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.
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.
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