China Embassy in Costa Rica

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Song Yanbin
Address: De la casa de Don Oscar Arias 100 metros sur y 50 metros oeste, Rohrmoser, San josé
Tel: +00506-22914811  
P.O.Box: 1518-1200
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 14:30-17:00, Monday-Friday

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica

Address: De la casa de Don Oscar Arias 100 metros sur y 50 metros oeste, Rohrmoser, San josé
Tel: +00506-22914650 
Fax: +00506-22914654
Office Hours for Application: 09:00-12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Office Hours for Telephone Enquiry: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, Monday-Friday 

Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office

Address: De la casa de Oscar Arias, 200 metros norte y 50 metros este, Rohmorser, San Jose
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 1201-1007, San Jose
Tel: +506-22917231, 22917225
Fax: +506-22917227

Important Notice

From June 1, 2009, Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica also accepts application for visa, Chinese passport, authentication & notarization from applicants of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua besides Costa Rica. 

Fees (Rate: Colon)

Regular Fee per Person

Since Septmber 1, 2010, the embassy in Costa Rica has not accepted cash as means of payment. Applicants should take Deposit Slip to go to BANCO DE COSTA RICA to make payment, then take deposit receipt and pick-up receipt for collection.

Entry & Validity Citizens of Costa Rica American Citizens Citizens of Other Countries
Single Entry for 3 Months 13,000 84,000 20,000
Double Entry for 6 Months 20,000 84,000 30,000
Multiple Entries for 6 Months 26,000 84,000 40,000
Multiple Entries for 1 Year or 2 Year 40,000 84,000 60,000

Rush Service Fee and Express Service Fee

Rush Service 1 working day processing 20,000
Express Service 2-3 working days processing 12,000

 Related Chinese Embassies in North America: Cuba, Dominica, Grenada

Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Mr. Leon(Guatemala)
I would like to travel to Beijing for one week from 22 to 28 November, 2009. I can't come to Costa Rica from Guatemala (my passport is Guatemala) until the week before my flight to Beijing. Is it possible to get a tourist visa in one day if I come in early, if not how many days will it take? What hours are the embassy open? Thank you,

 Answered by Mr. Victor
Yes, you can get a tourist visa in one day if you submit application before 11:00 a.m. and pay extra 16,000 Costa Rican Colon for one working day service. It usually takes 4 working days for processing. The office hours for visa application is 09:00-12:00 on Monday, Wendesday, Friday. 

  Asked by Mr. Jacob(United States)
Help!! My wife and I live in Costa Rica, for the last four years. But, we have not obtained residency here, as I am waiting for my social security to start so I can meet the income requirements for residency. We wish to visit China for about a two week stay. The Chinese Embassy there will not accept our Visa-L applications without a letter from immigration, which we are not able to obtain at this time. We have owned our home here, for the last four years. The lady at the Chinese Embassy asked if we owned a home but, said "offical" letter from immigration was necessary.
Is there any other document besides the "offical" immigration letter that would enable us to obtain our Chines Tourist Visas? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

 Answered by Mr. JOHNNASH(United States)
Mr. Jacob, the embassy there only issue visa to other nationals who reside or work there, the Work permit or residence permit is required to show for other nationals, I know that you own the home here, however, the official letter from immigration is necessary for your application. As I know, no other documents from the immigration of Costa Rica will be required.

- Last modified on Feb. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Costa Rica
Asked by Ross from SWITZERLAND | May. 13, 2019 08:21Reply
Swiss Citizen in Costa Rica
Hi there,

I am a Swiss Citizen in Guatemala, I have to travel to Shanghai on the 1st of July.
Is it possible for me to travel and obtain my visa in Costa Rica instead of flying home or to HK?

Thank you!
Answers (1)
Answered by Jerry from SWITZERLAND | May. 13, 2019 23:01

Hi, it is possible for you to apply in Costa Rica.
Asked by Ivan Navarro from UNITED STATES | Feb. 27, 2019 21:34Reply
Does an El Salvador national require visa to transit through Beijing for less than 4 hours?
I am an El Salvador national, residing in El Salvador. I will be attending a conference in Macau, in April; my flight will transit (4 hours) through Beijing on my way to Hong Kong, both inbound and outbound. Do I require entry permit to transit through Beijing?
Answers (1)
Answered by Alison from SAN MARINO | Feb. 27, 2019 22:40

If it's transit in Beijing, you are qualified for the 24h twov in both ways. No need to apply for visa.
Asked by Brian from COSTA RICA | Jan. 11, 2019 07:31Reply
Question about fees
I am planning a trip to China in April. I am a legal resident of Costa Rica, but a US citizen travelling on a US passport (my Costa Rica citizenship is pending). Do I pay the CR fee or the US fee for my visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ferguson from UKRAINE | Jan. 13, 2019 18:48

You may need to pay USD 30 for that.
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