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The U.S. Embassy in Managua resumed nonimmigrant visa processing on September 18, 2018, and is currently accepting new immigrant visa cases. The National Visa Center will schedule immigrant visa cases for interviews in its normal priority order.  The Embassy will increase the number of appointments as resources permit.  However, applicants should expect long waits for appointments during the next several months, particularly for business/tourism visa interviews. 

The Embassy will prioritize:

  • Services to U.S. citizens (see for available services)
  • Immigrant visa cases already pending at the Embassy
  • Emergency nonimmigrant visa services, limited to:
    • Travelers with urgent, life-threatening medical circumstances.
    • Nonimmigrant visa services for students and exchange visitors with program report dates within 30 days.
    • Urgent Business or NGO Travel
    • Funeral/Death


Important Notice!

On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that allows continued implementation of  Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P.).   Certain nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.


For more information about how to access the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Managua, click here.

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements, click here.

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Nicaragua. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Managua.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Nicaragua.