VISITOR VISA

Bussiness Visitors

Issued to non-immigrant traders, executives, representatives of enterprises or industries and micro entrepreneurs, who enter the country to carry out activities and/or transactions related to trade, mercantile, financial or other lucrative activities in connection with their business.

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.
  • Copy of the round-trip ticket to Venezuela, or of the flight’s reservation.
  • Reference letter issued by your employer, specifying:
    a) Your employment position,
    b) Reason for the trip,
    c) Name and address of the company or companies to be contacted in Venezuela,
    d) Trip’s duration, and
    e) Documentary proof that the company will be held responsible for the trip and economic support in Venezuela.
  • Should the applicant be the owner of the company a document issued by the Commercial Registry or equivalent documentation will be required.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

The Business Visa is valid for 180 days, multiple entries and it is not renewable in Venezuela. Holders of a Business Visa must declare any profit incurred during their stay in Venezuela to the Ministry of Finance before leaving the country.

Investor Visitor

Issued to persons or representatives of enterprises who prove by a legally attested document that they have established the necessary contacts and that their investment has been accepted by the pertinent official organisms in Venezuela.

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.
  • The applicant must show a legally attested document which proves that an investment has been accepted by the pertinent official agencies in Venezuela.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

A visa in the category of visitor investor is granted for three (3) years with multiple entries, and allows the bearer to stay in the country for an unlimited period of time. A visitor extension must be requested if the applicant wishes to stay in the country for a longer period of time, which may be of up to two (2) years. At the end of this visitor extension, the applicant may apply for Resident status in Venezuela after fulfilling the requirements established by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice.

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

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.

Venezuelan Family Relation Visitor

Issued to the spouse of a Venezuelan citizen, only if the marriage was celebrated in a foreign country and registered before the Venezuelan Consulate; to economically dependent children under eighteen (18) years of age; and to parents or parents in law, with the previous legal attestation of the family relationship.

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.
  • Family Kinship by consanguinity:
    a) Children’s birth certificates;
    b) Birth certificate of the Venezuelan citizen if he or she is accompanied by his or her parents.
    In the event of kinship by affinity:
    a) Birth certificate of the foreign spouse if accompanied by parents-in-law.
  • Confirmed ticket of all members of the family that will be residing in the country.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

This type of visa is granted for one (1) year, multiple entries, and allows the bearer to stay in the country for an unlimited period of time. Once in the country the applicant may apply for a visitor extension.

Foreigners having stayed for a minimum of one uninterrupted year in the Republic’s territory with a Venezuelan Family Relation Visitor Visa and their corresponding visa-holding family members may, upon application, be granted Residential status by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, which shall be renewed every five (5) years.

Family Member Visitor

Issued, upon request of the visa holder, to spouses, dependent children under eighteen (18) years of age, parents and parents in law of the holders of visitor visas in the categories of business visitor, investor visitor, entrepreneur/industrialist visitor, visitor whose income is produced outside Venezuela, student visitor, religious visitor, returning resident, and work permits. The family relationship shall be duly proven, as well as their economic dependence upon the visa holder.

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.
  • Documentary evidence of the family connection
  • Satisfactory medial certificate (Chest X-ray, VDRL Test and satisfactory medical evaluation).
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

The visas granted to family member visitors are subject to the same time periods and conditions for staying in the country that apply to the visa that originates the family member status.

Visitors with Fixed Income

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

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.

Private Servant

Issued to the private servants of diplomatic, consular or auxiliary official of the overseas accredited or official representative from Venezuela accredited before International Organism, when returns definitively to the country.

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.
  • Resolution of definitive transfer to the diplomatic, consular or auxiliary to his official country.
  • A declaration in which commits to finance the repatriation expenses to the country of origin, or residence.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

This type of visa is granted for one (1) year with multiple entries, and allow the bearer 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 if duly requested by the applicant (responsible employing officer)

Student Visitor

Issued to Non-immigrants who wish to stay in the country to attend professional technical courses, undergraduate or graduate courses at any University or College, or to take part in a practice related to their major field of studies.

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.
  • The applicant must submit an application issued by the institution that supports him; this application must inform on the funds available to the student in Venezuela. (If issued by a private person, the attestation must duly prove that the student has sufficient funds to sustain a stay in the country).
  • Letter of admission issued by the educational institution where the student is enrolled or by the enterprise that will supervise his practice.
  • Academic degrees and/or attestations.
  • Satisfactory medical examinations (Chest X-ray, VDRL Test and satisfactory medical evaluation)
  • A statement that no lucrative activities are to be performed in Venezuela.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

A visa in the category of visitor student is granted for one (1) year with multiple entries, and allow the bearer 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 if duly requested by the applicant, who must present proof of continuation of studies.

Religious Visitor

Issued to visitor clergymen, priests or members of a religious order who enter in Venezuela in connection with the carrying out of their religious duties.

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.
  • Given that the granting of this type of visa requires the approval of the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, the applicant must provide a written request issued by the head of the religious order. The request must indicate the religion, ritual, or any other related activity to be carried out by the applicant; the length of his stay and his address in Venezuela; date of expected entry; the applicant’s first name, family name, place and date of birth, and a photocopy of his passport.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

A visa in the category of visitor member of a religious order is granted for one (1) year with multiple entries, and allows the bearer to stay one year in the country. The Ministry of the Interior and Justice may extend the staNFAF the country for another year upon request.

Foreigners having stayed for a minimum of one uninterrupted year in the Republic’s territory with a Religious Visitor Visa and their corresponding visa-holding family members may, upon application, be granted Residential status by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, which shall be renewed every five (5) years.

Returning Resident

  • Issued to:
    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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Original identity card issued in Venezuela
  • Evidence that the applicant has not remained overseas for over two (2) consecutive years, as long as no more than thirty (30) consecutive days have elapsed after the expiration date of Venezuelan Residential Status.
  • Not having a residency in any other country.
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

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 Permit

Type of visa must be authorized by the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, with the prior consent of the Venezuelan Ministry of Labour. The Venezuelan enterprise or citizen interested in hiring the services of foreigners must apply before the aforementioned ministries.

The requirements that need to be met by the hiring parties in the country shall be established by the aforementioned Ministries.

Exception:
Artists, foreign correspondents of a news service, and sporting activity professionals involved in lucrative activities. Their representatives in Venezuela only need to obtain an authorization from the Ministry of the Interior and Justice; this agency shall establish the visa requirements and the period of time for which the applicants are authorized to stay in the country.

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.
  •  To grant this visa, the Consular Section of the Venezuelan Embassy must receive prior authorization from the National Office of Identification and Foreign Population Affairs (Oficina Nacional de Identificación y Extranjería ONI-DEX)
  • One (1) photocopy of the contract of employment.
  • A certified copy of the work permit issued by the Venezuelan Labor Ministry. Artists, foreign press correspondents, and sporting professionals involved in lucrative activities are exempt from this requirement.
  • One (1) photocopy of the university titles, diplomas or certificates that evidence the profession of the authorized visa in order to guarantee the applicant’s employment condition.
  • Satisfactory medical certificate
  • An original police certificate (Police Records)
  • A payment of $ 60.00 (the equivalent sum in Euros, at the daily exchange rate) at the Embassy of Venezuela in Austria.

This type of visa is granted for one (1) year with multiple entries. The bearer can stay in the country for the same period of time. The Ministry of the Interior and Justice may extend it, upon request, for another year, if the Labour Ministry of Venezuela previously ratifies the work authorization.

Note: The spouse, children under eighteen (18) years of age, parents and parents in law of a work permit holder who enter the country to live in the same household as the applicant will be granted a visitor family member visa.

 

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