TOURIST VISA

General Information

Issued to whoever wants to enter Venezuela for purposes of leisure, health, or to carry out non remunerating or non lucrative activities, such as those related to the cultural, artistic, scientific, or sport fields. Also for the purpose of making contact with enterprises established in the country or persons who work for enterprises in the public or private sector; or to carry out journalistic activities for the coverage of special events.

Austrian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Venezuela as tourists for up to 90 days, if entering and leaving the country by air. A Tourist Entry Card (TEC) valid for 90 days is available from the airlines serving Venezuela at no cost but these cards cannot be extended. They are valid for a single entry only. If planning to travel to Venezuela by land or sea you should apply for a tourist visa beforehand.

The tourist visa is granted for one (1) year, with multiple entries. For each entry the tourist may stay in the country for a period of up to ninety (90) days. The visa may be extended for an additional and equivalent period of time by the appropriate Venezuelan authorities (Ministry of the Interior and Justice).

The tourist visa is granted for one (1) year, with multiple entries. For each entry the tourist may stay in the country for a period of up to ninety (90) days. The visa may be extended for an additional and equivalent period of time by the appropriate Venezuelan authorities (Ministry of the Interior and Justice). Upon expiry of this last term, the tourist must leave the country or risk being deported, unless they first indicate the desire to invoke Section 9, Sole Paragraph of the Regulation of the Foreigners Law, complying beforehand with the prerequisites set forth by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice and the Labor Ministry. Tourist and passengers of sporting vessels, who are passport holders of the countries beneficiaries of the Tourist Entry Card DEX-2, which is issued by travel agencies and passenger transport companies authorized by the Venezuelan Tourism Corporation, shall be exempt from this Resolution. It shall be issued for ninety (90) days without extension, valid for a single entry only.

Tourist Entry Card (TEC)
Some nationals traveling as tourists with authorized airline and for a period of 90 days maximum. TEC are available at the check-in desk in the airport prior to departure on presentation of valid air ticket (in and out of Venezuela by air). The TEC is valid for single entry purposes and it is not renewable in Venezuela, It is an offence to do business with a Tourist Visa or TEC in Venezuela.

Austrian passport holders may enter the country holding a Tourist Entry Card (DEX-2).

The applicant must show the consular officer his lack of intention to immigrate, by means of a document that proves him resident of a foreign country. Presentation of further documents showing the applicant’s link to his country of origin as well as a proof of marriage shall be required at the consular officer’s discretion.

Citizen of the following countries can enter with a Tourist Entry Card (DEX-2):
Andorra, Antigua, Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominique, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Lower Countries, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway,
Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Saint Lucia, San Christopher (Kitts & Nevis), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, United States, Uruguay.

Requirements

  • Make an appointment online following this link.
  • Fill the Visa Application Form.
  • Passport with at least six (6) months of validity at the time of your visa request.
  • Two (2) recent, 2″ by 2″ color photographs.
  • Una (1) fotocopia del pasaje ida y vuelta a Venezuela.
  • The applicant must show the following documents:
    • A letter from the applicant’s employer stating:

a) the date on which the applicant began working for the company;
b) current position, and
c) salary.

  • A reference letter issued by a banking institution and addressed to the Consular Section that certifies:
    a) the date the applicant opened his account,
    b) type and account number;
    c) last bank statement or a letter from the bank showing the account balance.
  • A payment of $ 30.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.
  • A medical certificate issued by the health authority of the country of origin or residence, stating that 21 days prior to the travel or application the applicant:
    a) has not shown any symptomatology compatible with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
    b) has not been in contact with EVD patients nor their body fluids.
    c) has not visited any healthcare center where EVD patients have been treated.

    Note: Applicants who are minors must show an authorization to travel, signed by both parents.

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