How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Nicaragua
In this post, we look at how Nigerians can get a visa to Nicaragua. All the necessary information for procuring a visa is explained in this article.
Nicaragua is a country in Central America. It consists of coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea in the east and the North Pacific Ocean in the west. It also has Costa Rica to the southeast and Honduras to the northwest. Managua is its capital, and the currency in use is Nicaraguan cordoba. Spanish is the official language spoken.
Nicaragua is the most far-reaching country in Central America and has an enormous freshwater body located in Central America, Lago de Nicaragua (Lake Nicaragua) or Cocibolca. The dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes, and beaches is very well known; it is hot in the lowlands, more relaxed in highlands, and with occasional rainbow features.
Types of Visa to Nicaragua
Depending on the intended purpose of the visit, there are a couple of visa types available to intending travelers.
1. Business visa
2. Tourist visa
3. Work Visa
4. Transit Visa
Where to Go
There is no Nicaraguan embassy or government present in Nigeria. However, Nicaragua has treaties with a couple of countries, not requiring a visa from such countries (Nigeria). There is a Nicaraguan embassy located in several countries, so you can make your application for a Nicaraguan visa from any of the countries you have access to.
Below is a list of essential documents you would need to apply for a Nicaragua business visa.
1. Visa application form filled and signed.
2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
3. International passport with validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
4. Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit and schedules.
7. Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Nicaragua.
8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.
9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay.
10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit.
13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).
14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of
Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.
15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.
18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).
22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
23. Visa fees because Visa is not free
According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.
For more information and all types of visas, please call or visit the appropriate Nicaraguan embassy.
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