In order to prevent money laundering, the provisions
of Act 8204 provide:
"Article 39. From the use
of the SINPE platform
...The central bank of Costa Rica, must
guarantee that all transactions processed through SINPE, record the identity
card (Cédula) number for domestic persons, the Foreign Immigrant
Identification document (DIMEX) number for foreign persons and the legal
identification number for legal entities, for this purpose will be carried
out the technological adjustments in the SINPE and the necessary reforms to
the applicable regulations..."
Based on these rules and regulation, as well as
regulations of the Central Bank´s own, as of July 1, 2012, in every transaction processed through SINPE, you
must identify the customer (payer and payee) with one of following valid
documents of identity:
Document issued by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for national individuals.
Number for Legal Entities: Document issued by the
National Register for corporations and public institutions.
Identification Document (DIMEX): Document issued by the
General Immigration Bureau for resident and those foreign natural persons
credited with a special category.
Document (DIDI): Document issued by the
Foreign Minister of the Republic for diplomats accredited in the country.
In accordance with the foregoing, all foreigners who
have a DIMEX or DIDI, who maintain a bank account and have not updated their
bank record with the number of that document, please contact your financial institution, in order to continue using
the services of interbank transfers offered by the SINPE.