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Important Passport Information

ANNOUNCEMENT

You will not be permitted to use your expired U.S. passport to return to the United States after June 30, 2022. If your passport has expired, please follow the instructions below in order to make an appointment for renewal.

Online Payment for Adult Passport Renewal

As of January 1, 2024, adults applying for a U.S. passport renewal should submit payment online through Pay.gov at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled appointment.  This convenient and secure platform allows payments via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or PayPal.

Please be advised that the online fee payment is limited to U.S. citizens residing in Nicaragua and is currently available for passport book renewals only.  Following fee payment, applicants should print the email confirmation and bring to their scheduled appointment at the U.S. Embassy.

Eligibility Requirements: Online Payment for Adult Passport Renewals

To use the online payment system, you must answer YES to all of the following:

  • I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport book was issued;
  • I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book less than 15 years ago;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book has a validity of 10 years from issuance to expiration;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book was issued in my current name (or I can document my name change by submitting a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order with my passport application;) and
  • I currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in Nicaragua.

If you meet these criteria, please pay the $130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site. After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and bring it to your appointment.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may pay the passport fee at the U.S. Embassy on the day of your appointment.

Payment Methods & Details

  • If you are submitting a DS-82 to renew an adult passport, the fee is $130 USD, payable via Pay.gov.
  • If you are submitting a DS-11 for a minor, the fee is $135 USD, payable at the U.S. Embassy.
  • If you are submitting a DS-11 for an adult, the fee is $165 USD, payable at the U.S. Embassy.

Passport fees are paid at the Embassy to the Consular Cashier. Cash (in Cordobas or dollars but not a combination of both currencies) and credit cards are accepted.

For DS-82 only, payments can be made online using www.pay.gov

Appointments & Locations

Non-emergency services for U.S. citizens are available Monday through Friday.  For emergency services please contact us here.  The embassy is closed on Nicaraguan and U.S. holidays.  An appointment is required for all services except emergency services.  Click here to make an appointment.

Security Information

All types of electronic equipment including cellphones are banned from the Consular Section.  Weapons of any kind are also prohibited. Personal Electronic device larger than a mobile phone cannot be stored during your visit to the Embassy. Thank you in advance for your compliance with these security measures.

Delivery Service

As part of our efforts to provide better customer service to U.S. citizens in Nicaragua, and reduce the number of trips to the Embassy to obtain a Passport, the U.S. Embassy offers home passport delivery service through CAEX LOGISTICS.

The current cost of the delivery service is $12 USD for passport delivery in Managua, $14 USD for delivery throughout all departments, $17 USD for Bluefields and Puerto Cabezas, and $29 for Corn Islands.

Reasonable Accomodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

Please contact us at ACSManagua@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.