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Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


People in the country under the status of extended tourist visa, refugee, permanent resident or temporary resident, should validate their foreign license at the Road Safety Council, known as Cosevi.

 

According to Cosevi, the homologation process, which is a certification of foreign driving licenses, has extended to more rural branches in June, due to an increase in requests by foreigners.


This certification is the same as having a driver's license issued in Costa Rica. Authorities clarify that foreign drivers will be attended at any of the country branches only after requesting an appointment on the Cosevi website.


The renewal can also be requested by calling 9000-626-356. However, this 10-digit phone number may be saturated by incoming calls, so people can request more information by calling Cosevi's headquarter line 2227-5158.



The locations and schedules to request the certification are:


  • Liberia Canton, Guanacaste Province, the certification can be obtained every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


  • San Ramon Canton, Alajuela Province, the document can be requested every Wednesday.


  • Limon City, Limon Province, certifications are issued every Tuesday and Wednesday.


  •  Guapiles Canton, Limon Province, homologation can be requested every Thursday.

 

  • Heredia City, Heredia Province, the document can be requested every Monday.


  • Alajuela City, Alajuela Province, the certification can be requested every Tuesday.


  • Cartago City, Cartago Province, homologation can be requested on June 1, 2, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30. 


  • Pérez Zeledón Canton, San José Province, the document can be requested on June 14, 15, and 16. 


  • Río Claro Canton, Puntarenas Province, the certification can be requested on June 7, 8 and 9. 


  • Puntarenas City, Puntarenas Province, certifications are issued every Tuesday and Thursday.


  • In San Carlos Canton in Alajuela Province, certifications are issued every Wednesday.


  • At the Cosevi headquarter in ​​San José Province, the homologation process is issued on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


The rest of the Cosevi branches in the country are not yet issuing foreign license certificates.

 

Authorities call on drivers to get their license certificates to avoid getting an $85 fine.



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