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Venezuela > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Venezuela

Friday March 20, 2020 (19:14:13)

Many foreign nationals can stay in Venezuela for up to 90 days on a tourist card, which is issued upon arrival, provided they arrive by air. If you plan to arrive in Venezuela by overland transport or by boat, you will need to obtain your visa in advance. This can be done at your nearest embassy or consulate. In order to pass through Venezuelan immigration, you must show proof of return or onward travel, and have a passport with a minimum validity of six months beyond your intended stay.

Visa extensions of up to 90 days can be applied for at the Servicio Administrativo de Identificación, Migración y Extranjería (SAIME) office. You must ensure you have the correct documents and visa fees before you go, and the application must be done before your tourist card/visa expires. Do not overstay your visa without arranging and paying for an extension, otherwise you will be fined and/or arrested when you try to depart.

Any dual nationals must use their Venezuelan identity to enter and exit the country. Any children travelling unaccompanied, with a guardian, or with just one of their parents will need to have a letter from the non-travelling parent (or parents) stating confirmation of consent. This letter must detail all travel plans and destinations within the country and must be notarised. It must be kept about their person throughout their travels and when they leave the country.

You may need a Yellow Fever vaccination in order to enter Venezuela. This will depend on a variety of factors, so make sure you check whether this applies to you. If you do require a vaccination, you will need to get this done at least 10 days before you travel. You can visit the Travel Health Pro website for more information.   more ...

Venezuela > Working


How To Find A Job In Venezuela

Tuesday March 03, 2020 (13:03:56)

Due to current political and economic upheaval, it is not recommended that expats consider Venezuela as a potential destination for employment at present. Shortages, as well as a drop in oil production, have had a significant impact on the nation’s economy. Over the last couple of years, 40% of the country’s teachers have left the profession, and many Venezuelans have left the country altogether.

The US State Department has warned that Venezuela is currently considered to be dangerous for expats and investors, who are at risk of being kidnapped or falling victim to extortion. Similarly, the UK’s FCO has advised against any travel to the nation, unless it is unavoidable.

Hopefully, the situation will soon change, and Venezuela will become a desirable destination for expats once more. Read on to learn about the steps you will need to take in order to relocate there.   more ...

Venezuela > Living


Is Venezuela A Safe Destination For Expats?

Monday February 19, 2018 (11:39:07)

Once an adventurous destination for expats interested in working in the oil, mining, steel and food processing industries, Venezuela has now become a dangerous location in which to find a new home.   more ...

Venezuela > Moving


An Expat Guide To Borders And Customs Regulations In Venezuela

Friday December 08, 2017 (13:53:37)

From the Andes to the Great Plains, from the topical Amazon rainforest to the grasslands, you will come across numerous captivating sights and experiences all over Venezuela. This South American country has shorelines on the North Atlantic Ocean as well as the Caribbean Sea, shares borders with Brazil, Colombia and Guyana, and is also close to other popular destinations such as Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Netherlands Antilles. Because of its natural beauty, modern infrastructure, healthcare facilities, education standards and growing economy, this nation has gained a lot of popularity with people from across the globe. Expats find it easy to settle down in this place since the local people are warm and friendly. Moreover, while Spanish is the official language, English is widely spoken and understood. Capital city Caracas is home to a huge expat population.   more ...

Venezuela > Links


Venezuela - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday June 07, 2017 (12:45:28)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Venezuela and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Venezuela > Health


What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Venezuela?

Saturday November 14, 2015 (18:24:55)
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Venezuela is an attractive country to move to, with its wonderful tropical climate and diverse, gorgeous geography – you will find both warm beaches and cold mountains here. It is also a largely urbanised country with most of the populace living in the urban centres. The main industry in Venezuela is oil, and this too has attracted a thriving expat population to the country.   more ...

Venezuela > Living


Expat Family Friendly Things to Do In Venezuela

Monday November 09, 2015 (14:09:04)
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When moving countries with a family in tow, most people focus their research on healthcare, safety, and education most thoroughly. However, it is equally important to ensure that your new country can also provide some entertainment and places to visit that your family can enjoy.

Apart from its gorgeous weather, Venezuela offers you a very wide variety of ways to spend your leisure time.   more ...

Venezuela > Living


Moving To Venezuela? Learn What Makes It Such A Great Expat Destination

Monday October 05, 2015 (11:41:51)
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Venezuela is one of the more popular expat destinations in Latin America, and with good reason. If you consider most of the usual parameters for judging a place, Venezuela scores quite well. There are of course a few problem areas, and in particular, the economic troubles of the last few years are quite worrying, both for Venezuelans and for expats. However, for the most part, Venezuela is still a great place to live, and most expats are very happy in the country.   more ...

Venezuela > Living


Where Should You Retire To In Venezuela?

Sunday September 27, 2015 (12:44:02)
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Many individuals think of moving to another country to spend their retirement years. Deciding upon a location can be confusing, and there are several factors to keep in mind, such as weather conditions, standard of living, cost of living, and safety. Venezuela is among those countries that enable retirees to enjoy an affordable lifestyle. Housing, food and transportation are several times cheaper than they are in countries like the United States.   more ...

Venezuela > Living


5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Venezuela

Tuesday September 22, 2015 (10:34:44)
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Venezuela is a naturally diverse destination. Located along South America’s northern coast, the country is framed by the Andes Mountains in the northwest. Its Caribbean coastline is dotted with tropical resort islands, such as the Los Roques archipelago. Venezuela is a hotspot for those seeking adventure and closeness to nature. Venezuela has witnessed the most urbanization of all the Latin American countries. Much of the population, including expats, live and work in the country’s northern region, mainly the capital city of Caracas.   more ...

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