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
Tel: +00506-22916838 
Fax:+00506-22204029
P.O.Box: 1518-1200
Email: protocolo.embchinacr@gmail.com
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
Tel: +00506-22914650 
Fax: +00506-22914654
Email: consulate_cri@mfa.gov.cn
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
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 Jan. 13, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Costa Rica
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
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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
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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
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You can have a try, but it's not assured that you can certainly get it in Costa Rica.
Asked by LBROWN19 | Oct. 16, 2019 13:50Reply
I am applying for a tourist visa, do I need an invitation from a Chinese Citizen?
I am an Australian citizen working in Costa Rica. I have previously lived and worked in China. I want to visit several friends in China for a 2 week stay in December from the 17th. I will spend my time between Xiamen and Ningbo. For the tourist visa application, do I need an invitation letter from a Chinese citizen? Are hotel bookings sufficient? What other options do I have?

Lloyd Brown
Answers (2)
Answered by Mark from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 16, 2019 23:05
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If you can provide round-trip tickets and hotel bookings for this trip, you don't need the invitation letter.
Answered by LBROWN19 | Oct. 17, 2019 09:00
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Thank you so much!
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
00Reply


Hi, it is possible for you to apply in Costa Rica.
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