Embajada de Costa Rica

REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE CELEBRATED OUTSIDE OF COSTA RICA

Requirements:

  1. Request letter in Spanish, signed by at least one spouse. The letter must indicate an email or phone number for notifications.
  2. Certificate of Declaration of Civil Marriage, properly filled out.
  3. Original and copy of the German international marriage certificate, apostilled and less than 6 months old.
  4. Copy of both sides of the valid identification card (cédula de identidad) of the Costa Rican spouse. Copy of the information page of the foreign spouse´s valid passport.
  5. German postal stamps. Please consult the consulate about the exact amount of stamps required.

Procedure:

If the documents are complete and correct, they will be sent by certified mail to the Civil Registry in San José.

Time for registration in Costa Rica:

  • Sent by certified mail: 2 months.
  • To speed up the process, you can hire a courier service.

Cost: Free of charge

Legal Basis:

- Organic law 3504 of the Electoral Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones)  and Article 55 of the Civil Registry (Registro Civil).


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