Nicaragua Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Nicaragua, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. US travellers only require a passport valid for the duration of their stay.

Nicaragua is party to the Central America Border Control Agreement (CA-4). Under the terms of this agreement, tourists may travel within any of the CA-4 countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) for a period of up to 90 days, without completing entry and exit formalities at border immigration checkpoints. This period begins at the first point of entry into any of the CA-4 countries. Fines are applied for travellers who exceed this 90-day limit, although a 30-day extension can be made before the 90 days limit expires.

Visas

Visas for Nicaragua are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above.

All nationals referred to in the chart above can obtain a tourist card on arrival for US$10 for touristic stays of up to 90 days (although they can be issued for as little as 30 days), providing they hold valid travel documents and, in the case of business travellers, a letter from their employer and/or company in Nicaragua.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Nicaragua.

Types and cost

Visitor visa: US$30.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Costa Rica

There is no British Embassy in Nicaragua. For consulate assistance contact the British Embassy in Costa Rica.

Telephone: (506) 2258 2025. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/costa-rica Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0830-1600, Fri 0830-1300.
Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua in the USA
Telephone: (202) 939 6570.
Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7938 2373. Opening times: Mon-Fri 1000-1600.

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