I am planning to travel to Nicaragua in November, The consulate needs me to provide a visa interview letter with the purpose of visit and other details. Does anyone have a sample format for this letter, For some reason am not able to find it online

  • I am from India and live in US on H1B visa. The purpose is tourism and will be staying there for two weeks.
    – rahulrv
    Oct 22 '16 at 19:54
  • I checked with the Nicaraguan embassy here and they told be to apply for a visa before travelling. I will probably check with them again. Thanks
    – rahulrv
    Oct 22 '16 at 20:15
  • @r7v Don't check with them, since they are not the ones who decide the entry requirements. The simple fact is that you will be able to get a visa on arrival since you have a US visa
    – Crazydre
    Oct 22 '16 at 20:36

This is what Timatic (courtesy KLM) has to say:

National India (IN) /Residence USA (US) Embarkation USA (US) /Destination Nicaragua (NI)

Nicaragua (NI)

Passport required. - Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Passport Exemptions:

  • Passengers with a machine-readable (ICAO 9303 compliant) temporary passport.

Visa required, except for Passengers with a residence or a re-entry permit issued by USA. NOTE 43894: This does not apply to nationals of India with a normal passport. Visa Issuance: Visa required, except for Holders of normal passports issued to nationals of India can obtain a visa on arrival for a max. stay of 30 days. Fee: USD 50.-: - applicable to holders of a Residence Permit issued by USA; Additional Information:

  • Nationals of Nicaragua holding dual nationality, For details, click here
  • All visitors are required to obtain a Tourist Card on arrival. Fee: USD 10.-:
  • Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination.

    -exempt are unaccompanied minors.

  • Extension possible. Fee: USD 2.- per day of stay. Warning:
  • Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry:
  • Your link is broken. Oct 22 '16 at 21:00
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    And that's why I don't link from KLM anymore. They throw the result into a frame and make it annoying to get the actual link. And those dropdowns are annoying. For a more expert interface, see here. Oct 22 '16 at 21:14

Don't listen to the embassy - if they say you cannot get a visa on arrival they're wrong, and possibly trying to get at your money on purpose.

Indian citizens with a US visa can get a visa on arrival. It says so in Timatic, which is a database used worldwide by airlines checking passengers, and is based on information directly from local border authorities.

So don't even speak to the embassy - you can get a visa on arrival, full stop.

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