Visas

Visas are processed by the Embassy in Ottawa or at the Consulates in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. You should go to the nearest one to your residence or your workplace. Contact the consular office before starting the process. The photo for the visa must be submitted in physical and in digital format.

Passport: Any foreigner wishing to enter the country should possess a valid passport for at least another six (6) months, issued by the competent authority.

Photo Requirements for Visa Application

  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
  • Full color. Background: White. uniform lighting (no flash marks, red eyes or shadows).
  • Show your face and neck. The face must occupy 66-75% of the photo.
  • The face should be clear, in front of the camera and with open eyes.
  • The person may not be looking to the right, left, up or down.
  • The person should have their mouth closed and neutral expression.
  • Photos with the flash reflecting in the glasses, dark glasses that make it hard to see the eyes, are not accepted.
  • The head should be uncovered and straight.
  • The image must be clear, no bends, no scratches, no stains, no holes.
  • Picture Size: must be symmetrical with a minimum of 600 pixels x 600 pixels and a maximum of 1200 x 1200.
  • Format: JPEG Extension: *.jpg.
  • Size: Less than or equal to 240 KB (kilobytes) and greater than 40 kilobytes (KB).
  • The photo must be sent by email to the Consular Section This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "PHOTO VISA 'LAST NAME'" and the image file must be named as follows: name-lastname_VISA.jpg (i.e. Pedro-Perez_VISA.jpg).
In case of group applications, a single email must be sent with the multiple attachments, subject must be as follows: "PHOTO VISA GROUP DATE" (i.e. PHOTO VISA GROUP DEC 20, 2011) and the title of the image files of each applicant should be named as follows: name-lastname_VISA.jpg (Pedro-Perez_VISA.jpg).

List of Countries that do not require Tourist Visa to enter Venezuela

List of Countries and governments whose citizens enjoy the benefit of Visa Exemption for Non Migrants (TOURIST) on Ordinary Passports, according to Resolution No. 115, published in Official Gazette No. 38,653 of March 27, 2007.
(*) The governments of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the State of Palestine met the legal and constitutional requirements planned for the entry into force by September 19, 2013 of the "Visa Waiver Agreement in Ordinary Passports between the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the State of Palestine "and" Waiver Agreement on Diplomatic Passports and Visas Service between the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the State of Palestine ", both signed in Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on December 4, 2012, published in Official Gazette No. 40125 dated July 26, 2013.

Countries and Goverments

Allowed Stay

ALEMANIA
ANDORRA
ANTIGUA Y BARBUDA
ANTILLAS NEERLANDESAS
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BARBADOS
BÉLGICA
BELICE
BRASIL
BULGARIA
COREA (SUR)
COSTA RICA
CHILE
CHIPRE
CROACIA
DINAMARCA
DOMINICA
ESLOVENIA
ESPAÑA
ESTADO DE PALESTINA
ESTONIA
FINLANDIA
FRANCIA
GRAN BRETAÑA
GRECIA
GRENADA
GUATEMALA
HONG KONG - (RAE)
HUNGRIA
IRLANDA
ISLANDIA
ITALIA

JAMAICA
JAPÓN
LETONIA
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITUANIA
LUXEMBURGO
MALASIA
MALTA
MÉXICO
MONACO
NORUEGA
NUEVA ZELANDA
PAISES BAJOS
PALESTINA
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
POLONIA
PORTUGAL
REPUBLICA CHECA
REPUBLICA ESLOVACA
RUMANIA
SANTA LUCIA
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
SAN MARINO
SAN VICENTE Y LAS GRANADINAS
SUDAFRICA
SUECIA
SUIZA
TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO
TURQUIA
URUGUAY

Up to 90 days

NOTE: The citizens of the countries NOT listed above, require visa to enter Venezuela.

Tourist Visa: Valid for one year with multiple entries and allowed to remain in the country for a period of 90 days, renewable for the same period in the opinion of the Ministry of the Peoples Power for Interior Relations and Justice.

Transit Visa: Granted for seventy-two (72) hours, single-entry, unless the passenger confirmed indicating that the return to their country of origin or residence, shall make transit again in Venezuela, in that case, will be awarded for two (2) tickets and will remain for seventy-two (72) hours per entry.

Temporary Resident Visa: It includes: businessmen, investors, entrepreneur / industrialist, Venezuelan family, renters, household employee, student, religious, family, and work reentry. For this type of visa, you should request all necessary requirements at the consular sections of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Do citizens of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru require a tourist visa to enter Venezuela?

Beginning January 1, 2005, according to the Andean Community Decision 603 * visa requirements for nationals of Member Countries tourists of the Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) entering by air, through the international airports of Venezuela are exempt.

Citizens of other Member Countries of the Andean Community may stay in Venezuela, as tourists for up to ninety (90) days, non-renewable.

Venezuelan National immigration authorities will request Venezuela Andean domestic tourists the following requirements:

  • Passport valid for more than six months.
  • Air ticket, round-trip.
  • Proof of booking for Hotel where you will stay or invitation letter notarized, containing data of the person making the invitation, address and phone number.

NOTE:

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has made public its decision to withdraw from the Andean Community but still maintains its formal commitments with the community until legal arrangements are made. When a decision has been made, all members will be informed.

Types of Visas and their requirements

Tourist Visa

  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Demonstrate to the consular officer of their intention not to migrate.
  • Document proving residence in a foreign country.
  • Bank statement.
  • Work statement.
  • Proof of Real estate, commercial business property, commercial or industrial.
  • Proof of family ties.
  • Proof of economic status, presumed that the applicant intends to return.
  • Air ticket or photocopy or Boarding Pass.A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Thirty American Dollars (30 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.

Temporary Resident Visa – Industrial

  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • The application must be signed by the applicant and accompanied by a letter stating purpose of travel and contacts that take place in Venezuela.
  • Valid letter from Chamber or Association of Commerce, Industry, or company.
  • Air ticket or photocopy or Boarding Pass.
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.

Temporary Resident Visa- Business

  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Letter from the Company or the applicant, stating the purpose of the trip and the business information of the businessmen/companies in Venezuela.
  • Invitation letter from the company in Venezuela. Must include all information such as address, names, and phone numbers. Must contain the activities the applicant will be taking part of in Venezuela.
  • Bank Registry, Letter from the Chamber will be required.
  • Air ticket or photocopy or Boarding Pass.
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.

Transit Visa

  • Proof of intention to continue trip, as proven by travel agent.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Flight schedule and or boarding pass. Copies are accepted.
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Thirty American Dollars (30 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.

Temporary Resident Visa – Family

It will be granted to the spouse of Venezuelan, provided that the marriage had been made abroad and registered with the relevant Venezuelan Consular Office. As well as to children under age of 18, parents, upon reliable verification of family linkage.
  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Flight schedule and or boarding pass. Copies are accepted.
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.
  • The family group must travel together with the Venezuelan citizen that resides in Venezuela

Temporary Resident Visa – Investor

It shall be granted to individuals or representatives of companies that have established contacts (shown by authentic documents) and whose investment has been accepted by the concerning Venezuelan agencies.
  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Flight schedule and or boarding pass. Copies are accepted
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.

Temporary Resident Visa – Religions

The applicant shall submit (in writing) a request by the head of the Congregation, indicating religion, cult or any related activity to be performed, time spent and location in Venezuela.
The consular officer must request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Consular Affairs, the approval of the Interior and Justice Ministry, providing information such as: name; date and place of birth; phone number, date of issue and expiry of passport; religion or cult; date of admission; place of residence; time to spend in Venezuela and address of the applicant.
  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Flight schedule and or boarding pass. Copies are accepted
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.

Temporary Resident Visa – Renter

  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • Flight schedule and or boarding pass. Copies are accepted.
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • Convincing proof of monthly income.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.
  • When traveling accompanied by family member, must have a fixed monthly income of $500 USD per passenger, as well ability to demonstrate family links, through documents issued by local authorities.

Temporary Resident Visa – Work permit

Work Permit

This visa must be authorized by the Ministry of Interior and Justice, with the consent of the Ministry of Labor in Venezuela. The Venezuelan company, institution or citizen interested in hiring the services of foreigners must apply to the ministry beforehand. The requirements for hiring foreign workers in the country will be established by the above ministries.
Exception: For artists, foreign correspondents, professionals and athletes involved in lucrative activities and their representatives in Venezuela. It is only necessary to obtain authorization from the Ministry of Interior and Justice, agency which will decide the requirements and the time period during which candidates are allowed to remain in the country.

Requirements:

  • For this visa, the Embassy must receive prior authorization from the National Office SAIME (SAIME).
  • The visa applicant must verify and prove their employment credentials (degrees, work experience certificates, etc.)
  • Valid Passport for a minimum of six (6) months from time of application.
  • Visa application form duly completed.
  • A photograph in digital format, full color, white background. Check the specifications section and instructions for the digital photo in the previous section of visas.
  • Letter by the Ministry of Labor authorizing the company's hiring of the applicant.
  • Valid medical certificate.
  • Valid criminal record.
  • The amount of this consular service shall be payed as a bank deposit to the Embassy. Sixty American Dollars (60 USD) at TD CANADA TRUST BRANCH 3312 Num. 7303133, under the name of "Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Proof of such deposit in the form of a receipt must be presented at the Embassy.
  • Pre-paid postage envelope for return, please write return address clearly.

NOTE:

This type of visa is issued for one (1) year with multiple entries. The visa holder can remain in the country during this period. The Ministry of Interior and Justice may extend the request for an additional year, if the Ministry of Labor in Venezuela previously approved work authorization. The spouse, children under eighteen (18) years of age, parents and parents in law of a work permit holder, may enter the country under a family member visa.

Diplomatic

Visa granted to members of a diplomatic mission on official duty, requested by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development Canada. It must be requested with 20 working days in advance to avoid any issues.

Requirement:

1.     A completed visa request form.

2.     A valid passport with no less than six (6) months before expiration.

3.     One recent photograph, passport size, showing full face, with no hat, helmet or glasses. They must be taken against an off-white, cream or light grey background so that your features are clearly distinguishable. View the section: Characteristics of digital photos for visa application for more size requirement details.

4.     Letter from Foreign Affairs confirming the purpose and the length of journey to Venezuela.

5.    Curriculum.

6.     A Round-trip airline ticket (Confirmed)

Journalist Visa - Media Visa

  1. Letter from the director or editor/producer of the media for which he/she works (in Spanish, sealed and signed) addressed to the Director General de Articulación de Medios specifying:
  • Name, surname, passport N° and function within the company
  • Date of stay in Venezuela and place of housing
  • City of origin (city from where you will depart to Venezuela)
  • Contacts of the journalist in Venezuela (phone number and email address)
  • Information of the mission that will be carried out (it is mandatory to specify the topics that they want to address and to detail in the interviews that they have planned and which of them have been confirmed)
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  • Resources for payment of the stay
    **This letter must be sent in physical and digital to the corresponding consulate.

  1. Copy of valid passport
  2. Resume of the journalist
  3. List of teams that will enter the country
  4. Photograph white background of each member of the team that will be going to Venezuela: size 3.2cm x 2.6 cm. The same must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in JPG format, low resolution (140Kb).
  5. Application form for accreditation duly completed and signed

 

 

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