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Application for a new Passport

How can I apply for a new digital passport?

The application for a new digital Passport can only be filed with the General Consulate in Berlin. The application process cannot be handled by the Honorary Consulates.

In order to initiate your application process, please send the following information via e-mail to: CLOAKING  

 1.Request letter in Spanish, indicating an email address or phone number for further notifications. The letter must also contain:

1. If the passport will be withdrawn at the Embassy in Berlin.

2. If the passport will be withdrawn at an Honorary Consulate. If this is the case, please enclose 1 set of stamps worth 3,25€ each, to cover the cost of mailing the passport to the chosen Consulate.

2. Indicate a preferred date for the interview. The interview must take  place within opening hours to the public, which are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The indicated date must be confirmed and is subject to the fulfillment of the requirements and availability.

3.Copy of both sides of the valid Costa Rican identification card (cédula de identidad). The identification card must be valid in order to process your application for a new passport.

4. Photocopy of the first page of the prior passport.

5. The payment of $134 for the passport needs to be transferred upon conformation of the interview. The payment slip needs to be brought PRINTED OUT to the interview.

6. In the CASE OF MINORS, both parents must present their valid identification cards, as well as a Costa Rican birth certificate, with no more than 6 months of issuance. Additionally, a photo, complying exactly with the following specifications must be attached to the application:

a. Background: Light Grey

b. The shoulders must be in the lower corners of the photo

c. Exact measurements: 4,5 cm (h) x 4 cm (w)


Application Process:

Once the documents have been revised, an appointment will be given for the application for a digital Passport. This step of the application process must be personal in the Embassy, where personal data will be filed, and fingerprints and a digital photo will be taken. The applicant must present a valid identification card on the day of the interview, as well as his/her valid passport. Additionally, the payment slip must be brought to the interview.


134 $ in EUROS (please refer to the current exchange rate in the month in which issuing the payment). Please ONLY ISSUE THE PAYMENT once the appointment for the interview has been CONFIRMED. Please transfer the fee to the bank account of the Consulate:

Bank details of the Consulate of Costa Rica in Berlin:

    • Bank: Deutsche Bank
    • Name: Botschaft von Costa Rica - Arancel Consular
    • IBAN: DE57 1007 0000 0233 9992 00





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