Costa Rica


Consular fees for procedures only at the Consulate in Ottawa

Costa Rican Citizens
Legalization Of Documents
Youth Mobility Between Costa Rica and Canada
Temporary and Permanent Residences
Payment Method
The deposit of the Consular fees has to be done in US dollars with a teller at any branch of the Bank of Montreal in the account number N°0005-4608-520 under the name of “Embassy of Costa Rica, Consular Services”

Cash or credit card payments in the Consulate as well as cheques or money orders are not accepted.

If paying by wire transfer an additional amount of $US14,00 must be deposited due to bank charges.

Additional information for wire transfers:

Bank name: Bank of Montreal

Institution number: 001

Transit number: 00056

Branch: Capital Centre

Branch Address: 269 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J9

Branch phone number: 613-564-6424

Name under the bank account: Embassy of Costa Rica, Consular Services

Account number: 0005-4608-520

Swift Code: BOFMCAM2

Find a summary of main consular fees:
Consular Services
Consular Fee
Legalization of signatures registered at the consulate US$ 40.00
Legalization of diplomas and transcripts of Costa Rican citizens.
  • US$10.00. Proof of Costa Rican citizenship presenting ID, valid Passport, or birth certificate no more than one year of issuance.
  • FREE OF CHARGE. Costa Rican students with scholarship must present a proof of that condition.
Legalization of diplomas and transcripts of foreign students. US$15.00
Legalization of birth certificates, marriage or death of Costa Rican citizens, with the purpose of registration at Civil Registry of Costa Rica. FREE OF CHARGE
Authentication of power of attorney for the registration of a trade mark or patent. US$80.00
Driver´s license certificate US$40
Passports US$110 (includes the cost of US$52 for courier shipping from Costa Rica)
Temporary travel document US$32
Tourist consular visa US$32

Here you can access the latest Consular Fee Decree. (Decreto No 35757-RE del 4 de enero de 2010)