Costa Rica


Information


ISO Code: CR

Capital City: San Jose

Area: 51,100 km2

Population: 4,586,353

Currency: Costa Rican colón (CRC)

International Dialling Code: +506


Agent Information


DHL Express

Costa Rica

tel: +506 220 96060

Email:

Please note that you will need a DHL tracking number for your shipment which can be obtained by contacting our customer services.


Service Areas and Zip Codes


2-3 days ex LHR

San Jose

2-4 days ex LHR 

Costa Rica AOD

Should you have requirements for any kind of specials or timed delivery options please contact customer services via email at support@vxlnet.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)1753 210700.

Please note whilst we endeavour to ensure all information is correct, Viva Xpress Logistics (UK) Limited cannot be held responsible for any errors on zone listings.


Customs & Clearance Information at destination


Any shipments which require formal import must have AWB and invoices clearly stating “Formal Import” in the description of Contents field, otherwise it may not be properly cleared.

Goods requiring any type of import permit will be processed as a formal clearance regardless of value or amount.

No photo copies or proforma invoices are accepted.

All non document shipments require an original commercial invoice signed by the shipper.

Invoice must indicate individual description of every item, unit value per item, total value per item And total value of the shipment.

Values declared on the AWB and Invoice must be a realistic market value.

FREE DOMICILE (DDP) service is available. If you require a DDP this must be requested before the export on the shipment.

Cosmetics: Health permit & Import License required. Can be imported only by authorized companies/people. Registration number of goods or copy of import license must be attached to permit request. (3-4 days process)

If shipment is over USD1000 a Value declaration forms is needed.and must be endorsed by a Legal Rep in case of companies. Value Declaration Form must be signed by CNEE. Invoice must be endorsed by consignee (Legal Rep in case of Companies). Invoice must be written in Spanish otherwise, consignee must provide translation.

Consignee must provide photocopy of valid tax ID number. Clearance process starts when consignee returns paperwork to DHL with all of the above requirements. – Further delays may be expected if above requirements are not met.

If the consignee or importer is a person (meaning not a company) and is the first time doing so, the person needs to be included in the customs data base in order to start the clearance, in this case a photocopy of an official ID will be required (for foreigners only the passport is a valid ID).

This applies for both Costa Rica citizens and foreigners and it only needs to be done once.

Should you have requirements for any kind of specials or timed delivery options please contactcustomer services via email at support@vxlnet.co.uk or by calling +44 (0)1753 210700.

Please note whilst we endeavour to ensure all information is correct, Viva Xpress Logistics (UK) Limited cannot be held responsible for any errors on zone listings.


Prohibited Items


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Holidays


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