How Would You Prefer to Deal with Government?
Thread http://www.nicaliving.com/node/20556 is about how you feel about the government enforcing laws that are already on the books. It is important and there are certainly some opinions. But, as we always do, a totally different topic has appeared in that discussion. This post is an attempt to give that new topic a place to live.
To clarify, this forum is "how you want it to work" when dealing with government which is a very different topic from the government just enforcing laws on the books. In particular, this is our preference rather than anything specifically related to current laws. Call it advice for the government.
It seems the two biggest issues are obtaining/renewing residency and dealing with customs. In both these situations, some people will prefer to deal directly with the government, others will prefer to be able to have an agent or representative handle the situation for them. In particular, newcomers with little of no Spanish skills will need to use an agent. (While you might like the government to deal with you in your language, this just doesn't seem practical as any legal document here must be in Spanish.
One of the most common complaints are inconsistencies. That is, how it works seems to depend all so much on who you are talking to. (Note that this is not unique to Nicaragua. I have heard from quite a few people that how to get residency in Ecuador seems to change each week.) So, let's see if NL members agree on how we would like things to work.