The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport and visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.
The Embassy is located at Km 5½ Carretera Sur, Managua. The American Citizen Services Office in the Embassy is accessed through the consular entrance on the west side of the building.
We regret that we are unable to respond to U.S. visa and adoption inquiries. More information about tourist and temporary work (NIV) visas, immigrant visas, and adoptions is contained on our Embassy website. All questions about visas must be directed to the Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) or Immigrant Visa (IV) Units.
Additional information from the Department of State about International Travel can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html
An appointment is required for all services except emergency services. Click here to make an appointment.
Please be aware that all visitors to the Consular Section will have to pass through a metal detector, and guards will examine all bags and purses.
The following items are banned from the consular section: cell phones, cameras, walkmans, CD players, mp3 players, palm pilots, laptop computer, and all types of electronic equipment. Weapons of any kind are also prohibited. Thank you in advance for you compliance with these security measures.
Parents with small children will be allowed to bring essential items such as diapers, bottles, and blankets.
Deaths, Abductions, Robberies, Arrests, etc. Will be attended to promptly. Please call (505) 2252-7104 and ask for the American Citizens Services Unit during Embassy office hours.
Passport & Notarial Appointments
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
To request an appointment for Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), please email to: ACS.Managua@state.gov
We suggest that applicants with an appointment for Consular Report of Birth Abroad, plan to arrive in the embassy 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment. Parking and security checks at the embassy entrance can take up to 20 minutes.
Schedule appointments for Notarials. You do not need be a U.S. Citizen to use this service.