Requirements for Nicaraguans

At the end of 2022, France will introduce an online travel authorization for nationals who currently enjoy a visa-free travel to this popular tourist destination. Nicaraguans traveling to France are among the citizens of 60 countries who will be required to obtain an ETIAS for France before their travel. The application will be a simple online process that can be done from anywhere in the world. Travelers will not need to visit the French Embassy to obtain the authorization, and the ETIAS France will allow them to travel freely within the Schengen Area.
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ETIAS France Personal Information for Nicaraguan Citizens

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Among key ETIAS France requirements for Nicaraguans are personal details that need to be provided in the application form:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Maiden name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship (the same as the passport country)
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Country of arrival in the EU (France)
Travelers also need to provide their passport information and some additional details about their medical condition, criminal record, past travel to European countries, and their history of travel to conflict zones. This information will be checked against a number of international databases in order to pre-screen applicants and eliminate any security threats to the country.

Documents That I Need for France ETIAS

Several documents are needed in order to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver to visit France, including a passport that is valid for at least 3 months from the application date and less than 10 years old, a valid credit or debit card for paying the travel authorization fee, and an active email address to which the applicant will receive ETIAS status updates and the authorization itself.

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Medical Information for Nicaraguans

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France is a safe country with an excellent healthcare system. However, medical treatments can be very expensive for foreigners. All travelers to France are, therefore, encouraged to purchase medical/travel insurance prior to their trip. The insurance should cover any medical emergencies, injuries, and hospitalization, in addition to the costs of evacuation or repatriation. Visitors without insurance will have to pay for any medical treatments upfront, otherwise, they may be refused medical care. No prepayment is needed in case of a life-threatening emergency.

Furthermore, anyone traveling with prescription medications needs to verify that they are legal in France and make sure to keep the prescription along with the medicines in their original packaging.

ETIAS Application for France

Travelers who wish to apply for an ETIAS France for Nicaraguans have to meet the following requirements:

  • The purpose of their trip must be either tourism, leisure, family visit, medical treatment, or business conferences and meetings
  • Their stay must not exceed 90 days within any period of 180 days

Note that for longer stays and travels with other purposes such as working, studying or living in France, several types of visas are available.

Nicaraguan passport holders will be able to apply for an ETIAS authorization through the main page of the ETIAS France website. The application form is easy to fill in and it will take only 10-15 minutes to complete. Each applicant, including minors, needs to submit a separate application form.

The application consists of a few simple steps:

  • Duly fill in the application form, making sure that all the provided details are correct
  • Pay the visa waiver fee through a secure online system
  • Submit the form
  • Receive the ETIAS France approval by email

The application fee will be very affordable. This fee is used to cover the costs of implementation, digitalization, and maintenance of the ETIAS system. Applicants will need to pay for the fee only once, even if they are visiting more than one Schengen member country during their trip.

In most cases, the visa waiver approval will be received within a few hours after submitting the form. In some cases, it may take up to 72 hours to get the ETIAS approval. However, if the information provided in the application form is incorrect or contains mistakes, for example, the name does not correspond exactly to that in the passport, the approval process may be delayed. Candidates will be kept informed about the status of the application and instructed on how to proceed if their demand is refused.

The ETIAS for France needs to be printed out so that it can be presented at the French border along with the passport. It is important to keep in mind that the right to enter the country is granted by the immigration officer at the port of entry in France.

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Origin Embassy
Embassy of France in Nicaragua
De la Iglesia El Carmen 1 c., AP 1227, Managua, Nicaragua
(+505) 22 64 89 70
Destination Embassy
Embassy of Nicaragua in France
34 Avenue Bugeaud, 75116 Paris, France
(+33) (1) 4405-9042