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Work Visa (TR-L):

Will be under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of People’s Power for the Interior, Justice and Peace, following authorization for a work visa by the Ministry of People’s Power for Work and Social Security. Employers in Venezuela must complete all the requirements established by the aforementioned Ministries.

Exception: Artists, foreign correspondents and athletes engaged in for profit activities whose representatives in Venezuela need only obtain authorization from the Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace, which will establish conditions for the visa and duration of stay.


  1. A completed visa request form.
  2. Original passport with a minimum of six (6) months of validity remaining as of the expected travel date and at least two blank pages.
  3. Copies of the passport pages that show personal information, the expiration date and the photograph.
  4. Two (2) recent front-facing photographs with a white background, size 2x2 inches (without glasses or hats).
  5. Authorization from Venezuela’s Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace.
  6. A certified copy of the work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor.
  7. Degrees, work certificates and other proof requested by the Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace that show evidence of the applicant’s employment status.
  8. A copy of the employment offer or contract.
  9. A certificate of health.
  10. A police record issued by local authorities.
  11. A tentative flight itinerary.
  12. A money order for $60 in the name of the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  13. Any other document the Consular Section deems pertinent.


The Consular Section or Consulate may require an interview with the applicant.

The work visa will have a validity of one (1) year, including multiple entries and a one year limit on the duration of visit. It can be extended in the country by the Ministry for the Interior, Justice and Peace for a period of one year, provided that work authorization has been granted by the Ministry of Labor.

When the spouse, non-emancipated children under eighteen (18) years of age, parents or step parents of the applicant move to the country along with the applicant, they must request a Family Member Visa.


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