Nicaragua Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Nicaragua — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Nicaragua, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

​• ​​Nicaragua's immigration system provides several options for employers of foreign nationals. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.
 
• Visa-exempt nationals (also referred to as Category A nationals) can travel to Nicaragua without an entry visa and stay for a period of up to 90 days, extendable in the country for an additional 90 days at the discretion of immigration authorities. Category B visa nationals can opt to secure a visa at a Nicaraguan consular post or on arrival at the Nicaraguan port of entry. Category C visa nationals must obtain a Consulted Visa from a Nicaraguan consular post with prior authorization from the Immigration Department of Nicaragua. These visas typically involve an extended processing time.
 
• Foreign nationals who will engage in work or remunerated activities in Nicaragua for less than one year can obtain a Work Permit. The validity of the Work Permit usually corresponds to the length of time the foreign national will perform work activities in Nicaragua. ​Foreign nationals who will engage in work or remunerated activities in Nicaragua for more than one year, either hired by a company in Nicaragua or who are independent workers who wish to perform a paid activity in Nicaragua must obtain Temporary Residence. Temporary Residence can be issued for up to ​one year, renewable for the period of the original issuance​. After three years in Nicaragua, the foreign national may apply for a permanent resident status that can be issued for up ​to five years.​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.