How to Get a Visitor Visa for Nicaragua

Nicaragua Visitor Visa

Nicaragua Visitor Visa

Are you going to Nicaragua on vacation/holiday or a short business trip?  You might need to secure a visitor (i.e. tourist or business) visa before you go depending on where you are from.

(Go to my Nicaragua visa page for information on other types of visas for Nicaragua).

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Nicaragua Visitor Visa.

  • Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Nicaragua:  No.
    • U.S. citizens do not need a visa.
    • A tourist card must be purchased upon arrival. While the entry stamp for standard tourist visits is typically valid for 30 to 90 days, illegal presence only begins to accumulate after 90 days. Visitors remaining more than the authorized period must obtain an extension from Nicaraguan Immigration.
  • Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Nicaragua:
    • Check this list to see if you need to get a visa for Nicaragua.
Find your closest consulate
  • If you’re inside the U.S: Click here to find the embassy or consulate that services your jurisdiction.
  •  If you’re outside of the U.S.:  Click here.
Gather documentation

Check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above to confirm what is required for you.

Visa fee
Submit materials
  • Check the submission instructions at the website of the embassy or consulate you found in Step 1.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Nicaragua will give to you your brand new Nicaragua visa.

Vaccination information

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