Information About Access

Road Construction Outside Embassy Map
Road Construction Outside Embassy Map

PARKING

Due to major road construction outside the U.S. Embassy in Managua, the road in front of the Embassy (Carretera Sur) may be closed completely or allow traffic in only one direction, with no advance notice.  The municipality of Managua is responsible for regulating traffic and identifying parking in the area.  They have set aside a lot to the south of Piedrecitas park (see this map), which has no official charge.  However, unofficial parking attendants are on hand to help direct traffic and may charge a small fee (generally 20 Córdobas) to park.  The access route to this lot may change at any time, so if you plan to drive yourself to your appointment, please allow sufficient time to find parking and walk to the consular services entrance.  The walk from parking to the consular entrance may be farther than anticipated, but do not arrive more than 30 minutes in advance.

PERSONAL BAGS

Given the dust and particles in the air from the road construction and to facilitate quicker security screening of visa applicants, visitors are discouraged from bringing any bags, backpacks, purses, or any other carrying container into the Consular Section.  The only items visa applicants must bring with them are documents related to their application process, such as passports, application forms, and supporting documentation.  Parents of children who are still wearing diapers may bring a small diaper bag.