Visa Waiver Program


The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua is proud to announce our Interview Waiver Program (IWP). This program allows qualified applicants to renew their visas without an interview with the Consular Officer.

Requirements for the IWP program state that Nicaraguan citizens and legal residents, who are renewing their multiple entry valid visa, or a visa that expired in the last 24 months, can present their applications following the instructions in the following link:

Applying under this program does not guarantee your visa will be issued. The Consular Officer may request an interview with applicants for multiple reasons. All applicants must comply with the visa application requirements. Applicants who qualify under IWP are identified while scheduling an appointment.

This initiative is one of many being adopted by the Department of State to satisfy the increasing visa demand in Nicaragua.