• You must have a DIMEX C.R. RESIDENCY CARD to obtain the driver´s license
  • You have to bring two photocopies of the following documents: identity card, valid license from your country of origin with a translation to Spanish language and a medical test certificate.
  • Photocopies of: Residency card, main passport page and of last stamp to the country, and bring physical residency card and passport. Tourist visa must be up to date to apply for driver´s license. 
  • The cost of the driver’s license is ¢5,000. 
  • Applicants can go either on Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m to to the ‘Direccion General de Educacion Vial’ (COSEVI) and no appointment is needed.

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For persons living in Guanacaste, GOOD NEWS: 

You don’t have to go all the way to San Jose, you can actually  do the process in Liberia, the place you have to go it is called “Departamento de Licencias and it is located next to the “Delegación de Policía de Tránsito”.

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If you need our guidance and our company during this process, we will be happy to help you!

Remember to email us at for any inquiry or give us a call to 2682-0075 or 8832-5176. 

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