Everything You Need To Know About Venezuela Visa
to the immigration laws of Venezuela, if you are travelling to the country for
tourism purposes and entering by air, you can avail a visa-free entry, where
you are issued a tourist card at arrival -- that is valid for 90 days.
order to use this option, you must have a passport valid at least six months on
entry with one blank visa page, proof of sufficient funds, onward/return
airline tickets, documents that define your trip’s purpose, and required
documentation for the next destination.
before you plan to avail the visa-exemption option, it is strongly recommended
to confirm that the airline allows boarding without a visa.
of the times, immigration rules change. Moreover, if you are travelling for
purposes other than tourism, you need to apply for a visa prior to your travel
plans. Again, you need a visa if you enter the country overland or by sea.
Hence, we would advise you to obtain a visa from the embassy before you travel.
Types of Venezuela visas
- Tourist visa
- Business visa
- Transit visa
- Work visa
- Religious visa
- Student visa
- Retirement visa
- Investment visa
- Family visa
tourist visa allows you to enter Venezuela for recreation or sight-seeing
order to apply for a tourist visa, you need:
- A signed printout of the online visa
- An original passport with a minimum
validity of six months and at least two blank pages
- A recent passport-size photograph
- A letter addressed to the Consulate
General of Venezuela
- An invitation letter from your host
- Hotel reservation copies
- A business cover letter on the
company letterhead or a Chamber of Commerce Copy (if you own the company)
- A residence permit, translated into
- A bank letter and 3-months bank
statement as proof of sufficient funds and
- For minors, a copy of the passport
of both parents along with a signed authorization letter
- A copy of the onward/return air
- A medical certificate specifying
that you do not have any infectious disease
- Yellow fever certificate
- Cancel Consular Rights for Consular
you submit the completed application package, the Consular Mission shall
approve it if everything is in order. You can then collect the stamped passport
from the Embassy.
business visa issued by the Venezuela Embassy is available as a multiple entry
visa. It comes with a validity of 6 months, allowing a maximum of 90 days stay
this, you will need the visa application form, a valid passport, a photograph,
itinerary details, residence permit, proof of funds, and a business cover
letter (employment letter)/ Chamber of Commerce Copy -- as detailed under the
tourist visa section.
you also need:
- A letter of invitation from the host
company in Venezuela
- A Criminal Record certificate
- A copy of your ID
for the application process, you can follow the same steps as outlined under
the tourist visa section.
transit visa allows you to air-transit via Venezuelan airports and it arrives
in single entry with a validity of 3 days.
course, even for this visa, you need a filled visa application form, a valid
passport, and a recent passport-size.
from these, you should attach:
- Proof of Status: This can be either
an original ILR card or other evidence of resident status in the UK. The
document should come with a minimum validity of six months from the date of
entry to Venezuela.
- Onward air tickets that specify your
next destination and proves that your one-off stop does not exceed 72 hours
- A copy of your ID proof
need to apply for a Venezuelan transit visa at the Embassy before you enter the
country. The application process is similar to the one described for a tourist
work visa allows you to engage in employment in Venezuela that offers you a
remuneration. It is valid for one year and allows a maximum stay of 365 days.
Venezuelan work visas are available only in multiple entry types.
this visa type, you need a valid passport, a passport photo, and a completed
- Proof of Status (check the transit
- A Criminal Record certificate
- An employment contract copy
- Evidence that you possess the
required trading professional expertise as mentioned in the purpose of your
- A medical report
- Your academic accreditations
- An authorization letter from the
Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace, approved by the Ministry of Work
- A Foreign Workers Work Permit that
is certified by the Ministry of the People's Power for Labor and Social
- A copy of your ID proof
all the above visa types, even this visa needs to be applied via the Embassy of
Venezuela in London.
religious visa, available in multiple entries, and allowing validity plus stay
of up to 365 days, allows you to enter the country for carrying out religious
need to submit your application, accompanied by an authorized letter, issued by
a representative of the religious congregation. It should explain that you hold
a membership with the organization and are permitted to carry out activities
related to your said mission.
with the other visa types, even here, you need a valid passport, a completed
application form, and a passport photo. The specifications are already
mentioned under the tourist visa section.
multiple entry student visa (validity and maximum allowable stay limit of 365
days) is required when you seek to enter Venezuela for studying in an
order to apply for one, you will need a completed and signed visa application
and signed United Kingdom passport, a passport photo, status proof, onward/round
trip tickets, Criminal Record certificate, yellow fever certificate, proof of
funds, and medical report.
you need to provide:
- A letter of request from your
guarantor (which can be an institution, family or tutor), specifying that the
student has the funds to sustain in Venezuela
- Proof that the student has been
accepted in the stated institute or company where he/she is supposed to intern
- Anotarized declaration stating that
the student will not take up any employment options during his/her stay in
- A copy of academic accreditations
retirement visa comes in multiple entries and is valid for up to 1 year. The
documentation requirements for this visa type are almost similar to other
regular visas -- i.e you need a passport, a completed visa application form,
copy of round trip tickets or itinerary, a Medical Certificate, and a criminal
you will also require:
- A Confirmation Letter from the
corresponding state authority and original documents which specify that the
applicant has a monthly retirement income of 1200 US$, generated from sources
outside Venezuela. He/she should also produce evidence of additional 500 US$
for each accompanying traveller.
- An Explanation Letter that is
addressed to the Consul General, which explains the trip’s purpose,
accompanying members, and accommodation details.
- A purchase record if the applicant
owns a company in Venezuela
- A copy of the residence permit or
multiple entry investment visa comes with a validity of three years. What you
would need to apply for this visa is a visa application form, an official
British passport, a recent photograph of
size 4X4 cm, itinerary details, copy of a recent bank statement (individual and
from the company), health certificate, Criminal Record certificate, residence
permit, and business cover letter.
have already specified the details in the preceding sections for all of the
you shall need:
- A notarized and certified copy of a
document that certifies the investment.
- An investment approval document from
the Superintendence of Foreign Investments of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela, notarized in Venezuela.
multiple entry family visa is valid for 365 days and allows a maximum stay of 1
year. Its requirements are similar to that of a tourist visa, in terms of a
visa application form, a passport, and a passport photo: You also need a
residence permit and a recent bank statement.
from these, you have to submit:
- A support letter which indicates
that the applicant is a Venezuelan citizen by birth or by naturalization and
that he/she has sufficient funds to cover his/her expenses in the country
during the stay period.
- Authentic evidence of employment,
which states the applicant’s salary and years of service. If he/she is
self-employed, he/she must attach a document issued by a public accountant,
detailing his/her work and personal balance.
- Two authenticated and stamped
original commercial references
- Copy of ID proof
you hold dual citizenship, you need to present your Venezuelan identity
documents in order to be allowed entry or exit from the nation. Otherwise, you
may be barred from leaving the country.
Travel with children
who are travelling to Venezuela without
parents or guardians must have a letter from the non-travelling
parent(s), who certify that they have authorized their child to travel without
them. This document must contain all the required details and needs to be
notarized by a local notary agent. If the child is an overseas resident
overseas, the letter must be notarized by the Venezuelan consulate or embassy.
The child should always carry this letter -- whether he is entering or leaving
the country. Failure to do so may bar them from travelling.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
Venezuelan government accepts UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) at the
points of entry, during airside transit and at ports of exit from Venezuela. It
must hold the validity of a minimum of six months from your planned stay in