Visa policy of Venezuela

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Visitors to Venezuela must obtain a visa from one of the Venezuelan diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay and documents required for their next destination. Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry. Naturalized Venezuelan citizens, must hold in addition to their passport and National Identity Card (Cedula de Identidad), the original (or certified copy) of the official decree (Gaceta Oficial) of their naturalization issued by the Venezuelan government. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

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Visa policy of Venezuela
  Visa-free (passport or ID)
  Visa-free (passport)

Visa-free entry[edit]

Holders of ordinary passports of the following 71 jurisdictions can visit Venezuela without a visa for up to 90 days for tourism purposes unless otherwise stated (extendable once for the same period except the citizens of Bolivia and Colombia):[1][2][3][4]

ID - citizens of these countries may cross the border with an ID card only when travelling as tourists.
1 - must hold confirmation of hotel reservation or notarized invitation letter.
2 - Applies to holders of passports for public affairs only.
3 - for a maximum stay of 15 days.
4 - for a maximum stay of 90 days in 180 days.

Visa is also not required for nationals of  United States if travelling as a part of airline crew and their stay does not exceed 72 hours.[3]

Visa exemption for 90 days also applies to holders of both diplomatic or official and service passports of Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Jamaica, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam and for holders of diplomatic passports only of Colombia, Italy, Portugal and Suriname. Visa exemption for 30 days applies to holders of diplomatic or service passports of China, Indonesia, Iran and Turkey.

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