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Costa Rica US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.4 / 5
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Costa Rica
Review #26822 on August 6, 2019:





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Review Topic: K1 Visa

I got there almost 10 minutes after my appointment hour (thanks Uber -_-) but they took me in no problem, so not to worry if you get in there a little late, just explain and the embassy is very understanding.
My appointment was for 1:30 Pm and after having been put through security (mind you, anything metal that you have on you will have to take off, I even had to take my heels off!)
It was a non busy day whatsoever, there were no lines or anything of that sort, and the first guy is essentially is a person who scans your DS-160 and takes your medical)
I got my ticket and the moment I went in they were already calling my number (probably cause I was the last one)
The first lady was extremely nice (mind you, there's a distinction between the first people who tend to you and the consular officers themselves, as for the latter these are actual U.S. citizens)
She was very polite and asked me for financial evidence documents, I-134, civil documents (mi... read complete review

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Costa Rica
Review #26785 on July 31, 2019:





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Review Topic: K1 Visa

We waited there around 4 hours with a toddler. The officer was intimidating but we understand he was just doing his job ( trying to find a weak point in the application/ interview) but we answered every question with the truth and at the end he said “ well, I couldn’t find a reason to deny your visa “ .
Honesty works so just make sure you are telling the truth.! He did the interview in English but we also speak Spanish , he basically just ignored my husband ( he is the petitioner)

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Costa Rica
Review #26535 on June 27, 2019:

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Review #26426 on June 13, 2019:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Everyone at the embassy in San Jose, CR is polite and helpful. Did not have a problem getting through security and presenting at the service desk. The wait time was not long... we went in an hour early for our 1pm appointment, had the interview, and got approved all in about 45 minutes. We got in our car and drove off at around 1:45!
The interviewer was polite and asked us questions about our relationship mainly, as well as if I was the sole sponsor, and if my husband had read the IMBRA packet on immigrant rights/domestic violence. All of the questions were super easy to answer, and he was really just looking to see if our relationship was real.
As for logistics, there is parking across the street of the embassy. Make sure you have no electronics on you when you go up to the first gate because they will make you go back and store all your electronics before entering the embassy.

Great experience, had no issues.

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Costa Rica
Review #26198 on May 16, 2019:

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Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa

On Monday we had our visa interview at the US embassy in Costa Rica.

The night before, my wife happened to notice a line in the instructions, saying that if any of your civil documents are from a country other than Costa Rica, they need to be affixed with an apostille.  If taken literally the way it is worded, this suggests that a marriage certificate from the United States would need an apostille.  

Obviously it makes no sense to have a document from the US apostilled to present to the US, but the thought of maybe being delayed because of something that stupid worried us.

The wording of the instructions is a bad choice.  We presented our US marriage certificate without an apostille, and it was accepted without problem (it was the original certified copy with the embossed state seal on it).

Before entering we rang the bell and said we were coming for our visa interview. A lady came outside, asked for my wife’s name an... read complete review

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