This is the government agency in charge of regulating the entry and departure of passengers on official, business, family, or tourist trips. 

Augusto C. Sandino International Airport office:
(505) 233-1624 Ext. 2217 – 2233 – 2285

Main office:
Address: in front of the Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER). 
Open: 7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Tel: (505) 244-1320(505) 244-2111(505) 244-2292




Citizens of the following Central American countries require a visa:

US$ 5.00
 Costa Rica
US$ 20.00


  • All foreigners entering the country must have a passport valid for at least six months.
  • As a result of a bilateral agreement between Nicaragua and the United States, US citizens are exempt from the above requirement.
  • Citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua may enter the country with a CA-4 form, after submitting their respective identity cards. Immigration authorities in those countries are authorized to issue this form.
  • All foreigners entering the country shall pay a tourist fee of US$ 5.00. Citizens of the CA-4 countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua) are exempt.
  • The Immigration Administration is responsible for issuing visas to Nicaraguan citizens under 18 years of age. The following documents must be submitted: birth certificate, a passport valid for at least six months, a notarized permit signed by the parents and a copy of the parents’ identity cards.
  • Nicaraguans over 18 years of age do not require a visa to leave the country.
  • Foreigners and residents in Nicaragua must obtain a visa in order to leave the country. The Immigration Administration will grant a visa upon the submission of a valid resident ID card. The cost of the visa is C$ 70.00.

NOTE: This information is provided only for reference purposes and may not be up-to-date or complete. Passengers should consult immigration authorities, in order to obtain the latest information.

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