Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Managua Newsletter

Embassy Newsletter

The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Managua is pleased to announce the newest issue of our newsletter for U.S. citizens in Nicaragua. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide useful information to all U.S. citizens who live in or are planning to visit Nicaragua. The information includes some of the most common questions we receive from our citizens.

We would love to hear your suggestions or feedback for our next newsletter issue.

Inside this ISSUE you will find:

Article Page
Contact Information & ACS Appointments 1
Town Hall Highlights 2-3
Crisis Preparedness 4-5
SSA Update 6-7
In the News 8
Nicaraguan Immigration News 9
Registering with STEP & Drones 10
Fraud Alert 11
Road Construction & Parking near Embassy 12


Useful Reminders of Upcoming Events (many covered in more detail in the full newsletter, available on our website)

Today – Please check your passport expiration date immediately.  If you plan to travel during the holiday season and find that your passport has expired or will expire during your planned travels, please make an appointment to renew your passport as soon as possible.

November – Keep your eyes open for more information about a town hall in Chinandega on November 28 for U.S. citizens with the U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua.

For further information about security in Managua:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Nicaragua Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua located at Km 5 ½ C. Sur Managua, Nicaragua, at 011-505-2252-7100, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. The American Citizen Services unit is also available by email during regular business hours at . After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is also 011-505-2252-7100.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).