We can assist you with the car registration and transfer, whether buying or selling a vehicle in Costa Rica.
Suppose you’re purchasing or selling a car in Costa Rica. In that case, you’ll want our service to finish the legal procedure required to transfer a car’s title since, by law, vehicle ownership must be transferred with the assistance of a lawyer or notary.
We verify the vehicle’s ownership and the absence of unpaid fees by looking up the title in the Public Registry (Registro Nacional).
When purchasing or selling a secondhand car in the CR, the following papers are required:
- The original certificate of ownership for the vehicle must be provided by the vendor (Certificado de Propiedad);
- A valid ID (such as a passport or cédula) is required for both the buyer and the vendor;
- Both the buyer and the seller must sign the bill of sale (Escritura de Traspaso), which the Notary Public prepares. It takes about a month for this document to be filed and registered in the National Registry (Registro Nacional);
- The new owner receives the new title back from the notary public.
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