Registration for the January 2017 Foreign Service Exam

U.S. Embassy Managua will host the Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration opens on December 15, 2016, and closes on January 25, 2017.  It is important to register and sign-up for a seat early since there are only 10 spots available for the test.   To register, please go to:  Registration is not available through the Embassy.

If you are considering the test, or if you are thinking about which of the five career tracks is best for you, you can take this quiz to give you a better idea:

More information on the application process to become a Foreign Service Officer can be found at:  You can also purchase the official study guide at  When thinking about the Foreign Service, also consider opportunities offered through the Foreign Service Specialist Program.

For further information about security in Nicaragua:

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).