Immigration Authority (DGME)
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
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:
- 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.