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Nicaragua Visa Information

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Who requires a visa?
Required only by nationals of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Asmara Eritrea, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic), Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Korea (Rep), Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Jamahiriya, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Timor (East), Vietnam and Yemen, Palestine.

All other nationals can obtain a Tourist Card on arrival for approximately US$10 for touristic stays of one months, provided they are holding valid travel documents and, in the case of business travellers, a letter from their employer and/or company in Nicaragua.

What documents will be required?
Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival required by all.
Application to: Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Contact Addresses section. Tourist Cards can be obtained on arrival.

(a) Valid passport and a photocopy of passport required.
(b) Completed application form.
(c) Two passport-size photos.
(d) Fee.
(e) Onward or return ticket; including any travel documents needed for previous and next destination.
(f) Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay (such as latest bank statements to demonstrate financial solvency).

Time required to issue visa:
Confirmation for visas takes 4 to 6 weeks as special authorisation from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required.

What is the cost of a visa?
Tourist and Business: USD 25 (USD 20 for the visa fee and USD 5 for the payment of the form)
Expedited procedure (24 hours) USD 35

How long is the visa valid for?
1 month from date of issue. Visas can be extended for up to 30 more days. Applications should be made to the Immigration Office in Managua.

Other information:
Temporary residence: Enquire at Embassy.

Note: Applicants need to have lived in Nicaragua for at least 1 year before applying.

Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Nicaraguan embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Nicaragua.

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Source & Copyright: The source of the above visa and immigration information and copyright owner/s is the:
- Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Republica de Nicaragua - URL:
- Instituto Nicaraguens de Turismo – URL:

The viewer/user of this web page should use the above information as a guideline only, and should always contact the above sources or the user's own government representatives for the most up-to-date information at that moment in time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.