I am purchasing a home in Nicaragua. I Will be using Banco De America Centro. They sent me a paper that has a Intermediary Bank in New York (Bank of America) which they have as suggested. and a Beneficiary Bank there in Managua. Can I send the funds directly to the Beneficiary Bank or do I have to go through the Intermediary Bank
I purchased a home last year and was able to wire/transferred directly to the account of the seller who had a BAC account. Of course, there was a fee on both sides but mine at that time was only $25.00 and his side I believed it was about the same. So yes you should be able to transfer directly unless rules changed.
I have a ocean view lot in SJDS and have sent money to Nicaragua and Greece. Your local bank in the US cannot send money directly to another bank in Nicaragua simply because it would be too cumbersome for the Nico bank to have connections with hundreds of local banks in the US. So the Nico bank uses one major b
ig player bank to handle international connections. Bank of America is typically used.
Yeah, it is a "correspondent bank". all these things got sketchier post coup. Try it.
A friend has a pickle. His US bank sent his new debit card but it bounced back because of lack of mail due to covid. I told him his immediate options are to ask the bank to send it DHL even if he had to pay for the service. A partial fix (i am doing this with a credit card) is to have them send it to a relative in the US who can validate it and get the number and security code to him so he could at least use it online until he can get physical possession.
Airlines are still claiming August reopenings so let's hope this clears up.
Talked with FedEx Managua recently. They are opening envelopes received from the USA, confiscating credit cards/debit cards/passports, handing these items over to Customs, from whom one must now deal with in order to assume possession of one’s items, Doesn’t sound like a secure process in the least. Does anyone have knowledge of or experience with this procedure to share?
How about if you renewed from a USA address an expired passport and had somebody mail it to you here (instead of going thru the local embassy process)? Anyways, the point is that FedEx is grabbing things and passing them on to Customs.
Yeah, could be...like a one in a million example.. In any case I spoke to a guy who knows a guy who spoke with someone who said that customs is examining packages looking for missing moon rocks and as soon as they are located this will stop. Or something like that.
Send an outgoing letter DHL which arrived in US in 4 days. Most airlines have extended flight resumptions for another month. I don't know which airline has the mail contract but I doubt it is Spirit. And , to add injury to insult, Nic has enacted covid and documentation requirements that make it problematical for airlines to reopen.
Good morning Mr. Troll. The way that I read the post from the embassy, it seemed specific to air traffic between Nicaragua and the US. I've been locked in the US for 6 months now, not able to return to my home in Panama nor join my wife who has been trapped in Nicaragua. My question to you and anyone reading is; Is the airport going to open on 8/3 like they planned, such that maybe I can fly to another country first and then grab a plane to MGA? Thanks
yep, the hermit kingdom is also now requiring airlines to provide a photocopy of each passenger's passport 3 days in advance. Can you imagine the burden this places on the airlines?
to answer above question, yes the MGA airport is open . It just doesn't yet have any regularly scheduled flights. Spirit is the only one that has not yet cancelled its August flights. Land borders are closed by neighboring countries.
"Uppity" much, KeyWestPirate? Seems you like to degrade the very country's government you live safe and secure in. What is wrong with you? If you need to 'blow gas', maybe go live in Trumpland, plenty to attack there.
Flights will resume in September. Schedule: AeroMexico...............9/01/20 United Airlines.........9/2/20 Avianca..........................9/2/20 American Airlines...9/2/20 Copa.................................9/05/20 Spirit Airlines..............8/17/20
I and some of my friends use Maranatha Cargo Express from Miami. They have a Facebook page. They will fly things in which must be picked up at customs in Managua or ship it in and it comes to your house. We all have used both the services. Days by plane and about a month by ship.
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