NL has a permission system that is used to maximize the usefulness of the site. Here are the basics.

Anonymous users (meaning anyone not logged in) can read any content but cannot see article read counts or author profiles. They also cannot post any information to the site.

Regular users (meaning anyone who has joined the site) can see article read counts and author profiles. Then can establish their own profile and read/write private messages. They can also post content to their personal blog. They can post comments but the comments will be held in an authorization queue for administrator approval.

Advanced users (through administrator approval) can get either or both of these additional permisions:

  • Create new forum topics
  • Post comments without moderation

Editors get additional permissions to edit existing posts.

The purpose of the permission system is to improve the "signal-to-noise" ratio of the site. New users are the most likely to post something asking a question that has already been addressed or something off-topic. The system may also be used to "demote" an advanced user who is not following site guidelines.

To get your permissions changed, first make sure your profile is "realistic". (I say that rather than correct as, for example, some people don't want to post their actual birthdate but if your profile indicates you are 1 year old, don't expect to get more permissions.) Then, PM admin asking for what you want.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

shipping to usa

want to ship a small amount of things from my home [here in ni.] to my mother in tampa

looking for a "space" verses "weight " by boat

any info ?


You don't say what it is, but...

And this may not apply to you (but it's useful to know). If it involves any kind of artifacts, you made need a permit from the Instituto Nicaragüense de Cultura.

They (try) and control what leaves the country (even down to salvaged pillars and doors from old houses f they meet certain requirements on age and cultural value).

Just bear it in mind when you talk to a customs broker or customs themselves.


trying to find a finger oximeter to measure oxygen while using a oxygen concentrator

any idea where i might find on in nicaragua? thanks

renewing temporary import permit

Hi, thanks for all for your many informative posts on this site, which I have just joined. We are currently trying out living in Nicaragua, preliminary to getting residency under the early retirement/rentista provisions. That will eventually enable us to import our car without duty, but for now we just want to renew the very short 30-day import permit - with the least hassle possible. The last post that I could find was from over a year ago, and said the only way was to go into Managua and spend a day doing the paperwork and paying $1.00. I guess the other option is to go to Penas Blancas and import into Costa Rica, then turn around and return to Nica for another 30 days. Does anybody have any recent information or advice to offer on this? Is it crazy to think that there might be a customs office in Granada that could deal with this? Is there any way of getting more than 30 days at a time? Thanks in advance.