Nicaragua Digital Nomad Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Nicaragua does not have an official Digital Nomad Visa, but you can live permanently in Nicaragua if your monthly social security or pension income is $600 or more. The minimum age to apply is 45, but it can be waived if the applicant demonstrates a stable income. Members of your household are eligible even if they don't meet the same requirements.

How can I obtain Permanent Residency in Nicaragua?

  1. You need to go to the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (Ministry of Migration & Foreign Affairs) and buy the form which costs $3 USD.
  2. Submit the completed form along with the procedural requirements to the Immigration Information Officer.
  3. Wait until you are informed about your DGME residence permit. Once found, you will be asked to pay the associated fee and take a photo for identification.

Important Note: All the documents from abroad need to be translated and apostilled for the Nicaraguan authorities.



Unlimited Month(s)



5 years





P. Residency

1 year


Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Nicaragua Digital Nomad Visa?

2 Eligibility Requirements

  • Have an income equivalent to at least $600 a month from Social Security or a pension.
  • Be of good character and in good health.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Nicaragua Digital Nomad Visa?

11 Document Required

  • Application form.
  • Residence application letter, addressed to the General Directorate of Migration and Immigration.
  • Original in good condition and photocopy of the passport (validity no less than 6 months).
  • Two passport size photographs (4½ high by 3 ½ wide), white background, without glasses, hat, cap, ears and open front.
  • Birth or Naturalization Certificate, issued by the competent authority of your country of origin, duly apostilled or authenticated as the case may be.
  • Criminal Record Certificate, issued by the competent authority of the country of origin or residence of the last three years, apostilled or duly authenticated by the Consulate of Nicaragua, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of its country of origin, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicaragua. Children under 18 years of age are exempt from this requirement.
  • Health certificate, issued by the competent authority of your country of origin or previous residence, apostilled or authenticated, or of the Nicaraguan health authorities.
  • Certification of the origin, annual or monthly amount of the pension or retirement received by the applicant, issued by the competent authority of the country where the pension originates, by the International Organization, Public or Private Company in which he rendered his services or that pays him the pension duly authenticated or apostilled.
  • Resolution of the Technical Committee of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR) where the status of retired or pensioner is ratified.
  • This request must be submitted to the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (INTUR).
  • Exceptionally, additional documentation may be requested. (Article 63, numeral 7 of the Regulation to Law 761, General Migration and Aliens Act).

Talent Migration data for Nicaragua

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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