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April 17, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: Social Security and Other Federal Benefits – Nicaragua (May 8-12, 2023)

The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit located in the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica will visit Nicaragua to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits.

Where:  Consular Section U.S. Embassy Managua – kilometer 5 ½ (5.5) Carretera Sur.

When:  May 8 – 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and May 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. but closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day.

An appointment is required, BUT BE PREPARED TO SPEND AT LEAST 1 HOUR. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

WHAT TO BRING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES: Bring originals and copies of the following for all applicants: birth certificate, passport – as well as any document you need to submit and a copy of the document.

Please register your appointment no later than May 4 by sending your name, social security number, U.S. passport or Nicaraguan cedula number, phone number, service(s) needed and desired date to ACSManagua@state.gov or by calling at 2252-7161 during business hours.  We will respond to your message with the time slot scheduled for you.

For example, a complete appointment request will state: I, John W. Smith, Social Security number xxxxx, U.S. Passport 123456789, reachable at 2252-7100, would like assistance with enrolling in direct deposit to receive my Social Security benefits payments in Nicaragua more quickly and also with cancelling my Medicare Part B.  I would like to schedule an appointment on May 8th.

The best way to contact the Regional Federal Benefits Unit is by using their online form: http://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/fbu-inquiry-form/

To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Unit visit: https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/

We look forward to seeing you there!