Student Residence Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you plan to study in Nicaragua for more than 6 months, You need a student residence visa.

Application procedure:

Step 1: You must go to the General Directorate of Immigration and Immigration to purchase the Migration Procedure Form, which has a cost of C $50.00.

Step 2: Submit to the information officer in Immigration, full form accompanied by the requirements of the procedure and shift to be attended by the window officer.

Step 3: Wait to be called by the window officer to receive all the requirements.

Step 4: Wait to be notified by the DGME about the authorization of the residence, once notified you must cancel the corresponding fee and take the photograph for the identity document.



12 months



60 Month(s)





Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Student Residence Visa ?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need to enroll in an educational institute in Nicaragua.
  • You need sufficient funds to cover stay period in Nicaragua.
  • You should be of good character.
  • You need to be in good health.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Student Residence Visa ?

12 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.
  • Health certificate, issued by the competent authority of your country of origin or previous residence, apostilled or authenticated, or of the Nicaraguan health authorities.
  • Proof of pre-registration of the study center, in which the general data of the holder, level of study, career to study and period of studies are indicated.
  • Notarized statement of income sources, where the income comes from to finance the studies in the country.
  • Professional or Bachelor's degree, or certificates of notes, apostilled or authenticated.
  • Present two proformas of the value of the return ticket to your country, from two different airlines, which will be deposited in the General Directorate of Migration and Immigration.
  • 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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