Crime and Public Safety

For emergencies requiring consular assistance during our regular office hours of 7:30 AM to 4:15 PM, excluding weekends and U.S. and Nicaragua holidays, please call (505) 2252-7104. For emergencies after hours, please call (505) 2252-7171 or (505) 8886-1495 and request to speak with the Embassy Duty Officer.

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Nicaragua: An Overview  Read our Country Specific Information (CSI) for the basics on Nicaragua.

  • Country Description
  • Entry/Exit Requirements
  • Safety and Security
  • Crime
  • Medical Facilities and Health Information
  • Traffic Safety and Road Conditions
  • Special Circumstances (Property and Legal Issues)
  • Criminal Penalties

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Tips to Avoid Becoming a Crime Victim in Nicaragua

Helpful Tips if You Have Been Robbed

Lost/Stolen Passports

Attorneys in Nicaragua

Crime Victim Assistance and Compensation

Information about Violence against Women, including Sexual Assault