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The U.S. Embassy in Managua resumed nonimmigrant visa processing on September 18, 2018, and will begin accepting new immigrant visa cases October 1, 2018.  The National Visa Center will schedule immigrant visa cases for interviews in its normal priority order.  The resumption of routine nonimmigrant visa services began with the opening of appointments for all categories except business/tourism visitors (B1/B2).  A limited number of business/tourism appointments are now available.  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

Nonimmigrant visa applicants who wish to apply for a visa type for which we do not have available appointments may apply at a U.S. embassy in any other country where they are physically present.  They should bear in mind that they must demonstrate strong ties to their home country and the intention to depart the United States after a short stay.  Visa application fees paid in Nicaragua cannot be transferred for use in another country.  Fees already paid to the U.S. Embassy in Managua are not refundable, but are valid for one year from the date of payment for possible future use in Nicaragua as routine nonimmigrant visa processing resumes.  Information about application procedures and how to pay fees to apply at U.S. embassies outside of Nicaragua is available at  Additional information for immigrant visa applicants is available at


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.