The security ministry has put into service two new telephone lines for persons to call to make an appointment for fingerprinting. That brings the total number of lines to four. They are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The crush to be fingerprinted is a result of a special immigration amnesty that affects mainly Nicaraguans living in the country. However, some U.S. and Canadian expats who are 65 or older and are living in the country illegally for at least five years also can apply.
The new numbers are 2226-2303 and 2286-2355. The numbers previously announced and still valid are 2586-4147 and 2586-4600. The ministry noted that those involved in the immigration process must make an appointment. But individuals seeking fingerprinting for gun permits can just show up.
In addition the ministry is setting up fingerprinting services at all its offices in the country.