Beauty-Venezuela welcomes Russian tourists in every possible way and allows them to enter their fertile expanses absolutely without any formalities – a visa to Venezuela for Russian citizens is not required if the visit does not exceed 90 days. And three months is a long time, you see: you can explore the cities of the conquistadors, lie on the beach, and evaluate the flora and fauna. At the border, in addition to a passport, you will need confirmation of financial solvency, a return ticket and a completed migration card. Those who do not have enough 90 days can apply for a one-year multi-visa at the Embassy of Venezuela in Moscow.
Note: according to allcitypopulation, the population of Venezuela is 28.7 million (2021).
Entry into the country
When crossing the Venezuelan border, you must provide the following documents:
- international passport, valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry into the country;
- a return ticket with a fixed date of departure or a ticket to a third country;
- a completed migration card (“Tarjeta de Ingreso” FORMA DEX 1), issued on the plane or before border control;
- proof of availability of funds for the duration of your stay in the country: proof of payment for a hotel room, bank card, traveler’s checks or cash.
Do not forget to take out medical insurance for the entire duration of the trip. Although the policy is not asked when entering the country, it is at least unreasonable to travel without it.
Citizens of Russia and the CIS do not need a visa to enter Venezuela for up to 90 days within six months for the purpose of tourism, visiting friends and relatives and transit.
Documents for a visa to Venezuela
Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa:
Completed application form in English or Russian;
- international passport
The validity period of which is at least 6 months;
- Help from the place of work
On letterhead, indicating the position, salary and time of work in this organization;
- Statement of account
Indicating the date of account opening, account number and balance;
- Financial guarantees
Documents confirming the presence of real estate, commercial, trade, industrial property;
- Copy of internal passport
A photocopy of the internal passport: the first page with the applicant’s data, the page with registration, marital status;
Two color photographs 3×4 (one photo must be glued to the upper right corner of the application form, and the second must be enclosed in the passport);
Original and copy of round-trip air ticket, or air ticket reservation, which must contain the name of the airline, flight number and dates of entry and exit from the country;
- Hotel reservation
Confirmation of the booked room in the hotel / hostel.
- Invitation of a legal or natural person in Venezuela
Which should include the name, number and copy of the ID and address of the inviting person/company. The invitation must stipulate that the inviting party bears all travel expenses, financial support, as well as the expenses of the invited person leaving the country. The invitation must also be faxed to the consulate;
Visa fee – 30 USD
The visa is issued for a period of 1 year, is multiple, allows you to stay in the country up to 90 days within six months. At the discretion of the Ministry of Interior and Justice, it may be extended for the same period.
The Consular Section of Venezuela in Russia considers visa applications only from citizens and residents of the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Armenia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia.
Citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan should apply to the Diplomatic Representation of Venezuela in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Citizens of Moldova should contact the Embassy of Venezuela in Romania.