U.S. Citizen Services

Dear U.S. citizens,

Due to the current security situation in Nicaragua and the resulting reduction in Embassy operating hours and ordered departure of non-emergency personnel, the U.S. Department of State is only providing the following services for U.S. citizens in Nicaragua, effective July 8, 2018:

  • Assistance to arrested, detained, hospitalized, and destitute U.S. citizens in Nicaragua, as well as U.S. citizen victims of crime.
  • Consular Reports of Death Abroad.
  • Limited-validity, emergency passports for U.S. citizens with imminent travel plans who do not have a passport of a second nationality usable for departing Nicaragua and:

For further information, please see our Service Hours and what to Expect During your Visit to the U.S. Embassy.  If the service you seek is not listed above, please consult our list of Services to Seek Elsewhere and Questions.

Welcome to the American Citizens Services Unit

The United States government has no higher responsibility than to serve and protect its citizens, including those who reside or are temporarily abroad. To this end, the American Citizen Services unit in Nicaragua provides prompt, courteous, and efficient services to United States Citizens and other clients, consistent with U.S. laws and regulations.

The Embassy is located at Km 5½ Carretera Sur, Managua. The American Citizen Services Office in the Embassy is accessed through the consular entrance on the west side of the building.

For our contact information, please click here. Inquiries regarding American Citizen Services may be emailed to our office.

We regret that we are unable to respond to U.S. visa and adoption inquiries.

Additional information from the Department of State about International Travel can be found at Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

For emergency services please contact us here. The embassy is closed on Nicaraguan and U.S. holidays.

Banned Items

The following items are banned from the Consular Section: cell phones, cameras, walkmans, CD players, mp3 players, palm pilots, laptop computer, and all types of electronic equipment. 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.

Alerts and Messages

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Nicaragua.