There are two main reasons as to why one would require a business visa to Venezuela. In the first instance, it could be that you are a US citizen working in the US for a company that wishes to have you conduct some business in Venezuela. In the second instance, it could be that an organization based in Venezuela wants to recruit your skills and thus offers you an invite. Travel Visa Pro is here to help you efficiently navigate visa processing under such circumstances. We do this through the help of our specialists who you can reach at any time on our website, social media or by phone. We also have offices located across the country.
The process will begin with an online application. Here, you have two options. You can make the request on your own with an agent walking you through the process, or we can fill in the form for you. In both circumstances, you will require to download, print and sign the form.
We also require that you provide us with a valid US passport with at least six months validity left. If you don’t have six months of validity remaining or your passport is invalid, our agents will expedite the passport application process to help you get started on the visa application.
We also ask that you submit two passport photos taken in the last three months, a detailed travel itinerary and hotel reservations in your name. You should also have a business letter drafted by the sending or inviting organization, and this should get addressed to the consulate of Venezuela. The organization responsible for the visit should also provide you with a letter of incorporation.
Our agents can then get started on the application on receiving and reviewing your documents. You should get your business visa to Venezuela within a day. Thank you!
You must have:
a valid U.S. passport in good condition, with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of arrival in Venezuela, and
a valid Venezuelan visa. Visas are not available upon arrival.
Visas: Please check the website of the Embassy of Venezuela in the United States for the most current information about visa application requirements and procedures.
Immigration officials often require proof of accommodation while in Venezuela, adequate means to support yourself, and an onward departure itinerary. Only use official crossing points when entering Venezuela. You must obtain an entry stamp to prove you entered the country legally.
Journalists: Journalists must have the appropriate accreditation and working visa from the Venezuelan authorities before arriving in the country. There have been recent cases of international journalists being expelled and/or detained for not having proper permission to work in Venezuela. The process for acquiring the Venezuelan documents is lengthy, so journalists are advised to apply well in advance of their travel date.
Airport Security: You should arrive and depart during daylight hours due to the frequency of robberies at gunpoint along the roads leading to and from the airport. Embassy officials have received reports of harassment of travelers arriving at the Maiquetia airport by panhandlers soliciting U.S. Dollars. The Embassy strongly advises against tipping in U.S. Dollars and that all arriving passengers make advance plans for transportation from the airport to their place of lodging using a trusted party or dispatch taxi service. More information on taxis,currency, and tipping can be found in the SAFETY and LOCAL LAWS sections.
Margarita Island: The Government of Venezuela uses biometric equipment to register photos and fingerprints of all travelers to Margarita Island. Please take your U.S. passport with you to travel to the Island.
ABC Islands: As of January 2018 the Government of Venezuela instituted a complete maritime and aviation embargo for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. This temporary suspension of trade and travel affects both passenger and cargo traffic between the two destinations. As of the time of publication, no announcement has been made for the end of this embargo.
Traveling with children: Venezuela’s child protection law mandates that minors (under 18) of any nationality who are traveling alone, with only one parent, or with a third party, must present a copy of their birth certificate and written, notarized authorization from the absent parent(s) or legal guardian, specifically granting permission to travel alone, with one parent, or with a third party. If documents are prepared in the United States, the authorization and the birth certificate must be translated into Spanish, notarized, and authenticated by the Embassy of Venezuela or a Venezuelan Consulate in the United States. Additional information on the prevention of international child abduction can be found on the travel.state.gov website.
Dual Nationality: Venezuelan law requires Venezuelan citizens to enter and depart Venezuela using Venezuelan passports. Therefore, if you hold dual U.S.-Venezuelan nationality, you must plan to travel between Venezuela and the United States with valid U.S. and Venezuelan passports. Please see our website for more information on entry and exit requirements pertaining to dual nationals.
Resident Visas: If you reside in Venezuela, you must plan to renew your residency visa well in advance of expiration. U. S citizens residing in Venezuela have experienced difficulties and delays renewing their residency visas. Venezuelan authorities ask foreigners for proof of their identification and legal status in the country.
If you live in Venezuela, be sure to obtain legitimate Venezuelan residency documentation. Do not employ intermediaries to purchase Venezuelan resident visas and/or work permits. You must sign the resident visa in person at the Servicio Administrativo de Identificación, Migración y Extranjería (SAIME) at SAIME headquarters in Caracas.
Yellow Fever: Travelers entering Venezuela from certain countries are required to have a current yellow fever vaccination certificate. Carry your International Certificate of Vaccination (or yellow card) with you, as they may ask you to present it upon arrival or departure.
HIV/AIDS: The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Venezuela.
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