Benefits Caja Costarricense De Seguro Social (CCSS)

Once your Costa Rican residency is approved

You must register with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), the country's Public Health System. It is commonly known as Caja. You have to be a member of the CAJA and pay a percentage depending on the category you apply. This CCSS registration is required to receive your green card (DIMEX).

The health systems of Caja del Seguro Social (ccss) in Costa Rica are at a high level. Costa Rica's hospitals have a high level of medical care equivalent to that of most Western countries. Medical tourism is growing in popularity.

CCSS Registration Details:


  • Assistance with required documents;
  • Scheduling appointment at the local CCSS office in San José metro area (GAM);
  • 1 visit to the local CCSS office in the San José metro area (GAM).

NOT include:

  • Multiple visits to CCSS offices, or trips outside of the San José metro area (GAM).

Registration Cost: $300 p/person


  • All prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Taxes are not included in the price.

So now you have your Residency in Costa Rica! Remember, that after a certain period of time you will need to proceed with your Residency Renewal.

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