UK passport holders can visit Nicaragua for up to three months without a visa. However, it is very possible that travelers may be refused to entry into Nicaragua and airlines may not carry travelers if their passports have less than six months validity. Onward tickets out of Nicaragua are also required. Travelers are advised to make sure they take care of this before traveling.
Entry Requirements – Central America Border Control Agreement
Nicaragua is part of the Central America Border Control Agreement (CA-4). Which states the agreement that British tourists may travel within any of the CA-4 countries (Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala) for a 90-day period. This period starts from the first point of entry of any of the CA-4 countries. Visitors who exceed this 90-day limit are fined, although an extension may be requested for up to 30 days for a fee, before the 90-day limit expires (giving maximum 120 days in total). Visitors who are expelled from any one of the four countries are also excluded from the entire CA-4 region.
UK passport holders arriving from a country where Yellow Fever is prevalent, must have a valid vaccination certificate to enter Nicaragua.
General Visa Requirements
- A fully completed visa application form
- Two (2) passport photographs
- A valid national passport & one copy
- Original of valid resident visa
- A confirmation letter from your health insurance stating coverage & one copy
- Proof of group travel/ hotel booking in Nicaragua/ airline reservation for Nicaragua & one copy
- Current bank statement & one copy
- A reference letter from your employer/ education institution
- Visa fees
Information gathered here are subject to change without prior notice. UK passport holders traveling to Nicaragua are encouraged to contact the Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua for consular consultation and further information and confirmation:
Suite 31, Vicarage House,
58-60 Kensington Church Street
Telephone: (020) 7938-2373
Fax: (020) 7937-0952