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In accordance with the requirements currently in force, young persons of both sexes wishing to enter the Nicaraguan armed forces must:

1. Be between 18 and 21 years of age. Young persons choosing a military career must submit a notarized authorization from their parents or guardians in order to prevent recruitment by force or coercion;

2. Be Nicaraguan nationals;

3. Be physically and mentally fit;

4. Be unmarried and without children;

5. Not be subject to criminal proceedings and not have been convicted by the country's jurisdictional bodies;

6. Consent voluntarily and freely to join the Nicaraguan army