Monday 21 June 2021

Impact of Funding Debate in Washington on Embassy Operations in Costa Rica

Press Release – US Embassy, San José – A shutdown of the U.S. federal government due to a lapse in funding will not immediately impact operations at the United States Embassy in Costa Rica.

The Embassy will be open for business on Tuesday, October 1st and continue to operate until further notice.

This includes both passport and visa services.  Those with pending business with the Federal Benefits Office should check their section of the Embassy website ( for more detailed information on the services they will provide.

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Impacto del cese de operaciones del gobierno federal en el funcionamiento de la embajada

Ante un eventual cierre del gobierno federal debido a un intervalo en el financiamiento, les informamos que este cierre NO impactará de manera inmediata las operaciones de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en Costa Rica.

La sede diplomática abrirá en su horario normal este martes 1 de octubre y continuará así hasta nuevo aviso. Esto incluye los servicios visas y pasaporte para ciudadanos estadounidenses.

Todas aquellas personas que tengan trámites pendientes con la Oficina de Beneficios Federales (FBU, por sus siglas en inglés) deben visitar la página electrónica de la embajada para obtener información detallada sobre los servicios que ellos ofrecerán (

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