government-issued ID card that Costa Rica has for their foreign-born residents. It's an Immigration Identity Document for Foreigners.


Authorities plan to meet the needs of 1,000 people during the major campaign, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Correos facility in downtown San Josť.


People eligible to renew their DIMEX must first make an appointment by dialing 1311 or registering on the Correos website.


Interested individuals must also meet the following requirements:


1- Arrive at your appointment with your ID in good condition.


2- Present an original printed document issued by the General Directorate of Migration proving resident status approval.





3- Show a printed document proving that you have Social Security and that your monthly payments are current.


4- Show proof of payment issued by Banco De Costa Rica for the DIMEX application process. The operation will cost $250.


5- Show proof of payment for the DIMEX issuance fee of $75 issued by Correos. This second payment must likewise be made at the Costa Rican Bank.


6- Pay a fee of roughly $15 at the Post Office for the administrative fees of DIMEX issuing.


More information about these requirements can be reached by calling the Correos hotline 2257-8888, Spanish only.


According to authorities, the goal of this initiative is to cut wait times and give persons who need to complete their immigration documents quickly the opportunity to do so.



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