Embajada de Costa Rica

REGISTRATION OF A COSTA RICAN BORN ABROAD, OLDER THAN 18 YEARS

Requirements:

  1. Cover letter indicating an email or phone number for notifications.
  2. Filled out copy of the birth certificate form.
  3. Original and copy of the German international  birth certificate. The document must be apostilled.
  4. Copy of the personal information page of the valid German passport.
  5. German postal stamps. Please consult the consulate about the exact amount of stamps required.

Procedure:

If the documents are complete and correct, an appointment at the Embassy or Honorary Consulate will be assinged to fill out the original birth certificate form. The original German passport must be brought to the appointment.

Important:

If you register yourself after your 25th birthday you won´t receive the Costa Rican nationality, unless you open a naturalization process at the Civil Registry (Registro Civil) in Costa Rica.

Time for registration in Costa Rica:

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

Cost: Free of charge

Legal Basis:

- Constitution of Costa Rica, Article 13.

- Organic law 3504 of the Electoral Supreme Court (Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones) and Article 48 of the Civil Register (Registro Civil). 

Registration of a Costa Rican born abroad, older than 18 years


Requirements:

  1. Request letter in Spanish indicating email or phone number for notifications.
  2. Filled out copy of the application form. 6.3.1.1.d

3.  Original and copy of the German birth certificate, issued within the last 2 months. The document must be apostilled. 5

  1. Copy of the information page of the valid German passport.
  2. 6 Euros in German stamps to cover costs of mailing of documents to Costa Rica.


Procedure:

If the documents are complete and correct, an appointment at the Embassy or Honorary Consulate will be assinged to fill out the original application form.6.3.1.1. The original German passport must be brought to the appointment.


Important:

If you register yourself after your 25th birthday you won´t receive the Costa Rican nationality, unless you open a naturalization process at the Civil Registry in Costa Rica.

 

Time for registration in Costa Rica:

 

a) Sent by certified mail: 2 months.

b) To speed up the process, you can pay a courier shipment. 4

 

Cost: FREE

 

Legal Basis:

 

- Constitución Política, Article 13.

Ley 3504 Orgánica del Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y del Registro Civil, Article 48.

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