Embassies and Consulates in Nicaragua

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country’s interests in Nicaragua, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Nicaragua.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Nicaragua does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy also has a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or another emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Nicaragua, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Nicaragua

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends on the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizens residing abroad.

The capital of Nicaragua, Managua hosts 29 embassies.

There are also 33 consulates and two other representations located in Nicaragua.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Managua, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Nicaragua and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Nicaragua. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates, and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Managua


Embassy of China in Nicaragua

Address: From Colegio Centroamerica 1.5 km south, Villa Fontana Sur, Managua
E-Mail: managua@csm.mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbajadaChinaNicaragua
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalisation processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration, visa affairs, and consular protection to all Chinese living abroad.


French Embassy in Nicaragua

Address: From colegio Teresiano 1, to the east, Nicaragua
Tel: (+505) 2270 2956 and 2278 8491
E-Mail: info@ambafrance-ni.org
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AmbafranceNicaragua/ and https://twitter.com/AmbaFranceNica
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

The French embassy in Nicaragua provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births..., other steps (legalisation of signature, driver's licence...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


German Embassy in Nicaragua

Address: Highway to Masaya km 5, from Teresiano School 1 c. to the south, 1 c. down Erasmus Street in Rotterdam, Managua
Tel: (+505) 2255 6920, 2255 691, 2255 6922
E-Mail: FORM
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/alemaniaennicaragua/ and https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt and https://www.facebook.com/AlemaniaEnNicaragua
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., except for Wednesday.
An appointment is required for consular procedures.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nicaragua provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc. 


Embassy of Japan in Nicaragua

Address: Plaza España 1c. down and 1c. to the lake, Bolonia, Managua
Tel: (+505) 2266 8668
E-Mail: consuladojp@mg.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Emb.JP.NIC and https://twitter.com/EmbJapoNica
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m and 01 p.m. to 04 p.m

The Japanese embassy provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalisation (birth certificate, marriage and death certificate, etc…) and police clearance certificate.


Embassy of Russia in Nicaragua

Address: Residencial Las Colinas, Vista Alegre 214, 14199 Managua
Tel: (+505) 2276 0005 and 2276 0028
E-Mail: rusembnicaragua@mid.ru and embajadarn@mail.ru for consular services
Social Media: https://twitter.com/MFA_Russia and https://www.instagram.com/mid.rus/ and https://www.youtube.com/midrftube and https://www.facebook.com/EmbajadarusaNic  
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalisation, it is requested to visit the Consular Section under appointment.  

The embassy of Nicaragua also acts as Diplomatic Mission for Honduras and El Salvador.


Spanish Embassy in Nicaragua

Address: Central Avenue, Las Colinas, n. 13, Managua
Tel: (+505) 2276 0966
E-Mail: emb.managua@maec.es and emb.managua.sc@maec.es for the consular service
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/EmbEspManagua and https://twitter.com/EmbEspNicaragua
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 01 p.m

The Embassy of Spain in Nicaragua, based in Managua, offers consular services to handle the processing of passports and visas, the process of obtaining Spanish nationality, legalisation of documents, consular registration and other services.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Managua, Nicaragua has other honorary consulates in Granada and León.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in Managua. The British Embassy in San Jose in Costa Rica has overall responsibility for the relations of the British government with the country of Nicaragua.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in  Nicaragua

Address: Kilometer 5 1/2 (5.5) Carretera Sur, Managua
Tel: (+505) 2252 7100
E-Mail: acsmanagua@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbNicaragua and https://www.facebook.com/embusanic and https://www.youtube.com/user/embusamga/videos and https://www.instagram.com/embusanic/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

The US representation in Nicaragua provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Nicaragua

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Nicaragua, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other countries, often San José, in Costa Rica for Nicaragua.

General Consulates and embassies in Managua