In Nicaragua

VFS Global operates Visa Application Centres (VACs) on behalf of the UK Government in the Americas region.

For those UK visa applicants based in Nicaragua, your nearest designated UK visa application centre (VAC) is located in Panama City, Panama.  You may, however, elect to apply at any UK VAC in the region, if this is more convenient for you. Please visit website for more information on other UK VACs in the Americas. To apply for a visa to enter the United Kingdom, please click here.

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Please note:

  • UKVI Customers who travel from Nicaragua and other Central American countries to Panama for their VAC appointment are eligible to have their passports returned to them for return travel to Nicaragua following their appointment. Applicants availing of this service will need to send their passport to UKVI within 5 working days of their return with a return airway bill to prevent a delay in processing. This service is not available in Mexico.

    This is not a passport passback service which is only available in Bogota and requires an additional payment.

Visa Application Centre Service Fee

Please note, in some VAC locations, including Panama City, a service fee of GBP 55.00 is required for attending the VAC and must be paid in advance. This service fee is in addition to the visa application fee, and paid on the Visa4UK or AccessUK websites at the time of paying your visa fee.

Overseas Territories / Commonwealth Applications

The UK visa application centres, managed by VFS Global and IOM, cannot accept applications for Overseas Territories or Commonwealth visas. To apply for this category of visa you will need to complete a visa application form online by visiting (select ‘other’) and then mail your completed application form, supporting documents, return airway bill and passport, directly to the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) office in Bogota, located at Cra 9 No. 76 - 49 piso 9, Bogota, Colombia.

Visa Enquiries

Please visit to confirm if you need a visa and to access links to further information on the UK visa process.  If you have a general enquiry about UK Visas and Immigration's application process, our international enquiry centre can be contacted by phone, email or Web Chat at