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Old 12 Feb 2011
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Renewing TVIP in Nicaragua?

I am currently in Leon, Nicaragua and crossed over from Honduras at Los Manos on the 15th of January. I was only able to get a 30 day permit for some reason, but I plan on staying in Nicaragua for about 2 more months. My TVIP expires on the 14th of February. Is my only option to go to the closest aduana (Managua, about 2 hours away) and renew there on the day of? And will I need to repeat this process every month thereafter that I want to stay?
I should also mention that when I asked for a stamp in my passport on the Nicaraguan side, I was told that my stamp from Guatemala (on January 3rd) was what was required (C-4 Im thinking) and would be good for three months from then.
Thanks in advance for any advice, Ben
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prolongation of t.i.p.

hola ben
your only option of prolongation is the custom hq in managua,unless you're prepared of paying la mordida.
not a big deal so,quite quick.
all the best geri
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Thanks for the reply. Im going to take a bus to Managua tomorrow. I have heard of somebody being made to cross the border for 72 hours, but hopefully I won't have any problems and can just pay a few bucks for an extension.
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Went to the aduana in Managua today. Was fast, but cost 1 buck a day for 30 days max at a time, so $30. I have to come back after 24 hours to get the actual extension paper, although I did get a receipt.
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