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Visa Requirements 

General Information:
The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston will process all visas applications submitted by residents of its jurisdiction (Massachussets, Maine and new Hampshire). Residents of other jurisdictions should go to the appropriate Consulate (check list).

General Requirements:
For the introduction of an application for any kind of visa the following is requested:
- A Passport that has at least 6 months of validity left at the time of your visa request.
- Two recent front view color photographs, 2 x 2 size.
- Fill a visa application (for a copy of the form, click here).
- Pay the applicable consular fees by means of a Money Order made to the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Tourist and Transit Visas U.S $ 30; all other types of Visas U.S. $ 60).
- Fulfil the particular requirements for the pertinent type of visa.


Tourist Visa

Will be issued to people who wish to enter the country for recreation, health or activities that do not involve remuneration or profit related to culture, art, science, sports, contact with businesses located in the country or with people in the private or public sector, or journalists for special events.

It is recommended that non-migrant applicants request their visa no less than three (3) months before the expected travel date.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. Proof of employment issued by the applicant’s place of work, on official letterhead and indicating a contact person and address for verification.
  6. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, a copy of the green card or document that establishes residency in the country.
  7. Leasing contract for a residence or document demonstrating house ownership in the name of the applicant, or a document demonstrating ownership of a different type of property, including high value personal property (e.g. a vehicle or fine art), or commercial, business or industrial properties.
  8. Original latest bank statement or a letter issued by the bank which shows the current balance or a notarized letter of invitation of the person or institution in the U.S. or Venezuela who will cover the costs of the applicant’s stay.
  9. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  10. A money order for $30 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  11. The applicant must present the aforementioned documents in person at the Consular Section or Consulate.
  12. A pre-paid United States Postal Service Priority Mail envelope with a unique tracking number for the applicant’s documents to be returned.
  13. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The Consular Section or Consulate may request the applicant’s criminal record.

The tourist visa will be valid for one (1) years, including multiple entries.  The duration of a visit will be limited to a maximum of ninety (90) days.

For children and adolescents under 18 years of age:

  1. They are exempt from having to the Consular Section or Consulate in person.  The requirements will be the responsibility of the parents, who must present the documents in person, including the following:
    1. The child or adolescent’s original passport, with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
    2. A copy of the child or adolescent’s birth certificate.
    3. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  2. The mother or father that is not presenting the documents in person must provide notarized written authorization in Spanish for the other parent.
  3. In case one of the parents is deceased, the surviving parent must present the original or certified copy of the death certificate.
  4. If one of the parents is divested of parental authority by the final sentence of a court, the parent with parental authority must present a copy of the sentence.

Business Visa

Will be issued to non-migrant businesspeople, executives, representatives of businesses or industries and microentrepreneurs, who wish to enter the country to conduct trade, commercial or financial activities and/or transactions, or any other legal for-profit activity related to their business.

It is recommended that non-migrant applicants request their visa no less than three (3) months before the expected travel date.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. A certificate of incorporation of the business in the U.S.
  6. A letter of employment from the business in the U.S., which states the position of the applicant, the purpose of the trip, the name and address of a contact person or company in Venezuela, the length of stay in Venezuelan territory and the party liable for expenses incurred during the trip.
  7. A letter of invitation from a business in Venezuela. (If applicable.)
  8. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  9. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  10. If the applicant is the business owner or holds a majority of its shares, proof of this must be provided.
  11. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, she or he should present a copy of her or his green card or document that establishes residency in the country.
  12. If sending the required documents by mail, please include a pre-paid United States Postal Service Priority Mail envelope with a unique tracking number for the return of said documents.
  13. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The Consular Section or Consulate may request the applicant’s criminal record.

Business visas will be valid for one (1) year, including multiple entries, and will allow the visitor to stay in the country for a period up to one hundred eighty (180) days.  Once that period ends it cannot be extended.


Investor Visa

Will be issued to businesspeople or representatives of businesses who demonstrate through reliable documents that contacts have been established and that investment has been accepted by the official corresponding Venezuelan agencies.

It is recommended that non-migrant applicants request their visa no less than three (3) months before the expected travel date.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. A certificate of incorporation of the business in the U.S.
  6. Latest tax declaration (IRS) of the interested business.
  7. Latest bank account statement of the business.
  8. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  9. A document duly notarized in Venezuela that indicates the investment has been accepted by an official Venezuelan agency.
  10. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  11. If sending the required documents by mail, please include a pre-paid United States Postal Service Priority Mail envelope with a unique tracking number for the return of said documents.
  12. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The Consular Section or Consulate may request the applicant’s criminal record.

Investor visas will be valid for three (3) years, including multiple entries and no limit for length of stay.


Entrepreneur/Industrialist Visitor


Issued to persons who prove that they own or are engaged in the management of an enterprise or industry established in the country of which they are residents, and that they have branch offices in Venezuela and enter the country to carry out activities related with said enterprise or industry.

Requirements
- The applicant must submit a visa application addressed to the Consular Section of the Venezuelan Embassy stating the purpose of the travel and the contacts to be made in Venezuela.
- The applicant must present a letter issued by the pertinent Chamber or Association of Commerce or Industry, or the mercantile registry number of the enterprise or industry with which he is associated.

Note: A visa in the category of visitor entrepreneur/industrialist is granted for two (2) years, multiple entries, to stay in the country for periods of up to four (4) months per visit. These visits may not be extended.

Exception: Nationals of countries with which Venezuela has signed Agreements on this matter; their stays shall be regulated by the stipulations specified in said Agreements.

Venezuelan Family Member Visa (TR-FV):

Will be issued to: the spouse of a Venezuelan as long as the marriage occurred overseas and has been registered in a Venezuelan Consular Office; non-emancipated under 18 years of age; and parents or step-parents following reliable proof of family relations.

This visa request can also be carried out in the same manner if the marriage took place in Venezuelan territory.

It is recommended that non-migrant applicants request their visa no less than three (3) months before the expected travel date.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  6. Certificate of marriage (original and a copy), or birth certificate should the applicant be a non-emancipated child under 18 years of age.
  7. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  8. The applicant must present the aforementioned documents in person at the Consular Section or Consulate accompanied by the Venezuelan family member.
  9. A pre-paid United States Postal Service Priority Mail envelope with a unique tracking number for the applicant’s documents to be returned.
  10. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The Consular Section or Consulate may request the applicant’s criminal record.

For this type of visa the family member must travel with the Venezuelan citizen to establish residence in the country.  It will be valid for one (1) year, including multiple entries, with no limit for the duration of visit.  Once it has expired, the interested party can request an extension within the country.




Visitors with Fixed Income (produced outside Venezuela)
Issued to visitors whose income is derived from legal investments, interest income, benefits or retirement allowances produced outside Venezuela, if such income is over US$1,200.oo per month. If the head of a household travels with his family, he or she shall additionally show documentary proof of a permanent monthly source of income generated abroad in the amount of US$500.oo per family member travelling with him.

Requirements
- Legal attestation of the monthly income and the family relationship that exists with the person or persons who travel with him. The pertinent authorities from the visiting person's country of origin must issue said attestation.

Note: This type of visa is granted for one (1) year, multiple entries, to stay in the country for up to the same period of time. The Ministry of the Interior and Justice may extend this period of time upon request of the applicant, who must show the proof of a source of income generated outside Venezuela.
Student Visa (TR-E):

Will be issued to non-migrant persons who wish to enter the country for technical higher education or university studies, graduate studies or internships.

It is recommended that non-migrant applicants request their visa no less than three (3) months before the expected travel date.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  6. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  7. Proof of registration or definitive acceptance issued by the educational institution where the applicant will study in Venezuela, duly signed and sealed.
  8. If the applicant is a minor, permission from her or his parents.  Both parents must give permission, whether they are married or divorced.  This authorization must be certified by a General Consulate and translated into Spanish.
  9. A notarized written statement in which the applicant agrees to not engage in for-profit activities in Venezuela.
  10. Certificates of studies and/or diplomas/degrees earned.
  11. A letter addressed to the Consul General indicating the reason for the trip, any persons who will accompany the applicant and the length and place of stay.
  12. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, proof of residence in the United States.
  13. A letter of request from the institution endorsing the applicant, indicating the economic means available to the student in Venezuela; proof of acceptance in the educational institution where the applicant will study or the business where the applicant will have an internship; and diplomas and/or proof of studies.
  14. The applicant must present the aforementioned documents in person at the Consular Section or Consulate.
  15. A pre-paid United States Postal Service Priority Mail envelope with a unique tracking number for the applicant’s documents to be returned.
  16. Any other document the Consular Section deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The Consular Section or Consulate may request the applicant’s criminal record.

The student visa will be issued with a validity of one (1) year, including multiple entries and it can be extended subject to approval by the Ministry of People’s Power for the Interior, Justice and Peace following proof of continuation of studies.



Religious Visitor

Will be issued to non-migrant representatives of any religion when they go to Venezuela for religious activities.

It is important to note that this type of visa request is sent to the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of People’s Power for the Interior, Justice and Peace.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. A letter addressed to Venezuela’s Consular Office by the religious institution’s representative that indicates the following:
    1. Name of the missionary (the applicant) requesting the visa.
    2. The applicant’s date and place of birth.
    3. Passport issuance date, expiration date and number.
    4. The applicant’s religion or sect.
    5. Date of entry into the country.
    6. Date of exit from the country or expected duration of the trip, which cannot exceed one year.
    7. Exact address in Venezuela (with information related to the mission’s itinerary or notification of unexpected change in the itinerary).
  6. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  7. A certified police record.
  8. Medical or general health certificate indicating that the applicant does not have any infectious diseases.  It must be stamped with a seal from the issuing doctor and the corresponding institution.
  9. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  10. Should the applicant be married, the spouse must present the aforementioned requirements as well as a marriage certificate that is notarized and has an apostille.
  11. Should the applicant extend the request for her or his children, a notarized birth certificate with an apostille must be presented.
  12. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

This visa will have a validity of one (1) year, including multiple entries and a one year limit on the duration of visit.  It can be extended for one year by the Ministry of People’s Power for the Interior, Justice and Peace.


Family Member Visa

Will be issued to the spouse, non-emancipated children under eighteen (18) years of age, parents and step-parents, following reliable proof of family relations, economic dependence and at the request of a visa holder in one of the following categories: Business, Investment, Business/Industry Owner, Annuitant, Student, Religious or Work.

It is recommended that non-migrant applicants request their visa no less than three (3) months before the expected travel date.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. Certificate of marriage (original and a copy), or birth certificate should the applicant be a non-emancipated child under 18 years of age.
  6. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  7. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  8. If sending the required documents by mail, please include a pre-paid United States Postal Service Priority Mail envelope with a unique tracking number for the return of said documents.
  9. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The Consular Section or Consulate may request the applicant’s criminal record.

The validity and conditions of the Family Member visa will be the same as those of the original visa holder in the aforementioned categories.

In case the dependents do not travel with the original visa holder, a copy of said visa must be provided.



Returning Resident
Issued to:

1. - Persons with the status of Venezuelan resident who have been outside Venezuela for more than two (2) years and have not acquired legal residence in a foreign country, in those cases in which no more than thirty (30) consecutive days have elapsed after the date of expiration of the Venezuelan resident status.
2. - Those persons whose visitor status granted by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice expires while they are outside of the country, in those cases in which they did not stay outside Venezuela for more than thirty (30) consecutive days.

Exception: If the periods of time mentioned above in paragraphs 1 and 2 are not met or if other circumstances not stated therein arise, the applicant must request his entry directly to the Ministry of the Interior and Justice.

Requirements
- A Passport that has been valid for at least six (6) months, issued by the appropriate authority.
- Original identity card issued in Venezuela.

Note: The visa issued to returning residents is granted for six (6) months with a single entry, and it shall be stamped with the number of the applicant's Venezuelan identity card.

Minors without a Venezuelan identity card are excepted.
Work Visa

Will be under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of People’s Power for the Interior, Justice and Peace, following authorization for a work visa by the Ministry of People’s Power for Work and Social Security.  Employers in Venezuela must complete all the requirements established by the aforementioned Ministries.

Exception:  Artists, foreign correspondents and athletes engaged in for profit activities whose representatives in Venezuela need only obtain authorization from the Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace, which will establish conditions for the visa and duration of stay.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. One (1) recent front-facing photograph with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. Authorization from Venezuela’s Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace. 
  6. A certified copy of the work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor. 
  7. Degrees, work certificates and other proof requested by the Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace that show evidence of the applicant’s employment status.
  8. A copy of the employment offer or contract.
  9. A certificate of health.
  10. A police record issued by local authorities.
  11. One (1) copy of the flight itinerary (which indicates the date of entry to and exit from Venezuela, the name of the airline and the flight number).
  12. A money order for $60 in the name of the General Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  13. Any other document the Consulate deems pertinent.

NOTE:
The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The work visa will have a validity of one (1) year, including multiple entries and a one year limit on the duration of visit.  It can be extended in the country by the Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace for a period of one year, provided that work authorization has been granted by the Ministry of Labor.

When the spouse, non-emancipated children under eighteen (18) years of age, parents or step parents of the applicant move to the country along with the applicant, they must request a Family Member Visa.


Transit Visa (transit traveler)
Issued to Non-immigrants passing through Venezuela in transit to another country.

Requirements
- Plane ticket that proves the continuation of travel as attested by the passenger Transportation Company and the flight itinerary.

Note: This type of visa is granted for seventy-two (72) hours with a single entry. If the ticket indicates that the applicant will need to return to Venezuela in order to transit back to his country of origin, the country where his address is established, or the country of which he is a resident, the visa will be granted for two entries, with seventy-two (72) hours for each stay.

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