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Immigration Processing Disruptions Continue

Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office

March 3, 2014

Previously published on February 26, 2014

Government offices will remain closed until March 5, 2014 due to ongoing political demonstrations in Venezuela, especially in the capital city of Caracas. In an effort to deter travel to the country, many Venezuelan consulates have ceased issuing visas but are expected to resume full operations after March 5. Foreign nationals traveling to Venezuela should anticipate additional questioning and long wait times for admission into the country.

Venezuela’s president issued a call for peace and declared a public holiday from February 27 to March 5, 2014.

At this time, there are no reports of other countries closing their consular posts or issuing travel advisories for Venezuela.

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals should postpone any upcoming trips to Venezuela, if possible. During the closures, employers should account for delays and suspended processing when planning to relocate foreign workers and to renew their work permits.


The views expressed in this document are solely the views of the author and not Martindale-Hubbell. This document is intended for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for consultation with a licensed legal professional in a particular case or circumstance.

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