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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.
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:
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.