Fraud Prevention Unit
Welcome to the Fraud Prevention Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Managua. Our mission is to safeguard U.S. borders by detecting and preventing fraud on applications for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, immigrant visas, and nonimmigrant visas. The Consular staff is continuously being trained to recognize and identify fraud and new fraudulent trends.
The Consular Section maintains close cooperation with other U.S. agencies, the Nicaraguan private and public sector, and Nicaraguan law enforcement agencies.
The Fraud Prevention Unit works closely with the following units to prevent and investigate fraud: American Citizen Services Unit, Immigrant Visa Unit, Non-immigrant Visa Unit, Federal Benefits Unit, the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Only U.S. Embassy employees working behind the windows inside the Consular Section can handle your visa application.
Beware of persons who say they can advise you on how to obtain a visa, whether they are charging you money for the advice or offering the advice as a friend. Please report possible consular fraud to us: MNGFPU@state.gov
We Take Fraud Seriously
Presenting false documents or making false statements to a Consular Officer can result in a permanent ban from entering the United States. Read more