Payment methods

01.  On-line using your credit/debit card:
In order to SECURE your transaction, we use the e-commerce platform of:  Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (  This bank will process your credit card through a secure on-line and encrypted server.

You can verify that you are also at our secure sever by validating the GREEN padlock on your browser.  If you pay on a different webiste, for sure it is not ours and we are not responsible for that.  Please make sure your credit/debit card is not blocked for international transactions (you can double check with your local bank in case your transaction is not approved, sometimes they require you to call them first before processing a transaction overseas).

Once your transaction is approved, you will be notified by one of our staff members in less than 48 hours.

If you see an error page it is because your payment was declined by your bank, otherwise, a THANK YOU page will appear.

02:  Wire Transfer:
Alternatively, you can do a money wire transfer directly from your bank to our account at Banco Nacional de Costa Rica, see below for bank transfer information.

This button is for you to pay on-line:

Wire Transfer information

ICLC bank account information for international bank wire transfer
(if you are not an ICLC Customer, do not use this information)

Transfer toBanco Nacional de Costa Rica,
San Jose, Costa Rica
Bank AddressCalle 4, Avenida 1 y 3,
San Jose, Costa Rica
# ABA019462
SWIFT CodeB. N. C. R. C. R. S. J.
BeneficiaryCorporacion Academica Cultural Costarricense S.A.

(this is the legal name of ICLC in Costa Rica)
Account Number020600117-4
Account Number (IBAN format)CR68015100210026001178

Instituto de Cultura y Lengua Costarricense


+506 2458-8485
ICLC, Carrillos Bajo, Poas,
Alajuela - 20804
Costa Rica, Central America