Renting Or Buying Property In Venezuela

When considering renting or buying property in Venezuela, it is extremely important to take into account the current level of political and economic instability. The US and UK government advice is against travel unless absolutely necessary. It would be wise to get advice from someone already living there, before you make any decisions about relocating. … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Venezuela

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 … Read more

How To Find A Job In Venezuela

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 … Read more

Is Venezuela A Safe Destination For Expats?

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.US embassy advice places Venezuela in the third of four risk categories, advising that you reconsider plans to travel there; other government bodies such … Read more

An Expat Guide To Borders And Customs Regulations In Venezuela

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 … Read more

Venezuela – Recommended Social Media Accounts

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.Teaching WanderlustFacebook Page | Instagram The adventures … Read more

What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Venezuela?

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 … Read more

Expat Family Friendly Things to Do In Venezuela

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Where Should You Retire To In Venezuela?

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, … Read more

5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Venezuela

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 … Read more

Deborah David, Caracas

My names is Deborah David and I’m a Haitian-American living in Caracas, Venezuela with my husband and two children. I have a master’s of science in administration and currently blog at Balanced Melting Pot about raising children as second generation immigrants. I’ve been an immigrant all my life, so this wasn’t my first expatriation. We … Read more