Nicaragua - Change or Transfer Vehicle Ownership

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  1. Gather all documents you will need to present or submit to apply for the procedure. All required documents must be in original form, make sure to keep a copy just in case.
  2. Complete an application and submit it along with all other required documents.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. The vehicle must be presented for inspection.


Required Documents[edit]

  • National identification card for nationals or Certificate of Permanent Residence for foreigners
  • Purchase or transfer documents
  • Vehicle Inspection and Gas Emission Certificate (issued by an authorized workshop and must be issued recently). Note: New vehicles are exempt from mechanical technical inspection and emission test during the first two years.
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Proof of payment of the fees: All receipts must be in the name of the vehicle owner.
  • For some vehicles providing a type of service: document issued by IRTRAMMA and / or municipal governments or MTI, authorizing the type of service.

All required documents must be in original form, make sure to keep a copy just in case.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Centro de Documentacion (CEDOC) - National Police

National Police Directory



Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


  • Cancellation of pledge: C$ 80
  • For four wheeled vehicles:
    • Cancellation of tariff: C$ 200
    • Registration: C$ 200
    • License Plate: C$ 100
  • Two or three wheeled vehicles:
    • Cancellation of tariff: C $ 175
    • Registration: C$ 150
    • License Plate: C$ 100


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Vehicle ownership must be transferred within 60 days to avoid paying late registration penalty.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.e.g.1. Date of Birth.2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

Following is a procedure on how to change or transfer ownership of a vehicle.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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External Links[edit]

  • National Police - Nicaragua:


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