December 30, 2022, is the deadline to apply for the DIMEX renewal appointment

If your DIMEX expired between October 1st, 2021 and September 30th, 2022, you must request a renewal appointment before December 30th, due to the expiration of Resolution N°DJUR-0197-12-2021-JM, which extended the automatic validity of immigration identity documents.

  • For example, if your DIMEX expired on January 15th, 2022, you will have until December 30th of this year to request a renewal appointment.

The following categories are part of the group that must apply for the renewal appointment:

  • DIMEX issued for temporary or permanent residences, special categories or stays (short-term visas), that expired after October 1st, 2021.
  • Undocumented foreigners whose immigration status was approved and notified before October 1st, 2022.
  • Stateless people.
  • Undocumented foreigners whose immigration status is approved and notified as of October 1st, 2022.

Renewal processes can be done at any of the business associates of the General Bureau of Immigration (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería – DGM&E) like the Costa Rican Post Office –Correos de Costa Rica– and Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), or directly at the central or regional offices of DGM&E by requesting an appointment.

It is important to keep in mind that the validity of the DIMEX will be extended until the day of the appointment. In addition, please note that the appointments are being scheduled for 3-4 months from now.

Avoid inconveniences by applying for the renewal of your DIMEX as soon as possible.

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