Nicaragua - Register a Marriage

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  1. Registration is done in two stages, first you must go to your local civil registry office to apply for the procedure and submit all the required documents.
  2. Your application will be reviewed by the officer. It will take about 8 days for your application to be processed.
  3. If all submitted documents and information checks out, you will be asked to visit the office again to pay for the marriage certificate.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Original Certificate of Marriage by a judge or notary deed.
  • Copy of identity cards of both spouses.
  • Copy of birth certificate of both spouses.
  • Copy of birth certificates of children recognized (if applicable).

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Civil Registry Office - Managua
Centro Civico, Modulo A, Planta Baja
Telephone: 2265-2249
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Who may file the application: Either spouses.


  • Registration: Free
  • Issuance of marriage certificate:
    • Normal process (4-8 days): C $ 35
    • Fast service (1 day): C $ 70


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Processing Time[edit]

It will take about 8 days for your application to be reviewed by the Office of Civil Registry.

Issuance of marriage certificate:

  • Normal process: 4 to 8 days
  • Fast service: 1 day

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Where to file your application: At your local civil registry.

Required Information[edit]

  • The date of marriage
  • Personal information of spouses: Full name, age, profession, identity card number, address, nationality and parents' name
  • Personal information of the witnesses: Full name, age, profession, identity card number, address


Need for the Document[edit]

Marriage is a legal contract binding two people together, granting them rights and obligations. In Nicaragua, marriage registration is mandatory.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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External Links[edit]

  • Civil Registry Office - Managua:


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