Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica

Ambassador: Mr. Tang Heng
Address: De la casa de Don Oscar Arias 100 metros sur y 50 metros oeste, Rohrmoser, San josé
Tel: +00506-22901963
Office hours: 08:30 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:00 from Mon. - Fri.

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica

Address: Frente a la casa de Don Oscar Arias, Pavas
Tel: +00506-22914650 visa application, 08:30 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
+00506-89827147 for consular protection
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, 14:00 - 16:30 on Mondays and Thursdays except holidays

Economic and Commercial Counselor's Office

Address: De la casa de Don Oscar Arias,150 mt este y 80 mts norte, Pavas
Tel: 22917225
Fax: +506-22917227

 Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica also accepts application for visa, Chinese passport from applicants of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua besides Costa Rica. 

Visa Application Fees (Rate: Colon)

Regular Fee 

The embassy in Costa Rica does not accept 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 Citizens of Other Countries
Single Entry for 3 Months 13,000 20,000
Double Entry for 6 Months 20,000 30,000
Multiple Entries for 6 Months 26,000 40,000
Multiple Entries for over 6 Months 40,000 60,000
 Chinese Embassy in Costa Roca temporarily reduces the visa fee by 25% from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31 2024.

Regular Fees for Citizens of the US, Canada, Panama, Argentina, Brazil & Israel

Countries Citizens of Costa Rica
The US 83,300
Canada 33,000
Panama 24,800
Argentina 67,500
Brazil 60,000
Israel 11,300
 Available from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31 2024.

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, 2024. 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 20,000 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, 14:00 - 16:30 on Mondays and Thursdays except holidays

  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 updated on Mar. 15, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Costa Rica
Asked by ZU from SINGAPORE | Mar. 14, 2024 18:53Reply
Costa Rican colleague business trip to China. How long is application process business visa ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joshua | Mar. 15, 2024 02:39

The application process usually takes 4 working days if all the requirements are provided.If you are in a hurry, you can use the express or rush service at an extra cost.
Asked by Yau from USA | Jun. 26, 2021 07:38Reply
Renew China returning card
My card using to return to China has expired and I want to renew it
My return card has expired and I do not want to go back to Hong Kong to complete the renewal procedures, but due to the epidemic, I cannot find a hotel for 14-day quarantine. If I go to Costa Rica, can I apply for an update?
Answers (1)
Answered by Danniel | Jul. 04, 2021 19:15

Why don't you just update it at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the US?
Asked by Elizabeth from GUATEMALA | Dec. 06, 2020 17:45Reply
I need to get a family visa to go back
I need to know which documents to get to go back to China. I have been a resident for 10 years and my daughter is 15 she has a student visa. she needs me to be with her
Answers (1)
Answered by Amy | Dec. 10, 2020 18:36

Dear, you need to get an S visa now, but I'm afraid you can't apply for it if you don't have a PU or
TE invitation letter.
Asked by Noe Herrera from UNITED STATES | Apr. 11, 2020 08:04Reply
from Noe Herrera
I am an owner of a company USA ,Florida State .Can you put me the direct contact with the commercial affairs.I appreciate
Thanks .
Kivo int'l Inc
Noe Herrera.
Answers (1)
Answered by Janet from USA | Apr. 12, 2020 19:57

You can call this number 713-520-1462, extension line 309 or 311
Asked by Robin K from USA | Mar. 17, 2020 12:53Reply
Can a work visa be obtained by an America working in China for many years in Costa Rica?
I am Amwrican and live and work in China. My work permit is valid until May 30 2020. My work Visa expired March 8 2020 when I was in New Yrlork and could not return because of the virus- my office was closed and there were no flights. I submitted my Z visa application in NYC last Friday. Yesterday my passport was returned as the Chin. Consulate closed and no applications were being processed. I have my employer' employment confirmation letter. I was told I could submit it in Hong King so zi am wondering if I can submit my application in Costa Rica for a Z visa?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nathan from USA | Mar. 19, 2020 00:01

You can have a try, but it's not assured that you can certainly get it in Costa Rica.
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