Costa Rica Used Car Import Note

Year Restriction

  • No Age Restriction

Documents Required

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Title of ownership with no liens on the Title
  • Temporary use certificate
  • Certified emissions test
  • Bill of lading

Regulations for importation of vehicles

  • For safety reasons, imported vehicles cannot contain more than ¼ tank of gasoline.
  • If you’re not the owner of the vehicle, an authorization from the owner allowing the vehicle to be imported into another country must be provided. It must be notarized and certified by a Costa Rican consulate