Venezuela Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes Yes

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To enter Venezuela, a passport valid for six months on arrival is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for Venezuela are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above if arriving by air, except:

• Nationals of the USA, who must obtain a tourist visa in advance.

All other nationals listed in the chart above require a tourist entry card, which is issued free of charge by an authorised air carrier on presentation of valid air tickets (including return or onward ticket) for stays of up to 90 days.

Foreign nationals arriving by sea (other than cruise ships) or land do need a visa in advance from a Venezuelan Embassy or Consulate.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Venezuela.

Types and cost

Multiple-entry tourist visa: $30.


Transit visa: 72 hours; multiple-entry tourist visa: valid for up to one year with a maximum stay of 90 days per entry.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Tourist entry cards are available at the airport check-in desk prior to departure.

Working days

Allow three days for visa processing.

Sufficient funds

If applying for a tourist visa, you must show your most recent bank statement.

Extension of stay

You can extend your stay by an additional 90 days at any SAIME office ( You must apply before your tourist card expires.

Entry with children

Children travelling without one or both of their parents must carry a notarised letter from the parent(s) not travelling authorising them to travel. They may need to show this letter on arrival and again when leaving the country.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Venezuela in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7584 4206. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 627 1444. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fr: 0900-1300, 1400-1700

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.