This has to be requested in person, it has no cost and you have to make an appointment in the Consulate. To renew your identification card you must show up on the day of your appointment with the following documents:
NOTE: If your ID card (cédula de identidad) has been expired over ten years, it is necessary to come to the Consulate with:
• Two Costa Rican witnesses with the original and photocopies of their valid identity cards (cédulas de identidad).
Processing time: Please take into consideration that the process in the Consulate can last about an hour. Once we receive your application it will be sent to the Civil Registry of Costa Rica for the appropriate action. The identity card may take up to three months to be sent back to the Consulate..