Nonimmigrant Visas

 Important Information for all Visa Applicants

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Managua is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

The Fraud Prevention Unit has received several reports of people claiming to be victims of alleged Visa Lottery fraud and requesting money in exchange for their services.  We remind all potential applicants that there is no intermediary agency for the diversity visa lottery and there is no cost for registration in the lottery.

The information is publicly accessible on the website:

All routine visa services including the processing of diversity visa cases are suspended until further notice.

Don’t be a victim of fraud. Remember:

  • Our staff does not request information or payments over the phone.
  • Verify that the information comes from our official web pages.
  • Do not provide private information about any pending visa application over the telephone without verifying the Embassy is requesting it.

To speak with someone specifically about visas in Nicaragua, please call 7877-7600.  This Call Center number is a free information service.  This number can be accessed from any touch-tone, land-based telephone or mobiles.

Callers in the United States 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time Saturdays: Call (703) 745-5479.

Visa Information Center:

The Consulate cannot accept supporting documents in advance of the interview. Please bring all original supporting documentation to the interview.

The address of the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua is:

Embassy of the United States of America
Km. 5 ½ Carretera Sur
Managua, Nicaragua