British Citizens do not need a visa to enter Nicaragua for a stay up to 30 days. The minimum passport validity requirement is at least 6-months from your date of entry. A tourist card is issued upon entry which costs around USD 10.
Citizens of following nations have to acquire a visa before entering in Nicaragua.
Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Asmara Eritrea, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic), Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Korea (Rep), Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Jamahiriya, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Timor (East), Vietnam and Yemen, Palestine.
Documents required for the visa are mentioned below.
(a) A Valid passport along with a photocopy of passport
(b) Completed and signed application form
(c) Two passport-size photographs
(d) Visa Fee
(e) Onward or return ticket and all travel related documents needed for previous and next destination.
(f) Proof of adequate funds to finance your stay (e.g. latest bank statements)
Submission of visa
You have to personally visit the embassy of Nicaragua to apply for a visa to Nicaragua. You can make a call before leaving to make an appointment.
Processing time and Fee
The processing time taken by the Nicaraguan Embassy to issue the visa is 4 to 6 weeks.
The visa fee is around GBP 13 with an additional GBP 3.16 for the payment of form. however, it is recommended to contact the embassy to know the updated fee.
Collection of Visa
You will be required to visit the Embassy of Nicaragua for the collection of your passport after visa processing is done.
Final checklist of items to take along
The tourists must have the following items to take along with them.
a) All documents mentioned in step 2
b) Bug repellents
c) Sun screen, sunhats, sunglasses
d) Complete information about your accommodation in Nicaragua
e) Maps of various locations in Nicaragua
Tips and Precautions for tourists before visiting Nicaragua
The following precautions are suggested for a safe visit.
a) Visit your physician to take vaccines or immunizations.
b) Confirm any Hurricane news from weather forecasts.
c) Check with your insurance company about their travel insurance coverage
d) Passport must be carried all the time (while traveling into the country).
e) You are not allowed to work on a tourist visa.