Embassy of the United Kingdom in San Jose


The British Embassy in Costa Rica is a bilateral mission in San Jose and promotes British interests in Costa Rica. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Costa Rica. The British Embassy in San Jose is headed by Georgina Butler - Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Costa Rica.


British Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica Apartado 815-1007 Edificio Centro Colon, Piso 11 San Jose Costa Rica


(+506) 258 2025


(+506) 233 9938






Georgina Butler - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 0800-1600 Fri: 0800-1300

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Costa Rica require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in San Jose you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in San Jose before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (www.britishembassycr.com ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+506) 258 2025 or email britemb@racsa.co.cr

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Costa Rica

Next to the embassy in San Jose there could be additional British consulates located in Costa Rica.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Costa Rica.

British Consulates in Costa Rica

Next to the embassy in San Jose, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that United Kingdom does not have any consulates located in Costa Rica ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in San Jose offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Costa Rica to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Costa Rica. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.