China Embassy in Costa Rica
Visa Application Form of PRC
Ambassador: Mr. Tang Heng
Address: De la casa de Don Oscar Arias 100 metros sur y 50 metros oeste, Rohrmoser, San josé
Office Hours: 08:30-12:30, 14:30-17:00, Monday-Friday
Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica
Address: Frente a la casa de Don Oscar Arias, Pavas
Office Hours for Application: 09:00-12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Office Hours for Telephone Enquiry:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 14:00-17:00; Tuesday & Friday: 09:00-12:30, 14:00-17:00
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
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.
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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?