Renewing your driver’s license in Costa Rica can be an experience. The long lines and hours of waiting, only to find out you haven’t paid the “entero” or any outstanding traffic fines, which you may or may not remember getting since the last time you renewed.
The driver license renewal office in Liberia, Guanacaste
Renewing your license in San Jose, at the Cosevi La Uruca central offices, means putting aside an entire morning or even entire day. Ouch. A visit to the dentist is less painful.
Let’s start with what you need first before even heading to the Cosevi.
One, a medical exam or ‘dictamen medico’ in Spanish. Two, pay the ¢5,000 colones renewal fee or ‘entero’. Three your old license and documentation. Four, patience. Lots of patience. And