Latest DIMEX News
Everything you need to know about the latest news to renew, duplicate or get your DIMEX for the first time. On September 28th, the Ministry of Government and Police; and the Immigration Department (DGME), through resolution
Everything you need to know about the latest news to renew, duplicate or get your DIMEX for the first time.
On September 28th, the Ministry of Government and Police; and the Immigration Department (DGME), through resolution N° DJUR-0144-09-2022-LSS, stated that the administrative measures related to the documentation of foreigners will be modified as follows:
Extension of the DIMEX validity
Once the term of automatic extension of the DIMEX expires on September 30th, foreigners will have a three month period to renew their DIMEX. Once the appointment is scheduled within those three months, the DIMEX will be extended until the date of the corresponding appointment.
Appointments may be arranged as of October 1, 2022 and will be assigned starting from January 2, 2023 through the following options:
A phone call to 1311 (DGME)
- Appointment for first time and renewal of DIMEX at the Central Offices or Regional Offices.
- Appointment for first time and renewal of DIMEX at Correos de Costa Rica, by entering to their official website.
- Appointment for first time documentation and DIMEX renewal at Regional Offices.
Through Banco de Costa Rica and Correos de Costa Rica
- Appointment for first time and renewal of DIMEX by calling Banco de Costa Rica (Bank of Costa Rica or BCR) to 800-BCR-CITA (800-227-2482)
- Appointment for first time and renewal of DIMEX by calling Correos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Post Office) to 1311.
Foreigners without DIMEX who were approved and notified of their immigration category
When the foreigner is grant the authorization of their legal permanence in the country, they must make an appointment to obtain their DIMEX for the first time within the following 90 days.
Once the appointment is obtained, the resolution by which the DGME authorized their immigration category, will be the document that accredits their legal permanence.
Appointments for duplicate DIMEX (due to loss or theft of their current physical DIMEX)
The process will be done by appointment as of October 1st, through a phone call to 1311 for the Central and Regional Offices, or through the Banco de Costa Rica and Correos de Costa Rica.
Documentation for elderly and disabled people (Law No. 7600)
Senior citizens or disabled users may come without a previous appointment to make their DIMEX applications for the first time, renewal or duplicate, from Monday through Friday, starting at 7:20 a.m. with a daily attention quota of 27 people. Only the interested foreigner will be attended at the preferential window.
We remind you that our Immigration Department is ready to answer any further questions you may have about this important process.