We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Nicaragua. The British Embassy in Managua provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Nicaragua.

Our work covers a range of issues including representing the UK government in Costa Rica (and also in Nicaragua), playing an active role in improving political and trade links between them and the UK.

You can access UK government services while in Nicaragua.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Managua and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +506 2258 2025. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Nicaragua, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

We do not issue emergency travel documents in Managua. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible on +506 2258 2025 (24 hours) or email consular.costarica@fco.gov.uk. We issue emergency travel documents at British Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica. Book an appointment.

Apply online for an emergency travel document at British Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica if you are not due to travel in the next 24 hours and:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Other consular services

Certificates for getting married

We can issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status and, in some circumstances, perform a marriage or civil partnership for British nationals. For information on getting married in Nicaragua, see getting married abroad.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administering an oath, affirmation or affidavit. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Nicaragua.

We also provide services in San Jose.

Our people

Ross Denny

Ross Denny

British Ambassador to Nicaragua

Contact us

British Embassy

British Embassy San Jose
Edificio Centro Colón,
Paseo Colón and Streets 38 and 40

Costa Rica

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in Managua. The British Embassy in San Jose has overall responsibility for the relations of the British government with the country of Nicaragua.

Honorary British Consul Nicaragua

Dr. Jose Evenor Taboada
Contact via the British Embassy in San José, details as above.


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