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COSTA RICA
(Country code: CR)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   06   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   101   30   YES   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   401   30   YES   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   01   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   01   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, French, Spanish

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO   —   —

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

All imports exceeding $500CIF require an entry in the Registrado de Pedido Confirmado through the Central Bank of Costa Rica.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • log and timber products from Liberia (wood-chips, poles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewellery and silverware, clothes hangers, clothespins, toothpicks, etc.)
  • lottery tickets and advertising
  • obscene or immoral goods
  • plants
  • subversive Material
  • weapons.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

The following documents may be required:

1. Commercial Invoice

2. Certificate of Free Sale (must be accompanied by an official translation if the document is in any language other than Spanish).

3. Copy of the importer’s identification document (passport, cedula, or legal identification in the case of a business entity).

In addition, all commercial goods mailed to Costa Rica require an invoice in duplicate. Used clothing requires a Certificate of Disinfection.