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Torahgirl
1/10/2022 12:30 EST

Can someone please advise the best way to proceed with a move to Nicaragua. Is it best to hire a immigration lawyer or is it something that can be done by oneself?

KeyWestPirate
1/15/2022 16:18 EST

This is a good time to get residency. They are going very quickly,, six months or less.

There are some changes. All the new residencies are still granted for 5 years. But your cedula is only good for 6 months. You have to go back to MGA and get a new one,,,, new photo.

The price is about the same,, but you pay it 6 Mo at a time :)

You CAN do residency "yourself" . You will need a lawyer for the solicitud. I think that the $1500 charged when I first came to Nicaragua was too much. YOu can now get a reliable team who willL

Advise you as to what you are going to need from the US;
Help you get what you need here (the health permit);
Translate all the documents to INTUR specifications;
Do all the work on the package;
Accompany you to INTUR to present your package and do any translation that might be needed;
Follow up.
Accompany you to Managua to pick up your Cedula.

With a track record that boasts never a failure.

The price is $350 + $200, or $550
There is no other expense

The lawyer is paid when the package is complete; Arielka gets paid when the package is successfully presented to INTUR.

After that you have an interview at your location by migraciĆ³n. Migration complete the work on your package,, and call you (if you use Arielka,, she will call and nag them).

Another change: INTUR used to issue a colilla, or "Get Out of Jail Free" card. They still do,, but now you have to maintain your tourist status by buying extensions, 30 days at a time, or by leaving the country to get a new 90.

You still get the colilla as proof that your residency is in progress, but you still have to maintain your status as described above.


Good luck,, and Bienvenido!

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Diane622
1/15/2022 15:07 EST

Exactly. I used to hike across CR NIC bridge every 3 months to stamp passport. For 15 years! Before even starting cedula residency process.

Diane622
1/15/2022 15:04 EST

Just come. And go from there. If youre in a rush study residency requirements so maybe have paperwork ready. If you mean you have a ton of stuff.... just sell it, and bring smallest most valuable. There are expensive and cheaoer experts that can help you get your cedula. Google translate pages on paperwork requirements. Birth certificate and so on. Easier then having someone send down. For me i was back and forth so much for so many years i did it in dribs and drabs. The biggest nuisaince is the apostilla thing from your states capital, and the many visits to managua with docs and fotos and acceptable translations. Make some good bilingual friends here first who can help you do it easiest and cheapest. There are tricks to simplifying process, somewhat. At least used to be! Otherwise expect to pay a lawyer well. Esp if bilingual and in demand. Whats the rush ... better to get your bearings spend time, know some folks.... then do it. Hope something i said helps. Good luck.

KeyWestPirate
1/10/2022 13:54 EST

If you search the site you will find numerous threads about the move to Nicaragua.

All will recommend that you visit first,, travel around the country, see if you really like it. See where you like it best.

The rest will fall into place. You get 90 days initially for a tourist visa. Plenty of time.

Good luck

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