Venenzuela Visa Guide

Overview

 

Venezuela, popularly known as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country that shares borders with Colombia, Brazil and Guyana, and is located on the northernmost part of South America. Venezuela is quite popular in the world for its petroleum industry, beautiful islands in the Caribbean sea, natural features and its environmental diversity. The capital city is Caracus and the major cities of the nation include Valencia, Maracay, Barquisimeto, Ciudad Guayana and Maracaibo. The country of Venezuela consists of so many beautiful places. Before entering in to the country, you need to check on visa requirements. However, visa policy is much lenient in the country. Citizens of about 69 countries can travel to Venezuela without a visa if their stay does not exceed beyond 90 days.

 

Application Process

 

Venezuela is a South American country that has coastlines on the Caribbean and the Atlantic sea. The citizens of 69 countries can get a Venezuelan visa if their does not exceed 90 days. Everyone can get an extension of another 90 days except for the citizens of Bolivia and Colombia. The nationals of a few South American countries can enter Venezuela just with their ID card. Rest of all nationalities should apply for a visa through the nearest diplomatic mission of Venezuela. To find out that if you need a visa to enter Venezuela, you can check out Venezuela’s visa policy. Unfortunately eVisa is not available for Venezuela. You can get it through ivisa and it is quite faster.

 

Documents Required for Venezuelan Visa

 

Tourist visa:

 

-          Passport of the applicant should be valid for at least 6 months from the time of application.

-          Visa application.

-          Recent 3x3 size passport size color photo with white background. Scanned photo will not be allowed.

-          Covering letter mentioning the travel itinerary and details of the applicant.

-          Original copy of the leave letter from the employer/school/university.

-          Confirmed air tickets.

-          Updated copy of form16/income tax for the past 3 years.

-          Original copy of personal bank account statement for the past 6 months with bank’s seal and authorized signature and should also ensure that the account has sufficient balance. And also a letter from the bank mentioning the opening  date and the good handling of your account.

-          Yellow fever certificate.

-          The embassy of Venezuela located in Delhi has announced the requirement of health certificate against Ebola issued at least 21 days prior to the date of travel, from any government hospital , has to be submitted to the embassy in order to obtain the visa. It should be mentioned clearly in the certificate that the applicant is fit to travel to Venezuela. It is mandatory for the applicant to carry the original copy of the health certificate at the time of travel and it should specify that the applicant does not show any symptoms of diseases caused by Ebola virus and the applicant had not been in contact with any patient with Ebola. It should further specify that the applicant has not been in contact with any body fluids of any Ebola patient and has not visited any hospital or healthcare centre providing treatment for such patients.

 

Visa Fee: INR 4500 per person

Visa Processing Time: 10-15 working days

 

Business Visa

 

-          Passport of the applicant should be valid for at least 6 months from the time of application.

-          Visa application.

-          Recent 3x3 size passport size colour photo with white background. Scanned photo will not be allowed.

-          Covering letter specifying the post held by the applicant, purpose of visit, responsibility of travel expenses, name and address of the contact person in Venezuela.

-          Proof of company registration.

-          Original recommendation copy from the chamber of commerce.

-          Original copy of the invitation letter from the organization in Venezuela and the purpose of business.

-          Venezuelan company’s commercial registry and RIF.

-          Confirmed air tickets.

-          Updated copy of form16/income tax for the past 3 years.

-          Original copy of personal bank account statement for the past 6 months with bank’s seal and authorized signature and should also ensure that the account has sufficient balance. And also a letter from the bank mentioning the opening  date and the good handling of your account.

-          Yellow fever certificate.

-          The embassy of Venezuela located in Delhi has announced the requirement of health certificate against Ebola issued at least 21 days prior to the date of travel, from any government hospital, has to be submitted to the embassy in order to obtain the visa. It should be mentioned clearly in the certificate that the applicant is fit to travel to Venezuela. It is mandatory for the applicant to carry the original copy of the health certificate at the time of travel and it should specify that the applicant does not show any symptoms of diseases caused by Ebola virus and the applicant had not been in contact with any patient with Ebola. It should further specify that the applicant has not been in contact with any body fluids of any Ebola patient and has not visited any hospital or healthcare centre providing treatment for such patients.

 

Visa Fee: INR 4500 per person

Visa Processing Time: 10-15 working days (visa is valid for one year with multiple entries. The visa holder is allowed to stay in the country for a non-renewable period of up to 180 days.

 

Venezuelan Tourist Visa Requirements for American Passport Holders

 

-          A completely filled visa request form.

-          Original passport with a validity of 6 months remaining from the date of travel and also with 2 blank pages left.

-          Copies of the passport pages that shows the applicant’s details and photograph.

-          Two recent passport size (2x2 inches) photographs with white background (without glasses or hat).

-          Proof of employment issued by the organization that the applicant work at; on company’s official letterhead that indicates the details of a contact person for verification. If the applicant is a student, he/she must get a written document sealed and signed by the institution. If the applicant is a retiree, a document must be produced certifying that he/she is a retiree.

-          If the applicant is not a US citizen, he/she must produce their green card or any document that specifies their residency in the country.

-          Original bank account statement of the applicant and a document issued by the bank that specifies that the applicant has sufficient balance in his/her account and so the applicant will be able to take care of the expenses during the trip.

-          A copy of to and fro flight tickets that mentions the entry and exit from Venezuela and the name of the airline and flight details.

-          A money order of $30 in the name of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

-          The applicant must present all the above documents at the consulate.

-          A prepaid envelope from the United States Postal Service with a unique tracking number for the return of your documents.

-          Any other documents specified by the consulate.

 

FAQs for US Passport Holders

 

Do I need a visa for Venezuela?

Yes, US citizens require a visa to enter the country of Venezuela for any kind of trips, including business or tourism. Visa is obtained from the Embassy of Venezuela located in Washington DC and it must be obtained well in advance before the trip. The Government of Venezuela recommends the applicants to start with visa application about 3 months before the planned date of travel. For tourist visa, the Embassy of Venezuela requires the applicant to appear for a personal round of interview before the final visa is issued.

 

Can I obtain my Venezuelan visa on arrival?

No, the visa to enter Venezuela must be obtained before arriving in to the country. If you arrive in Venezuela without proper documents of your trip, you can be detained or deported. Be sure that you have all proper documents before moving out of your country.

 

Which all documents are required for my Venezuelan visa?

> A valid passport.

>Passport size photos that meets the requirement of the government of Venezuela.

>Proof of employment.

>Proof of house or asset ownership.

>Copy of travel itinerary.

>Copy of personal bank account statement for the last 3 months.

>Money order.

>Properly filled visa application document.

If the applicant is looking to apply for a business visa, the applicant must produce business introduction letter and birth certificate.

 

What are the other mandatory requirements to be considered before entering in to Venezuela?

Make sure that your US visa is still valid and will be for the next 6 months after the date you plan to exit Venezuela. The immigration personnel in Venezuela have been known to deny the entry of travelers with passports that are expiring soon. If you need to get your passport renewed, the passport authorities can help to get your passport renewed in 1-3 business days.

Be sure to face the health concerns you will face in Venezuela. Travelers entering in to Venezuela need to show proof of yellow fever vaccine. Mosquito borne diseases such as malaria, etc., are prevalent in some parts of the country. So travelers are advised to take appropriate precautions before entering in to Venezuela.

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